Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-30-2012, 07:25 PM   #1
Rivet Master
 
truckasaurus's Avatar

 
1960 33' Custom
Saskatoon , Saskatchewan
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 1,182
Images: 25
Permanently disable door lock

Just wondered if there was a simple way to permanently disable the locking feature of the door lock on a 61 Overlander? The lock was replaced by Inland about 4 years ago and has functioned correctly most of the time but I'd love to 100% know that it won't be in "lock me out" mode.

We have a deadbolt for locking and door securing duties.
__________________

__________________
1960 Sovereign 33' Pacific Railroad Custom
truckasaurus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2012, 10:00 PM   #2
Vintage Kin
 
slowmover's Avatar
 
Fort Worth , Texas
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 7,598
Images: 1
Keep a key to that lock handy in a hidden place. The deadbolt takes care of the "problem" of a key outside.

Don't be like me. Nowadays, the the literal first thing I do is put the green key thingie on my wrist no matter how sweat soaked my work clothes are. Back in March I'd gotten out of the shower on a rainy/windy day and gone outside in an old bathrobe with an umbrella for a smoke. The old lock locked me out. So, there I was, walking the several hundred yards in bathrobe (nothing else on) and umbrella to the RV park office to borrow tools. And, yes, after several attempts at other ways, I had to remove a jalousie window and crawl in -- a$$ flapping in wind -- from a plastic chair. And a cinder block. Good thing I don't embarrass too easily, huh?

In fact, place a few of those keys around, willya?

.
__________________

__________________
1990 35' Silver Streak Sterling; 9k GVWR.
2004 DODGE Cummins 305/555; 6-manual; 9k GVWR.
Hensley Arrow. 9-cpm solo, 15-cpm towing
Sold: Silver Streak Model 3411
slowmover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2012, 10:09 PM   #3
Rivet Master
 
Lumatic's Avatar

 
1971 25' Tradewind
1993 34' Excella
Currently Looking...
Estancia , New Mexico
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 6,642
Images: 16
Blog Entries: 1
My doorlock is a KT 200 and is tempermental. I mounted a locking hasp below that I use for locking the trailer for trailer for travel and when I am not around. One of these days I am going to reskin the door and update the lock with Inland's replacement kit.
__________________
Sail on silver girl. Sail on by. Your time has come to shine.
Lumatic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2012, 05:27 AM   #4
Rivet Master
 
noreen&sal's Avatar
 
1981 27' Excella II
mays landing , South Jersey
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 1,179
Images: 9
On my 81 Excella I do not trust the KT. I fit a sliver of wood under the locking pin and hold it there with electrical tape. No problem for 3 years so far. Sal.
__________________
Sal & Nora
Let us live so that when we die even the undertaker will be sorry. Mark Twain
AIR 42483
TAC N.J. 17
WBCCI 24740
noreen&sal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2012, 06:16 AM   #5
Well Preserved

 
1993 21' Sovereign
Colfax , North Carolina
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 20,193
This may be too simple, but why not put a washer or shim between the knob and mount? It will keep the knob from being able to be pushed in and locking.
__________________
Meddle not in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy, and taste good with ketchup.
Terry
overlander63 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2012, 11:40 AM   #6
Rivet Master
 
truckasaurus's Avatar

 
1960 33' Custom
Saskatoon , Saskatchewan
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 1,182
Images: 25
Terry, pure genius, I'll give it a try. Thanks :-)
__________________

__________________
1960 Sovereign 33' Pacific Railroad Custom
truckasaurus is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:01 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.