Seeing as I couldn't get out this long weekend I spent some time working on some upgrades and mods. The first thing I was asked to do by my wife and daughters was to add locks to the bathrooms. We often bring their friends and there was a potential for some unfortunate moments.
I don't understand FRs choice of round door handles. They are against code in my area because they are difficult to open with hands or if you suffer from arthritis. Seems to me that would be 2 common conditions in a motorhome.
I went down to the local home reno store and picked up 2 lowish cost lever handles with privacy lock, in brushed stainless steel. Installation was straightforward except for having to enlarge the bolt hole using a Dremel. It didn't take long but be careful not to over enlarge it because the new bolt needs to be tight to function properly. Be careful not to make it too tight or you will crack the door when you insert the bolt.
Despite their low cost they are a huge improvement on the stock ones:
I also installed a lock on our master sliding door. I puzzled over it for a while when I happened upon a wider version of the hardware already on the door. Installation is easy but follow these steps to get all the heights and distances correct.
1) Measure the existing lock height from the top of the door
2) Install the wall side latch at the same height as your door and right up against the trim. The 2 left screws into the solid wood behind the panel.
3) Take the latch pin part and latch it with the door closed. Check your heights and while pushing the door closed tightly, screw in the right side. If everything went according to plan, at least 2 screws should be in solid wood. There will be a gap because of the top trim. If that bothers you, install a brown D shaped EPDM door seal.
The last step is to install the latch holder on the very left. This will secure the pin while traveling to avoid rattles.
I'm pretty happy with the way it came out, looks factory installed: