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Old 05-01-2007, 03:25 PM   #15
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Slamming???

Thanks Andy, I'll send my SAE today...only I want to also say that the lock will slide even without ...'slamming'...!
This has happened to me more than 3 times....a few times I had the key on me so no problem but there were 3 really BAD breakins I and a few really good and skinny friends helped out!
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Old 05-01-2007, 04:50 PM   #16
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Lock Fix

Thank you Andy~we've already had this happen to us several times and we've become paranoid about where the key is.
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Old 05-01-2007, 05:00 PM   #17
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I finally got around to fixing my screen door slider on the Excella. I am always loath to change the OEM look or add anything extra if I can get around it. The slider body is chrome over brass and thick enough to accept a spring and ball to make a positive detent. I used a spring (cut down) and a ball from a power window switch from an old Volvo.
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Old 05-01-2007, 05:44 PM   #18
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Andy has always been a nice guy. His insructions guided me through the fix for my "out of shape" door. Many thnxs Andy!
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Old 05-23-2007, 04:13 AM   #19
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Andy- I have a 66 A/S Safari with the old turn lock deadbolt supplied by airstream (it was more of a safety feature tyo keep the door closed in travel) anyway, both sides of the lock are intact but it appears the pin that acts as the actual deadbolt is missing or broken off, I can see inside the door and can view the mechanism moving. Any thoughts on obtaining a replacement pin? It seems that by merely removing a few pop rivets on the inside door skin will allow access to the lock. Thanks ! John
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Old 05-24-2007, 01:11 PM   #20
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Andy- I have a 66 A/S Safari with the old turn lock deadbolt supplied by airstream (it was more of a safety feature tyo keep the door closed in travel) anyway, both sides of the lock are intact but it appears the pin that acts as the actual deadbolt is missing or broken off, I can see inside the door and can view the mechanism moving. Any thoughts on obtaining a replacement pin? It seems that by merely removing a few pop rivets on the inside door skin will allow access to the lock. Thanks ! John
Airstream first used a travel lock in the 67 models.

I have no idea what travel lock you may have.

Can you post a photo?

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Old 05-24-2007, 02:58 PM   #21
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Andy -

That's one of the nicest things I've seen offered in a long time. Thanks.

I just wish I was closer to California so I could bring my trailer in to you for service from time to time. Can you move farther east?

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Old 05-24-2007, 07:33 PM   #22
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Airstream first used a travel lock in the 67 models.

I have no idea what travel lock you may have.

Can you post a photo?

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Here are a few pictures . . .
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Old 05-24-2007, 08:08 PM   #23
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Old 05-25-2007, 10:11 AM   #24
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You indeed have the 67 deadbolt.

Parts have not been available for at least 30 years. Perhaps you can fabricate something.

The shaft was nothing more than a round section of aluminum.

The correct operation from the outside is that you can "lock" and "unlock" the deadbolt.

The correct operation from the inside is that you can only "unlock" the deadbolt.

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Old 05-25-2007, 10:54 AM   #25
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Andy -

That's one of the nicest things I've seen offered in a long time. Thanks.

I just wish I was closer to California so I could bring my trailer in to you for service from time to time. Can you move farther east?

John
Safford RV is OK, but they don't specialize in Airstreams and they are 150 miles from me. How about opening a second location HERE, pretty please?

I know two people who need axle replacements... surely that will pay for the new location .

Thanks for your offer.

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Andy,
What a guy! Are new models (07's) vulnerable to the slam lock? Pictures looks like my door. I make a habit of always carrying a set of keys with me, and keeping another in the truck (accessible with the door code lock). However, it only takes ONCE!!!
Will be glad to make a 'donation'.
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Old 05-29-2007, 07:01 PM   #27
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What a guy! Are new models (07's) vulnerable to the slam lock? Pictures looks like my door. I make a habit of always carrying a set of keys with me, and keeping another in the truck (accessible with the door code lock). However, it only takes ONCE!!!
Will be glad to make a 'donation'.
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Sorry.

You will need the kit too.

Please send us your SASE for a free repair kit.

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It's on the way. Thanks, Andy.
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