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Old 07-22-2007, 06:48 PM   #1
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Bad Latches for Rockwood Roo

My Roo's bed latches on the rear fold down bed are coming away from the trailer. Just one screw holds the latch to the trailer at this time. Has anyone had this problem before?
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Old 07-23-2007, 01:15 AM   #2
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Donít have a direct response, as I donít own your model, or similar.
(and I have limited experience myself)

Hang out here for a bit, hopefully someone will chime in.

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This has been discussed before. Search the word "latch" in the Hybrid Travel Trailer forum. Take a look in particular at the loose latch photos.
Is this close to your situation?
http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/18141572.cfm

http://www.woodalls.com/cforum/index...g/1/page/1.cfm
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Old 07-23-2007, 11:15 AM   #3
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I have never eyeballed the bunk end handles on a Roo so I'm shooting from the hip, so to speak. Just looking at your pics suggests that the metal on the trailer is too thin to withstand the force generated when you open the bunk end. This is a possible fix, assuming you can get behind the "stripped" hole.

1)Remove the handle assembly from the trailer.

2)Install a backing plate behind where the screw has pulled out, large enough to amply cover all of the screw holes. Use an adhesive (maybe something like JBWeld) to secure the backing plate in place.

3) Fill the outside part of the hole with JBWeld and smooth.

4) Use holes in handle to mark locations of screws.

5) Drill new holes using appropriate size bit.

6) Apply an appropriate caulk to the new holes and reinstall the handle.

Hope this, or some variation, helps.
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do this first...... to avoid this:
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Old 07-23-2007, 12:58 PM   #5
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do this first...... to avoid this:
Do what first? Hard to see how hiding in a coffee cup and playing peek-a-boo is a practical solution to the problem.
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more like immerse yourself in drink
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more like immerse yourself in drink
OK That works for me.
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more like immerse yourself in drink
That made me laugh.

We need one of these smileys!
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Sounds like a plan.
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