Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-13-2016, 05:29 PM   #1
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Dayton, OH
Posts: 125
Replacing latch on hatch door

We have a new Wildwood 26TBSS that has a triple bunk area in the back. There is a hatch door that opens to the floor level bunk. The latch is keyed from the outside. We want to replace that latch with one that can be opened from the inside and outside and locked/unlocked from either side also. If it was needed to escape the TT, would need a way to unlock it and open to get out.
Anyone have any ideas where to find a latch like this? I have checked various
suppliers of hardware, can't seem to find one that would work. It wouldn't need to have a handle on the outside if it could be opened with a key. But, would definitely need a handle on the inside and also a way to lock/unlock from the inside.
I wouldn't want someone with the same key to be able to open it with a grandson sleeping there. I am definitely going to change out the universal latch that is on it now.
Can't get a picture just yet. Still in storage.

2016 Wildwood 26TBSS
2012 F150 Screw XLT
4 leggers Spudz and Halley
TreeLady is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2016, 05:50 PM   #2
Some guy in back...
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 180
We had a Cedar Creek with a large hatch or door for the lower bunk that gave easy access to the area for storage (the bunk base and cushion would fold up, allowing bicycles, Etc. to be stored there while driving.) This was called a "Stay n Play" feature and we had it put on our trailer when we ordered it after I saw a picture of one on the east coast.
That door used a regular door latch assembly and could be opened from either side and locked the same way. Search for some pictures and I am sure you'll find it.

SF Bay Area
'99 Ford E350 V10
'16 Rockwood 8329SS
ChateauV10 is online now   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:04 PM.