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Wadcutter
08-30-2010, 10:58 AM
A couple of months ago we bought a 2010 BC 3500RL. Every time we would meet a semi/large truck on 2 lane roads the sewer hose door would pop open. The plastic latch is designed to engage a small plastic 'nub' on the top of the door. There was just too much play in the latch to keep the door locked. We replaced the plastic latch with a metal latch like used on the storage compartment doors. No more problems with the door flying open.
Suggestion (if not already done on newer models): Get rid of the plastic latch.

jimtoo
08-30-2010, 03:05 PM
Hi Wadcutter,

Welcome to the Heartland Owners Forum and Family. We have a great bunch of people here with lots of information and all willing to share their knowledge if needed.

Thanks for solving a problem that others have probably had also. Hopefully the plant will see and make a change.

Enjoy the forum and your Big Country.

Jim M

Wadcutter
08-30-2010, 08:45 PM
Thanks for the welcome.
We traded a 2006 Cardinal for our Big Country. So far we're very pleased and think we made a good trade. The Mrs is very happy with our BC.

jimtoo
08-30-2010, 10:39 PM
Thanks for the welcome.
So far we're very pleased and think we made a good trade. The Mrs is very happy with our BC.

Yep,,, you keep the Mrs. Happy.... everybody will be Happy. Glad your having great thoughts about your new Big Country.

Now go camping and make some good memories.

Jim M

bwwalczak
08-31-2010, 07:42 AM
Thank you for your imput. YES, we have gone away from the plastic latches on current model years.