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Subject Topic: Coachman magnetic door catch Post Reply Post New Topic
27/9/2019 at 4:31pm
 Location: S E Hampshire
 Outfit: Knaus Starclass 565
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This is for the entry door on a 2015 VIP. Where can I get a replacement?
Thanks.

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27/9/2019 at 7:06pm
 Location: Lichfield
 Outfit: Coachman Amara 450
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The main entrance door usually has a lockable catch as magnetic catches are normally used for overhead lockers, cupboards and drink cabinets with swivel doors etc.
Are you sure it's a magnetic catch on the main entry door?


via mobile 27/9/2019 at 7:09pm
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Yup, it’s a magnetic catch which holds the door open , against the ‘van sides. Separate from the lockable door closure. Thanks .

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27/9/2019 at 7:30pm
 Location: Lichfield
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So this must be the external catch which used to be the old plastic type 'C' clip and gripper replaced with a magnetic type. I don't know what they look like in order to search for one, however, the Coachman is only 4 years old so wouldn't have thought it was that difficult to obtain one. Have you looked on Ebay and Amazon or even tried a Coachman dealer?
Kenmore Caravans in Yorkshire stock numerous parts for Coachman so try giving them a call as their customer service is excellent.


via mobile 27/9/2019 at 7:36pm
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Searched everywhere! Will try Coachman when we get home. I was hoping for an easier route!

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via mobile 27/9/2019 at 7:44pm
 Location: Royal Forest of Dean
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Search on eBay for caravan magnetic door retainer, several different types are available.

Rob


27/9/2019 at 7:45pm
 Location: Lichfield
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Kenmore is only a phone call away. I would be very surprised if they don't have what you are looking for as I have obtained obsolete Coachman parts in the past after searching everywhere else without success.


via mobile 27/9/2019 at 7:46pm
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True, but I wanted a direct replacement. Thanks

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via mobile 27/9/2019 at 7:48pm
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So, Kenmore it sounds worth a call. Thanks

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28/9/2019 at 9:26am
 Location: Suffolk
 Outfit: Coachman Pastiche 525 4
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Mine went as well. Coachman dealers stock them !! They do break eventually but are easily obtainable. They come as a pair and cost about £15

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28/9/2019 at 9:35am
 Location: S E Hampshire
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Thanks, will conta ct them on our return.
Thanks to all,
!

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28/9/2019 at 8:26pm
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Quote: Originally posted by The Vicar on 28/9/2019
Mine went as well. Coachman dealers stock them !! They do break eventually but are easily obtainable. They come as a pair and cost about £15



Which comes to the conclusion that the OP hasn't really done any homework and tried searching themselves for a magnetic catch. I would have thought that a Coachman dealer would be the first port of call especially as the van is only 4 years old.



29/9/2019 at 12:04pm
 Location: West Mids
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Adrian06, you'll find them online quite easily, eBay is awash with them and Kenmore have a FleaBay shop too.
I have a magnetic door catch on my Swift though too and its an awful idea, the slightest gust of breeze from the rear of the van is enough to release the grip and slam the door shut. I'll be fitting a conventional external door catch instead.

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via mobile 29/9/2019 at 4:11pm
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Ooh! Sorry, in deepest rural France, access is not good. I only asked, this will be my last request or contact on this forum.

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