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Old 10-23-2017, 05:26 PM   #1
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Chesler t-5 door knob replacement?

I just brought home my new project, a 1971 Streamline Count and the door was held shut with bailing wire, which is not the best solution for the future. The Chesler t-5 door knob will hold it closed, but I have neither the key or interior door handle and lock pin.

Since parts are apparently not available at all for this lock I was hoping for a cheaper solution than the bargman l-100 which is around $150 used or $300 new.

I am not doing a period restoration or anything to this trailer, so my last resort is to put a modern rv door latch on it by cutting a big hole! Could not find a thread on this anywhere either.

Anything that would be a drop in replacement or keep some semblance or originality would be great!

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Old 10-25-2017, 11:43 AM   #2
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Well my own research has led me to a dead end so it looks like I am going to pull the door, rebuild it with new front aluminum, and install a generic rv flat door pull. At least then I will always be able to replace it!

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Old 10-25-2017, 12:42 PM   #3
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I have lots of used Bargman L100 locks. I am sure I can find you one. I have sent you a private message.
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