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Old 01-29-2014, 03:23 PM   #1
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Help with changing strike plate please

I've got a new motorhome and I need to change the strike plate. The handle has 2 guide pins above & below the spring loaded latch. The pins are smaller in diameter than the handle I'm removing.The strike plate is held in with 2 screws.
There is only about 1/2" of space inside the frame, in back of the strike plate--maybe I need to deepen that space by trying to chisel out some the insulation??
Do I have to remove the door frame in order to remove and then install the new strike?
Hopefully someone here has been there done that
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Is it an old Trimark lock?
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Old 01-31-2014, 07:05 PM   #3
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No, but it is the same style--like a 060-0650 or 060-1650. I don't think I can just remove the 2 screws and slide it up, or down enough to then slide it out of the opening.
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I had a MH where I had to change that. Took off the inside trim around the door, pried it back and was able to slip it out.
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I had a MH where I had to change that. Took off the inside trim around the door, pried it back and was able to slip it out.
That's what worked for me also.
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I hope I don't have to do that. On the inside, I have about an inch between the frame and a wall. The cover strip is about 3/4" wide, so I have about 1/4" to try and pry it off. The strip extends up and under the valance above the door---so I'd have to remove the shade and the valance to get the upper part of the strip off, and I don't see any nail or staple holes which would hold the strip on---maybe they used glue!

But there may be no other way--except to enlarge the slot on outside of the door frame. TriMark (060-1650 Motor Home Entrance Door Hardware | TriMark Corporation ) Tech Pub shows a slot 1/4" wide by 4 3/4" hi (really removing the corner)--with the strike plate being about 5 1/2". Perhaps the slot is that wide to wiggle the old one out and the new one in. There is a difference in the load (guide) pin diameter between the 0650 and the 1650 (the 0650 being smaller)--and the instructions say you must change strikers to comply with safety standards.
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