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Old 09-21-2016, 07:04 PM   #1
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Basement compartment door broke

My compartment door on the front passenger side will not open. Pretty sure the latch has broke or come loose somewhere. Question is, how do I get it open? There is no compartment adjacent to it. It is between entry door and front of RV.

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Old 09-21-2016, 09:39 PM   #2
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That happened to me on my Bounder. I opened another door to study where the latch was etc. The latch was plastic so I pulled out the bottom of the door enough to slide a long screwdriver up to latch. I hit it with a hammer to drive the screwdriver in and break the latch. It worked and I got it opened. Now I carry that long screwdriver in a drawer inside the coach because it would be my luck the latch would break on the door I store my tools in !

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Old 09-21-2016, 11:45 PM   #3
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I'm not saying yours is exactly like mine but this may help you if it is similar: As said above, look at slide bolt placement on another door. On mine, the slide bolt breaks in the middle and lets the bottom piece fall into the catch. I have to reach in from the end with my L shaped awning rod and push the bolt up while putting just enough pressure on the door to relieve the tension and then pull out when the bolt clears the catch.

I buy new locks and remove the bolt from the new and use it to replace in my existing handle so that my paint scheme and key locks remain the same.
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Old 09-22-2016, 05:33 AM   #4
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If you get it open as others have said Amazon has new latches.
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Old 09-22-2016, 06:40 AM   #5
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If you get it open, I have found that mine have done this on occasion and it was always a loose screw internally. I put loctite on the screw and lube the mechanism the reinstall. Have had to do this on several doors thus far.
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Old 09-22-2016, 10:40 AM   #6
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basically, I can pull the handle up but nothing happens. It's not locked. just feels like something inside the mechanism has come apart and not releasing the tab. I will try this evening to get a screwdriver in there and see if I can pop it loose. Thanks for all the reply's....

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