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Old 08-13-2016, 02:47 PM   #1
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Bunk End Latches

I stopped at the local Jayco dealership today and after getting a couple of things, I walked around the showroom floor. They had a number of hybrids on the floor and the first thing I noticed were the new style bunk end latches. They are mechanically operated lower next to the outside the bunk and catch a stud mounted up on the bunk deck. While is is a good concept, the parts are made of plastic. It doesn't seem very robust to me. I have a 2013 x23b with the cargo latches. The reason, I was told, for the change was because of the height of the latches. Too high for people to reach. I was wondering if people have had issues with the new latches not being sturdy enough. And also general thoughts on the change. Happy Camping!!

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Old 08-13-2016, 07:29 PM   #2
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Hmmm..... The old latches work fine for me, then again I'm 6'3".....

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Old 08-15-2016, 11:32 AM   #3
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I can see where the latches are too high for many people. I have to stand on tippy toes, I'm 5'8". My wife cannot reach them. I wouldn't want plastic latches. Ours are metal on our 2014 hybrid.
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Old 08-18-2016, 04:28 PM   #4
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I'm 5'3", have a small foldable stool, and have no problem setting up or tearing down on my own. No one with a brain should have trouble with the latches. Maybe I should order some metal latches before they go out of stock, in case ours ever blow up. I don't want plastic.
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