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Old 07-18-2012, 10:26 AM   #11
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i have this on my list... i have the newer style with the T-handle... i like this type the best.

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Old 07-18-2012, 12:24 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by RedHorse1 View Post
There is a rubber plug/cap that will cover the lock. My X23B (2012) came with these latches and one latch was missing the cap. I called Jayco and they sent me a package of 4 (wow, Spares!). I don't think they're mandatory but it covers the lock. From your pic it looks like you have a plug on the hole above the lock.
As cm11' points out and as it is on mine the bunk part is mounted with the latch pointing down but can't imagine why your orientation won't work.

Yeah, I 'm sure it will work but it's probably easier to swing if they are oriented the other way.

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Old 07-22-2012, 08:46 AM   #13
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There are no plugs that come with the aftermarket latches that I bought. I am currently out with the TT now and really love the latch set up. Although the orientation is different from the way Jayco actually does it, they are working great and could not be happier. The great thing about this also is that my wife is 5' 11" and has no issue reaching the latches. Not to say that when we upgrade the next person won't be piling up phone books to let the beds down.
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Old 07-25-2012, 11:54 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by Wolverine View Post
I have been wanting to do this mod for as long as I can remember. I finally found some of the latest and greatest latches at a RV Surplus place in Indiana. Normally they would cost about $50.00 each on-line, I got them for $30.00 each which was a nice savings. The old screw down latches were tired and not as secure as the new latches. The new latches are all keyed alike so I only need one key to lock all of them. No more Master locks dangling off my TT !!!! Thank God !!!! The installation was simple and sweet, no issues whatsoever.
Getting ready to pack up and head out for 12 days which will encompass close to 1500 miles.

Happy Camping !!!

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Where did you find those and how hard was the install?

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Old 07-28-2012, 05:31 PM   #15
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I found them at a RV Surplus store in White Pigeon, MI called Bontrager's.
You can find them at www.bontragers.com
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Old 12-24-2014, 07:31 AM   #16
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Resurrecting an old thread here. When you switched to this type latch, does it keep pressure on the door to keep it tight to the seals? Your old screw style latch would appear to give a good tight seal. Is there some way to adjust the new latch to give the proper amount of tightness? I may be upgrading to this type system soon, as my old T-handle style latch has stripped out.
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Old 12-24-2014, 09:24 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by Jagiven View Post

My DW hates to (un)lock the front beds as she just canít reach them. She has no issues with the handles as she uses them as a pull handle to balance, and she does not worry about breaking a key off.
I never lock mine,don't know why but I just never did. There's no way they can open by themselves while your traveling and there always open when your camping. It's parked next to the house and always covered and I live at the very top of the hill.
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Old 01-20-2015, 11:05 PM   #18
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I would love this new latch on my '07, but my doors are recessed. We've replaced the T handle locks once already due to stripping. Still looking for an alternative. Tried latches similar to these before the replacement but the screws holding the latch pulled right out, nothing to screw them into. Jayco was no help when I asked, even giving my vin, they never answered.

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