Post by goprocowboy on Mar 22, 2013 15:23:14 GMT -5
Hello, new to the forum so please forgive me if this has been asked before. We have a 1957/ish shasta 16 foot trailer and we recently broke the outside door handle. Ideally I am looking to find a replacement of someone semi local that might be able to help with a rebuild. This is close to the last thing we need to do to get back on the road. Thanks in advance, Love this forum!!
Post by Gone Kayaking on Mar 22, 2013 17:45:29 GMT -5
I didn't think the 56 and 57's used bargmans at least mine didn't. It used the standard door handle that you see at vintage trailer supply. You can try ebay....they turn up there especially the newer old-looking ones made in China or some such.
By the way where in Northern California are you? I'm in Oakland.
The 57s didn't use the Bargman handle. They used what I call Garage Door handles. They aren't really because it's not a T type handle. There are two sides to this opening system. The inside is called a "Cab Latch" which you find on just about all heavy construction equipment doors. You also find them on roof access doors in commercial buildings. You can get them with or without an interior lock.
God grant me the strength to restore the trailers I can,
The courage to strip the parts from the trailers I can't,
And the wisdom to know the difference.
Post by Gone Kayaking on Mar 25, 2013 15:00:05 GMT -5
makes me think that you don't have a 56 or 57 but perhaps an airflyte which begins with 58 model year, I think. They did have bargmans. The handle that both mobiltec and I are referring to can be seen at VTS.
Well, I would assume (I know, I know....) that none of this answers your original question.
It looks like you have a very common problem with these handles. They were made from a cast aluminum or pot metal, and the levers breaking in that spot is quite common.
I have not seen any of the replacement handle levers at any of the suppliers in quite a while. It looks like you have the L-66-3 handle set, and there is one listed as available at Fletchers' website ( fletcherstrailersales.com/trailer_parts.htm ). Their price is $160. That is probably as god a price as one would find for the complete set, with keys. I've seen them go on ebay for over $200 consistently. About the only other option is to keep an eye on ebay, and sometimes they will show up other places, but this is not a readily-available item any more.