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Old 08-21-2012, 10:22 AM   #1
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I have noticed several of the slam latch cargo door catches are beginning to rust. The metal piece that the latch slams into must be made of a material that doesn't hold up to moisture.Anyone else experiencing that issue?
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Old 08-21-2012, 10:39 AM   #2
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I have, just not sure how to fix. I thought about spraying with a clear rust resistant laquer. I am always open to suggestions/ideas.
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Old 08-21-2012, 05:18 PM   #3
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I have on that is starting also
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Old 08-21-2012, 05:45 PM   #4
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I have asked the service department at my favorite RV Store to order several for me as replacements. I don't know what I'll do after those are gone. Seems like they would make them more weather proof. Even plastic is better than rust.
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Old 08-21-2012, 06:19 PM   #5
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Maybe try cleaning the rust and then rub in some silicon grease and repeat every so often. Better then letting it rust. Our unit is only 2 weeks old so we don't have that problem yet.
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Old 08-21-2012, 10:15 PM   #6
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Send the new ones to a plating shop ya can have them make it shinny chrome are just chrome it plain
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Old 08-22-2012, 09:05 PM   #7
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It is very easy to take a few minutes and go wipe on a film of oil ontoeach latch plate. Do that a couple of time each year and you won't have any rust problem.



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Old 08-22-2012, 09:44 PM   #8
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Good point & easy to do. While you're at it, I'd replace all the #6 1/2" screws with #8 3/4" screws. I found that most of them had been stripped with air guns prior to deliver. Some had heads break off during use.
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