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Old 10-29-2012, 08:40 PM   #1
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Clips used for water compartment - name??

Hello all. Today while winterizing our 08 Berkshire, I noticed an issue on the water compartment door. One of the clips is completely missing and the other appears broken, or at least not attached right, as it moves from side to side.

My question is what are these clips called? I need to get replacements but I've looked all day and not found a similar item.

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Old 10-29-2012, 08:44 PM   #2
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can you post a picture? I think I know what your talking about, the clips that hold the door closed?

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Old 10-29-2012, 08:50 PM   #3
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I will try to get a picture tomorrow. There are a clip with a safety pin - of sorts to hold the door closed. Not real substantial - but when actually "on the door", I suspect they work well enough...
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Old 10-29-2012, 09:03 PM   #4
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replacement idea

i gave up on the little clips and replaced them with pop up camper clip.

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Used two rivits to attach to door.

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Old 10-29-2012, 09:10 PM   #5
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i think they are called hairpin clips. Lowes has them in the tray boxes in the hardware aisle
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Old 10-29-2012, 09:31 PM   #6
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There is a hairpin clip that "locks" the mechanism - I apologize for not being more clear. I'm missing the entire thing - spring clip, lock and pin - there is nothing down there on one side and only a half rotten clasp on the other...
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Old 10-31-2012, 11:58 AM   #7
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Draw Latch

These are called a draw latch and below are two sites that may carry what you need. When I picked up my Berkshire one was broken on the compartment tha contains the water pump, the dealer ordered one and replaced it for me. I'm not sure who he ordered from but I'll bet Forest River will send you one if you ask.

http://www.protex.com/product/index/category/Light+Duty/subcategory/Rigid+Fasteners
http://www.mcmaster.com/#standard-draw-latches/=jylxfj
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Old 10-31-2012, 03:08 PM   #8
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Lowes has them. One of mine came off and I found a replacement at Lowes. Drilled out the rivets holding the piece on the door and used a screw to hold in place. Also drilled holes for screws to hold the latch piece. I believe that they may also be called suitcase latches.
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Old 10-31-2012, 03:48 PM   #9
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Draw Latch

This looks like the McMaster Carr Part Number



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Old 10-31-2012, 08:31 PM   #10
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DRAW LATCH! Perfect - that's exactly it. Thanks so much everyone for your assistance.
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