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Old 01-21-2011, 04:05 PM   #1
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Outside handle, Deadbolt and Doorbells!

Here I go again, asking questions!

The outside doorhandle was swiped off in the mishap that my 1984 suffered, and a plate is rivited over where it should be.
I am on a part hunt so I will have everything at hand for the skin repair.
Andy of Inland, tells me all the parts are available, and I have the part numbers...

I am still confused tho about it.
Here is one on a later (maybe 1989 345), as an example.


Now, is the the same as my '84 should have?
Is that a Doorbell in the lower part?
Where is the actual chime unit???

I have a funny looking cast aluminum part inside the M/H by the door, with a pair of wires(One disconnected) going to what looks/feels like a Mercury switch capsule switch. Pulling the 2 screws off and looking at this part I see a square female hole, that I read in another thread connects to the exterior lock.
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Old 01-21-2011, 04:55 PM   #2
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My doorbell is located just behind the driver's seat under the couch near the heater/ exterior access door.
The couch muffles the sound so much that it is useless so you may want to put it somewhere more audible.
As for the mercury switch it makes contact in the vertical (unlooked) position and sounds an alarm on the dash when the key is on.
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Old 01-21-2011, 05:37 PM   #3
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LOL!
It would not just by chance be this little beauty?



Spotted this when I was removing the Aux heater...
I took this pic and put it on my "What is that" List!
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Old 01-21-2011, 07:01 PM   #4
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Indeed! That is your doorbell. I'll echo (pun certainly not intended) what others have commented. Namely that it is impossible to hear. If you do decide to (re)install a doorbell, you'd be well served by relocating the chime unit to a more central and less muffled location.

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Ya that is the same as mine with no cover either???

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Old 01-21-2011, 08:15 PM   #6
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Good to know, but I need the handle and the button before I get into the chime!!!
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Old 01-14-2012, 11:26 PM   #7
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I have a funny looking cast aluminum part inside the M/H by the door, with a pair of wires(One disconnected) going to what looks/feels like a Mercury switch capsule switch. Pulling the 2 screws off and looking at this part I see a square female hole, that I read in another thread connects to the exterior lock.
The part in question is the daedbolt lock. It can be manually turned or electrically from the dashboard by the "Deadboly" switch. When in the vertical position, the door is unlocked. When horizontal, the door is locked.
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Old 01-15-2012, 07:58 PM   #8
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I figure my doorbell would be as useful on a tent...I suppose it was a social thing, or...yep...one more bell or whistle...now I could appreciate a door whistle...
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The part in question is the daedbolt lock. It can be manually turned or electrically from the dashboard by the "Deadboly" switch. When in the vertical position, the door is unlocked. When horizontal, the door is locked.
Our deadbolt does not lock when we try to do it electronically from the dash. Does anyone know of a fix?

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Our deadbolt does not lock when we try to do it electronically from the dash. Does anyone know of a fix?

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To be honest Sonia, from some of the other posts I've read about the electronic deadbolt, I'm GLAD mine doesn't work! Seems at times the electronic switch has a mind of it's own. Works, then doesn't work, at times some folks had to crawl out a window, because once it's locked, they couldn't get it to unlock. Whew!
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To be honest Sonia, from some of the other posts I've read about the electronic deadbolt, I'm GLAD mine doesn't work! Seems at times the electronic switch has a mind of it's own. Works, then doesn't work, at times some folks had to crawl out a window, because once it's locked, they couldn't get it to unlock. Whew!
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My dad got locked out once with engine running when deadbolt activated on its own. He had to somehow remove/open a rear side window and the his brother crawled in. I never leave the engine running and shut the door while outside the MH!
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Indeed! That is your doorbell. I'll echo (pun certainly not intended) what others have commented. Namely that it is impossible to hear. If you do decide to (re)install a doorbell, you'd be well served by relocating the chime unit to a more central and less muffled location.

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If you travel with a small dog Like I do the doorbell will be plenty loud enough... My Jack Russell Kirby can hear it ring even when I don't and he instantly goes berserk. In fact he even barks when someone rings a doorbell on TV but I can distinguish the TV doorbells from my own even if Kirby can not. Fact is I normally can hear the doorbell just fine but it is definitely muted, I'm sure you can find a better spot for it if you wish to.
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Oh yeah, on a side note, I wired an inline switch on my doorbell circuit after being awakened at 2am on a rainy night by the ringing doorbell. Water got in the button and it started ringing all by itself and rang every few minutes until morning causing my dog to go berserk every few minutes until morning. Now if it starts ringing or if I think about it before a hard rain I just flip the switch killing power to the ringer.
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Spotted this when I was removing the Aux heater...
I took this pic and put it on my "What is that" List!
Wow Steve, that's huge! ours is a nice small box behind one of the swivel chairs and close to the door. So it can be heard (if used)

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