Originally Posted by Zephod_beeblebrox2
My bus has a manual door opener. There's a latch that drops when the door is closed. It looks as though it would be useful to rig some way of lifting that latch when entry is desired.
How have others managed? Im sure a handle on the outside of the door would allow me to close and lock it from the outside.
Not sure excatly what you are looking at but I used a Solenoid on one of my sailboats to unlach the door with a hidden switch . I buy things of that nature from several places but this one has assorted items that may work .
. look around the site they have powered seat motors ,actuators and dc motors
. So far in the last 6 years have been satified with my purchases from them .