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FAP door Lock on Autocruise motorhome
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usergertie
Posted: 30 December 2010 5:34 PM
Subject: FAP door Lock on Autocruise motorhome
 
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My lock has broken for the second time in 6 years. The fault is a broken spring that frees the locking arm which then allows you to close the door. I can get a replacement lock from O'Leary's for around £95, last time it broke I managed to get a complete lock from a breakers. Does anyone know who manufacturs FAP locks and/or who can supply or manufacture a spring?
userMel B
Posted: 30 December 2010 6:15 PM
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Hi Gertie

Is this the type of lock you're on about?

http://shop.ebay.co.uk/?_from=R40&_trksid=p5197.m570.l1313&_nkw=fap+lock&_sacat=See-All-Categories
userBrian Kirby
Posted: 30 December 2010 6:35 PM
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Or, try e-mailing them here: http://tinyurl.com/367osdu
usergertie
Posted: 2 January 2011 11:56 PM
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Hi Mel. Happy new year, Have been away but the locks shown on ebay are not the same. Mine I believe is PRO TEK (unmotorised). Thanks all the same.
usergertie
Posted: 2 January 2011 11:57 PM
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Hi Brian, have hit the site and sent an email complete with photograph of broken spring. It will be interesting to see what they say. Thank you for the site link. Happy new year.
Gertie
usermmccoig
Posted: 9 July 2015 10:37 AM
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I'm having some springs made. They work out at £15.00 each inc P&P if you want one. Should be with me in about 4 weeks. Expensive for a spring, but cheaper than a new lock!
userPJay
Posted: 9 July 2015 2:27 PM
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mmccoig - 2015-07-09 10:37 AM

I'm having some springs made. They work out at £15.00 each inc P&P if you want one. Should be with me in about 4 weeks. Expensive for a spring, but cheaper than a new lock!

Hi Mac
Old post 2011. Guess he has it sorted.
But welcome to the forum anyway
PJay
userguyno
Posted: 12 July 2015 10:13 AM
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Hi all, I am a new to this site and found it by searching for a door latch spring,

my van is a Mobilvetta icaro S10 but has the FAP door lock

am I right in thinking the spring you are talking about fits in the door hinge and makes contact with
the contacts in the door pillar ?
userDerek Uzzell
Posted: 13 July 2015 7:25 AM
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A FAP catalogue can be downloaded from here

http://www.motorcaravanning.co.uk/pdf/FAP2011_CatalogoFINALE_xweb.pdf

It will be seen that there are several door-lock designs, and it’s quite possible that a spring suitable for one lock will be unsuitable for another.
userguyno
Posted: 13 July 2015 9:21 AM
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Many thanks Derek, I found my door catch in the parts book [1075 AVSLK ]

but unfortunately no mention of the contact spring that operates it

its not the end of the world as it was broken when I bought the vehicle three years ago

so I removed the spring from the hinge pin and stuck a piece of stainless shim steel to the
inside of the hinge with double sided tape

this works fine for me the only problem being that it only makes contact when the door is
three inch from closed

not a prob when you know, but people try and slam the door before the inner catch has time
to drop down

a brilliant set up let down by a twopence halfpenny spring

userGraham A
Posted: 3 November 2015 11:22 AM
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Hi, I'm looking for a replacement spring for a FAP habitation door latch mechanism (fitted to a Bailey Approach), just wondering if it's the same item! I'll see if I can attach a photo.
userDerek Uzzell
Posted: 3 November 2015 1:22 PM
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Welcome to the Out&AboutLive forums, Graham.

As this is a rather old forum discussion I’m doubtful that you’ll get any useful feedback, though you might try e-mailing ‘mmccoig’ (mac.mccoig@btinternet.com) who said in July 2015 that he was having some replacement springs made.

I notice that you asked about this on the MHFun forum a couple of days ago

http://www.motorhomefun.co.uk/forum/threads/habitation-door-lock-problem.118524/

and received some helpful advice. As was said there, it’s likely that replacement springs will either need to be (expensively) made by a specialist or DIYed.
userflicka
Posted: 6 November 2015 11:18 PM
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When working I used this company for manufacture of obsolete springs or where the original manufacturer had dissappeared. Found them very reasonable cost wise for single or small volume. They did have an enquiry form to identify needs. Better still if you have the old spring as a pattern.
www.skegness-springs.co.uk

The form is now on their website = ENQUIRY

Edited by flicka 2015-11-06 11:23 PM
usergranddad
Posted: 7 November 2015 10:50 PM
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as Derek sayes mhfun is your best bet
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