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nm1oqrz 06-16-2012 08:02 AM

Stainless steel water heater door latch?
 
Hello all. Has anyone ever found a source for the spring latch that holds the water heater door closed? If so please post it. THe Zinc coated ones rust and they are the only one's I've found for replacements.
Happy camping nm1oqrz

Silver Goose 06-16-2012 09:00 AM

Try a search for Replacement Water Heater Door Latch #00225

The one I have appears to be powder coated and is black. The ones I've seen mostly seem to be the bright zinc coated ones you mentioned. These appear black in the photos, but they don't give any details. I think I've seen them from time to time when I've been browsing the parts stores.

Inland RV Center, In 06-16-2012 09:13 AM

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Originally Posted by nm1oqrz (Post 1161893)
Hello all. Has anyone ever found a source for the spring latch that holds the water heater door closed? If so please post it. THe Zinc coated ones rust and they are the only one's I've found for replacements.
Happy camping nm1oqrz

That part is called a "cam lock".

They are available in black metal, silver metal and white plastic.

Andy

Inland RV Center, In 06-16-2012 09:20 AM

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Originally Posted by Inland RV Center, In (Post 1161932)
That part is called a "cam lock".

They are available in black metal, silver metal and white plastic.

Andy

Yes, the silver ones rust after 10 or 15 years.

So.................

So do cars, that cost a lot more money.

Not too many things last forever.

Cam locks are real cheap.


Andy

Wayward 06-16-2012 10:05 AM

just plastic
 
It is a Camco latch although they do get called "CamLoc", which is a similar but different type of fastener readily available in stainless.

They do get rusty fast. I never was able to find a Camco in stainless. The plastic ones still have a steel spring but the handle is plastic. It does look a little thicker.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...d_i=B0006JLVFI


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