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Old 04-29-2013, 06:20 AM   #29
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thanks for all info!
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:44 AM   #30
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David,
Can you give some more info on this door latch, maybe the link for the part.?
Since I will be traveling alone, I would love a more secure lock for my door.
Thanks, Susan H.
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Old 05-31-2013, 06:02 PM   #31
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I am the cranky, old retired mechanic with a possible solution to the door handle dilemma . I have a 2008 Scamp that I use to travel back and forth from New York State to Texas ( 1850 mi.) .Many times other drivers would blow there horns to tell me that my door was open. This is what I came up with ,the inside handle and outside handle both point in the same direction and combined weight forces both handled to go down when you hit a bump the problem is amplified if the spring is weak. My solution remove the screws on the exterior handle and point it to the rear (180 deg.) .You will now turn the handle up to open the door and the inside handle will counter weight the outside handle ,it works.
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Old 05-31-2013, 06:08 PM   #32
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..........You will now turn the handle up to open the door and the inside handle will counter weight the outside handle ,it works.
Clever solution.
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Old 05-31-2013, 06:25 PM   #33
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Told you a cranky old retired mechanic would know how to fix it! I suppose we shouldn't be so cranky now that we're retired.
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Old 05-31-2013, 06:28 PM   #34
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I suppose we shouldn't be so cranky now that we're retired.
Now that you're retired, you get to be crotchety...the same thing as cranky, really, except more respectable

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Old 06-01-2013, 08:50 AM   #35
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My Scamp door was popping open too. The latch strike catch vibrated and flexed with the wall. I got some 1" wide aluminum flat stock at HD, bent it to an "L" shape, drilled 4 holes to match up with slightly longer catch bolts, and 2 more for bolts through the cabinet wall. It's absolutely solid now.
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Old 06-01-2013, 09:19 AM   #36
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Thanks Cranky Tom! I decided to have a push latch put on the outside door just to left of the window. It seems to be working great! Back from my 1st trip out with the camper and had no problems. The inside lock problem--followed another forum guy's idea and cut a dowel rod which I place inside the half round door handle/then dowel flushes to each side of inside door frame. For now, I am a Happy Camper!
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Old 06-01-2013, 10:17 AM   #37
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Like Myrons idea i bolted wood to cabinet then using a regular household catch (severely dremeled) alignined and works 100% better than the original. old one was loose and worn out/missaligned
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Old 11-13-2013, 02:17 PM   #38
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On my 2004 the strike plate surface that the latch contacts is at the wrong angle relative to the direction in which the latch slides in its housing. I could find no simple way of correcting it, so I came up with this: a piece of parachute cord, about one foot long, epoxy bonded in a 1/4 inch hole drilled about 1.5 inch deep, just outside the gasket. When traveling, I tie it tight to the door hardware as shown. It is easy to undo and has worked perfectly on our 6k miles trip this September. If that fails over time (possible UV damage of the cord), I'll try the reversed handle. That is really elegant! The simpler the better.
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Just this AM as we were leaving the Kanaskat-Palmer State Park, Paul said he was going to use a bungee from now on going from the amerigo door handle to the side handle that assists in entering the trailer. It's only about 8 inches apart and a bungee would be easy to attach there.

I'm going out now to tell him about this thread; he'll be VERY interested!

Between the bungees we use to hold all the cabinets shut "in flight," the bungee we use for the putin curtain rod, and now this, we coulda named her the "Bungee Jumper" instead of Peanut (one shell, two nuts).
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