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Old 10-09-2013, 04:49 PM   #1
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tips for fuse box door that pops open

Does anyone have any ideas for how to keep the fuse box door closed? It is the type that opens by pushing on it.

Unfortunately, it is situated where someone can bump it with their foot while at the dinette or when stepping back from the stove. It popped open several times in the one day we spent in it. I'm afraid some day we'll end up just breaking the door off inadvertently, by not realizing it has fallen open and stepping on it.

I've thought about some sort of Velcro closure, but not exactly sure what set up works best.

Has anyone experienced this and found a good solution?
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Old 10-09-2013, 10:11 PM   #2
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My last trailer had one break after the second outing. For a while, I just removed the door. I tried velcro tabs on the inside, but there wasn't enough clearance to close the door all the way. I finally took a 1 inch piece of black duct tape and put it on the very edge where it wasn't noticeable.
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Old 10-11-2013, 12:20 AM   #3
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I finally took a 1 inch piece of black duct tape and put it on the very edge where it wasn't noticeable.
Any type of tape and cable ties are essential emergency items in my TT and boat!

I haven't had issues with that door yet, but I can see where cheap materials will be a problem in the future on many of the doors in the TT.

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Any type of tape and cable ties are essential emergency items in my TT and boat!
And a role of Velcro strip, teflon tape, rope, vice grips, screwdrivers, and even a hot glue gun. Every trip I look more and more like a boyscout.
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Broken latch on electrical----------------

Broken latch on electrical circuit breaker door is very easy to replace. First, get the phone number off inside the panel door, ( 1-574-294-8997 or toll free 1-877-294-8997) call for a new latch (at least two) You will be instructed to email the company with your mailing address for shipment of replacement latch. I had the same latch to stop working on the way to the Factory Rally this past August. After contacting the MFG of the breaker box by phone and being instructing to contact by email with shipping address, I was sent two replacement latches free. I was also out of warranty!

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...I was also out of warranty!...
You've been out of warranty for several decades!
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I had my WFCO door latch break too. I called them up and the same thing happened. Within a week I had 2 new latches arrive via USPS. No charge and also out of warranty. They are a lil' tricky to remove. You have to get a small screwdriver along side the latch and wiggle it a bit until one side pops out, then just push it thru. Replacement is from pushing the new one from the inside-out. Good luck.
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You've been out of warranty for several decades!
Love it! :-)
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And a role of Velcro strip, teflon tape, rope, vice grips, screwdrivers, and even a hot glue gun. Every trip I look more and more like a boyscout.
We have all of the above items plus roofing repair tape..........
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