Swift/Bessacarr Habitation Door Retainer

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  1. Photo4x4

    Photo4x4 Funster

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    Hello

    The small plastic clip that fits in the groove on top of the habitation door has broken. This is the part that the end of the retaining bar fits into which slides along the top groove in the door until it meets a stop.

    I have a dealer looking for a spare but as I assume that this is a regular problem I wondered if anyone on this forum had details of where I could get the part.

    I suspect that I will have to purchase the whole mechanism rather than just the small plastic slider!

    Thanks.

    Keith Hart
    door slider diagram.jpg
     
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    I could print you one if I had the old item.
    Using 3d printers now in the business to manufacture plastic components. Amazing piece of kit.
     
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    Ours went on our swift. We could never find a replacement, we had to tape the slider to the frame in the end and use it like that and use a bungy to keep door open,traded it in like that. We were told its a common fault.
     
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    Hello

    Well Jonkill it seems that TrishandTerry and I are not the only ones with this problem - you could find you have a chance of some sales.

    I do have the old one, but of course it is broken.

    Keith Hart
     
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    If you can't get one any other way post it to me & I'll make you one the old-fashioned way :)
     
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    There are some really nice people on here...reading posts like these always puts a smile on my face and gives me a warm cosy glow inside. A lovely way to start the day....thank you :):)
     
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    If its the same as most retainers fitted to Hartal doors, you might find this useful.
    https://www.bailey-parts.co.uk/Product.aspx?PartNumber=1120197

    I bought one as the plastic slider had come off the strut, and once it comes detached, it will never stay in place again.
    Far cheaper than the Hartal spare and exactly the same.
    Allan
     
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    I wrote a guide to replacing the door retainer.
    Johns Cross will get you the parts for around twenty quid.

    Copy / pasted:

    I recently replaced the said same part on our Swift Freestyle. Johns Cross sorted me out with the required kit (many thanks !)
    Dead easy to fit
    You'll need:
    a step ladder
    4mm Allen Key
    10 minutes of your time

    Undo 4mm allen screw that holds swing arm to door frame. Bits fall on floor, but you wont need those anyway.
    Climb up ladder - there'll be the remnants of a nylon slide in a slide channel. Slide it away from the door frame - it'll fly off the end onto the floor, but you wont that anyway. While you're there, clean the crap out of the slide channel. Be aware of the sharp edges, so either use a piece of kitchen roll, or someone elses finger.
    Slide new nylon slide into the channel
    Screw new swing arm to door frame (don't forget the nylon mounting whatsit).
    Hook pin of swing arm into the nylon slide

    Jobs a good un (y)


    My original post:
    http://www.motorhomefun.co.uk/forum/threads/bolero-habitation-door-restraint-help.82114/#post-968727

    Photos and bits:
    http://www.motorhomefun.co.uk/forum/threads/bolero-habitation-door-restraint-help.82114/#post-968738


    Johns Cross post with part number:
    http://www.motorhomefun.co.uk/forum/threads/bolero-habitation-door-restraint-help.82114/#post-968716
     
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    If you don't get sorted Keith then post me the item.... Send me all the pieces, I'll glue it back together and the laser will scan it and print an identical item.
    PM me if needed.

    Jon
     
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  10. Photo4x4

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    What a kind offer Tony, your offer is much appreciated. It looks as though I can get the one Gizmouk posted about so I think I'll be okay. But thanks again for your offer.

    I took a look at the earlier post as suggested and that looks exactly like the one I have fitted. I have taken off the stay and am ready to replace the whole lot. I've asked Highland Campervans to order the part from Swift for me.

    I like that, I'll get the wife to do it for me. :)

    I am very grateful indeed to everyone for their help and advice. What a great forum this is.

    Thanks again.

    Keith
     
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    Quick update...

    Part arrived and took two minutes to fit. All in order now. (y)

    Thanks for the part number.

    KH
     
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