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Old 04-24-2017, 08:54 AM   #1
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KT Lock conversion kit

Hey guys, first post ever here. My girlfriend picked up a 73 Argosy 28' a few months back and we are going to refinish and use for fun and work. The issue is, the guy we bought it from seems to have broken the two most expensive parts, the large front window and the door lock. The door lock is actually missing.

Heres my question, Im pretty handy, and have been weighing replacing the KT lock vs converting it and I think conversion is what will be happening, but I cant find anywhere, what I actually need to get. Could someone provide some links?
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Old 04-24-2017, 09:33 AM   #2
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Inland RV in Ca has both the original KT replacement $$$ and a more reasonable conversion kit (which requires some modification to the door).

They can also help with the window. If it is the middle flat window a local glass shop should be able to handle it. Some folks have used Lexan for the wrap around window.
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VTS sells the full reproduction KT lockset for about $150 less than Inland.
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Old 04-24-2017, 03:10 PM   #4
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Or, if you don't mind doing a little fabrication, you can buy the latch assembly that is sold in those conversion kits for about $35 on Amazon or at your local RV parts place, and then make your own patch to cover the oversized hole.

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Old 04-25-2017, 07:24 AM   #5
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Thanks guys, after looking last night, It looks like someone has tried to fab some sort of piece in there to cover the holes, so I may have to do a bit of fabricating myself. Waiting on a service manual to see what exactly is up.
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Here are links showing the K-T lock exploded diagrams and other information that may be useful if you pursue the original lock

http://www.vintagetrailersupply.com/category-s/229.htm

http://www.odmrv.net/MainDoorLock/MainDoorLock.php
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Anyone find https://inlandrv.com/product/tri-mark-lock-78-91/ at a supplier other than InlandRV? I see the trimark lock in many different models at different suppliers, but nothing with a similar chrome finish.

I've tried to order from those guys and I can't seem to get any response from them.
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Anyone find https://inlandrv.com/product/tri-mark-lock-78-91/ at a supplier other than InlandRV? I see the trimark lock in many different models at different suppliers, but nothing with a similar chrome finish.



I've tried to order from those guys and I can't seem to get any response from them.


TRIMARK 60251CHR Chrome Door Lock https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007HRJILG..._6QJFBbF7T2G52
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Old 12-01-2018, 02:15 PM   #9
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Did you have any success with the kt lock conversion? Pictures?
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I see the kit is not listed for sale on InlandRV anymore, but does anyone know if that same lock can be purchased on Amazon or somewhere else? I notice it has a longer slide which is obviously needed. The patch I can easily make. Thanks.
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Here is an article on the kit install
http://sierranevadaairstreams.org/ow...k/gallery.html
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My 77 sovereign door lock broke. Took it apart. The cam rod broke. Looking for replacement parts. Recommendations? I also am looking for replacement key cylinder. None in stock at the inland or Outdoorrv place. Any other suppliers?
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