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Old 11-30-2014, 07:10 AM   #1
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We have a gas coach with the rubber latches on the doghouse. Many times when we get out of our seats, our feet will hit the latch and unbuckle them. They unbuckle very easily, which is annoying. Anyone with a solution, other than lifting our feet higher??
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Old 11-30-2014, 07:19 AM   #2
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A photo would be helpful .
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Old 11-30-2014, 08:00 AM   #3
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I have seen different locking mechanisms for the dog house. Most of it is just fiberglass so you can add a different kind easily. when you drill, remove it so you don't hit anything important
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I went to a marine supply house ( West Marine is a good example) and picked up a couple hatch latches that worked for me. The ones I got have a positive lock so you know that they are latched. I'd take a pic, but I sold the coach last year
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On ours (a 82) you can turn them to tighten, ours never have come off unless we are taking them off to open it of course. Are they lose where they attach to the Doghouse?
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spritz's latch sounds like what I have on my MH. Here is a link which shows what my is link 1 Pack Penn Elcom 7365BK 0334BK Butterfly Latch and Keeper with Screws Black | eBay Instead of screws you could probably use some pan head machine bolts (#10 or #12?)
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safety wire them in place like on airplanes for nuts and bolts and only cut the wire when you need in

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Sorry I should have posted the picture.
These are what we have on our doghouse.
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For reference you can look at the latches on McMaster Carr web site. If you find one you like search Ebay or Amazon for them, may be able to find them for less.

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What about a plastic zip tie? Cheap and easily replaced.
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Thanks for the replies; good ideas. Think I will go with those butterfly latches; small and out of the way. Merry Christmas!
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