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Old 10-21-2005, 05:19 PM   #1
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MH Door lock assy.

Well, this is different. The nice folks at my local garage locked the door to my coach...not the dead bolt as instructed! I picked it up yesterday and proceeded to yank on the door handle and broke the main bolt sub assembly "ears" off. I suspect from the conditon of the plate that I was only working with one tab "ear" to begin with.
My local AS dealer was unable to help as was Inland RV.
Has anyone else had this happen?
Looks like I'm headed into custom fabrication if no parts are available....
My '84 has a vertical handle with the lock below the operating release handle. In the grab handle on the door frame is the deadbold Diebold lock.
Help.... I'm now using only the dead bolt to secure the door and must repair this item next week for sure.
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Old 10-22-2005, 07:17 AM   #2
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As an add on the part that broke is the "Main bolt sub assembly" If you've got the 84-86 service manual it's on page B-13 and is item 6 in the exploded view.
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Old 10-22-2005, 10:12 AM   #3
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The joy of owning a funeral coach is that the tail gate and side (casket chamber) doors share the same lock!! I didn't even think about it until today and have now moved the main door lock assy. to the drivers side casket door. I can still open it from inside if required and will not have to go down the road next week with only the deadbolt for door closeure.
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Old 10-22-2005, 05:13 PM   #4
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Not sure if I had the same issue- but the tumbler in mine broke before I picked it up. I was able to replace that partonly in the lock assembly with a new tumbler, about 15 bucks, and a new key of course. Its still available. If that is what you need I can send the part #. Its made by Keeler.
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Old 10-22-2005, 07:11 PM   #5
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Ah, if only it was that easy Alan... mine is the bolt assembly. It has to tabs on it that are actuated by the handle, they in turn pull back the spring loaded bolt. Looked like one had failed earlier. I broke the other not expecting the handle to be locked.
I'm now not too worried about it as I have a rear side door that will only open from the inside...things could be worse.
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Old 10-24-2005, 12:20 PM   #6
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Glen,
I do not know if this will be helpful to ypu but I will post some pictures below of what the PO of Chummy did when the lock failed. The new deadbolt is a household Sclage lock. The first pircture is the inside deadbolt and the second is the outside lock the third shows how they drilled it into the door. This is how we lock the door from the outside, we use the original deadbolt assembly from the inside.
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Old 10-24-2005, 08:11 PM   #7
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Kent, I already have a great Schlegle dead bolt built into the body of the coach. It's integral to the grab handle on the outside of the door frame. Our door locks / handles are all the same though with the three screw setup shown in your photo.
Seems the trailers had a horizontal rather than verticle setup. Their lock was beside the handle where our lock is below.
Now that I've moved the handle from one of the casket chamber doors the need for a new one is diminished somewhat. I'm sure I'll come across one.
Thanks for the photos though as they confirm the use of regular door handles in the coaches.
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Old 10-25-2005, 08:02 PM   #8
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O.K. so it's a Shlage lock... got that one wrong didn't I?
Had a great visit today with Sandi and took a look at her new (to her) 28' diesel coach.
Turns out that she has a very nice 84 AS trailer with the same handle/deadbolt as my coach. Seems AS used some interchange parts from trailers to make at least my coach.
Sandi has a very nice coach with all the bells and whisles, solar energy included!
I lust for her Alcoa wheels.... and she knows it.
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Old 12-03-2005, 11:51 AM   #9
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Glen:

Any luck on on finding a replacement?

I am also looking for part #6 for a '86 345. On mine the ears were fine , but sub-assemble seperated at the rivit to the actual slide bolt, and jamed the bolt in place. Need a hacksaw to cut the slide bolt from inside. Now the door opens, and the complete lock mechanism can be removed but no known replacement.

I am consiudering ordering a L300 (listed as being smaller in overall size) to see if it can be used (with addition plates to cover the internal/external openings).

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Old 12-03-2005, 02:20 PM   #10
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Greg, I've not even tried. I just moved it back to one of the casket doors and now only open that one (driver side) from the inside.
If you find one let me know where and also the part number if you can.
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