Bargman L400 - Fiberglass RV

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Old 12-22-2018, 06:05 PM   #1
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Bargman L400

Hi everyone. New to Boler community. We recently bought a 79 Boler that has a L400 door latch. The handle was fully functioning however recently the lock cylinder which is white metal broke near the bottom. Otherwise I believe the rest of the unit is good functioning. My question is would there be any value in selling this? Or is it the lock cylinder that is the typical non functioning part? Would be interested in hearing from other users. In the meantime we bought the replacement handle that you modify to fit. Probably a spring occasion.

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Old 12-22-2018, 06:40 PM   #2
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L400s in ANY condition are sellable. Just look at completed auctions on eBay for actual sold prices.

Myself, I would keep for parts.

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Old 12-22-2018, 08:05 PM   #3
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Exact same failure of the L400 on sis-in-law's T1300.
Planning on replacing it with a standard RV door latch next spring, similar to what Ian Giles does on the Bolers.
A working L400 is worth a lot of money. Check eBay...
Even with a broken part they are still worth a surprising amount.
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Old 12-23-2018, 06:06 AM   #4
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Ask ing price let me know thanks
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Old 12-23-2018, 08:39 AM   #5
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Rob & Yvonne, the lock cylinder on my L400 was worn evident by the fact that the key could be rotated continuously to the left or right and not engage the latch. I found a replacement lock cylinder on kijiji. To get new lock cylinder to fit and operate correctly, I had to perform a minor modification to the inside of the lock housing using a dremel grinder bit. Success!
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Old 12-29-2018, 11:27 AM   #6
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Bargman L400 lock cylinder

I had the same thing in my 79 Boler but I just took it down to the local locksmith shop and he had spare cylinders and keys. He charged me 15 dollars, including 2 new keys cut. May not be the case for everyone out there but I know I was giving myself high fives for the rest of the day.
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Old 12-30-2018, 10:06 AM   #7
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Don't know if this is permitted but I have used L400 locks with keys, OEM Rebuild Kits for Bargman L400 and L400 lock cylinders. I would also be glad to help those that might have issues with their locks. You can contact me at

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