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Old 10-11-2015, 06:21 PM   #11
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Btw, I did check the number and we aren't under the recall ... Thx for the headsup on that tho, Sandra.
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Old 10-11-2015, 06:34 PM   #12
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Not clear from the statements if people are talking about the regular lock or the dead bolt. We got locked out on our first trip in 2013 and started a thread which lead into the recall. We NEVER. Lock the dead bolt from the outside only when we are inside. Never have had a problem with the regular lock.
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Old 10-11-2015, 08:22 PM   #13
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our problem is not with the deadbolt, it's the regular lock which engages without warning.
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Old 10-11-2015, 08:50 PM   #14
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our problem is not with the deadbolt, it's the regular lock which engages without warning.
Exactly, so Liz and I agree to this rule. When you are out of the trailer you have a key attached to your person. In the morning as I get dressed I loop the key strap onto my belt and put the key into my pocket.
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Old 10-12-2015, 01:37 AM   #15
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I installed a lock box like for a house on the vertical post for my spare tire and keep a set of keys in there. I also have a key for my tow vehicle.
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Old 10-12-2015, 02:58 AM   #16
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I installed a lock box like for a house on the vertical post for my spare tire and keep a set of keys in there. I also have a key for my tow vehicle.
How did you install it?
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Old 10-12-2015, 07:38 AM   #17
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We did stow an extra key.

And per that night -- taking the door off may have taken more than five minutes, given that our car keys, flashlights and key to our storage box, which contained all our tools, were all locked in the trailer
Sorry E and D.
Not knowing the situation, I simply assumed you had tools in the vehicle rather than the trailer. Having RV'd for many years, I have developed a degree of cynicism that makes me obsessively anticipate problems that may never occur, so I most often have a back up plan. For example, spare keys in the TV, tools and flashlights in both the TV and the trailer, and I always have a full set of keys attached to my belt. Obviously, no one can anticipate every possible thing. I also carry a number of spare parts like a water heater element and an anode. Perhaps overkill on my part!
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Old 10-12-2015, 07:58 AM   #18
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Given the comments here I don't think it's overkill -- but I do think it's interesting how many of you suggested we be able and willing to remove the door at all times . Imagine if house locks were as finicky! Makes me think I should consider developing a foolproof RV key entry and marketing it. I might make my millions and be able to go on permanent vacation in my reliably unlockable Escape ...
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Old 10-12-2015, 10:07 AM   #19
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Hi: medora... Bauer RV locks makes a number pad RV lock. That works until you have a "Brain freeze". Happens to me all to often!!! Alf
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After returning from the Smokies in 2013, my deadbolt would not open, just spin. After thinking about access for several hours, cause I did not want to call a locksmith, here's what I was able to do.
1. Empty passenger side front box
2. Push open under seat access door
3. Insert makeup mirror on the floor and tip so I could see the lock
4. Feed a 4 foot long one inch square wooden stick into the camper
5. Using all of the backwards spacial logic I could muster, pushed the deadbolt to open.
6. Open the door.
7. Wrench right shoulder patting myself on the back.
8. Take Rita to lunch with the money I saved.
Worked for me. Elapsed time about 10 minutes
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