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Old 06-14-2012, 08:51 AM   #1
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Hinge Door Check Lock

Just returned from a 6 week trip and I'm now going through small repair items that did not fair well. I have a 2006 Kountrystar 3912 and the front door check lock is not holding door open. The culprit is a small circular ring that fits over the pivot post. It has popped out and is bent beyond repair. The posaloc hinge is otherwise in good shape. Called Newmar Parts and they cannot get that individual part from the supplier. You have to order the complete posaloc hinge ($261.82) which seems at least $200.00 overpriced at least. Has anyone had the same small part fail and are there any ideas on where to get a cheaper replacement ring?
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Welcome to the forum & irv2.
Take a look at this thread and links in it maybe will help.
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Old 06-15-2012, 08:21 AM   #3
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okietraveler:

Just recently had the same problem with our door (hold open) hinge. I spent a couple months asking questions (here and elsewhere) as to ideas for replacing that little spring clip that cracked off in ours, but didn't really come up with a fix, Sooooooo......we bit the bullet and bought a whole hinge after becoming tired of the door being blown closed by the wind or even a little breeze.

Not happy about having to buy the whole hinge. Wish Newmar engineers would design a better, more easily and less costly fix for this component.

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I fixed mine with a large zip tie.....one tight wrap around that post and cut off the tail...works really well and easy to redo when it wears out...
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Thanks for the great idea footdoc. will try the zip tie.
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NOW YA TELL ME !!!! (just kiddin) Sounds like a possible fix so I'll try it the NEXT time this little spring clip breaks. Wonder how long that nylon zip tie will hold up?? Did ya use a narrow tie or do they have wider versions like 1/4" or 3/8ths" wide? Gotta go look.

THANKS AGAIN for the good idea.

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Ditto Chickadee.....Newmar just fixed mine.
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It was about 1/8" wide....been working pretty good for several months and will take 2 min to fix when it fails...
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Just returned from a 6 week trip and I'm now going through small repair items that did not fair well. I have a 2006 Kountrystar 3912 and the front door check lock is not holding door open. The culprit is a small circular ring that fits over the pivot post. It has popped out and is bent beyond repair. The posaloc hinge is otherwise in good shape. Called Newmar Parts and they cannot get that individual part from the supplier. You have to order the complete posaloc hinge ($261.82) which seems at least $200.00 overpriced at least. Has anyone had the same small part fail and are there any ideas on where to get a cheaper replacement ring?
My 2007 kountrystar has the same broken spring in the door lock and yes the replace ment is overpriced. Still looking for a cheaper replacement. In the mean time using a bunjee (color coordinated by spouse) attached tothe mirror to keep the door open.
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I tried the zip tie trick and it worked like a champ. I wanted a little firmer hold due to the gentle breezes (40 mph +) we have regularly in Western Oklahoma so I cut a piece of zip tie and tied it under another. Thanks for all the ideas. Special thanks to footdoc. A package of ties from harbor freight ought to last for many years.
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I made up a split piece of round nylon that snapped on and its been like that for 2 years
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Thanks for the idea that sounds like it might be a good fix
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Yes the wire tie worked for me, I use a 3/16 wire tie. I had already bought a replacement part three years ago. That lasted only two and one half years before bracket broke. Bracket $280.00 wire tie .05.

Thank you for the tip.
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Glad it worked for ya....I borrowed the idea from someone else on here...
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