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Old 01-04-2011, 09:13 PM   #57
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I have a 1997 Excella 1000 30'. Do I need the afore mentioned kit?

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Yes.

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Old 01-18-2011, 07:56 PM   #58
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Lockout Kit Needed?

Is the Lockout Kit needed/recommended for a 2006 25' International Ocean Breeze? If I understand the discussion so far on this thread then I am thinking the answer to my question is "yes" ... but if someone can confirm my understanding it would be most appreciated.
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Old 01-18-2011, 07:59 PM   #59
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Is the Lockout Kit needed/recommended for a 2006 25' International Ocean Breeze? If I understand the discussion so far on this thread then I am thinking the answer to my question is "yes" ... but if someone can confirm my understanding it would be most appreciated.
Your question can be answered in 2 words.

Yes sir.

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Old 03-22-2011, 06:04 PM   #60
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Here is my fix

This is what I did.

A rubber band and a 3M stick on hook. Total work time: 10 seconds.
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Old 04-03-2011, 12:25 AM   #61
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I find this thread confusing. I have an 04 ccd and the lock i have is pictured in post #47. It has a turn style deadbold which can be opened with key from outside. The problem with mine is not the deadbolt. It is the door handle lock with sliding lock mechanism that can be accidentally hit with one of your fingers as you exit the AS. VIOLA. Locked out.
From what i gather the problem is with the older deadbolts that have a sliding pin that can not be unlocked from outside. But then again. Andy says this problem is with the new locks . Post #59.
Clear as mud. Im gonna get some keys cut and stick em everywhere.My lock is pictured below.


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Old 04-05-2011, 06:17 PM   #62
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zedex, this thread has been not so clear. I think it's not a problem with ours, but I don't know. Once it happens, it seems you would be able to remember to avoid hitting the slide on the way out.

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Old 04-05-2011, 07:11 PM   #63
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Hi Gene. If you have the lock in post #61, which i suspect you do. You "CAN" lock yourself out by accidentally hitting the latch as you walk out the door. I know because i have done it myself. And when it happened i thought to myself.....WTF is wrong with airstream and their locks. But it is not a deadbolt problem,but a door lock problem.
This original thread was about the older door locks with sliding deadbolt,post #60.
Someone should edit the whole thread or make the door lock,deadbolt problems a sticky and have pictures. It would alleviate alot of confusion.
In the mean time i had a couple extra sets of keys cut ,and stashed them.So now come hell or high water i can get in the trailer. Assuming of course i can remember where i stashed the extra keys.
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Old 04-06-2011, 11:36 AM   #64
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zedex, I think I got it—always have keys in your pocket. I almost always do except when I'm wearing sweats and then my wife is usually in the trailer. She almost never has her keys in a pocket—seems like women don't care for pockets so they have pocketbooks—so she should never follow me outside without picking up her keys.

Were some deadbolts only operated from the inside and don't have an outside key? Or is this whole thing about walking out without the key and accidentally turning the lever?

I can't imagine how I could hit the inside deadbolt lever while going out, but I have done other things which I had thought impossible by any person unless they were dumb, deranged or self destructive. I only admit to deranged.

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Old 04-06-2011, 12:08 PM   #65
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Gene,

Since I am the OP on this thread, I feel I need to say again, my problem was with the slide pin type of deadbolt as is pictured in post #60. The thing slid to the locked possition while we were driving down the road, or when we closed the door before driving. The cure for it is to either remove the pin, or introduce some friction to the slide as with Andy's "kit". A key won't fix the problem as this slide deadbolt is not key operated...you must find another way into the trailer if it malfunctions.

There are obviously other situations where a person could be locked out, such as lost/misplaced keys, unintentional locking, and actual malfunctions of the lock.

We had a situation once when the wife and I went on seperate outings, she returned before I, and I had the keys. (I might also say she was hungry, and needed to go to the bathroom, so it was a critical situation, and it was all my fault) She does not carry keys to the trailer, so for these situations, and any others that might arise, we have hidden a key to the trailer on the outside.

Hope this clears up some of the misunderstanding in the thread.
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Old 04-06-2011, 01:35 PM   #66
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Steve,

You and I have the same style lockset. My PO solved the deadbolt issue by drilling out a place for the db handle shaft to rest when you are not using the bolt. Kind of like a bolt-action rifle. See the pix attached.

But we remain with the problem of brushing the door lock as we exit the trailer. For this, I just keep a set of keys in my pocket whenever I leave the trailer, keep a set in the truck, and a set in a hide-a-key box.

Been lucky with that method (so far).

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Old 04-06-2011, 03:26 PM   #67
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Thanks for further clearing up of what lock is what. I think this confusion has happened on other threads on the deadbolts. Finally, I understand what all this has been about.

Mine is the same as that pictured in #61. The slider for the regular, non-deadbolt lock could be hit on the way out though I think it's hard to do. Both locks have a key. Cool.

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Old 04-10-2011, 03:35 PM   #68
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As a new A/S, this happened to me. However, months after buying my 2010 A/S, I found a spare key in my water heater compartment. I was sort of surprised that a key would be left there, but it came in handy two weeks ago when my nephew inadvertently locked us out.
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The "free" lockout kit, stops the lock out issue.

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Different "Stupid Deadbolt" Problem

We have a new 27' Flying Cloud and we seem to have a deadbolt problem of a different sort.

When closing the door from the outside, I can't engage the deadbolt using the dedicated key unless I REALLY slam the door and simultaneously turn the key. It usually takes several slams to engage the deadbolt. I've stopped trying to engage the deadbolt this way because I'm worried that I'll damage the mechanism and/or the door itself. The deadbolt has been like this since we took delivery.

I know I can take our AS back to the dealer for a fix, but it's a long trip and if there's an easy fix, I'd like try that approach first.

Any advice out there? I'd appreciate the help.

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