2005 Keystone Raptor, 3612DS
Extra Door Latch


Extra Door Latch Installation

Anyone who owns a Raptor 5th wheel knows that you cannot  keep the main entrance door (secured by the exterior latch) and have the main cargo door open at the same time.  For me this was a real pain because I was in charge of exterior unloading and not being able to have the cargo door open with the main door needed to be fixed.  The below pictures shows that the hook is blocked by the open hatch door.

 

Below, I simply went to an RV supply and picked up another one for less than $5.00.  The installation is very straight forward.  Simply measure and pre-drill the screw holes.  I filled each of the screw holes with Silicone 2 and also applied the same to the backs prior to screwing them in.  Let them sit over night and they are ready to use.

 

As you can see, you don't even notice the extra latch.

 

The final product is I am able to add and remove items from my cargo area while leaving the main door open.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at bkirkpatrick@email.com or you can call my cellular phone (562-843-4043).  I spend a lot of time with my family at Lucerne, Ocotillo Wells, Glamis, and along the coast.  These were just some improvements that I needed to do.

Thanks,  Brendan

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