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Old 10-22-2017, 04:39 PM   #1
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Replacing door latch

I have a 2016 Scamp 13'. I want to replace the standard door latch assembly,
(which Scamp should have replaced a long time ago) with a flat door lock. I have a Fastec Industrial 43610-00 TIC travel trailer lock with deadbolt. I need mounting information including dimensions as to where to locate the new lock and manufacture a new strike plate. Any information you can supply would be greatly appreciated, Thanks.
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Old 10-23-2017, 04:12 AM   #2
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I don't have a Scamp Robert but I agree with you that an update on the Scamp from the factory would be a benefit. You may be on your own as to figuring out the design and installation because of door thickness and what not. Post some good pics of what you come up with to help others . Good luck to you.
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Old 10-23-2017, 07:47 AM   #3
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I have seen several threads with exactly that modification, and there were pictures of how they redid the striker, etc.

Try a "Site Search/Google" (bottom of the search menu) to find them. Here's one:
Changed lock set on the Scamp

I bought a spare OEM lock set from a member who had just done that mod, but he is no longer active on the forum.
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Old 10-23-2017, 07:50 AM   #4
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replacing the lock

I had an A-Liner with a real crummy lock I ordered a Fastec but after really thinking about this lock business aren't locks intended to keep the honest people out? A criminal with a crowbar can do untold damage in a few seconds in a house let alone a camper.

There are things I don't like about my 13f lock but have decided to work around it with a new pin for the inside mine didn't have that and just deciding to live with it!

I look at my 13f stevie as just one step up from a tent so I don't keep valuable in there. We keep clothes a few other things and that's it!

good luck on your decision

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Old 10-23-2017, 10:34 AM   #5
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I've done that EXACT mod and it was a NICE change and one that I canNOT figure out why Scamp doesnt change from the old "bread truck" door locks.

Here's some pics ...let me caution, you do NOT need an elaborate "striker plate" that I show. A simple "L" shape and screw it straight into the fg panel there at the door will work fine....maybe with a wooden backing plate inside the closet. But this is my method and the FIC latch which has worked WONDERFULLY!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/503516...57643963773193

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Old 10-23-2017, 11:14 AM   #6
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Robert, one thing that I did when I cut the door for the latch, was to apply fiberglass resin to the new hole so that if any water ever were to get past the latch seal, the door core material would not absorb it which would cause swelling and straightening of the door curve. This mod was done long ago on our previous trailer, but you can see pictures of this mod by clicking on our avatar name, then from our profile, open our mods album (there are two, one for our Scamp, and one for our Lil Snoozy).
Best of luck with your mod....we really enjoyed this mod.
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Old 10-23-2017, 11:27 AM   #7
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We were in Backus about 10 days ago to pick up our new 16. They are working on a new handle assy. set to be standard equipment on the 2018 models. We tried to get it on our trailer, but they wanted $300 extra for it, unfortunately ours was already built, and would require a whole new door ($600). For models 2017 and older, the service dept. will do the conversion and it will cost $600. At least that was what we were told. There are a few Scamps out there that have the new doors due to warranty repairs. Maybe they will post pictures?

We saw an example on a new trailer in their lot labeled "Sales Dept". Really nice! There is a square well molded into the door where the handle sits, completely flush. I wish I took a picture, but members picking up their new trailers will soon be posting them. There are a few Scamps out there that have the new doors due to warranty repairs. Maybe they will post pictures?

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Old 10-23-2017, 11:37 AM   #8
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I am one step up from a tent to an A-Liner to the 13f scamper. I guess at 16k for a new one 600 wouldn't be much seems rather steep to me of course I am a misor!

I guess its whatever you want for me I feel secure with the little pointy thing put in from the inside. now storing it would be a different story I see those campers just setting there and I have to wonder how many get broke into?

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Old 10-23-2017, 12:34 PM   #9
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Pictures of new door lock

I had a warranty issue with mine and this summer they replaced my whole door and latch. Itís awesome!!!!
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Old 10-23-2017, 12:58 PM   #10
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wow

classy looking but your whole outfit looks great!!

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Old 10-23-2017, 02:06 PM   #11
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Ms.Bruce, is it possible to get a couple of shots of the latch view inside the Scamp? I'd love to see their "striker" plate. (And a close-up of the hinge? I guess we'd have to put you on a salary to collect all that data huh? ) Anyway, kudos to Scamp because that looks VERY good.

And dig those hinges! I went and viewed their website and nothing is on there yet about the hinges OR lock. Maybe soon.

This is a moot point as far as ownership, but for the sake of comparison, I'm curious as to how they handle the "thickness" of the overall latch. Most of us that did the 'mod' had to use spacers and now they have a cavity to set that same latch in. Looks neat though!

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I had a warranty issue with mine and this summer they replaced my whole door and latch. It’s awesome!!!!
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Old 10-23-2017, 02:17 PM   #12
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Are the hinges different, too? I'd love to see a close-up of them as well.
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Old 10-23-2017, 02:42 PM   #13
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Did this 13 years ago... still works perfect.
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Old 10-23-2017, 06:08 PM   #14
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replacing door latch

I want to thank all of you who responded. David. Darral and Floyd your pictures are going to be a great help. I want to especially want to thank "Jon in AZ" for teaching me how to use the "site search" correctly, very helpful! I can't wait to get started. I will send pictures when finished.
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