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Old 07-07-2014, 12:43 PM   #1
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Door will not open

Has anyone ever got locked in or locked out of their coach? That happened to us this morning. Electronic door lock would not release. I was outside, wife was inside. Keys would not unlock the door either. Took about 15 minutes of trying everything before it would release. Any guess as to why this happened?
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Old 07-07-2014, 01:39 PM   #2
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Your wife did not want you in the coach
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Old 07-07-2014, 01:50 PM   #3
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Yes! It was a rod inside the locking mechanism that wasn't engaging. We both got locked out lar at night. Went in through a window.
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Old 07-07-2014, 02:28 PM   #4
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on my allegro bus the handle that releases the door catch pulled past the release and the next time I shut the door it would not open it. I do not use the lock on the handle just the deadbolt so I know it was not locked. I called tiffin and they told me the easiest way to brake into my coach. Before I did that I checked the windows and found I had forgot to lock the drivers side window so I crawled in there. The door opened ok from the inside and I took the handle apart to fix it. The problem was self generated, If I did not remember locking the dead bolt I would pull on the door latch to check and at some point I pulled too hard. The latch went back together ok and I bent the strike mechanism down a bit where it could not come out as easily. I also do not try to open the door unless I am sure it is unlocked.
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Old 07-07-2014, 08:17 PM   #5
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Kid threw the lock when she went out by mistake. Luckily a side window was unlocked and we have never locked the window again. The key in the handle stopped working due to the mechanism getting stiff. Had to open up the door to lubricate it.
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My wife and I had just arrived at our RV site during a heavy rain. We waited on the rain and when it stopped we were locked in. Weird feeling but with help from other campers and exiting out of the emergency window we got the door open 2 hrs later. The internal lock bar broke and the bar was jammed into the door frame. This is not an electronic lock but replaced it with a more robust lock.


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Unfortunately; driver doors are becoming a rare item. I doubt my next MH will have one, handy item in cases like this. Entry door failures are fairly common on here, new or old.
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Unfortunately; driver doors are becoming a rare item. I doubt my next MH will have one, handy item in cases like this. Entry door failures are fairly common on here, new or old.

Amen! I have the drivers door and it came in handy when the other door wouldn't open. The problem was the round pin that sticks out from the door frame (I'm sure there is a technical name for this but I don't know it) had come loose. It's the part that the door latches onto. Opened fine from inside. Took a ratchet and tightened it back down. Now I check it ever so often to prevent a repeat.

Sure glad I have a drivers door.

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That's scary. I would hate to get trapped in or out!
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Old 07-08-2014, 09:01 PM   #10
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The problem appears to be the door latch post. The one on top needs adjusted on the door frame. When I push in on the top of the door and then pull the handle the door opened. I think once that I get it adjusted and a little white grease we should be good. So glad we did not have to go in thru a window or drill out the lock.
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Sticky Door

Tom,

Our 04 Monaco Windsor occasionally has door problems and wont open. I have a solution that seems to do the trick. If inside, pull the door in while operating the door handle. If outside, push the door in while operating the handle. Always works. But can be a little freaky the first few times you cant get in or out.

I have done everything including taking the door completely apart and lubricating all the latches. I recently had the professionals take a shot at it and they adjusted the locking pegs you are describing. The problem still persists occasionally.

Good luck.

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