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Old 04-06-2007, 02:58 PM   #15
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Sounds like I'll be removing the lock then. Andy, since your shop does rebuilds, do you have a sense of the average cost to service the lock if I need to send just that to you?

Thanks everyone for the quick posts!

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Old 04-06-2007, 03:10 PM   #16
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Sounds like I'll be removing the lock then. Andy, since your shop does rebuilds, do you have a sense of the average cost to service the lock if I need to send just that to you?

Thanks everyone for the quick posts!

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The average cost to rebuild a KT lock, varies all over the place.

We call the customer what the cost will be, after inspection, for approval.

Depending on that inspection, and the year trailer, you can choose a kit, but plating the door "must" be done, should you decide not to repair the KT lock.

Parts for KT locks, as we have said before, are not cheap. Airstream "is" the only company that has the KT lock, and the repair parts.

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Old 06-21-2007, 09:00 PM   #17
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I have a 1977 Argosy 24. The door can be locked with a screwdriver, which is not so bad but it can also be unlocked with a screwdriver. Obviously, the key is useless at this point. Will this requrire an entire replacement or can it be fixed more easily? I really do not want to pay $600 for a new lock
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Old 06-21-2007, 11:35 PM   #18
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As you have probably gathered from the posts above, the lock is really not very robust. It's not suprising that the cylinder could be turned by a screwdriver. I've heard the same thing said of automotive door locks.

I'm no expert like Andy, but you may just need a new lock cylinder and key. They are not difficult to replace.

My recommendation would be to install a deadbolt and just use the KT to open and close the door. In my case it's doubtful that "locking" the trailer is even a cost-effective proposition. Anyone who wants in could do more damage to the trailer getting around the lock than what's of value to steal inside!!!
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Old 06-22-2007, 12:13 PM   #19
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I have a 1977 Argosy 24. The door can be locked with a screwdriver, which is not so bad but it can also be unlocked with a screwdriver. Obviously, the key is useless at this point. Will this requrire an entire replacement or can it be fixed more easily? I really do not want to pay $600 for a new lock

Airstream currently has KT lock tumblers that fit the latest 2007 version of that lock, only.

We found a different tumbler, had it modified, to fit all of the original KT locks.

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Old 06-25-2007, 11:46 PM   #20
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So, does that mean you have them from you to fit my Argosy? Also, I just received the title from the previous owner. As it turns out it is a 1975 Argosy 24 not a 1977. From what I have read it does not seem that the two year difference will be any more of a problem.
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Old 06-26-2007, 01:49 PM   #21
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So, does that mean you have them from you to fit my Argosy? Also, I just received the title from the previous owner. As it turns out it is a 1975 Argosy 24 not a 1977. From what I have read it does not seem that the two year difference will be any more of a problem.
The KT lock was used from 1970 thru 1977.

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Old 09-03-2007, 01:32 AM   #22
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Unhappy 71 Overlander main door.

today, I tried open the main door for a half hour.
The key was not turned more than 540 degree.
so l could’nt open the door.
plase tell me what is best way to solve this problem.

I felt like almost break the key!!

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Old 09-03-2007, 05:27 PM   #23
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Try pushing in on the door while you attempt to turn the key.
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Old 09-04-2007, 09:10 PM   #24
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thanks for advise !
but l already did it. it is not easy.

also, door handle was something wrong.

shuld l call locksmith?! or someone profeshional ?

any suggestion please !



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Old 02-12-2008, 10:54 AM   #25
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Door Lock

I have a 72' Trade Wind and the inside lock pin snapped off. I can key lock it from the outside but I have no way of locking from the inside now.

Any suggestions on fixing this without having to remove the mechanism?

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Steve, it might be an easy fix. The KT lock uses a single long throw bolt that is pulled back by two separate mechanisms (inside & outside handles) with roll pins that protrude from the bolt. It may be that this roll pin has come out or broken. You could replace that easily. I've had the little metal tabs that pull on those pins break, but that usually means either welding or getting a new part.

Either way, you're going to have to get the lock out of the door. Andy (THE expert!) describes his procedure up the thread.

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Old 02-12-2008, 05:38 PM   #27
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I have the same problem as Steve. The lock pin (the small knurled pin) is threaded into the assembly somehow. It can easily loosen and turn itself out. We had a relative sleeping in our trailer at our house, and the pin broke when she tried to lock the door. I think that it had turned itself out and was only held by a couple of threads and broke with normal pressure.

The inside door handle also came off. We used an old pair of locking pliers to open the door from the inside. I was going to have a local machine shop make a new handle with a couple of set screws to lock it to the shaft, until the lock pin broke too.

I bought the lock retrofit kit from Inland RV and am planning to install it this spring, unless somebody has better advice for me.
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Old 02-12-2008, 07:09 PM   #28
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part breakdown with prices

Hello Everyone,
if you are just looking for the inside handle and the knurled lock rod it might have been cheaper to order those two parts. Dan at Out of Doors Mart just posted a drawing of the KT Lock that gives prices for each componet. it thought some parts were a little expensive,but one or two repair parts are much cheaper than the complete new lock.Please check it out and let me know what you think. Good Luck, Don


http://odmrv.net/MainDoorLock/MainDoorLock.php
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