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Old 02-15-2015, 06:48 AM   #1
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Compartment Latch

I'm giving some thought to installing compartment latch (s) on the doors to our Grayhawk 31FK. I can appreciate why Jayco might not think having them on the doors below the slide wall, but is there anything that would not support (anchor) this on the other doors?

Anyone do this mod?
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I'm not following what you are thinking of doing. Can you explain more?
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Old 02-15-2015, 07:44 AM   #3
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Outside compartment doors - latch mounted on the side of the vehicle used to hold the doors up / open when stowing/ removing things ....that you just can't live without on the road.
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I would also like to do this. You need three hands to get something out of a compartment without a latch to hold the door open. Lacking three hands, my (hard) head is the usual support.
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Old 02-16-2015, 06:49 AM   #5
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I emailed Jayco and they sent them to me, with the warning that they do not install them on compartments below slides. That if I install them, I should be careful not to engage slide while doors are latched open.
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Old 02-16-2015, 07:43 AM   #6
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Here are 3 options, I've been looking at...thinking about this

Struts:
http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...-44-tall/66718

Hinge
http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...-20-tall/66726

Clip (These came standard on my current hybrid, worked good enough)
http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...ch-white/49559

Interested to hear what others are doing.
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TX ARVEE - did you install the basic door clips? How did you mount them? I'm Concerned that just setting them with screws won't hold. Any thoughts?
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They are installed with only two screws and some silicone. They don't have to hold the world, just enough to keep the door held open. I have not installed yet. I would suggest a pilot hole and use a depth stop.
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Exactly what we did... Bought the door latches on eBay in the appropriate color, and mounted them with two stainless screws. I drilled pilot holes, put silicone on the screws and the back of the latch. Works great!

Just be sure to place the latch in the right place to hold the door... then mark the drill spots with a pencil. Don't ask me how I know, but failing to have the little sucker in the right place before you drill is a real mess!
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