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Old 05-03-2013, 03:21 AM   #1
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Can storage doors be "upgraded" to slam latch ?

I have a 2013 Springdale 294BHSSR. The storage doors and front door do not have the slam latches on them. Is there any way to upgrade them ?

I assume I'll have to replace the whole door ? If so, do I have to do any other modifications ?

Thanks for any info you can provide.

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Old 05-03-2013, 06:46 PM   #2
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Need to be honest, never thought of it before but have seen it on other campers and it was nice. Would think no on the change doors but you would have to cut the centre and would always have the latchs on the edges.
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:21 PM   #3
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For starters, I think you would have to replace the door AND door frame...no small task. Then you would have to replace it with a custom made door to fit the opening. And that would take a custom manufacturing job. So I'm sure you would be into it $$$. Is that worth it?
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:13 PM   #4
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Many times manufacturers change options on their RV's. Changing from standard doors to slam-latch doors is just one of these "evolutionary" upgrades. Changing the doors doesn't necessarily mean changing the design of the RV. Often the cutouts for the door are exactly the same, just the type of door is different.

You may find that the slam-latch doors you're wanting to install are a standard door size and are available for your RV in the same size and corner radius as your current doors. The only way to know for sure is to talk to your dealer's parts department. You may be able to simply order new doors and when they come in, remove the old ones and seal/install the new ones.
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:05 PM   #5
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Taking the entire door and door frame out is a real simple job I did it when I re-sealed my compartments a couple of weeks ago.
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Old 05-09-2013, 03:20 PM   #6
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Found this latch. Cut hole in door, and plug old lock holes.

http://www.rvpartsoutlet.com/product...lruaf9fqtk5887
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I am pretty sure the frame and gasket material is different on slam door versus conventional. The doorframe has built in latch guides and catches. The gasket material is completely different. I have both style doors on mine. I think you would need to change the frame as well.
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Old 05-10-2013, 04:15 AM   #8
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Okay, Thanks for all the info guys.

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Old 05-11-2013, 11:26 AM   #9
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RV compartment slam latches

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Okay, Thanks for all the info guys.

Bean

You might also try FIC latches. They make most of the RV compartment latches and they are much cheeper.
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