Glad this worked out well for you!
And yes, thru the 'School of Experience' - we always have a set of keys to the coach, and the toad. And hidden in the toad, another set on top of that
Well, we became rapidly unpopular at the very busy thee lanes to the dump station at Denali. Station 2. Wife walked over to the park info center with the dog. I went out to dump and refill the water tank. We'd agreed that I would pull down when done, and meet her at the info center. Walk around to get into the coach when done, and the door would not open. Not locked, but something shook loose (Well, it was later determined that a C clamp had popped off, and the handle mechanism would not work from the outside.)
I went back to let the three people behind me know that I could not get into my coach. Two out of the thee, of course had toads, and the front one had to unhook. The back gent had his wife sit in the toad, and he backed up about 5' to make the cutover to the other dump lane. And yes, all the people in lane 1 and 3, allowed these three to cut into line where it made sense to do so. So that was really nice. I put my orange caution triangle up in the lane 2, far back as I could, to keep others from getting behind me...
Borrowed a piece of paper and a pen from a person, wrote a note about not being able to get into the coach, and that I had gone to the Ranger info center to ask for help to call a locksmith. They called a person in Park Maintenance that they thought might be able to help, and he was 20-30 mins away.
Found my wife, who was becoming a bit miffed that I was taking too long at the dump
! We walked back together.
We walked the coach, and I observed the driver side toll booth window was not locked. Had the key to the basement with me. Pulled out my ladder, got up and was able to slide the window open. Reached in the window, tilted the steering wheel as far up as possible. Seat is always back as far as it can go, for my hight. Now the fun begins. I'd broken my hip just 6 months earlier, and admit, I was not as 'nimble' as I had been just a few decades earlier. Wife held the ladder stable, and I on so non gracefully 'Squirmed, wiggled, gasped, a few choice worded my way - into the coach. Then did what my wife said sounded like a 'One Thud Landing' on the floor between the drivers and passenger seats. (After a few glasses of vino, I claim that I 'Stuck the landing!'). Inside the coach, I got my tools, and got the inside cover off of the door. And was able to manually open the door from the inside... Total time from when I found the problem to when we pulled away to park, was just under 50 minutes. Just as I walked over to tell the Info Center Ranger that we had got into the coach and it was moved. The Park Maintenance gent showed up...
We McGivered the door assembly to work most of the time, but for the rest of out trip to Alaska, the door would work it's way from closed, even with the deadbolt engaged. We strapped the inside door handle hold, securing it the base of the passenger seat... But, with some bungie cord, and a few zip ties - the jury rig of the door mechanism never left us stranded outside for the rest of the trip.
THIS IS THE REASON WE ARE ANAL ABOUT HAVING EXTRA KEYS. And yes, even with a new full door assembly installed - we keep a window unlocked.
Be safe, have fun, and be prepared for when things to South