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Old 03-02-2014, 03:30 PM   #1
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replace outdoor kitchen lock with slam latch?

Has anyone upgraded the outdoor kitchen latches with slam latches? maybe this is a option but I havent seen a outdoor kitchen with them..

I was looking them over on my Coachmen 320bhds and I might consider the idea. I know it wont be able to "slam" the outdoor kitchen door but I think it would be a little more secure and I would have less keys to drag around.. It would also look a lot better... I would still keep the key lock on the door but would replace the latches.

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I have thought about doing that with the front storage/battery box on mine.

Not sure how to make a template of the latches so they fit snug.
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Old 03-02-2014, 03:40 PM   #3
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I have thought about doing that with the front storage/battery box on mine.

Not sure how to make a template of the latches so they fit snug.
I bet the manufacturer of the slam latches may send a template with.
If not I bet you could request one.

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Old 03-02-2014, 04:10 PM   #4
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I bet the manufacturer of the slam latches may send a template with.
If not I bet you could request one.

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I have looked at some on the net, none that I saw look to have a template with them.

Two keyed alike would be just the ticket.
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I actually talked to one of the Sabre guys about that when I was at the factory. He was gauging my interest level in it- if I liked the idea or not.

My only issue with slam latches is that you need 2 hands to open them.
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I actually talked to one of the Sabre guys about that when I was at the factory. He was gauging my interest level in it- if I liked the idea or not.

My only issue with slam latches is that you need 2 hands to open them.
Are you missing one?

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My other is busy holding onto my MILKSHAKE!

But- I always seem to be carrying something when I need to get into my hatches (hence the reason that I'm getting in them in the first place).

I've thought of some kind of weird fabbed up handle for when parked at a campground that would tie the 2 handles together. Pull up on it and it opens both.
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The original equipment latches are about 58 3/4" apart, being 6'2" I can reach both no problem.




I sent SOUTHCO a email with the latch and key image attached to find out if they have a part number and a template.

Both frames and doors on my coachmen 320bhds appear to be the same.






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The original equipment latches are about 58 3/4" apart, being 6'2" I can reach both no problem.




I sent SOUTHCO a email with the latch and key image attached to find out if they have a part number and a template.

Both frames and doors on my coachmen 320bhds appear to be the same.






Will you please post the info?
I'm all in for doing this when the camper comes out of hibernation.
Did you take install pics?

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Turbs, I havent done the swap yet, I sent southco a email requesting a part number or a template for the door. I might even try to contact Coachmen as they are only a hour and a half away. Ill post all the info once I get it! This appears to be a easy swap.


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Will you please post the info?
I'm all in for doing this when the camper comes out of hibernation.
Did you take install pics?

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