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Old 07-30-2014, 09:57 PM   #1
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Hi all

It has been a while since I have posted anything. That's not to say that a lot of work has been accomplished on the Mistress but I will post pics of that later.

My question concerns the main door lock. My key cylinder is bent which means that the post on the end of the tumbler cylinder that moves the lock to the unlocked or lock position doesn't properly engage. The rest of the lock is just fine but I need a new key cylinder. The locksmith commented that the tumbler cylinder is unusual as it is very long but is going to go through his catalogs tonight to try and find a replacement.

Does anyone know of a part replacement or have a spare key cylinder for our main door lock.

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Old 09-21-2014, 05:59 PM   #2
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Just ending this thread.

The locksmith finally gave up trying to find a replacement key cylinder for my lock. He did manage to find a cabinet lock that was the same diameter but had a shorter barrel. With a little machining he adapted the cabinet lock to work with my lock. $50.00 later and all is good.

FYI Use a good silicone 3in1 spray to lubricate the lever mechanism. You can get to this by pulling off the back plate and also squirting the bolt action. Use a dry graphite for the lock cylinder assembly, as it won't attract dust, which attracts moisture.

He mentioned that this lock is a great lock with yearly maintenance and is light years better quality than todays RV locks.

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Old 09-22-2014, 06:49 PM   #3
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Guess I need to grab some graphite next time at HD. My door is so out of whack, I can't even use the deadbolt lock. Some day I'm going to figure out how to adjust the door without having to cut the interior skin....

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