LMTV 1078 Camper build concept

#61
Much thanks.

The Striker Plate is just a flat plate with an angled lip sticking out a tad for the latch to slide over then spring out allowing it to tuck behind it till unlocked and drawn out again. If your asking...... is there adjustment on the plate.. yes... I can move it in deeper and will try that... but pretty confident it won't help cause the play of the lock inside the door is in both directions. When I push in on the door to the optimal "closed position" door moves without moving the latch/lock. Im just moving the play between door and latch.

The inner panel is pop riveted on. I'll unscrew the outside of the lock's Philips screws fist to see what I can ... before drilling out the rivets to look in from that side
 
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patoz

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#62
Pop rivets, are you kidding me!

If that lock was installed correctly, it should have nuts on the inside, otherwise anyone could remove it and just open the door. Is your main doors done the same way as this one?
 
#63
Pop rivets, are you kidding me!

If that lock was installed correctly, it should have nuts on the inside, otherwise anyone could remove it and just open the door. Is your main doors done the same way as this one?
the whole inner panel on the door is pop riveted on so I have no clue if there are nuts on the back of the lock for it is installed between inner panel and outer door skin. I'm guessing there is nuts' otherwise like you say... thief could just unscrew the lock off the door..... but I'll find out tomorrow. If philips screws tend to hint at me that there is nuts ... I probably won't fawk with it for awhile. It still locks, just leaks and will rattle when in motion.... But other things prioritize over fixing it right now like the leaks. Plan tomorrow to address that too.
 
#64
sorta solved door issue. The striker plate..... welll.... while there is slots to adjust it in or out..... the recessed spot the plate sits in though... is not large enough to allow to move it. Little finagling I fudged it enough to move the plate. Had to use all the slot that was available to move the plate inward but it shuts tighter for now. Good enough for a rolling tool box. Oh and yeah..... the exposed screws/bolts on the outside around the lock just spin so as suspected they appear to be nutted.

The leak. might have solved. You might recall that the leak is mostly on left side of box and appears to come from behind an interior wall and water collects in cabinet under bench. Found that the upper left large red light (not sure if it is signal / brake/ orr? light) in the back had a compromised seal. The light fixture screws onto the body and there is no large cut in recess like other lights. But along with the screw holes there is a hole behind it where the wires go thru that is just smaller than the size of a quarter. Why so big I do not know. Cut the wires and removed the light.... there is now a quarter siliconed over the hole. Will see if that helps The roof..... there is seems that may be leaking too... but marginally. I have to roof coat a travel trailer to seal it better so I will do ambo at same time later in the summer.
 
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patoz

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Yeah, most of these latches have some type of adjustment, you just have to find it.

If you have Whelen brand lights, they use a 1" hole to pass the wires through so the three pin AMP connector will go through also. Your's may not have the connector and be hard wired, but the hole size is standard.
 
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ok.... did more silicon work today.... see if it stops it this time. Started with cutting / applying Flex Seal strips around one of the plates the PO added to replace the lights... but was taking too long to do just one of the covers the way I was doing it. Thus resorted back to a quick silicone of everything I could find so I could move on to other projects needed to be done.

Fins on the roof?? No not Fiddler.... Fins. I wondered why the hell there was aerodynamic fins on the flat roof till I saw MOTOROLA.... O shiat..... they must be antenna. One is front center..... second in mid center. Any clue what these are? There is a tablet/lap top mount inside.

There is also a little stubby metal one on rear center.
 
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patoz

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#68
If the little stubby metal one is about 4"- 6" tall, it's a UHF radio antenna. The fin type could be a cellular phone repeater or GPS antenna, but I don't know for sure. Different areas of the country use different types of communication equipment.