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Old 09-03-2013, 10:34 PM   #1
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Cheap Storage Door Latches

My storage door never had a latch for it.
I rigged up a Velcro solution, but wasn't really happy with it.
I found these on Amazon today.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I'll be much happer not having to hold the door open with one shoulder while trying to retrieve something.

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Old 09-04-2013, 07:20 AM   #2
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I'm surprised. I always thought those were "standard equipment" on compartment doors. Looks like another "corner" cut by manufacturers. Some accountant must have figured if they eliminated that item, they could save $5.00 (including labor) on a trailer; and if they sold 1,000 trailers... Meanwhile, you're inconvenienced by having to hold the door open with your head, shoulder, etc. while you reach inside to grab something.

On my one compartment door, I have this problem due to a design problem- I can't open the compartment door fully when my water hose is attached.

Actually, I just replaced both of my latches (one broke the previous summer) this summer after 13+ years of service. I should have done it sooner but I was having a hard time justifying buying something online that was going to cost me more to ship it than its purchase price. However, I found them in a campground store while I was "out and about".
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Old 09-04-2013, 07:45 AM   #3
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Agree FMPIII,
I had a few other items I needed, so I could justify the shipping.
I also ordered a range vent damper and cord hatch with backing.
The backing on my cord hatch had most of the tabs broken. I didn't want to loose it inside and have to take a panel out.
I also ordered a replacement cap for my outside coax connection.
A few little items that were bugging me. Get them all fixed up like new again.

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Old 09-04-2013, 09:02 AM   #4
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I also added one like this to the other door to hold it away from the heater outlet while I was in the hatch. It has also worked well.

http://tweetys.com/6t-styledoorholderpw.aspx
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