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Winnebago basement door latch replacement


I'm betting there is an easier way to replace corroded basement door latches.  But my way was quick and cheap.  First, I ordered a bag full of replacements.  I drilled out the rivets with a quarter inch drill and then chewed a hole into the inside door cover.  The old latch pops out.  The new one pops in.  A couple of new rivets (aluminum) finished the job.



Now I needed to patch and weatherproof the hole.  Searching around the local home improvement store, Home Depot, I found a plastic for sale sign.  Perfect.  I used some contact cement to adhere the a square from the sign to the existing door panel.  I then caulked around the hole with some 3M 5200 sealant.

Works great!


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