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Old 03-28-2016, 10:39 AM   #11
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Shim the striker up.....couple of small washers work just fine..
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Old 03-28-2016, 10:46 AM   #12
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Shim the striker up.....couple of small washers work just fine..
No, that's what I initially did but that doesn't fix the bolt retracting issue. The bolt retracts slightly when taking up "slack play" on handle when its locked. The bolt sits properly extended as my earlier pic shows. It is when you take up the slack in handle where the bolt retracts just enough to pull door open with a hard tug. A casual check will make you think the door is locked. I wonder is there is a way to post a video clip?
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Old 03-28-2016, 10:58 AM   #13
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Then it has to be the handle.....mine, when locked have no movement. But, mine are metal and I installed them....Lippert brand, found 'em on Amazon
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Old 03-28-2016, 12:32 PM   #14
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Would you mind posting a pic please. I'm not sure how I would attached that to the "bolt catch" on mine.
I don't actually have any pictures and I won't be anywhere near my trailer for another week. I'll try to explain it using pics I can find on google.

My door looks similar to this:



That catch that's at the bottom left of the pic. I took the screws out of it, put the catch plate on top of the catch that was already there, then put the screws back in.

I had the same "play" in my latches that you are describing.
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Old 03-28-2016, 03:01 PM   #15
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Ok, I spoke too soon. It wasn't such a quick fix. There is too much "play" on the handle even when locked so the bolt retracts slightly enough to fail if tugged on with any force. I'd suspect most don't realize their doors are not locked. I'll be on the phone tomorrow to inform them of this issue. The attached photo is from the backside of the lock. I crawled through the pass through storage compartment to take a look at the catch. It clearly sets correctly with enough of the bolt to secure the door. The problem is the "play" in the locked handle which retracts the bolt as described above.
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I'm too claustrophobic to crawl into my storage compartment but if the system is as you describe I guess there's really no fear of getting locked in there.
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Old 03-30-2016, 10:49 PM   #16
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Locked my slam lock storage door and gave it a good tug. Guess what, the "locked" door opened. So I checked all the other slam lock doors after locking them, gave a tug and every door opened while locked! I climbed through the pass through storage compartment to see the backside of the lock mechanism while closed and locked and saw it was only catching partially. The latch needed to be raised about a quarter inch in order to full extend and catch. They work properly now. It was a quick fix but do yourself a favor and check yours to be sure a hard tug doesn't open them. I'll take pics later to show what I'm describing.
Had the same issue pre-delivery, dealer fixed it by adjusting the body side catch.
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