Originally Posted by deadeye916
I don't understand. Is this a Newmar thing? I've never heard of this before, and I'm trying to figure out how I could get locked in my coach by the deadbolt lock.
There is a thread somewhere - and I've looked again, but I can't find it. Apparently, if you use the deadbolt while traveling, it can become bound and not turn when you stop. I had no idea until I read the thread, but it made sense once I thought about it - all the torquing and twisting that a motor home goes through on the road. It reminded me of how the pins on my tow bar sometimes bind up and I have to kind of release the pressure before the pin will come out. At any rate, many folks reported having it happen and having to remove the whole door lock assembly to get out. I'm pretty sure it's not exclusive to any manufacturer - maybe less likely with some. I really have no idea. I suspect it's not all that common, but it does happen - as the technicians at the Ford dealer can attest to!
Anybody else more informed about this than I am?