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Old 04-03-2014, 08:46 PM   #1
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2014 Salem Screen Door Latch

On our first trip out I got in a hurry when it was raining and I yanked on the screen door latch without opening it.
It cracked the plastic where the latch is and something went flying away never to be found. I think it was a spring because now the latch just flops open all the time. Nothing to hold it closed.
Anyone have suggestions on fixing it or should I replace, and if so is it left or right handed latch? I found both in eBay.
Model is 2014 Salem 31BKIS
The latch looks like it all snapped back in to place except for the spring...
I haven't tried taking it apart yet.


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Old 04-03-2014, 09:06 PM   #2
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Some things once broke are never the same when trying to repair. This may be one of them. Any RV (Camping World) parts place will have a replacement piece, left or right. 10-15 dollars is a small price to pay knowing that everything works right.

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Old 04-03-2014, 09:09 PM   #3
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Brother Les has directed you on the right path. You could try your service department at the dealership too. (Fixing it or ordering parts for you)

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Old 04-03-2014, 09:23 PM   #4
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Great point.... Thanks for the advice, I'll pick one up.
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