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Old 02-02-2023, 06:30 PM   #1
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Bracket on top of the entry door

The bracket on top of the entry door is not latching to keep the door open. A metal "C" that fits in a cavity broke and Newmar sells only the bracket, part number 09402.

Does somebody have a solution? I wrapped a plastic tie wrap around the the post. I use a tie wrap that will let close the door.

I have seen this failure on DS, MA andEssex.
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Old 02-02-2023, 08:02 PM   #2
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Not sure of a good work around. I ordered a new one from PLT engineering.
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Old 02-03-2023, 05:37 AM   #3
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I did that same thing. PTL Engineering. They were great to work with and the new arm was a perfect fit. Problem solved.
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Old 02-03-2023, 06:48 AM   #4
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I went to the local hardware store and got a nylon washer of the appropriate diameter and thickness. I cut it so I could pry it open and slip it onto the bracket. Been on there a couple years so far .
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Old 02-03-2023, 01:46 PM   #5
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Bracket on top of the entry door

As said above, the correct arm assembly is made by PTL Engineering for about $90.00. 810-664-2310, ask for Jason.
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Old 02-04-2023, 03:05 PM   #6
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Will probably buy a new bracket when I get tired of replacing tie wrap.

Bracket price has increased about 50% over price mentioned but still much less expensive than Newmar parts.

I like the nylon washer concept but living full time has limitations.
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Old 02-14-2023, 12:46 PM   #7
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Thanks for this timely info!

Just called them and having the replacement bracket sent, after having the door ripped out of my hand last night in massive wind storm, and popping the top rivet out.
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