Hello everyone, I know this topic has been frequently talked about. I am currently traveling and my internet access is very unreliable and slow so I haven't been able to do much searching.
I am composing this off-line and hopefully I will be able to stay connected long enough to get it posted.
The door lock on my 1984 310 Limited broke at a fuel stop yesterday. The outside handle no longer did anything. After boosting my wife through the cockpit window, (There's no way I would fit through it) I removed and disassembled the lock to find that the tabs which the outside door handle contacts to move the plate which drives the bolt were gone. One is completely gone, the other is bent, cracked, and about to fall off. I understand parts are not available.
Question 1: Does anyone have any ideas about how to repair/replace the broken part?
The dead bolt on the MH works fine. Except I have no key. It appears to me that in order to remove the tumbler for this lock, it needs to be removed from the coach. Is that correct? If so, it looks like I need to remove the inside skin to get access.
Question 2: Do I need to remove the inside skin in order to get a key for the dead bolt or could a locksmith make a key without doing so?
Question 3: Any other ideas about my problem? I saw the residential dead bolt that was installed bu the PO of Chaplain Kent's coach. I suppose I'll have to do something similar if all else fails.
Please also email your responses to guy99APPLE@snowcrest.net
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