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Old 08-15-2020, 01:59 PM   #1
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Latch area problems, Lil Bigfoot

I'm hoping anyone with a trailer like mine will take photos of the latch area on the frame and on the door. Mine seems to be missing some stuff and I'd like to know what should actually be there!

The latch on the door fits into the lower area of the photo below. Nothing on the door corresponds with the upper rectangular void in the door frame.



Also (as I mentioned in another thread), the gasket looks and feels new, but I think it is too thick, as it is very difficult to get the door to close. Any recommendations about that much appreciated.
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Old 08-19-2020, 09:07 AM   #2
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I have attached a picture of my latch set-up in a 1987 Lil Bigfoot. It looks like you are missing a steel plate. The plate is probably used to save wear on the softer aluminum. I replaced the weather stripping with something less bulky than you have.


I have no idea what was previously installed above the latch. All I have is hole. If anyone can guess what it was, let me know.
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I guess the hole was for a deadbolt
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Old 08-19-2020, 03:54 PM   #4
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I have no idea what was previously installed above the latch. All I have is hole. If anyone can guess what it was, let me know.
Mine looks just like that.
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