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Old 09-26-2015, 09:41 AM   #1
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How hard would it be.....

To change my regular 751 locking outside storage to slam latch??
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Old 09-26-2015, 09:45 AM   #2
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Not hard, but expensive purchasing all new doors and frames.

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Old 09-26-2015, 09:50 AM   #3
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IMHO it would be more work than it is worth.
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Old 09-26-2015, 11:22 PM   #4
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I hadn't realised stow-bins weren't slam lock. On our '02 Georgetown, they all were. We had a problem with one of them sticking, but a shot of graphited oil fixed it.
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Old 09-26-2015, 11:57 PM   #5
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To change my regular 751 locking outside storage to slam latch??
Hmm. Not sure what you are asking here? I thought the 2604WS already had slam latches on the outside storage doors?

It certainly has a better door and latch than the micro lite models have.
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Old 09-29-2015, 09:09 AM   #6
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Figured out my confusion: this is a part of the Emerald option package that I have. Apparently not all have the slam latches.

I wonder what the numbers are of Emerald units vs. base units are? Often seems that most dealers order the Emerald and very rarely do you see a base unit.
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Old 10-24-2015, 10:13 AM   #7
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I got a solution! I am going to add one of these --> Thumb Lock - 7/8" - RV Designer L527 - Compartment and Hatch Hardware - Camping World
That way I don't need the key every time I need something in there.

Question....my compartment door is 3/4" thick, the only size I see close is 7/8, will that work?
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Old 10-27-2015, 09:35 AM   #8
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Does that lock? Picture looks like it is just a knob?

I would expect that to work pretty well as it is only 0.125" longer and has plenty of threads to take up that bit of extra. It looks like they give you two latch plates for the back and that is likely the more critical dimension that will give you trouble.
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No it doesn't lock, that is the idea....I hate having to use the key every time I need to get into the compartment so I will install the "knob" next to it (my other compartment has one locking and a knob). Then I just need the key to lock or unlock it when I want.

Just need to drill a hole and screw it in, should be a 10 min. job :-)
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UPDATE!!! Issue solved.....No longer need to use the key every time I need something!!

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UPDATE!!! Issue solved.....No longer need to use the key every time I need something!!

The sticky fingered neighbors will now thank you.
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Old 11-06-2015, 08:21 AM   #12
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UPDATE!!! Issue solved.....No longer need to use the key every time I need something!!

did you just drill a round hole? when I changed my keyed locks the "holes" had a flat spot on each side to keep from rotating
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