Habitation Door Latch Return Spring Failure

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  1. Stewart J

    Stewart J Funster

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    BBD6BDE7-ECD4-4E9C-9805-06515D303754.jpeg D5FCBA20-4255-4EAC-820A-F502A0181B2A.jpeg 7E13C555-D36E-499F-ACDE-173764BEBA53.jpeg 39652A47-FD91-43EE-97C8-050F4D411995.jpeg 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.
     
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    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
     
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    Ed would you have a photo of the spring/s
     
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    This firm may be able to help from off the shelf. Failing that, they can manufacture bespoke items but there will be a minimum order number, plus tooling up costs which could prove expensive.

    https://www.leemingpeel-springs.co.uk
     
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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.
     
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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
     
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    Did anyone get anywhere with sourcing these springs? Both mine have gone and how do you remove the inner part of the door?
     
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    Have you tried a local locksmith?

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

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