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Old 11-20-2005, 07:31 PM   #1
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Hi, I am new to this list and I have only had my Scamp for about 2 weeks. The outside door latch is missing. I have a replacement but the screw holes are covered by the latch plate on the inside of the door. How or what can I do to fix this? Any ideas?
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Old 11-21-2005, 12:36 AM   #2
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Lee, it's been a while since I turned my outside handle upside down (so bears, dogs and 'coons couldn't lean on it to open it), but I believe all you have to do is unscrew the six wood screws holding the inside mechanism to the door.
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Old 11-21-2005, 11:41 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. I took the inside latch off the door and trier to attach the out sidde latch but the screw come through to far to reapply the inside latch? So, untill I can find a way to fix it, I am not able to lock it.
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Old 11-21-2005, 11:58 PM   #4
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I found this. Iím not sure if it helps or not.

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Old 11-22-2005, 09:42 AM   #5
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I'm also having trouble with my door latch, and attempted to remove the outside handle last weekend. I found the outside handle is attached with fairly short wood screws. You may need to grind off the end of the screws you are using, or simply use shorter screws to attach the outside handle to the door.

(I was not successful in removing the outside handle, but that's another story...)

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Old 11-22-2005, 09:14 PM   #6
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(I was not successful in removing the outside handle, but that's another story...)

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Ok Dan... c'mon... give it up! I sense a good story here!

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Old 11-24-2005, 12:14 PM   #7
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Roger Said

"Ok Dan... c'mon... give it up! I sense a good story here!"

It's not much of a story.

The door handle on our Scamp is sticky. When opening the door, the handle will stick in the down position, and is difficult to move. I figured it would be simple to repair; just remove the handle and latch assembly, clean everyting up and put it back together.

I removed the screws holding the outside handle to the trailer, and pulled. Hard. Then I beat on the stem from the inside. It didn't budge, and I gave up.

I'm applying penatrating oil every day or two, and will try again one of these days. If it still does not budge, I'll get out my drill.

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Old 04-17-2006, 09:12 PM   #8
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I got out my drill. Drilled a 1/8 inch pilot hole, then a 1/4 inch hole about 5/8 inch deep into the square shaft. Then I hit it with a punch in the center of the hole I drilled. The handle finally came out!

I am now looking for a different type of latch to replace the stock latch because I don't like having to turn the handle by hand while closing the door. Anyone have any ideas?

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