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Old 12-17-2017, 09:26 PM   #1
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Closet door fasteners

I have a 2000 western alpine 38' rv. The glass sliding doors in the master bedroom were cheap plastic and have broken. Any suggestion of what internet site i might find replacements?
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Old 12-17-2017, 09:30 PM   #2
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I replaced four of them in two years. I finally went to the hard ware store and bought a couple of brass barrel bolts. Drilled a couple of holes, mounted them and so far after 10 years the doors are still staying latched during travel.
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I have a 2000 western alpine 38' rv. The glass sliding doors in the master bedroom were cheap plastic and have broken. Any suggestion of what internet site i might find replacements?
I had the same issue a few years ago. Went with this latch and my wife and I are pleased with the way it works. One easy "flip" and both closet doors are secured or released. See link below.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004UAEWNC...a-383674743001
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Old 12-18-2017, 06:45 AM   #4
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...yup--pretty unique piece of plastic....might find on closet door site but you'd be lucky--perhaps some one has...one of mine broke early on....one is now cracked...I got a 12" piece of stock from WRV years ago. Have enough for two more breaks....if I didn't have it, think I would probably look at fab-ing a wood block--plastic clip is designed to release door when you flex door in so block only needs catch edge of door in normal position.
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Made my own out of SS about. 3/8 wide 22 ga. bent it up about like original but only on outside! Works great!
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Several years ago, after replacing my third set of latches, I bought these Burglabars;
https://www.amazon.com/Rishon-Enterp...s=burglar+bars

and love it. It is easy to use and works great. Looks similar to the one from Grulens' post but I believe this is the original device of this type. Can't go wrong with it or one like Gruelens'.
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I had the same issue a few years ago. Went with this latch and my wife and I are pleased with the way it works. One easy "flip" and both closet doors are secured or released. See link below.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004UAEWNC...a-383674743001


I found a similar device at an RV store, difference being it just flips, no pin to pull. I mounted it with the flip side on top so gravity works for you, not against you. It has been in place for years, only down side is you have to remember to set it, the WRV version was a no brainer, if the doors were completely closed they were locked.
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My latches worked fine, but they were hard for my wife to undo. I threw them away and went with a burglabar, simple to use, holds the doors tight in travel and no more POS latches sticking out to catch on things.

It's clear and you don't really even notice it
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I put a pair on our doors..Works great Mirrored Door Latch for RV Sliding Wardrobe Doors | eBay
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We placed velcro on each door and then some on the wall. Itís cheap and hidden works great, hasnít scratched my arm and nothing to remember to do. It keeps the doors closed easy peasy lemon squeezy.
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We use these. They are thinner and work on windows better. With 4 in the pack it was handy to have them for other things besides the closet. Good to keep things from sliding around. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01HVD52VA..._t1_B004UAEWNC

Tried Velcro in the channel but it didnít hold up to going up and down our driveway.
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