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Old 03-04-2007, 10:51 PM   #1
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I have recently discovered two items on my 72 Sovereign that I cannot figure out. One is a button inside the front door frame. It pushes in just like a button on a car door frame to turn of the interior lights when the door closes. What is this button for on the Airstream?
The second is a lock in the side of the trailer behind the front door. It is not located in any kind of access door. Just a round lock cylinder in the side of the trailer. The keys that fit the access panels fit it and it turns. But what does it lock or unlock???
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Old 03-04-2007, 11:06 PM   #2
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I have recently discovered two items on my 72 Sovereign that I cannot figure out. One is a button inside the front door frame. It pushes in just like a button on a car door frame to turn of the interior lights when the door closes. What is this button for on the Airstream?
The second is a lock in the side of the trailer behind the front door. It is not located in any kind of access door. Just a round lock cylinder in the side of the trailer. The keys that fit the access panels fit it and it turns. But what does it lock or unlock???
I have a similar lock on the outside of my '74 Tradewind. When I removed the fridge I was able to see it was connected to wires on the inside and the keyed lock worked like an on/off switch. These wires were connected to an alarm under the steps. I thought it was unique and that the PO had installed it? Could it be something like this? Pam
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Old 03-04-2007, 11:09 PM   #3
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My fridge is on the opposite side of the trailer. I tried to look inside to see if I could tell where it went to but it is behind a cabinet. I never looked under the steps for an alarm. Hmmmm ...Does your alarm work? How do I see if thats what it is?
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Old 03-04-2007, 11:24 PM   #4
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I can see the alarm...horn? under trailer, right behind the steps. I can see it without climbing under the trailer. And no, it doesn't work. I don't think I had a key for it and I have since taken the wires out. Let us know what you eventually find. Pam
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Old 03-04-2007, 11:28 PM   #5
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I am hoping the good folks here on the forum will have some input. Maybe we can both learn something!
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Old 03-05-2007, 07:48 PM   #6
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does anyone else have these items on their trailers? Does anyone know what they are?
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Nothing like that on my '72 GT
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Old 07-05-2007, 09:12 AM   #8
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I was really hoping someone would have a clue as to what these things are....mysteries torment me until I find an answer
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My guess is the lock is an alarm as mentioned. The button would be the activator switch that triggers the alarm when it is armed.

But, that's just my WAG.
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I have recently discovered two items on my 72 Sovereign that I cannot figure out. One is a button inside the front door frame. It pushes in just like a button on a car door frame to turn of the interior lights when the door closes. What is this button for on the Airstream?
The second is a lock in the side of the trailer behind the front door. It is not located in any kind of access door. Just a round lock cylinder in the side of the trailer. The keys that fit the access panels fit it and it turns. But what does it lock or unlock???
I was thinking the button switch maybe a control for some motorized steps. And the lock switch is a safeguard against activating the motorized steps while in motion.
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I would bet the lock is to arm the alarm and the button completes the contact and sounds the alarm when the doors is opened. It should be tied in to a hot wire somewhere, maybe the battery.
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