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Old 04-15-2007, 08:51 PM   #1
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Door Knob for 1955 Liner

We have a 1955 30' Liner. The door has been altered....a regular house type doorknob is on it now. Does anyone know what kind of handle/knob should be on it.....inside and out. Thanks....David & Denese
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Old 04-17-2007, 02:23 PM   #2
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We have a 1955 30' Liner. The door has been altered....a regular house type doorknob is on it now. Does anyone know what kind of handle/knob should be on it.....inside and out. Thanks....David & Denese
Givin this a bump. There must be help...
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We have a 1955 30' Liner. The door has been altered....a regular house type doorknob is on it now. Does anyone know what kind of handle/knob should be on it.....inside and out. Thanks....David & Denese
Have you seen the vintage photo archive? You might find a photo there. Good luck!
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Old 04-17-2007, 04:59 PM   #4
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We have looked at many of the photos of the 50's era but can't see the door handles clearly enough even when magnified. Thanks.
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My 1954 Liner has residential type knobs with dead bolts underneath. Only the dead bolts are lockable. Do you have a deadbolt or just the knob?

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Old 04-17-2007, 05:44 PM   #6
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We have just a knob........we are going to try to attach a photo....it may take us a few minutes to figure out how to do it. Thanks
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Old 04-17-2007, 06:06 PM   #7
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I think I have what you are looking for on my Safari...I'll take a picture and post it later. In the meantime, look at the link to VTS below.

My handle is intact, but the bezel is broken...most people have the bezel and the handle breaks. The reason being that it "twists" but it looks like it "pulls". When the pot metal gets old, it gets brittle and breaks when someone "pulls" the handle.

New handles are available at Vintage Trailer Supply...but not the bezel, although I know they are working on it and it will be available soon. Although, I believe if the "guts" are missing, you will have to stick with a ordinary knob as the guts are not available unless you find a donor-trailer.

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Old 04-17-2007, 06:54 PM   #8
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..............well it's gonna take longer than a few minutes to post pictures!! Photos are too large....now trying how to figure out how to resize....we don't have ms paint....hmmnn......will keep trying. Thanks for all the input so far.
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Photos at last!!!

Here at last are some photos of our door knob note that there is an extra plate of metal both on the exterior and interior around the knob.
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Old 04-18-2007, 09:18 AM   #10
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I removed the door knob and extra plate to show pt. 2
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Yep, by the look of the hole, my guess is it was the one I have and linked above. You may be able to come up with a better solution than you have presently, however finding a donor for an original will be tough.

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Old 04-18-2007, 11:10 AM   #12
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Thanks Shari, That is both good and bad news. At least now I know what to look for.
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Old 04-18-2007, 11:18 AM   #13
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Shari, Does your Safari door have the exta plate on it? Also could you still post pictures of your door inside & out? Thanks David
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No, I don't think it has the extra plate...I think that may have been part of your PO's "fix". I'll double check though.

I can/will post pictures, but not until Friday or Saturday...I will not be home before dark tonight and will be out of town on business all day tomrrow. Being that our trailer is new to us, I don't have a library of pics to draw from yet - I need to take them as "specifics" come up.

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Anytime will be appreciated. Thanks for all your help, David
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Okay, he's some pics of ours. I was wrong, we do have the extra plate inside and as I mentioned, our bezel is broken and we will need to get a new one as soon as they are available - my my understanding is in the next 90 days or so.

Hope these help ~

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however finding a donor for an original will be tough.
I saw this on Craigslist just yesterday... 1940/50's Vintage Airstream/similiar Travel Trailer Parts!
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Old 04-23-2007, 04:34 AM   #19
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Thanks for the pictures. Every bit of information helps. Now if I can just locate one.
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Thanks Mark for the tip. I have been in contact with Michael and I'm waiting to hear further from him......David
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