Replacing a Bargman L-400 on a Trillium 4500 - Fiberglass RV


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Old 01-11-2014, 11:22 AM   #1
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Replacing a Bargman L-400 on a Trillium 4500

I've been told by the local RV center that I must use a smaller Trimark lock in place of the L-400, but I'm hoping that someone has another option for me. Anyone out there with suggestions for the proper sizing without having to "plate" the remaining fiberglass?
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Old 01-11-2014, 12:55 PM   #2
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Is the original Bargman missing from the trailer, Laurie?

I ask because they can often be rebuilt/repaired if one you have on the trailer has just frozen up/stopped working...
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It's partially the original, since I purchased a factory-packaged replacement kit on eBay about three years ago and installed that. Worked like a charm until it didn't. Now, the whole cylinder just pulls out. I'm tempted to take it to another RV shop, but unless I can tell them what to do, it's a crap shoot.
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Have you tried taking it to a real old-timey locksmith for repair?

That's what I did with mine back when I first bought the trailer. Didn't even know then that they're "irreplaceable". Anyway, found an old guy that did whatever needed to be done to fix it. I took it off the trailer and left it with him so he could work on it in his shop. It's worked fine ever since.

If you do replace yours, fer cryin' out loud sell the old one you have, working or not. I think working models are going for a couple of hundred bucks- surely a carcass is worth something to someone!
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