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Old 08-02-2015, 04:46 PM   #21
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Nice work Bob.

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Old 08-02-2015, 06:02 PM   #22
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We installed a stainless steel door bolt from LEE VALLEY TOOLS on our table it has been working very well - part # 00G13.13

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Old 08-02-2015, 06:27 PM   #23
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Link was in error in my previous post. Incorrect latch assembly.

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Here is a link to one like the one we used. It is a bunk latch and the handle stays flush to the table when it is latched.
I should have given this Link to a latch that is much better than the one Bob ended up getting (thanks to my error!). We used the end piece with the loop for our install, not the plate with the hole in it as Bob did in his installation. We did another latch in our 5.0TA and again used the loop rather than the plate with the hole in it. (The table was a bit different than the one in our 19ft. trailer, but the instructions basically worked.) Hopefully, this new link will prevent others from having to go through the extra trouble that Bob did! Sorry Bob!
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Old 08-03-2015, 01:33 AM   #24
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It's okay. I could have gone to a hardware store and found something to fit, but instead viewed it as a challenge and came up with the grooved block. My wife tried the latch and found it easy to use. Reace thought it might be hard to line up, but it is dead easy. I waffled between the bunk latch and Charlie's clamp option and chose the former. The clamp is probably equally effective, but the latch appealed to me for some reason. If we go down seriously bad roads I plan on putting the table down and stowing the supports. I can see how the forces on the supports could crack them on a bad road.

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