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Old 01-04-2016, 05:20 PM   #11
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Just Googled RV door slam latches....there's a ton of 'em on there.....while back, bought 3 and installed in non slam latch doors...pretty simple
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Old 01-05-2016, 04:31 PM   #12
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I had the locks stick and put some lock thaw in the locks and some silicone spray on the latches.
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Old 01-06-2016, 03:50 PM   #13
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WD40 is a solvent, not a lubricant

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WD 40 will attract and hold dust and dirt causing larger problems over time. Use graphite on all locks ~~ coach, vehicle, and home....
FWIW - CaptnJohn is correct, because WD40 is a solvent. Most people think WD40 is a lubricant, but in fact it is not. You can use it to loosen something, but you really have to use a lubricant after you have loosened it up to keep it that way.
Another use of WD40 is to disperse water - like in a wet connector. WD means Water Dispersal.

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Old 01-06-2016, 04:03 PM   #14
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Tell the Folks at Pull Right Hitches that.
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Old 01-06-2016, 04:07 PM   #15
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Tell the Folks at Pull Right Hitches that.
Google WD 40 and find it was never meant to lube anything. Ask any locksmith what to put in locks of every kind ~~ WD 40 will not be mentioned.
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Old 01-06-2016, 04:14 PM   #16
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Google WD 40 and find it was never meant to lube anything. Ask any locksmith what to put in locks of every kind ~~ WD 40 will not be mentioned.
Directly from the WD40 website...
"Lubricates and protects parts from rust and corrosion" (page 1)
'Lubricates all metal and moving parts to reduce friction and prevent locking" (page 4)

See for yourself... WD40
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Old 01-06-2016, 04:14 PM   #17
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Personally I wouldn't use WD40 for anything that can have plastics come in contact with it . It will destroy plastics ETC. Also it got it's name from the military like he said Water Dispersant #40. It contains shellac which can jam up things. I use only a silicone dry lube also works for slide rubber. Keeps dirt from accumulating and is not greasy but to each his own.
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I got a gallon can in my shop that shows what it is, the can is rusting has a shellac buildup inside where the solvent has evaporated and some other gummy looking stuff so no I still wouldn't believe their website. There is a lot of better stuff out there than WD40.
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Kary, our product manager and I just talked about this. We're looking for an alternative for the new year.
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Totally agree - Problem with side door also.

I would say about 70% of our latches work. I am glad to see that it isn't just me, I will try some silicone spray and adjustments. I do feel metal ones would be more reliable, I have full paint option and would need any replacements to be slightly larger or I would have a problem!

On a similar note - I had accepted the side entrance door had to be slammed shut and pulled hard to open but then looked at the latch and could tell it was rubbing on the bottom of the two slots. I unscrewed the two phillips crews and raised the strike plate slightly and it is a dream now to open and shut.
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