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Old 08-19-2010, 12:54 AM   #1
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Baggage compartment latch broken door shut

Hi all!

We were getting to take our first trip out in our (new to us) 2002 Reflection, when I went to throw in a new black water rinse hose in the sewage/water connection compartment, I grabbed the handle and you guessed it "plink" and a free moving handle and a closed compartment door. I opened and closed it 2 minutes prior with no issues.
It's the flush paddle style latch/handle. It feels like the connection from the cams that the paddle attaches to and whatever pulls up the tapered latch no longer like each other.
Any suggestions on how to open this thing without door damage?
I was thinking: Drill a small hole 1/8" or so in the botton/underneath where the latch catch is and hopefully feed something in to push up on the tapered latch plunger.
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Old 08-19-2010, 10:26 AM   #2
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The culprit. No drilling required just my long arm. Unscrew hole cover, shove long arm with socket and remove latch. 15 minutes to remove. Now to find the part.
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Old 08-19-2010, 12:31 PM   #3
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They're a pretty standard door latch. I would think an RV Parts store should have it or at least have a catalog that shows it.


http://www.pacificrvparts.com/prodse...DID=50&CID=569

http://www.trimarklocks.com/baggage.htm

Is it similar to any of these?
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Old 08-20-2010, 12:05 AM   #4
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Nobody had one. So over to ACE 1 length of 1/2" wide 3/16 thick flat bar 30 minutes later a beefed up steel version of the pot metal one.
Thanks All for the messages!
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