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Old 07-07-2004, 09:19 PM   #1
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I saw an aftermarket lock on a 67 Overlander that looked like an ordinary household deadbolt. However, it had a small round bolt that would fit through the existing hole on the door and a matching hole drilled in the door frame. As the lock on my 68 Overlander is nonfunctional, this thing looks like a good solution to secure the trailer.

Anyone know where to get such a lock?



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Old 07-10-2004, 09:33 AM   #3
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That dead bolt was an Airstream item.

It has not been available for over 30 years.

It, per say, was not a dead bolt, but more so a "travel lock."

It's operation was confusing to many owners.

From the outside, you could lock or unlock the travel lock. From the inside, you could only "open" the travel lock.

The reasoning behind the inside only opening was in case someone from the outside locked you "in," you could unlock it to let yourself out.

You could not lock yourself in, from the inside.

Use extreme caution, should you decide to install a dead bolt into the cast door frame. One solid "bang" is all it takes to snap the door frame casting.

The cost to properly repair the door casting is not cheap.

Ask those who didn't listen and therefore went there and done that.

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