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Old 04-24-2016, 09:49 PM   #1
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Installing Door Latch

So I'm wanting to install one of these latches that holds the door open. In the kit it's just the two pieces and some screws. Am I supposed to be trying to hit a stud or something? Super nervous about drilling into my beautiful gel coat. What about screwing in to the door? Anything to look out for there?


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Old 04-24-2016, 10:10 PM   #2
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New rig? What year and model. Maybe the factory missed it and the dealer will do it for you?
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Old 04-24-2016, 10:13 PM   #3
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It's a 2016 Apex 300bhs. It definitely wasn't forgotten to install. There's a shock at the bottom of the door currently that only allows the door to open 90*. You can just barely see it there in the photo if you zoom. I took it off and the door opens all the way like on our old camper just fine.




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Old 04-29-2016, 06:39 AM   #4
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Funny, I have a 16 apex 300bhs and mine came with a door latch installed.

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Did you end up installing the latch? I'd like to do the same to my 2016 Apex 30bhs. Let me know how it went. Thanks!
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Old 06-08-2016, 08:28 PM   #6
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Did you end up installing the latch? I'd like to do the same to my 2016 Apex 30bhs. Let me know how it went. Thanks!
It came on it when I bought it. Pretty sure yours should of too. Just took this pic of it, getting dark here so not the greatest pic.

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It came on it when I bought it. Pretty sure yours should of too. Just took this pic of it, getting dark here so not the greatest pic.

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And it's sideways in the pic.lol

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Thanks. Mine is the same as lewisb13's. It came with the piston closer/opener. I'm wondering if anyone has ever changed this out. It would be nice to be able to open the door all of the way.
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