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Old 04-07-2015, 03:28 PM   #21
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I know this has nothing to do with the lock, although I am planning on replacing the tumbler and it's good to know it's not an exact fit. Anywho, TG, what are the 2 switches to the left of your door in the picture. I have figured out one goes to the light outside but can't figure out what the other one is.
A lot of earlier AS have 2 swts. when facing door from outside,1 over door light other scare light [out side flood light on door side just before front curved panels] they are in front of side window at top of window level, other wise some else will no what other swt. is for I only no of this use. Bill
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Old 04-07-2015, 03:33 PM   #22
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Posted else where on forums, a simple block of wood cut to pattern shown will keep AS great engineering idea of suicide doors from flying open.
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Old 04-07-2015, 03:51 PM   #23
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The 2 switches are the scare light and over door light. Scare light is the round fixture on the right side as you enter the coach.


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Old 04-07-2015, 04:58 PM   #24
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in my trailer there is only one exterior light and the second switch operates the midship light, the one in the center of the ceiling just before the bathroom. That ceiling light also has its own switch and must be switched to an on position for the wall rocker switch to operate it. Many, many a new airstream owner has thought they had a defective wiring or light just to find out they didn't know what that second switch did. I was one of them :-)
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Old 04-28-2019, 08:10 AM   #25
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Hope this helps someone

I'm looking for a KT lock replacement and came across this handy diagram. Thought someone here might appreciate it.

If anyone knows where I can find a new lock (or just part VTS-1010) let me know.

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Old 04-28-2019, 08:02 PM   #26
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The diagram is from Vintage Trailer Supply. Have you tried them?
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Old 09-20-2020, 12:11 PM   #27
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You may want to read through this thread about the KT Lock.
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f453...ion-73252.html

We may have been lucky in dealing with our 3 generation old time locksmith who is local. They were successful in finding parts and getting ours working. If you have a locksmith that has been around awhile you might get lucky. It is worth asking. Don't know if our 78 Argosy Minuet has the KT lock.
Where is everyone located? Anyone in SoCal, local working on these locks? Temecula or Los Angeles, maybe further. Our latch mechanism just went out and we are stuck in SoCal until we repair it. 78, Minuet
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Old 09-20-2020, 05:51 PM   #28
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What happened to the lock assembly?
Are you locked in or locked out?
Can't open the door from the inside? Or outside?
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What happened to the lock assembly?
Are you locked in or locked out?
Can't open the door from the inside? Or outside?
We are locked out. The outside handle pulls past the open point and then pops back in place, but there’s no resistance at the point that normally opens the door.
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Old 09-21-2020, 01:36 PM   #30
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Sounds like the roll pin has sheared.
This is a common failure of this lock assembly. The pin fails as a result of slamming the door or even closing it without holding the bolt back.
It is an easy fix once you get the assembly out of the door.
You will have to gain access to the coach thru a hatch or window. In order to open the door from the inside.
You can get a new roll pin at most hardware stores.
It will require some basic tools to remove the remains of the sheared pin. A locksmith could accomplish the repair once the assembly is out of the door.
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Old 09-21-2020, 01:58 PM   #31
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Go to Out of Doors Mart web site.
Click on Parts Store
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The roll pin is #380343.
It goes in the shaft of the bolt #380633
Click on the exploded view to see the part location
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