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#1 yoyosma

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Posted 06 February 2015 - 11:06 AM

Husband went out to 17' SD that has been sitting up for some time, uncovered and exposed to weather.  Cannot get lock to work.  Broke off one key in it, so he went to hardware store and had more made.  Sprayed with WD 40 yesterday.  Factory not calling him back.  Saw a similar problem in a post here from 2013 for a different lock.  The one we have is kind of square on the outside and you pull the latch out to open it.

 

He is hesitant to drill it out without knowing what he is getting into or what size bit to use.

 

We have a trip planned with friends next weekend.  Husband is saying a lot of words he learned in the Navy and some he taught the other sailors.


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#2 yoyosma

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Posted 06 February 2015 - 12:19 PM

Husband got finally got a call from the only guy on duty today at the service/parts department.  He told my husband how to get in and is sending a replacement lock for the original one, which has been recalled.  (Ours is a 2009 model.)

 

Will post an update for you when husband can describe it to me better.  Thanks for being there.


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#3 yoyosma

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Posted 09 February 2015 - 06:26 AM

Here is what "Tim" told my husband:  stick a screwdriver into the lock, pound it in, twist it with a wrench and it will open.  Worked like a charm.  New lock should be here soon, no charge.



#4 tractors1

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Posted 12 February 2015 - 04:41 PM

The technical term for that procedure is called a "percussion adjustment" as opposed to a "percussion alignment"

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#5 TheAncient

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Posted 01 April 2015 - 09:00 AM

Fastec industrial, the manufacturer of the lock, has a recall out on their locks.

 

http://www.fastecind...call letter.pdf

 

Check this notice for affected lock numbers,



#6 clairemr1

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Posted 01 April 2015 - 09:46 AM

    not sure if this will help keep our locks from freezing up, certainly not if the lock is included in a recall, but i puff some powdered graphite into all of the locks periodically. seems to be keeping them functional, but my casita is only a 2013, so not sure mine won't suffer the same fate as so many others somewhere down the line. claire and merlin, excellent schnoodle


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#7 ArizonaEileen

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Posted 01 April 2015 - 07:20 PM

stick a screwdriver into the lock, pound it in, twist it with a wrench and it will open.

 

Better yet...Always keep your egress window toggle unlocked.

 

If you get locked out, slide the egress window glass and screen aside, then reach in and pull out the two red handles at the lower part of the window. The window, which is hinged at the top, will swing out so you can crawl through. You'll probably need something to stand on at some point in this process.

 

DON DAYTON - Egress window2.jpg

 

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#8 ssatkinson

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Posted 03 April 2015 - 06:27 PM

Eileen is right about that egress window! We pulled our Casita out of storage a few days ago and could not unlock the door. After several minutes of trying both keys, WD40, etc., we resorted to the window. It came out easily. I stood on my hubby's knee and slithered in head first onto the bed-a pretty amusing sight, I am sure. As it turned out, the lock was fine. A piece of the screen door had slipped off and blocked the lever from turning completely with the key. An easy fix. So glad that toggle was open on the window!
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