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Old 03-06-2017, 10:58 AM   #1
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Scamp 19 door lock

Hi All,
Simple question, or not, we have a 19' 5th wheel Scamp that we love. The one aggravation is the factory door lock. If you unlock from the outside and don't completely cycle the lock before removing the key. It will let you remove key but stays in a locked position. If you enter then close door it locks and there is no way that I know of to open from the inside. Hence the aggravation of finding someone on the outside to unlock. Not a safe situation to say the least.
Is there a good replacement that fits in the same lock hole? I've seen others that have installed a bolt lock above original and thrown the old key away so they won't get trapped again. That would be my last resort. I have not called Scamp yet thought I'd try here first
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Old 03-06-2017, 11:45 AM   #2
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Old 03-07-2017, 10:28 AM   #3
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Here you go with my solution. Dont know why Scamp wont upgrade that. But that's Scamp. This mod is DEFINITELY worth the trouble. I include a couple of pics. But if you will follow the url listed below to my Flickr site, this album also contains a short vid clip of the door lock as I open and close it showing how SMOOTH that type of lock works!!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/503516...57643963773193
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Old 03-07-2017, 10:39 AM   #4
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Hi All,
Simple question, or not, we have a 19' 5th wheel Scamp that we love. The one aggravation is the factory door lock. If you unlock from the outside and don't completely cycle the lock before removing the key. It will let you remove key but stays in a locked position. If you enter then close door it locks and there is no way that I know of to open from the inside. Hence the aggravation of finding someone on the outside to unlock. Not a safe situation to say the least.
Is there a good replacement that fits in the same lock hole? I've seen others that have installed a bolt lock above original and thrown the old key away so they won't get trapped again. That would be my last resort. I have not called Scamp yet thought I'd try here first
Thanks in advance
Jim
All you have to do is use your thumb and index finger and operate the plunger manually (by squeezing it) from the inside. Then push the door open and unlock it with the key. Very simple.
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Thanks

Thanks for the info. Great ideas. I like the idea of making it look factory installed. Where is the best place to get a quality assembly?
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Old 03-08-2017, 11:08 AM   #6
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Hmm! Thought I tried that and the plunger would not move. Not near the camper now but I sure will try that on my return home. Always like the 'kiss' method of mechanical problem solving 😉 - Keep It Simple Stupid-
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I simply bought a new inside latch from Scamp. Cost $16.00 plus shipping. A new outside handle with lock and also be purchased. This whole replacement is a lot cheaper than installing something that requires cutting. FYI the outside handle, lock and keys are 16.00 also.

If you go this route call and order, DO NOT ORDER FROM their web site. Shipping charges are actual costs when ordering by phone.
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Old 03-08-2017, 01:13 PM   #8
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You can get the junk like Scamp puts on there if you want, but if you want a REAL lock that's MADE for RV's and not bread trucks, then here's the one I ordered and installed. It's VERY smooth and my Flickr site- to which I posted a link- shows most of the details you would need to make/install the lock. The door striker doesnt have to look like mine but I wanted it professional looking. Others just bend an "L" and screw it right to the closet. Much faster and easier.

Good luck and if you have someone handy with a jig saw and new blade, that's all you need to open up the existing hole and install this one.

One more thing, I would recommend the "Chrome". Most have seen it and even some that installed the white ones agreed the chrome looks best on the
Scamp doors. If Scamps didnt "yellow", the white parts may not stand out as much. But of course, the finish is strictly your choice. I've noticed at RV shows, most new "boxes" are going with the black-finished ones.

https://www.amazon.com/Products-015-...s=rv+door+lock
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All you have to do is use your thumb and index finger and operate the plunger manually (by squeezing it) from the inside. Then push the door open and unlock it with the key. Very simple.
I just walked out and tested it, and it works as you described, or even better, the inside handle opens it. No need to push on the plunger with your finger.

In other words, when the outside handle is locked, the inside still works the expected way. Any other way would be a heck of a safety problem (not to be confused with a "security" problem).

I do like the lock that Darral mounted and I might do the same some day.
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You can get the junk like Scamp puts on there if you want, but if you want a REAL lock that's MADE for RV's and not bread trucks, then here's the one I ordered and installed. It's VERY smooth and my Flickr site- to which I posted a link- shows most of the details you would need to make/install the lock. The door striker doesnt have to look like mine but I wanted it professional looking. Others just bend an "L" and screw it right to the closet. Much faster and easier.

Good luck and if you have someone handy with a jig saw and new blade, that's all you need to open up the existing hole and install this one.

One more thing, I would recommend the "Chrome". Most have seen it and even some that installed the white ones agreed the chrome looks best on the
Scamp doors. If Scamps didnt "yellow", the white parts may not stand out as much. But of course, the finish is strictly your choice. I've noticed at RV shows, most new "boxes" are going with the black-finished ones.

https://www.amazon.com/Products-015-...s=rv+door+lock
Me, I don't like to spend a lot of time fussing with my trailer. I'd rather spend the time camping. (Real camping, boondocking style where I can see the stars.)

But each to their own thing.
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