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Old 10-02-2016, 10:30 AM   #785
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Dangit!

The Schlange deadlock won't open and I can't get it Bella. I think it is just the cylinder as the my spare key is just turning in the lock as well....time to look for a small child to climb through the window!!!!
Martin - mine failed on me. You can get a replacement cyclinder fairly easily. If it is the same mechanism, you need to be really careful when you open here all up not to drop bits through the outer and inner hull. As a workaround, I was able to open mine up from the inside and manually turn the lock by pliers or hand (can't quite remember). Let me know if you need any more info and I'll try and remember when I did......although still haven't completely finished the job.
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Old 10-02-2016, 10:33 AM   #786
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Martin - mine failed on me. You can get a replacement cyclinder fairly easily. If it is the same mechanism, you need to be really careful when you open here all up not to drop bits through the outer and inner hull. As a workaround, I was able to open mine up from the inside and manually turn the lock by pliers or hand (can't quite remember). Let me know if you need any more info and I'll try and remember when I did......although still haven't completely finished the job.
Oh and have a look through the forums. There is a funny square post which Airstream modified to make it all work. From memory, it might even have been Brad who posted some pictures of the bolt and Airstream mod....that is an essential, so you either have to re-use the existing square piece of metal with a kinda hook thing on the end or take the one from your new Schalange cylinder and modify it........or crawl in and out of the emergency windows!

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Old 10-02-2016, 10:40 AM   #787
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Nick, the dead bolt arrangement on Martin's coach is totally different than yours. The db on Martin's is in the door and yours is in the wall. Martin's is a custom add on done by AS NE.
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Old 10-02-2016, 03:43 PM   #788
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Nick, the dead bolt arrangement on Martin's coach is totally different than yours. The db on Martin's is in the door and yours is in the wall. Martin's is a custom add on done by AS NE.
I think the Schlange was fitted several owners ago. What AS NE did was modify the screen door to add a second gizzy, or rather alumin(i)um flap to allow access to the inside lever of the deadbolt.

The issue is that flap fouls the inside lever and as I found out if the inside lever can't fully rotate then the dead bolt isn't retracted; the outside key can fully turn, without retracting the deadbolt, if the inside lever is fouled.

In the end I was lucky/persistent enough that I found moving the outside key moved the gizzy enough (each turn), that if I could turn, then put pull on the outer door to pull it away from the screen door, I could rotate the key back to 'lock', I could walk the gizzy back to free the lever.

Fundamentally the issue is AS NE added a second panel to the screen door, inside of what they should have done and that was make the first panel larger like a modern screen door to give access to both locks!

So I have this,



And needed this,



What was it Bob used to always say....its never done.
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Old 10-02-2016, 04:22 PM   #789
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Hopefully you won't have to do much to correct the problem.

I still haven't made up my mind whether I want to add a deadbolt. I still have a few weeks to decide

"What was it Bob used to always say....its never done"

Needless to say, I really hope Bob is wrong abut that!
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The deed is done.....I booked the shipping for Bella's trip across the Atlantic today.

First stop when she arrives is at LAS Motorhomes in Roade, Northants. They will change the lights for local regs and the first UK annual inspection. These guys have some experience in working on Classic motorhomes having previously worked on the 'Rush' motorhome (https://www.lasmotorhomes.com/case-s...ream-re-paint/).
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Good luck, Martin!
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Good work fella. I've not used LAS, but spoken to the chap and he seemed straight and very knowledgeable. Will be interested to hear your experience with them.


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Sad day, glad I got to see her in person!
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Shes one of a kind, what great love, time, energy, and commitment youve put into Bella.
Best of luck shipping her across the pond Martin. Its been a great pleasure sharing the process of Bella's resurection here on the forums.

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Thanks guys, but you wont be loosing me just yet....the reason for buying Peanut was to keep a base in the US and with a little luck and a fair wind, I hope to be at the next Classic Motorhome get-together in Peanut!
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Thanks guys, but you wont be loosing me just yet....the reason for buying Peanut was to keep a base in the US and with a little luck and a fair wind, I hope to be at the next Classic Motorhome get-together in Peanut!
I definitely have my fingers crossed
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Wait... is your peanut and brad's peanut the same peanut?
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Wait... is your peanut and brad's peanut the same peanut?
Yep...

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