Fastec lock recall
I received a letter from Fastec in regard to the recall. I don't recall if the letter was in regard to a replacement lock cylinder and lockset I bought in 2011 or if it was in regard to the 2003 Alpenlite that had the defective lock installed at the factory in Aug 2002.
I was able to gain entry to the 5th wheel by crawling thru the basement and getting my 225 pound large frame thru the small hatch that opened in the bathroom of the 5th wheel - it was no mean task but I was still unable to remove the lock and open the door. I then went back out and used a trick that burglers apparently use by tapping on the key with a hammer and finally the lock turned and i could get in to the 5th wheel.
I no longer own the 2003 Alpenlite 5th wheel a - I traded it in on a motorhome in Sept 2013.
The above information is copied and pasted from an email that I just sent to Fastec. I asked Fastec to contact the dealer who now owns the Alpenlite as it now has locks manufactured during the recall period.
Please be aware that the problem stated in the recall is evident in locks produced before 2006 as stated in the recall.
I also intend to notify the NHTSA about the problem and that the recall should cover locks made before 2006.
Beth, Lee and Buster (AKA Busticator, 14# King of All Pomeranians - Protector of His People)
2007 40' HR Ambassador & 2005 CR-V