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Old 01-14-2003, 10:34 AM   #1
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my MH door has a weird striker plate assy. it also has two machined bolts in this assy. have tried to find new bolts with no luck. seems that these fastners were special made by the lock co . im told that my lock is a obsolete lock and needs to be changed out. has any one replaced the old lock in a 84 310 motor home with a new series lock??? how much grief was it to replace. if a dealer did it how much did it cost and what is the part no for the new lock. must give credit where due andy at inland is the one to pass judgement on my lock. so i need to find out all i can because this lock doesnt have mush life left in it.
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Old 01-14-2003, 10:50 AM   #2
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Whats wrong with the lock? I fit won't lock, and the tumbler spins I have the fix for you. Took me a month of grief before someone passed it on to me last year.
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Old 01-14-2003, 04:25 PM   #3
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well the lock works ok but it jams sometimes and it is unlocked but you cant get the door open with out a lot of effort.. ill put a couple of jpgs maybe it loks like something your fimiliar with.
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the first jpg is where i think im having my trouble . the phillips hear 1/4 bolts are worn the next jpg shows the assy that rides on the phillips head bolts.
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Old 01-14-2003, 05:46 PM   #5
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Looks to me that the phillips screws holding the lock in are binding the door ( according to the marks on the first picture)
Have you considered using regular bolts instead and grinding the head down for clearance?
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The chromed screws in the door are not original.

I have found replacements in the specialty screw section at the big box hardware stores.

The screws should be flat headed, but have a tapered shank.

If the screws that go thru the door frame are loose, then the lock will not be held in place properly. This would lead to the trouble you describe.

Attached is a poor photo of the bottom screw on my door lock
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I would definitely tighten the small phillips head screws, they are tearing the door frame up. Check your hinges and see if there is any wear that would make you loose clearance at the lock. Loosen (not remove) the screws on the strike and it will adjust up and down, in and out.

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the screws that caused the wear pattern have been replaced . they were large phillips pan head screws. the present screws are as you suggest a recessed screw. they dont rud the door jam. i do have some play in the door hinges and that will be corrected friday when the hinges are replaced. the screws in the door jam that holds the striker plate has some wear on the back of the head. i have tryed to find new or used with no luck. i will post results of the hinge swap out. i hope it resolves this problem
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We all have the sam elock assembly.luckily your problem is external and not internal. Keep it lubed so the inside doesn't wear out. The lock tumbler is still available as a Keehler part (not sure of the speling there), but the outside plate I have not yet found. Yours looks like a bit of minor machining would clean it up and help it seat better also.
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door locks

I have the same model and this week both locks failed. the upper lock cannot be opened with a key. the key turns but will not move the bolt back. You can lock it from the outside it will move the bolt.
The door handle lock broke this week also. I was luck i could unlock it by moving the little hole down. This would unlock the door.
When the upper bolt failed I again was lucky the motor was out for repair and a child was able to get in and unlock the bolt.

Does anyone know about the locks. I would like to replace both if possible.
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