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Old 08-02-2013, 01:50 PM   #1
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1963 Bambi door stuck

Hi,

We have a 1963 Bambi and I can't get the door open. The deadbolt is unlocked and the door lock is unlocked. I turned the knob and it turns but the door will not open. We have all of the windows shut and locked. I'm not sure what to do at this point. We've tried using the key, pushing on the door. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Old 08-02-2013, 01:58 PM   #2
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Is the exterior hinge such that it can be removed easily? I know our trailer's hinge pin can be removed without damaging the trailer or door.

Another possibility, do you have a "baggage compartment" that you could get a small child into the trailer? Both our Airstreams have had exteriro compartment doors that go to spaces under the bed...a 7-8 year old could crawl in, lift the bed and open a window (or the door from the inside) so you could gain access.

Sounds as though you will be needing a new door knob regardless...

Good luck!

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Is the exterior hinge such that it can be removed easily? I know our trailer's hinge pin can be removed without damaging the trailer or door.

Another possibility, do you have a "baggage compartment" that you could get a small child into the trailer? Both our Airstreams have had exteriro compartment doors that go to spaces under the bed...a 7-8 year old could crawl in, lift the bed and open a window (or the door from the inside) so you could gain access.

Sounds as though you will be needing a new door knob regardless...

Good luck!

Shari
Thanks so much, We removed 2 glass pieces of the jollicy windows and got in.
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Thanks so much, We removed 2 glass pieces of the jollicy windows and got in.
I didn't think of the jalousie windows...that's a pretty simple solution. Unfortunately, it might be too easy to break in with them.

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