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Old 12-03-2006, 08:02 PM   #1
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Door lock repaired, 1966-1969

Symptom: Outside door knob turned but not engaging. Couldn't open door.

Fix: (after the door is opened,)
1. Take out inside knob and plate (3 screws total) and the cam - the square profiled axle that turns the lock, watch out to not lose the spring on cam.)

2. Take out the striker plate's 2 screws.

3. Take the remaining lock assembly off the door from the outside.

4. Start taking the assembly apart slowly. From the attached picture, see lock01.jpg, the beginning of this step.

http://www.airforums.com/photo...?i=14084&c=502

Notice the little metal stud on the housing near a screw. That's the only stud on the plate, and the bolt when assembled should be pointing the opposite way.

5. After the screws are removed, the bolt and its plate comes off, watch out not to lose 2 springs in this part. Then the copper cylinder plus its plate below. See lock02.jpg.

http://www.airforums.com/photo...?i=14083&c=502

6. Now the exposed plate can be taken off. This plate controls the locking from the inside knob. It should go back on in the same position.

7. Now we're at lock03.jpg, exposing the problem.

http://www.airforums.com/photo...?i=14082&c=502

Now on top is a washer. It should be held on by the metal in the center being flared out. Underneath that washer is the movement plate for the outside knob. When the washer pops loose, the movement plate will also be loose. Its result is the outside knob will not work.

The fix is to push the washer back in, and flare the metal out again to hold the washer in securely. See lock04.jpg

http://www.airforums.com/photo...?i=14081&c=502

I used whatever happened to be handy in the garage. Put the knob on a piece of soft wood that has some give so the knob is not damaged in the process.

8. Doublecheck when done, to make sure that this time the washer is not going anywhere. Clean up and lube moving parts with grease. See lock05.jpg.

http://www.airforums.com/photo...?i=14080&c=502

9. Reassemble in reverse order.

The only caution I can think of would be to do it slowly/carefully. In the last picture one can see a rectangular shaped part. That part helps lock the door by turning the knob when inside. It slides left to right and is held in position by a spring and a ball bearing. I'd hate to see these parts lost, or any of the other springs.

I hope this helps anyone who faces this little problem. This procedure should pose no threat to the integrity of your airstream security. You have opened the door to get to the lock, after all.

Please feel free to add info or correct any mistakes.

Ricky
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Old 12-03-2006, 08:49 PM   #2
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This is great info. Thanks for documenting it so well for future reference. Karma to you.
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Old 12-03-2006, 08:56 PM   #3
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Great work!!!

Thanks for the great job. Too late for me,,,,but, I have a spare lock now that I can fix.
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Old 12-03-2006, 09:17 PM   #4
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Thank you both!
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Old 07-15-2007, 10:47 AM   #5
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Thanks for the info.

I will try this on the lock to my '69 Overlander. It exhibits the same symptoms, started while on the outerbanks this last week. I dissamembled it and put it back together on site, and was able to get it to open by presssing and turning at the same time. The washer was definately loose and the exterior handle came right out, so I will try this fix.

If it does not work, I think I will pick up a bargman L100 for about $40 on the internet and attempt to use my existing (longer) yoke. Any thoughts on that??

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Old 07-15-2007, 11:49 AM   #6
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Before you give up, make sure you give Inland RV, Andy, a call. There are several threads on locks. Even a locksmith fixed ours on the Argosy Minuet.
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Old 07-15-2007, 02:07 PM   #7
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I would also suggest putting anti seize on all screws. The plunger in my 67’s lock broke blocking retraction from the striker, trapping me in the trailer. When I tried to disassemble the lock, one of the screws on the inside was frozen and the Phillips head stripped out. It took me hours to get out. When I replaced it, I removed every screw and put anti seize on them. Some were amazingly loose, too.

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Old 07-15-2007, 06:24 PM   #8
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Ricky's fix worked great. Door lock works like new. I'll keep an eye on those screws. Thanks.

I'm still planning on ordering a new Bargman L100 and keeping it on board. I saw one on the internet for $39. Good, cheap insurance.

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My 66 door lock is missing parts. If you can tell me how to post pictures, I'll send a picture and explain. Thanks, Airstray
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Thumbs up 66 Door lock!!!!

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ID:	70695I figured it out. As you can see, parts are missing. I can purchase a new lock from Inland RV but wish to keep my unique handle. Thanks, Airstray
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Attachment 70695I figured it out. As you can see, parts are missing. I can purchase a new lock from Inland RV but wish to keep my unique handle. Thanks, Airstray
I lucked out and picked up a new lockfor $30. on eBay. Thanks, Jim
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