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Old 10-20-2012, 04:42 AM   #15
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They should quit making the cheap pot metal one and give those of us that have been locked out a deal on the steel unit

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Old 10-24-2012, 02:13 PM   #16
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This may be of some help to others. I have the entry handle with a lock that only locks the handle, and above that is a separate Bolt Lock with a different key. After hearing too many horror stories with the entry handle lock, we quit using it, and only Bolt Lock the door. But there is a problem with the separate Bolt lock assembly. It is a common door type made for thicker house doors. Good idea and good materials, but the thinner Rv doors cause binding when tightening up the 2 mounting screws located on the inside of the bolt lock. Instead of an easy-to-turn system, the more you tighten mounting screws, the more binding, and it becomes harder to lock/unlock. To solve the problem I found a chrome shower arm cover. This is the chrome cover that slides over the shower pipe and fits against the wall for decoration. A slight enlargement of the hole using tin snips, and it mounts between the inside bolt lock Flip-Handle and the inside door surface. Looks pretty good. and now you can tighten the screws much better, and the bolt lock works easy with no binding. Lube with lithium spray grease while apart. Hope this helps.

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Old 10-25-2012, 05:15 AM   #17
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The issue with the trimark 60-650 lock with dead bolt is not locking either the dead bolt or the paddle main lock. The issue is the plunger bolt which is retracted each time, the door is opened and closed, shears internally and the paddle handle can no longer engage the plunger which is spring loaded to be into the latch plate in the frame......result is you cannot open door from inside or outside, thus requiring having to gain access to internal mechanism by drilling to gain access to the broken remains of the plunger so it can be retracted and the door opened.
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Old 10-25-2012, 09:12 PM   #18
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This is why you need the lock with the steel plunger. Spend the money and do it right . HarveyP
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Old 10-26-2012, 04:54 AM   #19
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My steel version was installed last night. Now I have peace of mind when door closes.

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