Originally Posted by ssolid
I may not have been clear...
The outside lock (using the key) and the door handle (both inside and out) work correctly.
My problem is that the little lever on the inside that you push up and down to lock and unlock snapped off. Thus, I cannot lock the door from the inside.
Is this lever screwed into the mechanism? Can I get a tap in there and reverse it out and use a bolt of the same size? It is too deep to get needlenose pliers in there.
I am worried about doing any type of drilling since the mechanism seems to be poorly fabricated in the first place.
If anyone wants some pictures let me know and I will add some.
The pin that is screwed into the vertical locking shaft has broken.
In order to properly repair it, the lock "must" be removed from the door.
After the lock has been removed, a part of the vertical lock shaft can be seen. If the pin broke off flush, then removing the screw, at the end of the lock closest to the striker bolt,
carefully catching the steel ball and spring that will fall out, may allow the vertical locking shaft to fall out.
If not, then the part of the pin may have to be ground off.
At best, you probably will need a vertical shaft and locking pin.
A very few Airstream dealers stock those parts.
CAUTION: Take a deep breath when you ask for the price on any KT lock parts. Those parts are only available from a few Airstream dealers.
A new KT lock, Airstreams price, is past $500.00, so don't break what you have.
Is the striker bolt OK? If it has a groove worn in it, you should also replace it, as it can and will at some point, lock you out of the trailer.
Locksmiths usually are a waste of time, if you try to have one repair that lock. Also, since that lock is totally foreign to them, many times they break something else, that creates even more problems.
Again, if you take that lock apart, watch for that small steel ball and spring.
If you lose either one of them, you will wish you never heard of a KT lock.