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Old 08-05-2019, 10:37 AM   #1
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Internal Baggage Door Latch Replacement

I have a1996 Fleetwood 35ls. I have a couple of baggage door latches that are broke. Every video I've seen show unscrewing or drilling the latch out. My latches have screws but the actual latch face plate is mounted to the inside of the aluminum frame. Does one have to take apart the frame to replace? If so, what tips do you have? I've included a picture of door side latch.
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Old 08-05-2019, 11:33 AM   #2
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Looks like it's time to get your screwdriver out.
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If you remove the black cover and remove the lock you can then get to the two rods and see whats going on with them.
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Old 08-05-2019, 12:39 PM   #4
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I had to replace some of mine by unscrewing the sides of the door frame. You should be okay leaving the bottom rail on.
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Old 08-05-2019, 06:31 PM   #5
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New latches are available from B&R or maybe it is R&B Machining. The more you buy in one order, lowers per lock cost.
Remove the two screws in that holds latch to side of frame. Remove 4 short screws from black plastic cover. The is an aluminum rod from latch handle to the latch. Disconnect the rod at the handle. Pry out the latch, but note how the rod is connected to the latch. Connect rod to new latch and push rod and latch into frame edge. I have found that I needed to use a small hammer to tap the latch into the frame. Reconnect the rod to the latch handle. Replace cover with 4 screws. Use two new screws that came with new latch to attach latch to frame. You may need to adjust latch handle screws for smooth operation. I have replaced 21 of my 26 latches. I have two more with me. I know the others will fail just donít know when. Last summer two failed on the same bin door and opened while driving on the interstate. Pulled off. Took about 20 minutes to replace.
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Which Fleetwood line is your coach? (Discovery, American, Bounder etc.)

Nearly always what breaks is the plastic plunger, not the assembly itself. A fellow Discovery owner sells aluminum replacements that work on nearly all motorhome brands and he provides instructions on how to make the repair (I've used his kit and it works well). I suggest you contact him:

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Old 03-15-2020, 06:12 PM   #7
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I found this thread in looking to replace two of mine, this looks almost like mine except that my door is all riveted closed. Do I really need to disassemble the door to repair? Advice is needed.
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I bought 2 replacements on Ebay.
Rule 1 dont slam the doors shut.
Rule 2 grease everything.
Probably never need them.
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There's no need to replace the whole (& expensive) latch. Those plastic plungers break often. One of our members offers aluminum replacements at reasonable cost, and he sends you a kit for replacing the rivets and instructions. If you have questions, he's happy to talk to you. I found it very easy to do.

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