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Entrance door Latch???????
« on: November 27, 2012, 06:04:23 PM »
Hello all, I have searched the archives but maybe I didn't word my request right. I am looking for advice on the best, solid, quality entrance door latch for the sedan door on my MCI 102c3. On my other bus's, I have in the past used the standard Bargman paddle latch like a store bought RV uses, but they are built so cheap there must be something better out there. Seems like years ago there was a post about a Kenworth semi door latch? Anyone have a lead or part number or brand or any thoughts on the best way? Thanks!!!!!

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Re: Entrance door Latch???????
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2012, 06:32:47 PM »
 The best latch I have found and used is called "the bear claw", available at most automotive outlets.>>>Dan
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Re: Entrance door Latch???????
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2012, 06:45:47 PM »
Here's a great piece from long ago and far away:

http://users.cwnet.com/~thall/FAST%20FRED.htm

putting "entrance door latch " into the archive at BNO gets you a lot of good reading.

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Re: Entrance door Latch???????
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2012, 06:56:37 PM »
The best latch I have found and used is called "the bear claw", available at most automotive outlets.>>>Dan

That's exactly what I used.  It is really a solid lock.

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Re: Entrance door Latch???????
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2012, 08:49:52 PM »
« Last Edit: November 28, 2012, 07:52:37 AM by Ednj »
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Re: Entrance door Latch???????
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2012, 08:53:19 PM »
Try Trimark Industries.  Have one of theirs and like it.  Big selection, great quality.
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Re: Entrance door Latch???????
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2012, 06:35:36 AM »
 :-\

Did you decide what you are going to use?
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Re: Entrance door Latch???????
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2012, 04:17:53 AM »
thanks all for the info. I am still researching the best way to go, hope to get something this week. Just looking for something very high quality, perhaps something with a push button combination lock like the entertaineer bus's use. Anybody out there have any info on what the entertainners use?????