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bowtorc
09-07-2008, 07:44 AM
I have heard about a new type of latch for the mirrored sliding doors but can find no source or name. Has anyone replaced their old ones with this new type and if so, where were they purchased?

Thanks
Roger

jbeletti
09-07-2008, 08:02 AM
Hi Roger,

Your dealer can order these from Heartland. If inconvenient, I believe they can be ordered from Heartland Customer Service (877-262-8032).

Jim

snuffy
09-07-2008, 08:15 AM
We were able to compare the two last week and the new ones are great, no comparison to the old ambush type.
The new ones are a brown softer plastic with rounded corners and are easy to operate.

phranc
09-07-2008, 02:20 PM
Roger , I saw an artical in last mo. trailer life about mirror door latches.. Here is th co that has a new design http://www.seamerica.com/
Their response to me was
Thank you for your inquiry. Please see attached info. If you decide to purchase, you can find the latches online at the following address. Just click on the below link or copy and paste the below info into your browser address area.
http://www.rvlifestyles.net/(S(cm44bc2ak3j1hyjizecdna45))/ItemPage.aspx?id=310460&subcatid=3810000015026&GroupID=05230000033095&Search=True&Magic=F6NBVX0710140048730&DealerID=023004631523&GUID=f02cd57e-d72c-4b15-af1f-0e42adc68ebe (http://www.rvlifestyles.net/%28S%28cm44bc2ak3j1hyjizecdna45%29%29/ItemPage.aspx?id=310460&subcatid=3810000015026&GroupID=05230000033095&Search=True&Magic=F6NBVX0710140048730&DealerID=023004631523&GUID=f02cd57e-d72c-4b15-af1f-0e42adc68ebe)

snuffy
09-07-2008, 04:25 PM
Personally, I don't think anyone should have to pay for a replacement of a latch that was so badly designed and dangerous in the first place. It couldn't cost Heartland that much to replace all the ones in existence on their units.

cdbMidland
09-07-2008, 07:54 PM
Personally, I don't think anyone should have to pay for a replacement of a latch that was so badly designed and dangerous in the first place. It couldn't cost Heartland that much to replace all the ones in existence on their units.

Sorry, but I don't agree that Heartland has any responsibility for this. The latch was not something that Heartland engineered, but every other brand also had them. It was state-of-the-art until this one came out.

jnbhobe
09-07-2008, 08:47 PM
I agree with CB, The originals plastic latches were FLESH EATERS but thats what everyone used.The new design are really great but Heartland souldn't have an obligation to replace old with new.Enjoy your Rig!! Happy Camping,JON;)

bowtorc
09-08-2008, 07:30 AM
Thanks for the help. I had seen the new latches but could find no source. Just more proof of the value of the forum.

Roger

Cyclone Traveler
09-18-2008, 08:11 PM
Thanks phranc, we saw these on a new trailer at the PA RV show and this is the only site that had a link. My Cyclone's getting an upgrade.

fhollan
09-19-2008, 08:10 AM
I saw the latches on the newer models yesterday. I couldn't find them at Camping World. I called customer service at Heartland and I've got a set coming.

Goldenwingers
09-19-2008, 11:02 AM
$15.19 each:eek:, from the site linked above. Wow, we just got two from Rec-Spec yesterday for a whole lot less $. I would hope that Rec-Spec made a little profit on them, but these other folks must be marking up around 800%!

ChopperBill
09-28-2008, 11:42 AM
I have the old plastic latches and have never had a problem. And I have the Midas touch of er... it ain't gold! When we get to the destination we just open the closet doors and push them to the opposite sides. Only use the latch while traveling.

cdonmartin
10-10-2008, 10:20 AM
Thanks so much for this link! My mirror latches have broken and I needed to replace them. These latches look great!

ChopperBill
07-10-2010, 02:34 PM
Well the rig has the new style latch. Renee had new found strength (after the second cocktail) and broke one. Never had a problem with the old latches, injuries or otherwise. Guess I will order an extra.

ChopperBill
07-12-2010, 05:06 PM
Local Cedar Creek dealer 1/2 mile a way had them in stock. 2 for $11.89. No wait, no freight!

Hoosier Wolverine
10-23-2010, 08:47 AM
I've been using the new latches for about a year. I installed them just after the last time my wife sliced her arm on the old ones.
I bought mine at Modern dealership in Anderson IN, can't remember the price.

Wharton
10-24-2010, 05:19 AM
We have a 2011 and have broken 2 of the brown, rounded latches. Have ordered frm Tweety's other latches that we will try. If these don't last we will go to velcro.

cookie
10-24-2010, 07:24 AM
Those of you that have broken the new brown latches, here is something to think about.
We had the new style latches in our old rig since they came out and never had a problem. When we got the new rig, one of the first things my wife did is break one off. I did notice that the door to latch allignment was off a bit. When I installed the new latch I moved it over for better allignment. Now it opens easier and so far has not broken off.
Just food for thought.

Peace
Dave

judyq
01-03-2012, 02:07 PM
if you replace the plastic latches with velcro, does anyone have a pic on how it is attached?

jmgratz
01-03-2012, 08:02 PM
we just attached the velcro to the door frame and the other end to the end of the door. Sorry no photo.

sjs731
01-03-2012, 09:10 PM
Our 2012 330CK has the new latches. They work wonderful. We had one break in the first month we had it but I think it got pulled too hard trying to get the door to release. I called Heartland Customer Service and they sent a couple replacements. I recommend changing to the new latches.