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Old 09-21-2015, 06:16 PM   #1
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Help, locked out in campground

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?


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Old 09-21-2015, 06:17 PM   #2
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Your not the first to do that.. can u remove hinges?
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Old 09-21-2015, 06:21 PM   #3
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You should be able to remove the door handle with two Phillips screws on the outside and turn the square shaft inside with the blade of a flat screwdriver (or maybe even with the door handle itself by rotating the whole handle and base after you remove the screws).

It won't work if the locking pin is in place on the inside.
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Old 09-21-2015, 06:30 PM   #4
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The pen couldn't get put in and lock us out can it? Thought you could only do that from inside?


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Old 09-21-2015, 06:30 PM   #5
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I'm not above locking myself out of cars or campers so they all have a hide-a-key somewhere. I also carry a lock out tool for others to use. Of no use to you now, but something to consider. Is there a slider window to shove the kid through to unlock the door. Or screws to remove a window.
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The pen couldn't get put in and lock us out can it? Thought you could only do that from inside?
You could insert the pin and then slam the door closed, yes. It's loose enough that there's a good chance it would fall out, but I recall another forum member got locked out with the pin in place. I believe they had to remove the whole door. I'd try windows before I did that.
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Crap. So even if the locksmith comes, we might not be able to get in?


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So I take it the pin is in place and the windows are locked…

Okay, how about this… remove the handle, insert a bent wire through the square shaft opening, and try to dislodge the pin.
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Got the screws out. when a twist the handle to open, all it does is wiggle the handle with the base. Is there something else I need to do?


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Rectangular base spins freely. Handle still locked.


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Old 09-21-2015, 06:59 PM   #11
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Ok, got someone to help me take the door off and need to get it back on now. We're there two of those ball thingies on top of each hinge? It's dark, and can only find one!


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I forgot about Scamps inside lock pin. Hide-a-key would be of no value in this case. I did help get into a locked camper by removing the handle screws as Jon says.
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So you can put the square shaft into the square opening and turn the whole handle, base, and shaft freely, but nothing happens?

I'm concerned because if the square opening turns, the latch should release. If the square opening won't turn, that's because the pin is blocking it. I'm wondering if something has gone amiss with the inside part of the latch mechanism. And if that's the case, the next time you close the door for any reason, you'll be in the same situation.

Let us know what you figure out… I am very curious!
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Here's what the hinge should look like:

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Sure hope it's not raining where you are, too!
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