Newb asking about RV door latch.

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Newb asking about RV door latch.

Postby gatorbacon » Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:24 pm

So I picked up a 6x12 to begin my project and after months of planning things are finally starting to come together. My cargo trailer came with the standard door with a bar lock only. I would like to put in an easy door latch or handle just going in and out of the trailer, security isn't the issue here with the bar lock in place. I like the simplicity of the RV door latch but is it possible to install in the cargo door? I'm sure someone here has ran into this circumstance but I haven't found much. Looking for suggestions and ideas.
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Re: Newb asking about RV door latch.

Postby Mark959 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:53 pm

I installed an RV door latch, its a great upgrade. Make lots of measurements before cutting in, also make sure there aren't any ribs in the way. If I recall they are adjustable for 1.5" to 2". Measure the thickness of your door.

There is mine before I adjusted the old bar lock... The company that made my trailer didn't really anticipate a door latch there, but you could use a piece of plate aluminum or something if you need to move the locking mechanism and keep it looking good.
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Re: Newb asking about RV door latch.

Postby hankaye » Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:35 pm

gatorbacon, Howdy;

First, WELCOME to the forum !!!

Top center of the header is a Google search box, here's the results I got for an
RV latch install ... hope it helps.

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Re: Newb asking about RV door latch.

Postby McDave » Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:54 pm

Here is a link for etrailer. You might find instructions from them. ... 00019.html

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Re: Newb asking about RV door latch.

Postby onehoser » Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:55 pm

i bought an rv latch for my barn door but haven't installed it yet. i plan on removing the door over the winter and stripping it down to insulate it and install the latch. i did make a cardboard template of the latch so that i can make an acurate cut since there isn't much room for error.
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