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Old 07-30-2012, 06:25 PM   #1
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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.

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Old 07-30-2012, 09:00 PM   #2
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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?


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Old 07-30-2012, 09:09 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 07-31-2012, 04:27 AM   #4
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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.
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Old 07-31-2012, 05:16 AM   #5
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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.
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:40 AM   #6
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Terry, pure genius, I'll give it a try. Thanks :-)

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