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My battery box

The box that holds my battery won't stay locked the tongue that turns to lock it (plastic) just opens when traveling where can i get a steel one that is if they do them?.
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Not seen any that are :-steel / brass / any metal

Probably wear on the latch or the key barrel is worn

Quick search on the net for thetford locker door lock should get a result
or you could try Reads Caravans service / after sales dept Blackburn

For a metal lock tack the original lock to a trade proper lock smiths shop and ask them to cross match the lock if they can

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Does it need to be locked Wayne? Mine is a plastic one with a lid that fits well over the base box and it stays put. There isn't a lock or a fastener on it.

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Does it need to be locked Wayne? Mine is a plastic one with a lid that fits well over the base box and it stays put. There isn't a lock or a fastener on it.

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Yes it is on the side at the front of my van.
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Not seen any that are :-steel / brass / any metal

Probably wear on the latch or the key barrel is worn

Quick search on the net for thetford locker door lock should get a result
or you could try Reads Caravans service / after sales dept Blackburn

For a metal lock tack the original lock to a trade proper lock smiths shop and ask them to cross match the lock if they can

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Hi Dave.
The lock itself is fine it is the plastic fastener that locks the door that is weak & keeps coming open are they easy to replace & get off?
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If it is the type that just has a nut on the end it simply pulls off once nut removed, Should be very easy to make a new one in steel. If you are anywhere near ABI dealer the models round early 90 had some sort of alloy one from memory,
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Thanks for all the helpfull reply's i have just had a full sevice on the van & every thing re the batt box is ok (fingers crossed)
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I had exactly the same problem but realised that it was the cables coming off the battery that were pressing against the door causing it to spring open. This started happening when I replaced the 80AH battery with a 110AH one. Re routing the cables cured it. What a flimsy affair they are these locks. The latch only overlaps the plastic upper edge of the door frame by about 1/16 of an inch.


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I had exactly the same problem but realised that it was the cables coming off the battery that were pressing against the door causing it to spring open. This started happening when I replaced the 80AH battery with a 110AH one. Re routing the cables cured it. What a flimsy affair they are these locks. The latch only overlaps the plastic upper edge of the door frame by about 1/16 of an inch.


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hi wayne on my old van i took the lock off and replaced with a old yale lock and it done the trick it didnt open anymore on me travels cheers .tom
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