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Old 08-18-2017, 09:20 PM   #1
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Question Has the entry door keypad ever failed you?

I rely on this keypad, I NEVER take keys with me. Anyone ever had the entry door keypad fail?
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Anything designed and built by man , can fail !

Several posts about the lock solenoid in the door not getting power .

Hide extra keys to the coach in your toad .
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Just in case I always keep a spare set of keys to the coach in the jeep, and a spare set of jeep keys in the coach. An ounce of prevention...
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Old 08-18-2017, 09:24 PM   #4
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Yes in my 2014 Ventana 4037. While calling Newmar it reset itself and started working. I hide a set of keys on our new coach. On our 2016 DS the lock actually broke and we had to break the bedroom window so I installed an emergency switch that opens the power window on the drivers side.
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I do keep a spare set in the toad and I can unlock the toad via onstar via my phone so all is good there.
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Yes it has, but it was due to the coach batteries being dead. It wouldn't work for a while and even now it works about 90% of the time. We always take the keys now as a precaution in case it is one of those times. The safe also doesn't want to open with the combination now as I think it is due to the same problem. I have thought that I would redo both with new codes to see if that fixes it. Good luck and happy camping.
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Yes it has, but it was due to the coach batteries being dead. It wouldn't work for a while and even now it works about 90% of the time. We always take the keys now as a precaution in case it is one of those times. The safe also doesn't want to open with the combination now as I think it is due to the same problem. I have thought that I would redo both with new codes to see if that fixes it. Good luck and happy camping.
Doesn't the safe work on a 9 volt battery? Don't have my manual to check.

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Old 08-18-2017, 09:33 PM   #8
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No!

Will it at some point ...... Probably !!
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Yes, there is a battery in the safe, at least the one that came with mine.
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That's why there's a key if the battery fails for the safe.
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Power for your keyless entry will either come from your house bank, or your chassis bank.
Watched a neighbour have to call two different locksmith's to get into his Prevost, which he had plugged into 50A, the whole time he was away. Offered him a cold beer and grilled burger while he waited in his Beemer waiting for the second locksmith, but he declined the offer !

Anything can happen!!
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It will eventually fail. Mine took a few years but is dead now. I use a lockbox that is similar to real estate lockbox and attached to frame in engine compartment.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Master-Lo...&wl13=&veh=sem
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I think we had ours home about a week...and my wife found it not working. The key fob, the remote keypad, even the armrest switch for the cargo locks...nothing.

I called Newmar and described what happened...they told me a technician would have to troubleshoot. So I scheduled an appointment with our local shop. Three weeks was the soonest. I then thought...what would ai do in an Airbus? (on the ground). Turn it off and back on again. So I found a couple of system related fuses in the compartment under the drivers seat...pulled them, waited a minute, and plugged them back in. Everything worked again.

We do keep a set of keys accessible should it lock us out. It has been performing flawlessly, ever since.
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It will eventually fail. Mine took a few years but is dead now. I use a lockbox that is similar to real estate lockbox and attached to frame in engine compartment.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Master-Lo...&wl13=&veh=sem


Great idea! Thanks
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