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Old 06-10-2020, 08:47 AM   #21
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the handle is a cheap cast part.

go through this forum . there are many suggestion on how to
1. make the handle better
2. access the door to open , if the handle breaks again
Actually, among the 'RV things' that can be hugely problematical (and there are many!), an effective and permanent 'fix' to the door handle problem may be the easiest to do. Tapping the hole (that is already there) and using a fender washer and machine screw is easy, cheap, and very effective.

The handle doesn't break in the sense that most of us thing of something breaking. The swedging of the handle to the flat actuator plate fails, and needlessly so. For less than a quarter, the manufacturer could affix the handle to the actuator plate just as recommended here, and their product would last for eons.
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Old 06-10-2020, 09:07 AM   #22
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The basic problem is the handle is not designed to be used to pull the door closed. I know that's counterintuitive, since it's the only handle, but the press fit is good for up/down not pull/push.
The solution, in addition to the tap and screw, is to put a handle for pulling on the door.
This image is by sheriff1 and he did a great job.
When selecting a handle, remember it has to clear the sliding screen port.
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Old 06-11-2020, 05:19 PM   #23
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Good morning, Doc !

This should get you started: https://www.airforums.com/forums/f45...ml#post2193874

If you have more questions, just send me a PM, you can do this!

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Thanks, Rob! Wonderfully helpful and timely leadership and direction! Cheers!
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Well after posting that our handle fell off, I was contacted by Airstream and they sent me new parts, which appear to be assembled much better. In fact they sent more than I had requested, which is great if I ever have other issues. So by exceeding my expectations I am very happy again! (Nice job Michael)
Would you happen to know what the new part number is? I'd like to buy it as a spare.

Also, anyone knows if it's been introduced in trailers coming off the line and if so as of when?
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