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Old 09-12-2021, 09:06 PM   #21
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FYI those 10# are VERY strong. May put a lot of stress on some doors.

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Old 09-13-2021, 05:30 AM   #22
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Thanks for posting that invoice Ryan. I ordered a 4 - pack of 10 lb. latches just before we changed trailers. I/we broke a couple of latches in the "new" trailer, I'm glad I had those replacements however it was a bit of a PITA to replace as what others have stated is true. The heavier duty latches (male pieces) are larger and require repositioning the screws!

I went through our "new" trailer and added the small washers to ALL of the doors as that all but ended our broken latch issues in '15 Suites!

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Changed trailers? Did you get a newer Suite?
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Old 09-13-2021, 01:25 PM   #23
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Changed trailers? Did you get a newer Suite?

That's old news.
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Old 09-13-2021, 07:29 PM   #24
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That's old news.
If it is maybe I was not aware of it or just having a senior moment.
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Old 09-14-2021, 03:44 PM   #25
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If it is maybe I was not aware of it or just having a senior moment.

He only shares with special people. Don't you have to be a "Senior" to have a Senior Moment???
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Old 09-14-2021, 10:56 PM   #26
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ď Changed trailers? Did you get a newer Suite?Ē

Sorry Ryan, I didnít make a big deal out of it BUT we left the 2015 RSSA in AZ this spring and bought a 2019 RSSA out of Whiskey Mountain. Basically we just upgraded a little.

By the time we got it back to WI we had managed to break a couple of latches, I was lazy and didnít get on adding the little washers right away. Oh well, live and learn!

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Old 09-15-2021, 02:29 AM   #27
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ď Changed trailers? Did you get a newer Suite?Ē

Sorry Ryan, I didnít make a big deal out of it BUT we left the 2015 RSSA in AZ this spring and bought a 2019 RSSA out of Whiskey Mountain. Basically we just upgraded a little.

By the time we got it back to WI we had managed to break a couple of latches, I was lazy and didnít get on adding the little washers right away. Oh well, live and learn!

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A late Congratulations! 🎉🎉
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Old 09-26-2021, 02:36 PM   #28
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Has anybody though about WHY these things break ! I believe NOW that our trailer FLEXS a lot more than first though and the FINE quality of build causes things to move and become MISALIGNED!!! just saying , my opinion!!
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Old 09-26-2021, 03:26 PM   #29
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I have a 40 inch pantry door with shelves on the door which wouldn't hold the adjustment with 2 hinges. I added 2 hinges (now the spacing is10 inches) and no broken latch part or need of adjustment in over 2 years( Sept 2021 now would be 3 1/2 years).
So if I go to a standard a cabinet maker told me, 20 inches max spacing between hinges I need 5 more hinges to help eliminate wear???

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Since my original post I have had 2 latch failures. One on a big door with 3 hinges on 16 inch spacing and the second on 42 inch long door with 2 hinges at 27 spacing.

The weight of the door, both static and dynamic going down the road can't bear all the weight thus the latch is always in stress.

MY analysis and opinion with the support adding extra hinges to the panty has solved my biggest cabinet head ache.
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