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Old 07-11-2009, 10:36 PM   #1
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Unhappy Wardrobe Door Latch

Does anyone know where to get the plastic latches for the closet doors? We broke one on this last trip and DW doesn't like the broom handle shoved in the track approach. Thanks in advance. Hax
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Old 07-11-2009, 10:57 PM   #2
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Hi Hax,

Camping World or any RV parts supply should be able to help with a replacement, however after replacing several of them myself, I have taken to using magnetic latches available at almost any hardware store wherever possible.
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Old 07-12-2009, 12:52 PM   #3
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HAX,
I have had those closet door latches crack on two different Alpines. WRV gave me some replacements the first time. I recently needed another one and found them at Aubrey's RV Center in Union Gap, WA. They bought a lot of WRV's parts. Call Carolyn (nice parts lady) @ 509-453-4709. The part number for the "Mirror Closet Door #28126WRV" They are $3.29 each.

Also do you wife and yourself a favor and belt sand/file round the sharp corners.

Another tip if your not already doing it, is to push the mirror door inward at the latch just enough to slide past the door latch. Because if you pull on the door latch to slide open the closet door it flexes the latch and will crack/break and fail sooner.

Take care,
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Old 07-12-2009, 01:53 PM   #5
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I got tired of replacing the plastic latches constantly and was pointed to this site. http://www.tomraperrvparts.com/parts...2&cat=0&page=1

I took the p/n down to a local RV parts store and they had them. Just put them on so I don't know how long they'll last, but they are pretty sturdy. No sharp edges either.
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After a few replacements I also gave up on the latches. I drilled a hole at the end of the mirror door and inserted a pin used for sliding glass doors. It has a chain on it for the outside door and the inside door does not need one. (chain) The pin is 1/8" with a nice grip on the end.
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I got tired of replacing the plastic latches constantly and was pointed to this site. http://www.tomraperrvparts.com/parts...2&cat=0&page=1

I took the p/n down to a local RV parts store and they had them. Just put them on so I don't know how long they'll last, but they are pretty sturdy. No sharp edges either.
Bought a pair of these ($9.75 + shipping) & installed same, they work & look better than the OEM latches. Thanks for the info!!
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I bought a set of the $9.75 latches but they didn't fit my 2001 36 ft coach. I like the pin idea!
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Hax,
When I bot my 02 the wardrobe on the spouse side was busted. Her husband had used velcro on the slide and it has worked better than my side with the latch. Just a cheap fix. No movement during travel.
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Old 09-24-2010, 06:17 AM   #10
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sliding door latch

Here is another solution to the broken latch problem. We used to use these on our sliding patio doors when our kids were little to keep them from getting out to the pool - so I know they are sturdy.
A package of 2 was about $8 at the hardware store. It is a hinged piece of plexi-glass which adheres to the mirror. Folds down when unlocked and folds up and locks to keep the doors from sliding.
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I got tired of replacing the plastic latches constantly and was pointed to this site. http://www.tomraperrvparts.com/parts...2&cat=0&page=1

I took the p/n down to a local RV parts store and they had them. Just put them on so I don't know how long they'll last, but they are pretty sturdy. No sharp edges either.
Well it's been over a year now and even though the one piece that acts as the handle broke off the latch still works good.
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You don't even have to stress the latches to open and close the doors. If you put a little backward pressure on the door to open and close it, the latch barely moves. Our latches are over five years old and we've never had a problem.
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Does anyone know where to get the plastic latches for the closet doors? We broke one on this last trip and DW doesn't like the broom handle shoved in the track approach. Thanks in advance. Hax
When the first of our latches broke, I used JB Weld epoxy to fix it AND cut off the "rams-horn" part that looks like a handle but isn't. The repair lasted until we redid the closet with hinged doors and drawers.
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