Originally Posted by tedherburger
How do you take the tumbler out of a 1979 Tradewind door lock to repair? Also where can I buy a new tumbler? My lock tumbler is wobley and the pin does not move the locking lever. The whole assembly is 4 by 5 inches rectangular in shape. Thanks for helping me out. Ted
Ted, I bought a tumbler assembly from Airstream a while back. I bought it through InlandRV. They're on this forum as well.
I cleaned the lock thoroughly, and lubricated everything very diligently. The lock worked like new afterwards. Still does with the new owners of the trailer. If these locks start to get sticky, and the mechanism is hard to move, then it's crucial to take action and clean/lube it. The pot metal handle breaks off easily, and the lock is very very expensive to replace, if you can even find one. The tumbler was expensive, but fit the lock perfectly. It came with 2 keys.