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Old 06-13-2013, 07:12 AM   #43
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those photos are very useful...thank you...i have the new part but have to find someone who can actually put it in..my question is..in the meantime how dangerous is it to drive without that lock????i am afraid to lock it and then get stuck inside or outside....it still works but the spring is ?????
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Old 06-13-2013, 08:03 AM   #44
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Even when our dead bolt broke inside we were still able to manually open and close the dead bolt. From other posts that seems to be the common failure mode.

You can drive without the deadbolt being locked, we've done it before. The Argosies didn't come with deadbolts and who knows how many thousands of miles have been racked up on those vehicles!

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Old 07-07-2013, 10:39 AM   #45
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Just thought I would add a sketch to this thread showing the dimensions for the actuator link. This might help someone that misplaced theirs while working on the lock or if it fell down inside the wall, etc.

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Old 04-30-2015, 01:20 PM   #46
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Mortise dead bolt

Brad - I am trying to find a replacement dead bolt and you mentioned that you purchased two. would you be willing to sell one? Bela (genomicdoc)
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Brad - I am trying to find a replacement dead bolt and you mentioned that you purchased two. would you be willing to sell one? Bela (genomicdoc)
I don't have the 310 anymore, just my 74 Argosy. Did you check with the company I bought from? The info is posted earlier in this thread.

I spent probably a full week using google before I finally found the source I bought from.

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Where do I get this part? The brass has worn-out, but the lock still works.
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Where do I get this part? The brass has worn-out, but the lock still works.
It's been a long time since I've looked at the deadbolt locks on these rigs. That part looks like part of the deadbolt handle on the inside of the coach. I would suggest starting with the link that I posted earlier in this thread. My hunch is the deadbolt assembly and the handle came from the same manufacturer and possibly part of the same kit.


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Isn't that the bit that mounts in the inside of the coach and a small silver handle which sits inside it which can be manually turned or switched from the dash?

It doesn't help answer the question, I haven't seen one for sale, but would have thought that other parts could be substituted if the square bolt fits into it. I guess that bolt is a standard US size


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Isn't that the bit that mounts in the inside of the coach and a small silver handle which sits inside it which can be manually turned or switched from the dash?

It doesn't help answer the question, I haven't seen one for sale, but would have thought that other parts could be substituted if the square bolt fits into it. I guess that bolt is a standard US size


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It is. The brass part is worn and does not fit over the square shaft anymore.
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This sounds like one of those times when you have to make it yourself.
It looks like the worn part is not really visible as installed and not very
complicated. You should be able to make it with a lathe and some
hand files.

When you want to maintain these old vehicles you often need to make
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Where do I get this part? The brass has worn-out, but the lock still works.
I think one of these turn knobs might work in a pinch.




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My deadbolt works, but I do not have a key for it and I cannot figure out how to remove the cylinder to get a key made.
Any help would be greatly appreciated
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My deadbolt works, but I do not have a key for it and I cannot figure out how to remove the cylinder to get a key made.
Any help would be greatly appreciated
It's been a long time since I worked on the lock assembly. If I remember right you have to remove the handle to get to the backside of the lock. I believe the lock cylinder assembly comes out the backside of the handle.

To remove the handle you have to open up the wall to gain access to the two nuts holding the handle on. You might also have to play with the lock linkage if I'm not mistaken.

I believe Keyair may have done some work in this area as well so hopefully he'll chime in with more info. Bottom line is the deadbolt arrangement is a real pain to work on.

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