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Old 09-22-2015, 10:19 AM   #15
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[QUOTE=courtney;549517]My six year old has locked us out of our '82 Scamp. Everything, including car keys are in there. Locksmith is two hour wait and $80. Tips?


Sent from my iPhone using Fiberglass RV[/QUOTE your key should be a 112 if their is any other scamps try using their key it should fit,if not try using someone's garage key shake key up and down and pull and push lightly and it should open,if not use someone else's key,I'm a retired locksmith, let me know what happens john z
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Old 09-22-2015, 10:34 AM   #16
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Talking Note to self

Self, NEVER leave the trailer and car keys in the trailer.

Hmm. We require the keys in order to lock Homelet. It specifically says to NOT lock the inside and then slam the door. It will break something.


We did both lock our trunk keys in the trunk of our Fiat Spyder. I had to drill through two bulkheads to get into the trunk and fish out one of the knapsacks that held one of the keys. I then pop riveted covers over the holes I made.
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Old 09-22-2015, 11:18 AM   #17
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I took a piece of sch 40 PVC ,glued a pipe cap on one end and a cleanout fitting with a screw plug on the other end. I painted the pipe black to match the trailer frame . Inside the pipe I placed a key lock box containing TV door keys and trailer keys . I mounted the pipe under the trailer out of sight. Only had to use it once. so far.
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Old 09-22-2015, 11:27 AM   #18
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I removed the pin that locks from the inside. Therefore I can NOT lock the trailer from the inside.
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Old 09-22-2015, 11:53 AM   #19
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With Scamp, there is zero reason to hide a spare key. If the pin is in place, no key will help, and if the pin is not in place, all you need is a screwdriver to remove the outside handle.

I'm pretty sure the OP did the only thing possible when the pin is in place, which is to remove the door.
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Old 09-22-2015, 12:55 PM   #20
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Wonder how it turned out now that its a day later. I suspect after a two hour wait a six year old will be willing to unlock the door or hand the keys out the window. You could turn off the propane if the child has culinary ambitions. Patience. Just sit around a campfire behaving like you are having fun. The child may be motivated by the control your panic gives him/her.

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Old 09-22-2015, 02:58 PM   #21
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Wonder how it turned out now that its a day later. I suspect after a two hour wait a six year old will be willing to unlock the door or hand the keys out the window.

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I don't think the kid was in the trailer. The door latch was one thing I was not impressed with on the Scamps, although we have the same thing on our teardrop but with a rocker type lock, not the pin. But our teardrop is 69 years old so can't expect a modern latch on it.
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Old 09-23-2015, 03:22 PM   #22
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I must say I really found this series of unfortunate events entertaining. It took my 67 year old self back to life at 27 with kids. Thank you for the adventure. I am positive I enjoyed it much more than you did!
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Old 03-26-2016, 08:16 PM   #23
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We ended up taking the door off. It was a relatively easy fix, thank heavens. Was just complicated by darkness!


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Old 03-26-2016, 08:18 PM   #24
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No one was in the camper. Turns out my six year old stuck the pin in the lock hole at some point while the door was opened. Once shut, there was no other option other than taking off the door!


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Old 03-28-2016, 11:34 AM   #25
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Jon....are you certain

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Here's what the hinge should look like:
Attachment 89041
Sure hope it's not raining where you are, too!

Jon...you posted a picture of what you thought the hinges should look like...are you sure?

Here is what I think the hinges should look like...
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Old 03-28-2016, 03:04 PM   #26
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Okay, Bill, you win!

When I bought my used Scamp, it had already acquired a patina from age and outdoor storage. If I were to polish those hinges, everything else on the trailer would look dingy, leading to another project and another...

Besides, if everything on the trailer shone and sparkled, I'd look dingy beside it.
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Old 03-29-2016, 02:33 PM   #27
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You've probably solved this by now, but I wanted to share that you're certainly not alone. Our door latch failed entirely and locked us out when we were in South Dakota. Ended up having to remove a window to get in! Fortuantely, our camp neighbor had lots of such experience, and we had some window caulk in the trailer so we could reinstall it properly right there at camp.
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