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Old 11-04-2009, 10:53 AM   #1
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Locking '71 Sovereign from inside??

I can lock my trailer from the outside with a key, but on the inside all I have is the handle and a small pin shaped thing that sticks out and screws in and out.

What is this system? I cannot figure it out. Any help very much needed.


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Old 11-04-2009, 10:59 AM   #2
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Hi, You should be able to turn the handle and lock the door on the inside. I'm not sure what handle you have or the position it's in so I'm not sure what direction it is. Should be the opposite of open door.

The pin is there to secure the door while you travel and can't be locked from the inside.


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Old 11-04-2009, 11:12 AM   #3
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If its the same lock at my 77 the pin/lever might be missing,mine was. If you get down and look at the inside of the door at the lock you may find a hole that is threaded. If so thats for the handle to lock it from the inside, I used a Cap screw 8 0r 10/32 and locktited it in. I think orginally it had a little ball for the handle.
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Old 11-04-2009, 12:12 PM   #4
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On mine, that pin (that screws in and out) also moves up and down. Somtimes it takes a little force to move it. Up is unlocked, Down is locked. Give it a shot!

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On mine, that pin (that screws in and out) also moves up and down. Somtimes it takes a little force to move it. Up is unlocked, Down is locked. Give it a shot!

Same with mine...


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