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Old 09-08-2018, 01:47 AM   #1
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We just started using our 17í Towlite. The upper doors, the screen door and the outer door, are not connected together so they do not open and close as a unit. Is this typical? If not, how can we attach them together? Itís too chilly out to leave the outer door open and just the screen door closed and itís awkward trying to close them separately everytime we go back in (which is frequently). I had it rigged with a rubber band, but it only lasted a few dozen openings and closings.
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Our's has a plastic latch that connects/disconnects the 2 upper doors. The latch secures the screen door in the closed position, and will also latch to the outer door so they move together. The latch is part of the screen door. Do you see any holes that might indicate missing screws or rivets?

Most RV parts are generic, but this might be an exception. You can try JR Trailers or Midget Trailers, both in Ohio. Here's contact info:

MIDGET RV AND TRAILER SERVICE
16 Ogle St
Belleville, Ohio 44813
Phone: 1-419-886-0008

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J and R Trailer Repair
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Email: jrrepair@centurylink.net
Website: For Hi-Lo Parts - J & R Trailer Repair

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Try looking here:https://www.pplmotorhomes.com/parts/...or-accessories

There are a number of different screen door latches, so which one is the exact replacement for your Hi-Lo will be a guess without the original parts.

Amazon probably has them as well.
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I did find a couple mystery holes. I’ll check out the link, too.

I’m not sure what I’m looking for since I’ve never seen the original hardware.
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Maybe someone will post a photo of their screen door latch.
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Hey there, yeah as with all campers there is a plastic lever latch that holds the doors together and would in the area behind where the plastic slider door sits. My Hi Lo was missing it also I just bought a generic one off Amazon for like $7. Self tappers into the door and good to go!
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Here is a picture of a replacement from Amazon. They come in LEFT or RIGHT handed so order accordingly!
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Ult, let's try these photos. Sorry they are rotated. 1st shows the doors are connected. 2nd shows they are separated but still together (velcro) notice the position of the lever between the 1st and 2nd, and the 3rd shows the screen away from the door. in the 1st pic the lever is held by the door bracket. Moving the lever down allows the doors to separate, this "unlocks" it from the trailer frame.
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Excellent. That clears things up for sure! Thank you.
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How do I decide if we need the right hand or left hand version?
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