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Old 05-10-2015, 08:14 PM   #15
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Most of the replies have absolutely nothing to do with the OP's problem of not being able to open the door WITH his key which obviously must be IN his hand!

To the OP- yes it's smart to leave a window unlocked just for the peace of mind if you cannot get the door open while on the road.

Correct, I had the key and unlocked the deadbolt, however the door wouldn't open. I think I will travel with one window unlocked in the future. Never had this problem before so it was quite the eye opener.
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Old 05-10-2015, 08:27 PM   #16
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while I was traveling I had my door handle fail. I used to pull on the door handle to make sure it was locked when I left my MH. Evidently I pulled on it one time and the handle pulled apart from the components that unlatch the door. I could pull on the handle and it would pull just not unlatch the mechanism. I called tiffin and they told me how to break into the coach with the minimum amount of damage. I was going to try that and I decided to check all the windows and found I had left the drivers side window unlocked last time i had opened it. I was able to open the door from the inside and then repaired the handle. I do not pull on the handle any more when I lock the door and I agree if you are in a place where you think it would be safe to do so, it would not hurt to leave a window unlocked.
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Old 05-10-2015, 08:32 PM   #17
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Bay key is in the propane tank bay. Door key is in one of the bays. ignition key is hidden inside.

Just have to remember where each hiding place is.
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Old 05-10-2015, 08:34 PM   #18
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For a little extra security when you leave the widow unlocked, drop a 3/8 or 1/2 inch diameter dowel into the window channel. Pre-drill a hole in each end, and screw in steel pan head screws. The total completed length should be about 1/4 inch shorter than the channel. Keep a strong magnet hidden outside, and use it to lift one end of the dowel to release the window.


I always keep a set of spare keys in the toad as a backup backup.


I once lost my car key.


In New York City.


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Old 05-10-2015, 08:41 PM   #19
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The pencil trick won't work anymore. There's little to no graphite in pencils these days. LAWYERS at it again!!!!!
I just keep a spare door key under the hood somewhere. We did have a broken key stuck in the lock after we got it back from the dealer. They said they didn't do it but our keys were fine so they replaced the lock.

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I agree with the trainguy! It is hilarious, non of these replies have anything to do with the OP......!
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Old 05-10-2015, 09:45 PM   #21
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Lockout Precaution

Is it the original key? Could be a spare that wasn't cut properly.

If that's not it then try fixing or, if necessary, replace the door lock.

Then, hide a key.

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There have been previous posts about the linkage inside the latch that breaks. This let's the handle flap around, but the door won't open. I think one solution was to drill a small hole in the latch to insert a probe to release the latch. Only a open window would help here.

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My propane compartment does not lock so this is what I also did. They are many places under the coach to put one of those boxes just depends how hard you want it to be to get. I drilled two holes in the angle iron frame and put the lock box through it, no rattling or banging, then I painted it black to match the rest of the compartment.
Yep, by law the propane tank can't be locked up so everyone's should be unlocked. We only have a 5.5 gal propane tank and it's not locked up. I do need to verify that we can even unlock the door with a key as we have keyless locks for the door and bays. But I have found that if I lock the door when inside using the control panel we can't unlock and open the entrance door. Have to use the control panel to unlock it, nothing else seems to work. Don't like that in case of a fire!
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Get some WD Forty, spray on key, and in lock key entrance. Work very slowly and you can feel different stages when the key engages the lock. Keep trying and you might get it. Don't ask me how I know.
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I recently had all original locks and mechanisms replaced. Pricey, but worth the money IMHO. A nice thing about my Pace Arrow is that I have a drivers side door as well as the standard porch door. I haven't been locked out... but there's always a first time I guess.
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