I always keep a torx screwdriver inside the coach so I can pop out the door lock/handle assembly from the inside. Over three Entegra coaches, we have been 'locked' inside twice, and lock outside once, with the dogs inside and the coach running! Not cool!
I also carry at least one spare deadbolt inside the coach, I've replaced four of them on the cornerstone alone. Once the mechanism loosens up a bit from wear, invariably someone (from kids to shop techs) will slam the damn door with the deadbolt extended. Once it bends, it is toast, as it will snap in two if you try to straighten it out. I also have replaced the striker plate multiple times on each coach, as it gets mangled when the door gets slammed with the deadbolt extended.
IMHO the PTL door lock/latch design is a terribly crappy design/product to put on such a high-dollar vehicle. There are some aftermarket models that purport to be "better/best" door lock, but may pose an integration issue with the existing electronics and fobs, I do not know.
Not that hard to carry spares and swap out parts once a year. (sigh)
Ernie and Dianna Northern
2015 Entegra Anthem 44 DLQ2017 Entegra Cornerstone 45B
2013 Equinox toad/2014 Jeep GC diesel