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Old 04-23-2013, 02:26 PM   #1
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Basement Door Latches (2007 Dolphin)

I broke a latch on one the basement storage doors. It is a little black plastic latch that keeps the door from opening. I called these people and they make a heavy duty metal one that will not break. Great people to work with. Everyone I talk to says the same thing. They will break at the wrong time and then you are stuck. Here is the web site. My hinges are the same as a Fleetwood.

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Old 04-23-2013, 08:54 PM   #2
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Looks good, i carry 3 of the "Camping world" off the shelf ones at all times, but these are only a few bucks more..i may order a couple...i am worried about the corrosion between the steel and the aluminum causing them to bind.

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I ordered the Plungers which are made out of Aluminum. My plastic plunger just broke in half. I am glad it was on the propane door which we do not use much. The women I talked to seemed to know what she was talking about and said everyday more and more people having problems with these plungers breaking.
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:29 PM   #4
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I put my new ones on this weekend.

1. Remove inside cover
3. removed two screws on the plunger assemble
3. Disconnect the arm from the actual door assemble (remove lock washer on the back side and pull out arm)
4. Remove the plunger assemble outward

Now you can put the new one in. It took me about 15 minutes to figure it out and install a new one. Looks like it is much heavier which should last for a long time.
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I broke a latch on one the basement storage doors. It is a little black plastic latch that keeps the door from opening. I called these people and they make a heavy duty metal one that will not break. Great people to work with. Everyone I talk to says the same thing. They will break at the wrong time and then you are stuck. Here is the web site. My hinges are the same as a Fleetwood.

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Yep, same outfit I have had bookmarked for quite a while now except it's the original parent site: RV latches Guaranteed For Life

I thought maybe I'd need them someday but our rig is 14 model years old now and I haven't broken a latch yet.
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Old 05-04-2013, 03:13 PM   #6
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I visited RB machine shop last year & changed all of my latches, I was in the area so I removed all my latches and traded them out for $13 each. As a full timer I got tired of them breaking as we were packing up camp. Very nice people to work with. Of course he is a RV'er himself.
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