retaining catch Autotrail door

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  1. pebmartian

    pebmartian Read Only Funster

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    Autotrail Savanah , habitation door hold back catch.
    This is very weak , gust of wind this weekend slammed door shut with enough force to decapitate dog had he off been in its way.
    Any ideas out there . The spiggott on the door that enters bodyside latch is poprivoted into palce (from manufactor) so removing it to fit alternative is a bit iffy!
     
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    why?just drill out the old rivets .fit new .maybe even rivet a piece of ally or someting on first if the holes are in a different place . i,m sure a local garage can fix it in 15 minutes .
     
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    Autotrail door holdback issue

    Thanks for that , which will of course solve the problem.It bit sad though to have to do this to a year old Motorhome when really it is due to a ridiculously bad design frrom Autotrail.
     
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    Can you not claim under warranty if it's only a year old? I would contact dealer.:Smile:
     
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    Its an absolute p***poor design and not upto the job, looking into possibility of fitting a gas strut on top edge, in meantime we use a bungy to restrain it. :Angry:

    Onboard ship our cabin doors are held open magnetically, a small diameter thin circular plate fixed to the door with a magnetic pad on a short stalk fiexed to the bulkhead (wall to any non seafarers) I've looked for something similar for the MH then I could remove the cheapo rubbish AT have fitted and mask the holes with the fittings. No joy yet, so if any of you dealers out there know of something similar please post. :thumb:
     
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    Have contacted the Dealer and he is sending me a new femail fitting,
    Dealer Quote "we ususally have to change these at each annual service"


    Perhaps Auto Trail should wake up a redesign this piece of TAT
     
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