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Popup2012

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Screen door or latch
« on: September 10, 2019, 04:44:56 PM »
Has anyone ever replace the latch on the screen dor or did you replace the whole screen door?

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Re: Screen door or latch
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2019, 01:41:12 AM »
Funny you should ask.i have the same problem. Wear has taken its toll on the plastic and the sharp edge has become an angle. Mrs. P used her Macguyver skills and fixed it by putting a dab of masking tape on it so it grabs.

Should be able to source a new latch. I need a new sliding panel as well since it frequently hops out the track.

I suspect we have taken our last trip for this year, though so this fix is a winter project.


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Re: Screen door or latch
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2019, 09:21:53 AM »
I came here to say "funny you should ask" but Pinstriper beat me to it. We have the same problem so Ill be curious to know the answer. I messed around with the latch on our screen door thinking it could be adjusted. Apparently it can't.

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Re: Screen door or latch
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2019, 11:49:55 PM »
The plastic latch on our screen door can be adjusted by loosening a screw and sliding it either in or out. I slid ours out a little further early on after we bought the trailer and it has been working great ever since (3.5 years of fairy heavy use since I adjusted it.
« Last Edit: September 23, 2019, 12:35:35 AM by gbpack »

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Re: Screen door or latch
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2019, 04:10:37 PM »
FYI, there are 2 very different kinds of latches used on Camplite screen doors. That will affect advice!
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Re: Screen door or latch
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2019, 09:05:16 AM »

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Re: Screen door or latch
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2019, 08:36:51 PM »
Ordered  the 28$ door latch on the Challenger door web site and it worked fine on my 16 TBS