Originally Posted by NO3putt
When at Goshen rally, had two replaced, both downwards ones, the tech had to gently bend the bottom curve with a very wide set of plyers and them bend back.
Not sure of this, but I looked at the back of my doors on the bottom latches. It appears to me that one could cut a small amount of metal (the back of the door about one inch square) with something like a Dremel tool (small cut off type of wheel).
Then you could place a small piece of aluminum stock over the cut out area after the latch was replaced.
Not sure if this is do-able, but if I ever (when??) break a lower one, this what I plan to attempt. I've already replaced two of the upper ones.
Why in hell they don't offer a "deluxe" latch where the plunger is made of metal instead of plastic is beyond my comprehension.
I've actually thought of taking a plastic one to a metal shop and having some made up, so as to fix the problem once and for all.