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Old 08-30-2020
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Default Roof storage pod latches

What are these latches called and where can I find replacements? The thought of a failure driving down the road and having the lid of the pod ripped off and sailing across the highway is no bueno.
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I replaced mine last year. Got them at the localTrue Value hardware. I also put a nut & bolt through them ( where a padlock would go ) so they can't open while driving. Don't want to deal with padlocks being out in the weather.
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Nice, I thought you took a pic of our roof storage pod latches there for a minute. Ours are scary looking too. Thanks Captain Fred.
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Napa and auto part stores sell inexpensive rubber hood latches that work well.
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I think stainless latches like these would be a good replacement:
https://www.amazon.com/Cabinet-Boxes...805197&sr=8-12
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They are made by southco.
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I always thought the "butterfly"/"twist to latch" fasteners would look nice. Available zinc coated; powder coated and stainless. Image is from McMaster-Carr but they're available in lots of styles/sizes from many sources.

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Yes Dana, that could have been a picture of ours as well. Those are the original rooftop containers that were put on the bus.
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