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Old 02-10-2009, 07:05 PM   #1
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Do you need a Bargman L400

I thought I had read in the past here on the forums that a Bargman L-400 lock was hard to come by.
I happen to see a new one at the RV place today if anyone needs it. It's grey not shiny like I have seen on coaches, it is missing the plate and handle for the inside and it's a little scratch up but it is new with keys.
If you need it let me know and I'll go get it.
I think it was $69.99
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Old 02-11-2009, 02:16 PM   #2
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The L-400 has been obsolete since the early 90's when Avion and Holiday Rambler quit using the locks. They do show up on ebay and a few dealers may have them in their older inventory. It is a difficult to find lock. Thanks for posting.
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Old 02-17-2009, 08:02 PM   #3
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They must be back , I've seen them listed in several of the RV supply books , the one you see at most RV deralers.
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Old 05-29-2009, 10:40 PM   #4
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Check the part numbers. There are many Bargman locks, but NOT the L-400.
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Bargman Door Locks

Here's a couple but which one is the L-400?

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Old 11-06-2009, 08:57 AM   #6
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Bargman Locks

The locks picture are labeled in the text, counterclockwise, L-100, L-66, L-77, various catches, L-66 Hand L Lock, L-77 Verti Lock, # 22 Porch Light assist Bar. None of these is the L-400. Pictured is the L-400 installed on my Avion. The L-400 lock was also used on Holiday Rambler and possibly the Silver Streak.
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I noticed a repair kit on eBay for the Bargman L-400 lock. It's item number 200492622427.
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That lock repair set sold already...but there is one more for sale. It is eBay item number 200493497289.
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door handle fits what

What years did the L400 fit?
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What years did the L400 fit?
Never any Airstream or Argosy trailers or motorhomes.

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door handle

Andy your post was very helpful to me and I am sure others that may read the original post.
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A friend of mine has a 1975 Argosy that had an L400. Are you saying that this was not the original lock? If not what is the correct lock for a 1975 Argosy?
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A friend of mine has a 1975 Argosy that had an L400. Are you saying that this was not the original lock? If not what is the correct lock for a 1975 Argosy?
The early Argosy trailers, up to 1977, used the KT lock. Airstream trailers used the KT lock from 1970 thru 1977.

The problem with the L-400, is that the striker bolt, is not long enough, compared to the KT lock.

The attached photo clearly shows the difference of the striker bolt. Also, the L-400 is smaller, which would require an adapter plate to cover the original KT lock hole.

The L-400 would have to be disassembled, cut the striker bolt in half, weld on an extension, reassemble the lock, and hope the weld doesn't break, down the road. If it did break, you will not be able to open the entrance door.

Granted, the price difference is huge, and so is the gamble.

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The early Argosy trailers, up to 1977, used the KT lock. Airstream trailers used the KT lock from 1970 thru 1977.

The problem with the L-400, is that the striker bolt, is not long enough, compared to the KT lock.

The attached photo clearly shows the difference of the striker bolt. Also, the L-400 is smaller, which would require an adapter plate to cover the original KT lock hole.

The L-400 would have to be disassembled, cut the striker bolt in half, weld on an extension, reassemble the lock, and hope the weld doesn't break, down the road. If it did break, you will not be able to open the entrance door.

Granted, the price difference is huge, and so is the gamble.

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Sorry about that.

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