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Old 05-25-2013, 07:56 PM   #1
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baggage latch replacement

I read thread from years ago that replacing these latches is quite simple.
Well, I bought the new latches, drilled out the 2 rivets, it is now semi loose in the door but the door is filled with foam and the latch assembly is inside the frame.... Do I have to completely dismantle the door to get it out?
Any tips and tricks is so appreciated.
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I read thread from years ago that replacing these latches is quite simple.
Well, I bought the new latches, drilled out the 2 rivets, it is now semi loose in the door but the door is filled with foam and the latch assembly is inside the frame.... Do I have to completely dismantle the door to get it out?
Any tips and tricks is so appreciated.
Thanks
The actual latch at the end of the door is inserted from outside the door so not sure how it is now inside the frame?? Are you speaking of the rod that connects the latch to the handle as that can fall down into the door. I always tied a string to the rod before I removed the latch to retrieve it if that happened.

Hopefully you can use some sort of grabber to fish the parts out of the door cavity.
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Old 05-26-2013, 08:13 AM   #3
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On most Winnebago if you don't have enough slack to get the slide bolt loose from the linkage, you simply remove the latch handle and then you have the linkage slack you need.

Make, model, and year would assist in getting accurate answers.
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Old 05-26-2013, 08:42 PM   #4
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First, you drill out the rivets. Then you remove the inner cover that is over the lock assembly. Next, remove the three screws that hold the lock assembly in place. Now you are ready to slide the rod inside the door. Pop the little retaining clip off of the rod where it attaches to the lock assembly. Be careful...do not lose or bend this clip. Remove the rod from the hole on the lock assembly and you can then slide the latch out of the edge of the door. Unhook the rod from the old latch and attach it to the new latch in exactly the same hole. Slide the new latch with the rod attached, into the hole that you took the old latch out of. Attach with two 3/16" Alum. pop rivets. Attach the other end of the rod into the locking assembly, making sure to refasten it with the retaining clip. Re-attach the locking assembly to the door and re-attach the plastic cover that goes over the locking assembly. Everything should work as designed.
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Old 05-27-2013, 09:29 AM   #5
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Thanks for the replies... but I still need some help!
As I read and also expected the latch to be installed from the outside into the frams; mine are not, they are from the inside.
This is a 98 Winnie Adventurer35.
I am attempting to attach pic to show.

Any info please!!
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