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Old 07-06-2018, 01:40 PM   #15
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Interesting.

New Scamps can have the same problem now that Scamp is using a conventional RV lockset. I've seen several posts on the Scamp Owner's Facebook group.

It appears to be almost the reverse of the problem with Scamp's old "bread truck" lockset in which the tongue of the latch hangs up when closing the door, causing it to pop open in transit.

The solution is the same: push in when you open or close the latch.

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Thanks, Jon.
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Old 07-06-2018, 02:59 PM   #16
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Have a 2018 Casita 17' Independence.. Our door lock is stiff.
I watched the video above weeks ago.
1. WE do not lock the latch, just the dead bolt!!

2. we unlock the dead bolt by this method: if outside, we push IN a bit on the frame, just aft of the lockplate w the left hand while we are turning the key clockwise with the right hand. Ergo, easy opening.

Oh..aft means towards the rear of the Casita..sorry, [old Navy term].

Old hands tols us tpo nver use a key to lock the latch...only the dead bolt.

FWIW
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Old 07-06-2018, 03:01 PM   #17
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Thanks, Fred. That’s exactly what we have been doing since day 1.
I will post after We speak to Casita on Monday.
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Old 07-06-2018, 03:21 PM   #18
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Read this thread last evening, then spent the next hour and a half removing the door of a shower stall after the dead bolt failed and locked my wife in!
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Old 07-07-2018, 08:50 AM   #19
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Read this thread last evening, then spent the next hour and a half removing the door of a shower stall after the dead bolt failed and locked my wife in!
Door w dead bolt on shower stall?? You have a DOOR on a shower stall? Wow! Cool!

Just kidding..ours has the little Casita snap lock..we rarely use the shower anyways except when dry camping..prefer to use campground bathouses if possible.
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Old 07-07-2018, 09:35 AM   #20
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Our Casita door lock had metal burrs on both the reg latch and the deadbolt causing them to hang up . A couple of strokes with a file and a little spray lube and all is well . We can open the door by just pulling the handle , no need to push in door latch
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Old 07-07-2018, 04:12 PM   #21
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Door w dead bolt on shower stall?? You have a DOOR on a shower stall? Wow! Cool!

Just kidding..ours has the little Casita snap lock..we rarely use the shower anyways except when dry camping..prefer to use campground bathouses if possible.
Not the shower in the Scamp, the dead bolt was in the shower room of the campground. I used a screen door latch when I built the door for the Scamp bathroom!
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Old 07-13-2018, 12:00 PM   #22
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Update: Casita service called us back yesterday. They are sending us a new door lock. To be continued.
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Old 07-13-2018, 05:29 PM   #23
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When we picked up our Escape last year it had an extremely hard to open door.

I was pushing it in and pulling the handle and it still took enough force to open that I was concerned the metal would break. Oddly this only happened after we had towed it to the next location . After we initially opened it the door worked fine until we traveled again.

Ours turned out to be the striker installed backwards in the door frame. The thin part was out and wore a groove in the latch.

It started acting up after we had driven 500 or so miles and by the time I finally figured what was wrong was almost impossible to open.
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Old 02-25-2019, 11:40 AM   #24
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Thumbs up Oh, the ol’ “Deadbolt failed and locked my wife in” alibi. I’ll have to remember that

[QUOTE=Dennis mn;705775]Read this thread last evening, then spent the next hour and a half removing the door of a shower stall after the dead bolt failed and locked my wife in!
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Old 02-25-2019, 03:27 PM   #25
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The Scamp had wet bath and no city water hookup; so we always used campground showers. The new trailer has a separate shower, and city water, so we now don’t use campground showers. This was not the only reason that we traded.
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Old 03-05-2019, 06:07 PM   #26
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Cool ooops

Been there..we found that pushing IN on the side if the trailer at the rear of the door @ the lock allows up to open it.
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Old 04-15-2019, 06:01 PM   #27
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Had this problem yesterday on our 2018 LD. It was very windy throughout the day. Maybe the frame twisted a little from the wind. We only use the deadbolt too. Grabbed the door by the frame and lifted, twisted, pulled and it came free. Lubed lock immediately and all appeared normal. I did notice the 2 mount screws for the lock mechanism were loose so I tightened those. All seems back to normal after 20 or so door openings. Good luck
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Old 04-16-2019, 05:31 AM   #28
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Locked Out-Casita 17’ SD2018

The end of the story is that Casita sent us a new locking mechanism. ( The “push in “ solution worked most of the time; however, we had to leave our escape window open in case it didn’t.). Once installed, all is well.
Happy camping season to all!
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