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Old 07-09-2014, 06:02 PM   #15
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Locked Coach Access

Here is a way you can take some proactive action so that you can easily get into the coach in case the keys are lost or the door latch fails.

1. Drill a hole in the front passenger side window aluminum frame. The hole lines up with the inside latch. I drilled a hole just large enough to allow a small ice pick to go through the hole. There are two layers of aluminum to drill through. I drilled from the inside at a slight downward angle to get the location right. Be very careful to just miss the glass.

2. The ice pick or other tool will go through the hole and contact the latch. A slight tap on the tool will release the latch so the window and screen can be raised from the outside. Keep the ice pick in an outside compartment.

3. The next action is to climb through the window. Not sure everyone could get their body through this window, but surely there would be a slightly smaller person around to help if necessary. In some cases you might be able to just reach through the window and release the dead bolt latch if that is all that is needed.

4. When all this is done, put a little black sealer on the outside hole to prevent leakage and to somewhat camouflage the hole.

5. This same method could also be used on a larger sliding window should you wish.

6. I am sure some will say that any thief could get in this same way but I will take my chances that they are not that smart and they will just break a window or pry a window open breaking the latch.
The samething happened to me be careful when drilling so as not to hit the glass or it's a goner I spend hours researching and only took less than 5 minutes to get in I drilled a hole the size for a large paper clip. Once you get the door open I took the lock apart there is a bar hooked to the outside that moves the inside mechanism bent it back up good as new.
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Old 07-09-2014, 06:40 PM   #16
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most forget to lock down the bed .. if there is room or a small kid can move around the motor and push up the bed in the back and get in that way

my bed is never locked so i can get in if need be .. thats when i am around the RV that is
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Two on my Providence; One on the roof and one on the underside, which is secured with screws from inside of the shower stall.
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Old 07-10-2014, 07:26 AM   #18
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Had the same problem one time on previous coach
. Was suspecting a grandchild had found a button to push but luckly had a window unlocked to get in. I took the unit apart and discovered the latch metal latch inside was bent from use and repaired it. Wasn't too difficult to remove a little harder to reinstall.
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I ended up drilling a small hole in the window frame and pushed a wire hanger through to open the latch
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