Burstner habitation door lock mechanism

Aug 13, 2017
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I'm looking to replace the internal 'latches' to the two habitation door catches. The type that has a latch (two in fact, one top and one bottom!) that 'grabs' a pin in the side of the door frame similar to that found on car doors often. They have worn internally and at the pins so we need to be slamming the door in order to close it tightly, does anyone know of a supplier of these kind of things please?
 
Jul 13, 2008
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How old is your MH, can you actually see the wear on the mechanism? My Bürstner only has one catch and it is worn, the best way to close the door is do get it on the 1st latch then pull (if inside) or push hard if outside. Tried adjusting to no avail.

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Aug 13, 2017
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The camper is a 52 plate T690 Avantguard.
Below is a photo of a similar unit (its not the actual one as not near the camper). The door has two such latches , one mounted top and one bottom . Both are operated by a centrally mounted handle both inside and outside. There is no adjustment as such as the mounting is via drilled holes rather than slots etc. The bottom latch holds the door blade snuggly but the top 'rattles' after a while no matter how firmly closed and it is very annoying while travelling. Again the units are riveted assemblies and so can't be opened (except in extremis) for inspection .
the issues is that when it comes 'loose' it is like a car door that is only partially closed, it rattles unless closed firmly!
I think that the latch which should hold the 'pin' firmly has some internal wear which allows it to release the pin to its 'safe' partially locked position when jolted while travelling.

regards

Ian P.
 

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Our MH needed some "attention" to the habitation door locks due to similar symptoms as yours. Ours was able to be adjusted at the door jam part, the bolt like piece that the door lock goes around is adjustable as it's like a bolt, loosen slightly then move and retighten, I did notice our door locks have 2 locking positions of the locks, I made sure I adjusted the catch so it made the lock click into the fully closed position.
Not sure if yours might be the same.
 
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