Locker catches alternative needed

Forestboy

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Sure I saw a thread recently where someone replaced the crappy plastic locker retainers with metal ones but cant find it.
You know the type white plastic blade fits in between two plastic jaws to hold the locker doors up when opened. Designed by a sadist who should be made to eat them.:mad:
You open the door lock it in place and wait 10 minutes and it doesn't move then the moment you stick your head or arm inside BANG like Ronnie Barkers till it has you. Replaced all mine 2 years ago and they're all knackered again got smashed in the back 3 times in the last week while loading the bike in the garage and once by the gas locker door. If I cant find replacements I'm gonna drill a hole in both parts and use a bent piece of wire to hold em open.
 
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You're joking that £16.50 per catch is a suitable replacement...............................bend the plastic forks on the original or wrap some tape on the stub to make it a little tighter.

"You can fix it yourself..........................don't pay rip off motorhome prices "
 

Vlad The Impaler

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They're all a bit industrial looking,
Some thing a little more subtle perhaps.image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg
 

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:doh: That's the first time I've tried a photo on the new site ,should have tried a link :blush:
The middle one works on a latch release so can't be blown shut.

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Just enter caravan door retainer catch on ebay ,loads of options
 
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:doh: That's the first time I've tried a photo on the new site ,should have tried a link :blush:
The middle one works on a latch release so can't be blown shut.

Vlad
Thanks
Might look at the middle one(y) the rest are the usual crap that I'm trying to get rid of.
 

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The metal one is by far the strongest but that's a lot of holes to be drilling in your pride and joy :eek:

I can sympathise with you on the plastic ones as those are the same as I've got

I've replaced them a few times too and they're always better when new.

I think they're the best looking of the bunch though and cheap enough to replace
 

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Save yourself a fortune Rory,

Simply import a Philippino girl to travel with you and hold the doors open at every time you need too. Can also double up as a maid for you cleaning and cooking... Jan won't mind (y)
 
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Save yourself a fortune Rory,

Simply import a Philippino girl to travel with you and hold the doors open at every time you need too. Can also double up as a maid for you cleaning and cooking... Jan won't mind (y)

Hey good thinking Batman, hmmm let me see if I can think of a problem with your idea. :rolleyes::confused:
 

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Wouldn't have to be a Filipino - I believe most Russian brides are quite well equipped too and should they drop the door it would bounce back up;)
 

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He'll mend it and probably trip and rip the bloody door off ! If he's true to form:whistle:
 

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We had this problem and with Eds hair style it was not good. Bought some plastic suckers specially for the job from the Parrot Man, we have had them on 3 years now never take them off, no drilling and only a couple of Pound as well.
 

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Our lockers have a sprung loaded over-centre thingy which holds them open. Can't see a makers name on them but they don't look expensive.
 

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Save yourself a fortune Rory,

Simply import a Philippino girl to travel with you and hold the doors open at every time you need too. Can also double up as a maid for you cleaning and cooking... Jan won't mind (y)
i will show Rosie your suggestion ... no doubt she will " Find " you at Malvern ...
 

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We had this problem and with Eds hair style it was not good. Bought some plastic suckers specially for the job from the Parrot Man, we have had them on 3 years now never take them off, no drilling and only a couple of Pound as well.
Most people use gel or hairspray!
 
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Most people use gel or hairspray!
We had this problem and with Eds hair style it was not good. Bought some plastic suckers specially for the job from the Parrot Man, we have had them on 3 years now never take them off, no drilling and only a couple of Pound as well.
Hi Carol dont suppose you got a picture want something simple yet effective and dont really want to drill lots of holes if I can help it.
 

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:Smile:Here goes I take it you did mean the outside lockers , these have been on and work for a couple of years.

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:doh: That's the first time I've tried a photo on the new site ,should have tried a link :blush:
The middle one works on a latch release so can't be blown shut.

Vlad
Tried all them...Useless in wind..BUSBY...
 
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