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Author:  Suerenity [ Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:33 pm ]
Post subject:  blank tank compartment door latch question

I’m new to the forum and a newbie, proud owner of a 2012 RB 24. I tried searching to see if there were previous posts regarding this topic, but no luck. Probably it’s my ineptitude that’s preventing me from finding any relevant posts. In which case, I offer an apology for redundancy. Here’s my dilemma...I’m having trouble with the blank tank basement compartment door. The handle turns, but very stiffly and the long metal rods that insert into the sides of the compartment don’t always seem to extend completely to engage the door securely in relation to the rotation of the handle turn. Consequently, the door will pop open while I’m driving. I hope this explanation makes sense. Has anyone else had this problem? Does anyone have any suggestions for maintenance and/or cleaning of this handle mechanism? Thanks.

Author:  whemme [ Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:26 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: blank tank compartment door latch question

I am confused somewhat by your post. Can I assume instead of blank you mean black? And if you mean black tank basement compartment door your 2012 RB 24 coach it should have its black tank under the coach and not contained within any basement compartment. Please explain.

Author:  John S. [ Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:16 am ]
Post subject:  Re: blank tank compartment door latch question

I had that happen on one of my coaches. The bar was a bit to short so I welded on a piece on the back and gave it another 1/4 inch. As to operating it I would look up latches and see what you can find or take a picture to a RV dealer parts department.

Author:  Dave Rotelle [ Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:07 am ]
Post subject:  Re: blank tank compartment door latch question

For a temporary fix you can lock the door, I had a similar problem on the door that covers our generator. Because we don't often open that door I found it easier to just lock the door.

Author:  Suerenity [ Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:01 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: blank tank compartment door latch question

Thanks all for your replies. I wasn’t able to find them in the forum until today! In the meantime, I've purchased some dry lube called Silicone RV Lube which was suggested by Techno RV. I haven’t tried it yet, but hopefully this will do the trick.

Author:  M&MAustin [ Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:20 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: blank tank compartment door latch question

We have the same problem. Ours does not have a lock on it so that's no help.

My ugly but cheap and functional temporary fix is a strip of blue tape over the handle. Works for the 3-4 days in between tank dumps.

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