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Old 12-19-2012, 06:54 PM   #1
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Deadbolt lock on main entry door

The tumbler has failed in the deadbolt lock.. Does anyone know where I can purchase one besides Newmar?

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Old 12-19-2012, 07:16 PM   #2
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Find a locksmith and have it rebuilt. I've rekeyed my home locks several times, by buying a kit at a local hardware store (remember them?).
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Old 12-20-2012, 06:21 AM   #3
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PTL Engineering, MI make most doors for motorhomes including Newmar.
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:48 AM   #4
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Most Diesel Pushers use standard home deadbolts. With the exception being that in a motorhome the bolt is much longer. But if all that has failed is the tumbler then you can buy a regular home deadbolt and reuse the longer bolt in your motorhome. Install should be fairly straight forward. All the screws can be accessed from the inside of the door.
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Old 12-21-2012, 02:19 AM   #5
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Remove the deadbolt and take it to a real locksmith. He will fix it good as new. No need to buy a new deadbolt. When I bought my unit, I didn't have a key for the deadbolt, locksmith put new guts in it and gave me 2 keys for 35.00. Take care.
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Old 12-21-2012, 06:37 AM   #6
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Regarding the advice to visit a locksmith (Good advice by the way)....

At one time I had a House, a trailer and a pad lock on my swimming pool gate.

All took the very same key. 3 DIFFERENT makes of locks, All took the very same key.

I still have the padlock.. Traded the trailer in on this house (Class A) and the stick house was given back to the bank.
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Old 12-31-2012, 03:57 PM   #7
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I called the manufacture of the lock. Replacement lock was $130. Newmar wanted almost $500. Mechanism is easy to replace just watch out for the grease.
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Old 01-03-2013, 09:11 AM   #8
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Thanks for all the info. I took it to a locksmith nad he repaired it for $12.00 using the same key. Thanks again.
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