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Old 11-20-2008, 05:06 PM   #1
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Our UA, and I'm sure others, has a latch that will keep the shower door closed in addition to the magnetic door strip. The latch is gold plastic and goes thru the door and twists to latch. Ours is, of course, broken and the whole latch is pretty cheap so I don't want to just replace it with OEM. Has anyone replaced this type of latch with something more substantial? What did you use? Pictures???? Thanks
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Our UA, and I'm sure others, has a latch that will keep the shower door closed in addition to the magnetic door strip. The latch is gold plastic and goes thru the door and twists to latch. Ours is, of course, broken and the whole latch is pretty cheap so I don't want to just replace it with OEM. Has anyone replaced this type of latch with something more substantial? What did you use? Pictures???? Thanks
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Old 11-20-2008, 05:21 PM   #3
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Sorry, Kix....got nothing for you. Ours is still functional.
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Old 11-21-2008, 02:59 PM   #4
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Thanks forhte reply Jim. Glad yours didn't break........yet.
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Old 11-25-2008, 05:58 PM   #5
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I have the same problem and I have looked at Home Depot and Lowes for just the right part that might work...nothing!

I know I could get another cheap plastic one from WGO; but, why bother.

I have decided to let the local machine shop make me a replacement out of brass, I just haven't gotten around to it yet.
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Old 11-26-2008, 05:17 PM   #6
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I glued mine one more time in the hopes that it will last this time.
After gluing it I thought of a potential fix for the next timeit breaks and this may help you.
take about a .5" piece of 1/8" threaded rod (or cut a machine screw) and epoxy it into holes drilled into the plastic shaft. I betting this would hold it.
If you get a decent price on a brass custom made one I would like one too. Let me know how much, please. Thanks KIX [email protected]
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Old 11-27-2008, 03:38 AM   #7
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We broke ours when our first MH was new, and never replaced it. Our new MH now has 50,000 miles and we never locked the shower. The door has never opened accidently on either.... So just find a nice knob and use it; you don't need the latch!
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Old 11-27-2008, 01:00 PM   #8
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Ours has opened once since the latch broke. Apparently the magnetic strip strength couldn't quite overcome the shock from the pothole.
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