Originally Posted by mstblove
Andy, How do I go about removing the lock from the door?
Also, I know I've seen it here before but what is the best type of seal to use, and can I get it from just any ole RV repair shop?
Regular RV stores usually don't have the correct materials for an Airstream.
The original gaskets for the 1970 entrance door and windows was a double flare.
We changed that to a hollow "D" shaped gasket, that works far superior.
How to remove your KT lock?
There are some screws that hold the lock in place, on the inside of the door, and, one that's at the edge of the door.
Those must be removed.
You also remove the inside handle.
The next part is the harder part. You must drill out about 8 rivets or so, with a # 30 drill bit, that are on the inside of the door and around the lock. You then can flex the upper panel out enough so that the lock can be removed. The inner shaft of the lock, that the handle was attached to, causes the difficulty.
Unfortunately, there is no other way to remove the KT lock from the doors of 1970 to 1977 trailers.
If you run into a stumbling block, let me know and we can go from there.