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Old 06-20-2011, 05:33 PM   #1
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What to Use as A Replacement?

Our door handle(L-400) has finally given out it's done, kaput, finished !!!
my question is what are others using as a replacement?
I know they sometimes come up on Ebay
but I'm looking for a total replacement of something else other than the L-400

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Old 06-20-2011, 10:44 PM   #2
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A few years ago I managed to score a brand new L-400 lock off Ebay for my 1978 Boler. I have the remains of the original lock sitting in a box which might provide some useful parts for you. The only thing is that the lock wasn't an L-400 - it was a Lyster 20-211? made in Canada. It was actually a little smaller than the L-400. If you think you can use it its yours for the price of postage.
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Old 06-20-2011, 10:54 PM   #3
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Over the years we've heard time and time again from those looking to replace the L-400. IF I was looking to paint the exterior of my trailer and it had the L-400... (and I don't) the door lockset would be something I'd replace BEFORE painting.

Good luck on your hunt!
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Old 06-21-2011, 06:41 AM   #4
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A few years ago I managed to score a brand new L-400 lock off Ebay for my 1978 Boler. I have the remains of the original lock sitting in a box which might provide some useful parts for you. The only thing is that the lock wasn't an L-400 - it was a Lyster 20-211? made in Canada. It was actually a little smaller than the L-400. If you think you can use it its yours for the price of postage.
thank you I would take it but we are in the middle of a postal strike --I think ours is actually a Lyster ,if the strike ends soon I will take it!!
can I ask what the problem was with your old assembly? Ours is in pieces the metal inside broke is several places
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Old 06-21-2011, 06:54 AM   #5
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Over the years we've heard time and time again from those looking to replace the L-400. IF I was looking to paint the exterior of my trailer and it had the L-400... (and I don't) the door lockset would be something I'd replace BEFORE painting.

Good luck on your hunt!
over the years I have posted looking for a replacement knowing this day would come !!
now I'm wondering what people are usng as a replacement if they CAN NOT find a L-400 or equivalent -I need ideas!!
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Old 06-21-2011, 08:12 AM   #6
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The inside handle broke on my Lyster and I'd found an L-400 for around $90 so I ordered it thinking it would directly bolt in. As it turns out I had to trim the opening in the door a little with a dremel tool to get the Bargman to fit. I don't have a key to fit the Lyster but you can probaly swap your lock cylinder out - the main body of the lock is intact - it just looks a bit pitted and grubby on the outside. PM me with your address and I'll send it to you.

Before I found the L-400 I was looking at fitting another Bargman lock (think it was the L-300?) that would have required cutting a bigger hole in the outer skin of the door.
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Old 11-12-2017, 05:12 PM   #7
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Jack,
this is way out of the blue and your post, to which I am responding, was in 2011...So, I am wondering if you just might happen to have the remaining guts to that Lyster 211?
I need to dead bolt part-the rest of my mechanism is in great condition (lucky me); the very end of the dead bolt is so worn that it will not reliably hold the door closed.
Here's hoping....
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Jack,
this is way out of the blue and your post, to which I am responding, was in 2011...So, I am wondering if you just might happen to have the remaining guts to that Lyster 211?
I need to dead bolt part-the rest of my mechanism is in great condition (lucky me); the very end of the dead bolt is so worn that it will not reliably hold the door closed.
Here's hoping....
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If you don't get a reply in a day or so, I'd suggest sending Jack a PM or email. Click on the screen name on the left and a dropdown menu will appear, with options for PM and email.
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Old 11-12-2017, 09:50 PM   #9
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Have you seen this thread?

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This is exactly the reason I designed the Boler Lock Replacement Kit. There is no easy replacement for the discontinued Bargman L400 door lock. Our kit is easy to install and results in a high quality reliable and secure repair. Available in either a chrome or white finished lock, the plates can be left natural or painted to match your trailer Camping Treasures Hardware

EDIT: just noticed the date of the original post, but it has been posts like these over the years that encouraged me to develop this product
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Old 11-19-2017, 10:49 AM   #11
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Steve, yes I did see this one and thanks!! I was going to try one more time to find an actual exact replacement part before going the route that Ian has--it is a great option though!!
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