Habitation Door Latch Return Spring Failure (1 Viewer)

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Jul 1, 2010
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38,085
SW Northumberland
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12,394
MH
Hymer B 588 DL
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Since September 2010
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Newer Hymer model with the Comfort pack and wider habitation door, return spring on upper latch failed recently so latch had to be pushed back whenever door used or it fouled door frame. (The standard door has only a single latch) The entire latch was replaced under warranty dealer mentioned they had a couple of customers with same spring failure. So I would like to source a couple of spare springs just in case as our warranty expires this month. Has anyone been this route and obtained any? If so please post.
Photos show latch mechanism minus the spring, not sure if both latches are the same, Manufacturer is Fap Firenze (Italian I think) serial number is shown in photos if anyone could point me in the right direction for spares I would be most grateful.
 
Oct 20, 2010
2,271
37,747
Burry Port South Wales
Funster No
14,190
MH
A Class
Exp
Since 2003
I have never found a supplier of the springs and now make my own. The top and bottom springs are 'handed' an as such are different.
We would be very interested if a supplier is found.
Cheers
Ed
 

Steve and Denise

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Sep 26, 2011
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Spalding LINCS
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A Class Carthago
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We had one fail on our Rapido same type as Eddies but looking at the Hymer door that may be a bit more involved in getting the cover of the door it’s a very tight fit.
 
Oct 20, 2010
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Burry Port South Wales
Funster No
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MH
A Class
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Since 2003
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The left and center are the sheared springs, the right is a replacement I made which was my best effort after a lot of faffing about.
Cheers
Ed
 

ctc

Oct 12, 2015
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2,653
Crowle
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39,408
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Hymer b680
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New
Did anyone get anywhere with sourcing these springs? Both mine have gone and how do you remove the inner part of the door?
 
Oct 7, 2013
6,033
37,870
South Wales
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28,463
MH
Swift Escape Compact
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Since 1988
Have you tried a local locksmith?

They usually carry a supply of various springs. One may be suitable.
 

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