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Old 04-22-2013, 11:30 AM   #1
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Spring and ball bearing in front door lock

Oh boy. I am a Sandy Hurricane survivor. Lost the house here in Long Beach NY and not being able to to relocate except out of state, I found an Argosy 1975 26 ft trailer in New Jersey. Having 3 dogs and 13 parrots, I needed to put a roof over our heads quickly. Sight unseen, I called and wired him the money and called for transport and they delivered that day....I know nothing about Airstreams other than I love the look. Problem is lock on the door. the locking pin does not lock the door from inside. It is missing the little spring and the ball bearing. I purchased them but I don't have a clue where they get positioned in the lock. starting another thread on how to get the lights on in the trailer. I am upgrading univolt with a 4stag converter and charger.

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Old 04-22-2013, 12:09 PM   #2
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Usually the spring and ball fit in a detent in the little locking lever. I don't know what particular lock you have. Is the problem the locking lever won't stay in the locked position or what?

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Old 04-22-2013, 12:25 PM   #3
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Oh boy. I am a Sandy Hurricane survivor. Lost the house here in Long Beach NY and not being able to to relocate except out of state, I found an Argosy 1975 26 ft trailer in New Jersey. Having 3 dogs and 13 parrots, I needed to put a roof over our heads quickly. Sight unseen, I called and wired him the money and called for transport and they delivered that day....I know nothing about Airstreams other than I love the look. Problem is lock on the door. the locking pin does not lock the door from inside. It is missing the little spring and the ball bearing. I purchased them but I don't have a clue where they get positioned in the lock. starting another thread on how to get the lights on in the trailer. I am upgrading univolt with a 4stag converter and charger.

thanks for all your help.
What year trailer?

Serial number, please.

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Old 04-22-2013, 12:55 PM   #4
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exactly, Perry. So I purchased a spring and ballbearing. But Just don't know where it goes. the lock sits horizontal in the door and its Flush w/ door and the handle is like a wing that pulls out.

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Soooooo..... anybody where does this little ball and spring go?
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Soooooo..... anybody where does this little ball and spring go?
Hold the lock side ways so that the striker bolt is pointing toward you, and with the striker bolt at the bottom while your holding it.

5/8 of an inch above the striker bolt is a small allen screw.

The ball and spring is held in place by that allen screw.

That ball holds the vertical locking shaft in the open or locked position.

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