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Old 09-26-2012, 02:19 PM   #1
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noise from outside door latch

we have 2012 allegro open road. we kept hearing a rattling noise and discovered it was the outside door latch (the latch used to hold door open) banging against the side of motorhome while we were driving. so my husband used scotch tape to hold it in place while driving. has anyone had this problem and knows of a better fix than scotch taping. the tape has held for 400 miles down I-5 hwy but........... thank you
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Old 09-27-2012, 08:52 AM   #2
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I put a piece of the loop side of Velcro under the latch. Only time I hear it now is either very rough road or a big gust of wind.
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Old 09-27-2012, 09:14 AM   #3
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That rattling drove me crazy as well. For whatever reason I'm hypersensitive to unusual noises. I'll spend an hour trying to find what's rattling and it drives DW crazy. I used a very slender piece of electrical tape on the underside of the latch where it hits the screw head. When I get a chance I'll "paint" the underside with liquid tape which won't come off.
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Old 09-27-2012, 11:27 PM   #4
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Both great ideas. thank you!
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:37 PM   #5
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Cabinet door bumpers [just like your wood cabinets have] expoxied to underside of latch.
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:20 PM   #6
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I painted the underside of the latch with Liquid Tape to deaden the noise it makes when it bounces against the screw head underneath. During our trip to FL two weeks ago the wind was a bit rough and the latch rattled quite a bit. Not as loud as before but it was noticeable. After we made it to Fort Wilderness we were talking about what to do to secure the latch for travel when DW had an absolutely brilliant idea, a magnet. Not any old magnet will do as most can barely hold up a few pieces of paper. No, what we needed is the type touted as a "rare earth" magnet. Fortunately we had one of those super strong magnets on the fridge. It's about the size of a nickel and it fits nicely under the latch. We didn't hear a peep from the latch again and the winds coming home were much stronger than those we faced going south.



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Mine rattled also my fix is to place a disc magnet about the diameter of a quarter and a 1/16 inch thick. between the arm and base the magnet holds it's self in place. This works real good Dave
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:29 PM   #8
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I had the same problem although our catch is plastic. I took it off and put some Duct Tape on the part that rotates. This gives it some friction and the wind doesn't blow it around anymore. It did drive me crazy until I found out what it was. My first solution was to tape it down too. Now it's quiet.
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:52 PM   #9
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Smile thanks to all

wow, i feel so much better...i thought i was the only one who could not stand the noise. i am grateful to all of you for sharing all the great ideas. thank you so much for taking the time to give me advice. i love irv2 site, what a great bunch of people.
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