Replacement door Latch?

Discussion in 'Campsite Security & Safety' started by Matt Benoit, Apr 23, 2018.

  1. Matt Benoit

    Matt Benoit Active Member

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    The door Latch on our 96 rockwood is sloppy and can be a pain at times. I've been looking for a replacement, but haven't seen anything in this style...
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    I keep finding latches like this :

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    Anyone know if latches like this work be a direct replacement? Thank you.
     
  2. durhamcamper

    durhamcamper Active Member

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    The latch shown is what the factory would have installed . The one you have is not a pup door latch. My guess is that the PO of your pup changed it because they original had a problem. As far as it being a direct replacement, it should be, however don't know if the door was drilled or anything when they changed it. You will definitely have small holes left in the door frame used to attach your current latch which I would just fill with some JB Weld
     
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  3. JPBar

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  5. BikeNFish

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    Because it was easier than doing it correctly.
     
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  6. Snow

    Snow Well-Known Member

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    Because a screen door latch is cheaper and easier to find then a proper trailer latch..
     
  7. Matt Benoit

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    I guess I'm lucky to have an rv dealer 3 miles from the house... Lol. $20 and 5 minutes later... 20180423_121200.jpg
    The best part? Didn't have to fill any extra holes! The door latches perfect now. I can just push it closed and it will catch. I also appreciate that it has a keyed lock. Thanks for the help guys!
     
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