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park_ridge_dave 03-24-2007 09:09 AM

Hi:

My hood latch is stuck on the driver's side and I can't get it to release. I have two questions:

1.) anybody got a slick way to get the one side released?

2.) Anybody know how to adjust it when I get in there?

Cheers,

park_ridge_dave 03-24-2007 09:09 AM

Hi:

My hood latch is stuck on the driver's side and I can't get it to release. I have two questions:

1.) anybody got a slick way to get the one side released?

2.) Anybody know how to adjust it when I get in there?

Cheers,

Jack Foster 03-24-2007 11:42 AM

Dave

You might try taking the rod from the awning
reaching up from underneath and seeing if you can push the catch loose. The other thing to try is to have someone push up and down on the hood as you pull the release inside the motorhome.

Good Luck

Jack

Fillitup 03-24-2007 12:05 PM

When I added my bulb gasket to the top of the hood opening ---mine stuck too. I released mine by having somebody pull HARD on the inside release handle and hold it out and I worked the outside back and forth / in and out until it let go. The gasket put it in a slight bind so I trimmed it...

nhcrackers 03-24-2007 01:36 PM

Had it happen to me, also. I called Newmar, and was told this happens "often" ... was advised to release it from underneath, then lubricate. It worked.

rebelsbeach 03-24-2007 02:00 PM

Joe, if you're in town come on down and see the London Aire..I'll be here til at least mid-day Monday.

nhcrackers 03-24-2007 05:33 PM

Sounds good, Bob. I'd love to see it.
Joe

"007" 03-24-2007 05:39 PM

I can reach up thru vent slots with hand feel for release catch and wire that goes to it, pull down on wire and latch will release, you may have to flip up wire to get it over pin that latch has just released from. My bulb gasket will pop out the bottom of hood also.
Thats how I always release hood if I'm outside. http://irv2.infopop.cc/images/nod.gif

park_ridge_dave 03-25-2007 02:25 PM

Thanks to all who responded! I pulled on the release and had my lovely bride push on it and the hood popped right open.

Then I noticed something while I was studying the latch mechanism. I saw a wear pattern on the latch which seemed to be caused by contact with the latch "rod" "boss" that sticks out from the frame (The stationary rod that the hood latch rotates around while it closes the boss is hex-shaped). It appeared to be binding there.

I used a couple of flat washers between the hood and the Latch mechanism on both sides (one washer for each bolt) Voila' Problem Solved! Now the latch pulls the whole distance and easily! It is like Butta (for all you SNL fans) http://irv2.infopop.cc/groupee_commo...on_biggrin.gif

Caution: I am going to make two "plates from flat stock for a permanent solution. I think the washers might put a strain on the fiberglass of the hood and cause long term cracking. The washers are just a "proof of concept" fix.

I have had problems with that %*&^*&^ hood release since day one http://irv2.infopop.cc/groupee_commo...s/icon_mad.gif. It always took an incredible pull to get it to open (when it would open). Now it is fixed. IMHO if you are having problems with your hood latch, inspect for this binding problem.

Thanks again to all who answered, you gotta love this forum. http://irv2.infopop.cc/images/luxhello.gif

Also, I took pictures of the latch mechanisms to show the wear. Just let me know if you are interested and I could post them.

Cheers,

"007" 03-27-2007 10:19 AM

Thanks Dave for the follow up, why not post with pics would bring it all to light. http://irv2.infopop.cc/images/thumb.gif

park_ridge_dave 04-09-2007 12:47 PM

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by "007":
Thanks Dave for the follow up, why not post with pics would bring it all to light. http://irv2.infopop.cc/images/thumb.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Ok Here are the pics of the latch and the post. Notice the rust/wear on the latch. It seems to be caused by the "boss" on the pin. When I put in the washers, it seems to have relieved the pressure. Now the latches(I have two latches one on each side)work easily.

I hope this helps. http://irv2.infopop.cc/groupee_commo...on_biggrin.gif

http://www.irv2.com/photopost/data/6...d-Door0111.JPG



http://www.irv2.com/photopost/data/6...d-Door0121.JPG

"007" 04-09-2007 06:03 PM

Thanks Dave for the pics that latch does need some grease. http://irv2.infopop.cc/images/nod.gif


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