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Old 03-20-2016, 11:27 PM   #1
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Question Storage bay latches

Just got back from 1st substantial trip in our RV: 1,900 miles in 14 days at 4 diff RV parks (AZ, TX & NM). Things went better than I expected given my rookie status, but something that plagued & irritated me was the balky ops of the storage bay latches. They didn't operate smoothly at all, the lock mechanism is incredibly cheap, and both the locks & latches worked intermittently at best.

So I'm thinking I'd like to replace them with a higher quality latch/lock, but I'm not seeing anything 2401-specific in my searches. Any suggestions?
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Old 03-21-2016, 06:51 AM   #2
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I have the same problems on my 2016 Sunseeker MBS. I've been to the dealer twice to have them cleaned and adjusted but the problem still nags me. Once they had to drill one of the locks out because it would not open. So far I have not found an exact replacement that fits the existing holes in the doors. They really are junk and I'm surprised more folks aren't complaining.
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Old 03-21-2016, 09:37 AM   #3
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Solution; you will notice that some latches work better than others. Upon close disassembled examination, the stamped internal metal piece varies in the problematic latches. You need to explain that to your dealer and convince them to order several replacement latches for swap out. Do it under warranty. As a convincing step, dare them to "temporarily " swap a smooth working latch off one on their lot as proof. It's all about the convincing to a dealer. Just sayin'
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Old 03-21-2016, 09:12 PM   #4
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They are poorly made

This was one of my gripes to the dealer when under warranty. They could not duplicate the issue so nothing got fixed. I called the tech rep for the door and latch manufacturer but they wouldn't call me back.

I know this doesn't help but I'm another MBS owner with this issue.
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Old 03-21-2016, 09:18 PM   #5
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I just picked up a small Clipper 17FQ a couple of weeks ago and I thought I'd never be able to get the key into either of the locking latches. Bugged the heck out of me. I've ordered some dry lock lube spray and will see if that works but if not I'm also going to be in the market for some replacements.

In my case, they are very similar to cabinet drawer locks like these:

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Old 03-21-2016, 10:39 PM   #6
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Major issue with mine too - very cheap hardware. About 1/3 of them do not work.


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Everyone says they are having problems but no one says what the problems are. We had some problem with not closing easily and sticking when trying to open. It was solved with a squirt of WD-40. Other problems?


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Old 03-22-2016, 05:26 AM   #8
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My problem was sticking when trying to open. They close fine and stay closed. Locks seem to work fine for now although they don't seem to be built to last.
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Old 03-22-2016, 08:35 AM   #9
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- Sticking - spray silicone did not help
- some installed out of line catch doesn't catch
- long term do not see cheap plastic holding up.


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Old 03-22-2016, 09:18 AM   #10
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Hardware, Locks, Handles, Props, Storage - PPL Motor Homes

not sure if this is what your looking for, don't know about their quality
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