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Old 03-07-2012, 01:16 PM   #15
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Bob, Mine also won't lock from the inside and I'm afraid that loose parts will 'fly free' when I take off the inside panel to check it out. But it doesn't sound like it's an awful job? Referring to your quote, how did you get the key lock 'centered' ?
Don't worry about taking it apart, things won't go flying.
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Old 03-07-2012, 08:49 PM   #16
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Pam, what I mean is that when using the key to lock or unlock the door from the outside I would turn the key all the way left or right, depending on if I was locking or unlocking. I finally found that the key had to be centered in it's travel, rather than all the way in one direction, then I could lock the door from the inside. Give that a try. I had previously taken the latch assembly apart, cleaned it and greased it with white grease. Not much to it. My door needs some alignment adjusting, but for a quick fix while we were on a trip I just moved the striker part to make the door shut easier. I didn't want to get too involved while away from home. Not sure if adjustments can be made at the hinges, anybody tried that? Bob
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Old 03-08-2012, 09:48 AM   #17
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Bob,
If you have an '84 check out pages 6 and 7 about door hinges in the repair manual. I tried taking my UHaul to an rv repair place and it cost me an hours labor charge for them to tighten the screws--they didn't really do anything so I still have a crooked hanging door. It closes OK, but looks funny.
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Old 03-08-2012, 10:19 AM   #18
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I have one hinge that has one loose screw of the three on the hinge, I have been meaning to tighten it (it does not affect the door as the other two screw hold the hinge firm) but haven't gotten to it yet, it is a two person job because you can't hold the nut from the inside and reach the outside screw head by yourself to tighten it. You access the nut by removing the plastic plug on the inside.
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Old 03-08-2012, 11:31 AM   #19
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Direct link: Bargman lock L-300 motorhome vintage travel trailer camper door latch handle RV | eBay Not an auction, but $209.99 Buy It Now. Ouch.
yikes,,,does that come with the door attached?
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Old 03-08-2012, 11:33 AM   #20
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WOW! You all are excellent! What nice bunch of answers. Could there be a screw loose around here? Say it isn't so! I'll have it in here ASAP and check out it's inners. Easiests thing first for sure. Bless you. j.s.
if you find that lost screw,,,,send it my way,,, my wife says it might be one of mine
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if you find that lost screw,,,,send it my way,,, my wife says it might be one of mine
My wife said the samething!
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Old 03-27-2012, 07:52 AM   #22
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WOW! You all are excellent! What nice bunch of answers. Could there be a screw loose around here? Say it isn't so! I'll have it in here ASAP and check out it's inners. Easiests thing first for sure. Bless you. j.s.
Did you fix up your lock?
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Old 03-27-2012, 04:06 PM   #23
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Hi, I would have been busy out there but it got cold again!!! I will get it inside tomorrow and see what i can do with it. I need to fix that before it goes to get a new spare tire cover at the Amish guys place. I wanted to go camping next week but have to see about this weather. Janet
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Old 05-06-2012, 10:29 PM   #24
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I just remembered today to check my door lock to see if I can lock it from the inside if I leave the key 'centered' in the vertical position as Bob suggested. And Halleluyeha!! it works! Man, I've had this thing for a few years and never thunk of that!! Bob, you made my weekend!!
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Old 05-07-2012, 10:08 AM   #25
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I too found the answer to my lock problems. My favorite helper guy came to hlep, how about that, my camper lock was one of the first issues addressed. We took it apart, nothng sprang out as one of you folks told me, lubed it and just checked out the workings. All at once the way it works became obvious - not how I thougt it works, my bad. It is doing all the things one wants from a lock now. Thanks to the good advice from the site I didn't buy a new one. We also took of the rock guard that had been painted but not repaired first. It goes back to the paint shop this week. Happy day dance!
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