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Old 06-14-2018, 03:28 PM   #1
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Basement Door Handle Removal

I have replaced the plungers and adjusted the U-bolts for nearly all of the basement doors on my 2010 Berkshire 390BH. However, short of angry destruction followed by remorse, I cannot figure out how to remove the handle on the two doors (one on each side) which have the handle only on the inside of the door. Without removing the handle, I cannot get to the wire that attaches to the plunger. A picture is attached (I think).

The plastic plunger on one of these doors has broken, so the door will not stay closed on its own. Fortunately, there is an extension from this door that means it will stay closed/locked so long as the door in front of it does not fail.

Thanks for any advice.

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Old 06-14-2018, 04:21 PM   #2
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No picture, however when you do replace it make sure the replacement plunger is metal. Skip
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Old 06-14-2018, 07:58 PM   #3
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Thanks, No 3 Putt. Some day I will figure out how to attach a picture on this site.

I completely agree about using the metal replacements. I bought ten and only have two left but they are a needed upgrade over ten year old plastic.
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Old 06-15-2018, 08:41 AM   #4
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Thanks, No 3 Putt. Some day I will figure out how to attach a picture on this site.

I completely agree about using the metal replacements. I bought ten and only have two left but they are a needed upgrade over ten year old plastic.
Perhaps my 2008 is different but I can remove the two screws and the cover slips off.

As for the metal plungers where did you get yours and do you have the part number?
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Old 06-17-2018, 08:43 PM   #5
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Perhaps my 2008 is different but I can remove the two screws and the cover slips off.

As for the metal plungers where did you get yours and do you have the part number?
I have all the information in the rig, but I am out of town until next weekend. I will post the name and part number when I get home.
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Old 06-18-2018, 02:59 PM   #6
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Basement door handle

We have had a similar basement door problem and so are interested in the replacement metal handles too.

Joan and Glenn in Seeleys Bay Ont
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Old 06-23-2018, 09:44 PM   #7
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We have had a similar basement door problem and so are interested in the replacement metal handles too.

Joan and Glenn in Seeleys Bay Ont
You can buy the metal plungers from RB Machining (www.motorhomelatches.com). Their phone is 661-274-1966. The latches described as “Winnebago type latch” fit and worked fine for all bay doors on my 390BH. Each plunger cost $16. They do not accept credit cards, so they ship without payment, and you mail them a check when you receive the plungers.
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