Easy open screen door latch makes RVing easier
Insert the spoke so the button will be facing the outside of the coach. You will have to flex the spoke a little in order to feed the threaded end up through the hole in the plastic door slide stop/handle. The better way to do it is to remove the stop/handle (only three retaining screws) and feed the spoke up through the hole and then replace the handle. This way you don't permanently bend the spoke out of shape.Screw the retaining nut back on the spoke and now you can open your screen door without having to slide the plastic door back. Just push down on the retaining nut and the door opens. The spring action of the latch keeps the spoke in place. Since the spokes are stainless steel, they resist rust and look good. No more sliding that plastic door out of the way just so you can reach the latch - one finger is all you need.
Note: The above application was done on a thin latch handle. For thicker latch handles, you can either bend the spoke to fit or you can countersink the drill hole, either way you achieve the same effect. I made a countersink by wrapping a piece of duct tape around a drill bit. Some of these thicker latches may require a firmer spoke to work properly. A thinner spoke may bend too easily. I suggest you test the firmness of the spoke before you start drilling holes. Just put the spoke on top of where you would drill your hole and push it down while holding it in place. If it bends too easily, get a firmer spoke.
Like many ideas, I borrowed this one from a fellow camper who had used a metal rod and a bolt in the latch to do the same thing. He used a stronger material than a spoke, but I prefer the spoke (my idea) over this type of application just because it's cleaner and less intrusive.
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