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Old 01-06-2016, 09:54 AM   #1
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Door Latch

I have a 2016 FR3 30DS.
I am wanting to know if any one has had any problems with the main door latch. The other day I closed the door then went to get in and the door would not un- latch all the way. The handle would only open the bolt about half way eventually with a lot of persuasion i got it to release. Then i took the handle apart and found a nylon peace that rides on the bolt had broken off and jammed the handle.

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Old 01-07-2016, 04:37 PM   #2
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It's a problem that many of FR3 owners have had. Call FR for a replacement.

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Old 01-24-2016, 09:04 PM   #3
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Fr3 door latch

There are a lot of posts about these latches failing and locking people inside and out. It seems to me this is a safety issue and should be addressed by Forest River as a recall.
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Old 05-09-2016, 10:44 AM   #4
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I just had the same problem. Does anyone have a part number for the plastic part?
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Old 05-09-2016, 06:43 PM   #5
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Get ahold of Forest river they know they have the problem. Mine was replaced under warranty and the new one works better than it ever did.
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