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Old 06-20-2012, 04:06 PM   #1
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Which Bargman door lock on a 310

Can anyone tell me the code number of the Bargan lock fitted to my 310?
My inner handle looks broken and I'd like to replace with the right lock. I've heard that these are no longer available.
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Old 06-20-2012, 07:01 PM   #2
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Can anyone tell me the code number of the Bargan lock fitted to my 310?
My inner handle looks broken and I'd like to replace with the right lock. I've heard that these are no longer available.
That lock was not made by Bargman.

Bargman locks are no longer available.

But, other answers are available.

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Old 06-25-2012, 12:36 PM   #3
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But, other answers are available.

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Don't be so coy, Andy. Mine is about shot, and I'd bet everyone who has a coach our age is going to have the latch fail. Is there a latch available that can be retro-fitted without removing the door and enlarging the opening?
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Don't be so coy, Andy. Mine is about shot, and I'd bet everyone who has a coach our age is going to have the latch fail. Is there a latch available that can be retro-fitted without removing the door and enlarging the opening?
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Working on it.

Have to make sure the kit works OK.

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Old 06-26-2012, 01:16 AM   #5
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There is a kit available using a FIC (Home) lock that works well. It's sold by that other Airstream parts place, outofdoorsmart.com. It's the stock FIC 43610 lock in chrome with an outside-locking deadbolt and is supplied with a couple of milled pieces of aluminum sheet stock to close the gaps inside and out, and some Olympic rivets. You need to do a minor amount of carving with a Dremel tool or die grinder on the inside of the door to clear the mounting screws, other than that the door is unmolested. You also need to mill out a small part of the door frame to clear the deadbolt.

There is a problem with the ODM kit. Andy if you do a better version it would be helpful. The gap between the door and the frame is too wide for secure latching with only the slam strike. What's needed is an additional strike plate to mount to the door frame so that both the latch and the deadbolt close securely. Otherwise the door will not stay closed when you drive, unless the deadbolt is latched.

If someone wanted to do it themselves, the latch is only $27 from FIC. They also sell extra keys for $3.50 apiece.
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Working on it.

Have to make sure the kit works OK.

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Thanks, Andy. Let us know.
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Talk about dumb luck, when we first got our 310, I had a problem with our lock. Not knowing at the time the rare lock we have on these, our local RV dealer (and great friends) had a used one on their shelf! 15 bucks for the old lock, and all in-tack, I was a happy camper.
Little did I know how I had hit the lottery with the find!!!
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Little did I know how I had hit the lottery with the find!!!
You sure did! We were at Oasis R.V. in Tucson a couple of years ago and I asked about the latch. He rolled his eyes and said, "you're not the first person to want one of those".
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