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Old 02-06-2021, 04:43 PM   #1
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Default Basement door latch replacement - 2004 Crescendo

I have several of the door latches that are broken. I found a thread that mentioned SouthCo C5-23-45 as the replacement part but when I search on it, I get something that is very different...

I am also have some of the "hook" or "loop" that the door latch secures to that are broken... (water intrusion and rusted... ).

Any help in securing these would be greatly helpful.

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Old 02-14-2021, 12:02 PM   #2
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I think you are referring to the compartment doors? Not sure what type Gulf Stream used that year, but on mine I found that what breaks inside is a little lever made out of pot medal and if you slam the compartment door down hard that breaks. What I done instead of buying door latches all the time and they are expensive, I decided to make the part that breaks easy out of steel. I went to a home depot and bought a stripe of steel about one eighth by one inch and it was about a yard long. I marked the piece to be made by laying the broken piece over and marked it with a pencil. Then I took the strap to a small grinder I have and shaped it, drilled the hole where the screw holds it in place and I eliminated the problem for ever. I made several and replaced the part on all of my door locks.

Now I also replaced all the latches on my cabinets with ABA 4 Grabbers which were sold by SouthCo. But I noticed on the computer that Amazon sells them now. They are great for cabinets and easy to install. You can look those up on Goggle.
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Old 02-19-2021, 12:11 AM   #3
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Look in Amazon for RV latch. You’ll see locking and not locking thump latches as well as catcher to hold cargo doors up.
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Sounds as if you're very smart with that stuff. I don't suppose you have any photos of what you've done. I have a 2000 Tourmaster that would probably have similar gear.
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No I do not have any pictures and I am out on the road right now, but as soon as I get a chance I will text you a picture.
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Many thanx. Enjoy your trip.
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