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Old 01-15-2022, 03:29 PM   #1
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Old 01-15-2022, 03:32 PM   #2
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And going to come right out of the gates with a questionÖ.

The outdoor kitchen lock is totally jammed. I canít even get the key in there. I swear I did it this morning but now the key wonít even go in. Itís cold here but like I said I did it this morning. Since that time I did level from front to back and put the stabilizers down but I didnít think that should affect the lock. Any ideas? Thanks!
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Old 01-15-2022, 04:25 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forums. A ton of helpful information and people here.
If you can't get the key into the lock, I'd check two things. Are you using the right key? My TT has a door key and a different key for the storage compartments. The other thing is my storage compartment locks have a cover inside the lock that has to move when you insert the key. Mine are sticky so sometimes it is hard to insert the key. Try to push the cover open with a pick or small sharp tool. If it feels sticky you can apply some oil or other lube.
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Old 01-15-2022, 10:22 PM   #4
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Wow! Congrats!!!

Tomahawk's right on. I can't tell how many times I've tried to put the wrong key in the storage lock. I hope it is as simple as that.
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Old 01-16-2022, 07:44 AM   #5
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Itís definitely the right key but the lock has that cover on it. Going to try a tiny flat head to push the cover open.
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Old 01-16-2022, 08:17 AM   #6
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Lock Lubricant

There are lock lubricants. They work wonders. Other oils and such tend to collect dirt and cause future issues.
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Old 01-17-2022, 08:45 AM   #7
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Welcome to the forums. A ton of helpful information and people here.

If you can't get the key into the lock, I'd check two things. Are you using the right key? My TT has a door key and a different key for the storage compartments. The other thing is my storage compartment locks have a cover inside the lock that has to move when you insert the key. Mine are sticky so sometimes it is hard to insert the key. Try to push the cover open with a pick or small sharp tool. If it feels sticky you can apply some oil or other lube.


I used a small tool to push the cover but it almost seems like the cover was damaged when I tried it. Got the key mostly in and turned it and of course the key bent. Getting off on the right foot hereÖ

It was darker when I did it so Iím going to try and take some pictures in the daylight to see if you guys have any suggestions. Also going to make a duplicate of that other key so I donít have that problem as well!
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Old 01-17-2022, 09:03 AM   #8
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Best lock lube I've ever used is "Houdini" - availble at Amazon - and other places I would guess. It not only lubes locks but it frees up locks that have gotten sticky. I sprayed it on the pin that my entry door latches to and it stopped the perpetual squeaking - great stuff!
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Old 01-17-2022, 09:04 AM   #9
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And going to come right out of the gates with a questionÖ.

The outdoor kitchen lock is totally jammed. I canít even get the key in there. I swear I did it this morning but now the key wonít even go in. Itís cold here but like I said I did it this morning. Since that time I did level from front to back and put the stabilizers down but I didnít think that should affect the lock. Any ideas? Thanks!
Since you said it's cold,, could it be that there is ice build up in the lock?
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Could be a few things and some have already been mentioned so wont rehash those. I would try pushing in on the door as you're turning it. I've locked doors in the past and had something get between that lock and lip and make it a pain to turn. I've also had them catch the gasket and make it a pain to turn. Try pushing in real hard right where that lock is while you turn the key.

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Congrats on the new trailer and if this is the worst thing you run into you're way ahead of the game haha. Read one of the most accurate things I've ever seen a few weeks ago. When you buy a new camper you're buying "a brand new fixer upper". Haha
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OK dumb question, but you're not trying to put the key in upside down are you? I only ask because I try to do this "occasionally"
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OK dumb question, but you're not trying to put the key in upside down are you? I only ask because I try to do this "occasionally"


Haha I definitely checked multiple times because something like this is right up my alley.
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Could be a few things and some have already been mentioned so wont rehash those. I would try pushing in on the door as you're turning it. I've locked doors in the past and had something get between that lock and lip and make it a pain to turn. I've also had them catch the gasket and make it a pain to turn. Try pushing in real hard right where that lock is while you turn the key.

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Congrats on the new trailer and if this is the worst thing you run into you're way ahead of the game haha. Read one of the most accurate things I've ever seen a few weeks ago. When you buy a new camper you're buying "a brand new fixer upper". Haha


Thatís what Iím trying to tell myself. Trying to wrap my head around the idea that this is the first of many issues to tackleÖeven if the camper is new.

Once I make copies of the key Iím going to try and push like you suggested. Donít wanna risk damaging another one until I have copies though.
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Old 01-17-2022, 04:12 PM   #14
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Just curious if there is something inside the outdoor kitchen door that someone might want to steal. I’d probably pull the lock and put a thumb operated barrel on the door., or replace the lock with a better barrel lock
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