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Old 07-02-2009, 06:49 PM   #1
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door lock

Have a fourwinds hurricane MH, last night had to have a lock smith come and get us out of the MH. the latch had got wedge in the jam and could open the door. had to break the latch assembly.This had to be done from the outside, glad we are in our daughter drive way.

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Old 07-02-2009, 07:37 PM   #2
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We have had that problem before so now I leave a key in one of the outside compartments. Dont tell anyone that I do this.

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Old 07-03-2009, 09:10 AM   #3
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Had it happen to me too.. I have a Tri-Mark dual latch (Snap bolt and dead bolt) now if the dead bolt breaks or jams, I'm .... Out of luck

But the snap bolt I can now open when the door is locked.

Oh, the common name for a snap bolt is Striker Bolt. Sorry about that
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Old 07-03-2009, 01:33 PM   #4
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Got locked inside our Hurricane!!

Our door lock broke while we were in North Carolina, and we were locked in!!
Called out the window to a neighbor, but couldn't open it from in or out. The knob on the latch which pulls it open had broken off. I was able to remove the screws from the inside, and then used a pliers to pull the latch back enough to open the door. I just removed the latch, then used just the deadlock to hold it until we got a replacement. About $120 for the replacement lock, and a couple of hours labor (mine) to fix it. We were lucky in that the RV repair shop had two in stock!! He had to replace one the week before, and order a couple to have on hand.

Just remember that most locks can be removed from the inside, if you have the tools inside with you. If not, get a neighbor to help hand you tools through the window.
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