Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×
Gulf Stream Owners RV Forum
 

Go Back   Gulf Stream Owners RV Forum > Gulf Stream Owners | Community Forums > Gulfstream General Discussions
Click Here to Login
Register FAQ Community Calendar Today's Posts Log in

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 02-06-2021, 04:43 PM   #1
GreenAcresMO
New Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 2
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.

Thank you,

KJ
GreenAcresMO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2021, 12:02 PM   #2
RayChez1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 1,257
Default

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.
__________________
2002 Gulf Stream Scenic Cruiser
2018 Buick Envision Essence
Neway Freightliner chassis
Aventa II Blue Ox
RayChez1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2021, 12:11 AM   #3
BPeschka
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2020
Location: Rio Rico, AZ
Posts: 40
Default

Look in Amazon for RV latch. You’ll see locking and not locking thump latches as well as catcher to hold cargo doors up.
__________________
Bill
Rio Rico, AZ

2004 BT Cruiser 5210
BPeschka is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2021, 03:49 PM   #4
[email protected]
Member
 
kenjohnston83@gmail.com's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: Victoria
Posts: 61
Send a message via AIM to kenjohnston83@gmail.com
Default

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.
__________________
2000 Tourmaster
Cummins M11 450 HP
kenjohnston83@gmail.com is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2021, 01:04 AM   #5
RayChez1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 1,257
Default

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.
__________________
2002 Gulf Stream Scenic Cruiser
2018 Buick Envision Essence
Neway Freightliner chassis
Aventa II Blue Ox
RayChez1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2021, 02:09 AM   #6
[email protected]
Member
 
kenjohnston83@gmail.com's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: Victoria
Posts: 61
Send a message via AIM to kenjohnston83@gmail.com
Default

Many thanx. Enjoy your trip.
__________________
2000 Tourmaster
Cummins M11 450 HP
kenjohnston83@gmail.com is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2021, 09:01 PM   #7
mcruff
New Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2020
Location: Albertville
Posts: 8
Default

Are these what your looking for, these are whats on my 2002 Friendship. I had to replace nearly all of them, these are made better than the originals, the part that breaks is still cast but its made different and much beefier.

http://www.fastecindustrial.com/images/30205-06.gif


http://www.fastecindustrial.com/prod...therlocks.html
mcruff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2021, 06:38 PM   #8
RayChez1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 1,257
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
Many thanx. Enjoy your trip.

Sent you a almost finished part or picture of the part that breaks inside the compartment door locks. The original is made out of pot metal, replaced with a home made part made out of steel. No more problems breaking. Hope you got the picture, I sent it to [email protected]. Just got back from my trip and rushed to send you the picture.

Also I noticed MCruff posted a picture of the type of door locks that I have and those are the type with a weak actuator lever that breaks if you slam the door hard. They will break every time because of the cheap pot metal material used.
__________________
2002 Gulf Stream Scenic Cruiser
2018 Buick Envision Essence
Neway Freightliner chassis
Aventa II Blue Ox
RayChez1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2021, 11:39 PM   #9
mcruff
New Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2020
Location: Albertville
Posts: 8
Default

Ray the the link I posted for the latches are not the same, they look the same on the outside and while they are similar on the inside the lever is made different from the originals made by Tippert. None of my newer ones have broken at all.
__________________
2002 Friendship 8362
Cat 3126E 330hp
mcruff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2021, 10:13 PM   #10
RayChez1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 1,257
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mcruff View Post
Ray the the link I posted for the latches are not the same, they look the same on the outside and while they are similar on the inside the lever is made different from the originals made by Tippert. None of my newer ones have broken at all.
I am glad if they changed the metal from pot metal to something like steel or even aluminum. But the original compartment locks were a piece of junk on the actuator lever. Mine all broke within the first year and I bought the coach brand new. I bought a couple, then I decided to make the part out of steel. I just bought about a yard of 1/8x 1x 36, got the broken part and traced it with a pencil, cut it and took it to an electric grinder and a drill press. Made enough to change them all and I have never had any more problems.

What made a broken door lock so bad is that their was no way to open it up without cutting a hole through metal between the compartments wall to be able to unlock the broken door lock. It was a job I would not recommend to anybody because it was hard and took special cutting equipment.
__________________
2002 Gulf Stream Scenic Cruiser
2018 Buick Envision Essence
Neway Freightliner chassis
Aventa II Blue Ox
RayChez1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:34 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×