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Old 04-11-2011, 09:04 PM   #71
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We had the same issue when we bought ours. I took the lock apart and it had no grease on the moving parts inside. I put some grease on it and it worked much better.

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Old 04-12-2011, 12:16 AM   #72
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Gene, thanks. I'll try the grease option.

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Old 04-19-2011, 02:36 PM   #73
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Door Lock Broken From Inside!!!

Just a cautionary tale regarding door locks and mechanisms.
This past week-end the wife and I were relaxing at lake pleasant az. I had just re-entered our 2005 22í ccd after walking the dog. It was about 5:30am, Sunday morning. My plan was to go back to sleep. Silly me and my plans
Closing the door behind me I gave it the usual extra tug to make sure it was closed. Don't we all?
Thatís when the inside door handle suddenly became suspiciously free-moving. I gave it a couple of test swings. Sure enough, the inside door handle had completely detached from the door latch mechanism.
The door was securely closed and no amount of pushing or wiggling the handle would cause it to open
Looking around for some tools I found the following was the full extent of available items Ė pic 1
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[an aside: I keep a 50-pc tool set in the truck, just in case I get locked OUT of the trailer. My next purchase will be another set for INSIDE the trailer]
Using the very small Philips head screwdriver I managed to remove one of the 3 screws holding the inside coverplate. The other 2 screws were covered by the inside door lip Ė pic 2
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Since the coverplate was not removable I had to pry it away from the body of the door to see inside. Pic 3 & pic 3a
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I could now see where the inside door handle had disconnected from the mechanism. And by moving the sliding security lock I could see where I had to insert a tool to pop the latch.
Using the knife blade I managed to spring the mechanism, opening the door. Cue sigh of relief from myself and wife
With the door now open I could see the other 2 screws which covered the latch mechanism pic 4
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These are the door latch jaws which hold the door closed and are very hard to pop open Pic 5
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The door latch still worked from the outside but I decided not to Ďkeyí lock it. I did close and lock the lower independent dead-bolt. We drove home [ only 40 minutes away] very carefully.

Next up: installing a new door lock/panel set-up.
Stay tuned.

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Old 04-19-2011, 03:04 PM   #74
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don't know why the other pics didn't post. will try again.
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Old 04-19-2011, 03:10 PM   #75
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Old 04-19-2011, 06:23 PM   #77
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Yup. My inside handle is loose, and it is from having to slam the door and use extra effort to latch the door properly. If you visit my thread "wow, my door works great now" you can fix your door so it takes no effort to close . Glad you got it fixed up.
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Old 04-19-2011, 10:12 PM   #78
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We received one of the free lock out kits from Inland RV. Thanks Andy for making these available.
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Zedex, how about a link to your post?
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Old 04-19-2011, 11:31 PM   #80
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ok.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f453...now-74288.html
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Old 04-19-2011, 11:46 PM   #81
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don't know why the other pics didn't post. will try again.
Hi, so what actually broke? Are you replacing the black plastic inside plate and handle assembly? Is this part repairable, or does it have to be replaced? I would like to see a picture of where it broke.
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actually - nothing broke.
the inside handle mechanism detached from whatever lever/gizmo activated the locking jaws.

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we have had trouble closing the door before, but the 'jaws' were centered on the post so this was not an issue.

the outside pull handle worked fine before and after the event.

however, the upper edge of the door did / does appear to be out of alignment.

i feel the best fix would be to replace the entire mechanism, plus the inside and outside plates. i just don't trust the existing mechanism.

zedex - i had actually checked out your post before this all happened but the post was centered and there was no play at the hinges. however - a good post that is worth checking out.
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