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ktmrfs

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Posted: 07/09/20 09:56pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I recall this being a problem on on brand of locks, and there was a recall on the locks. Just before the recall, I had mine fail, luckily it was on a cargo trailer with a drop down rear door.


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Posted: 07/09/20 11:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi,

I'm on my second lock. I try to shut the door gently and have the latch open as I do so.

It is the choice of metal they used--it is extremely annoying.

Fortunately I'm in a class C, so I do have alternate ways to enter.


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Posted: 07/09/20 11:47pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thank you all for the suggestions. I will report back on what worked out for me.


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Posted: 07/09/20 11:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I got locked out of mine once and what worked was that I hit the dang lock hard once or twice with a rubber mallet and at that point the lock decided to work fine again - lol

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Posted: 07/10/20 05:25am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The latch/lock on our mh broke while it was still under warranty, got it replaced. Then the replacement broke. I went to a local small RV parts place and got a new one but different make. No more problems.

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Posted: 07/10/20 06:06am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I adjusted the door jam plate so the latch doesn't hit as hard when the door is closed, worked for me after replacing the lock once


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Posted: 07/10/20 10:36am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Try prying the latch handle up and then try opening.


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Posted: 07/10/20 11:14am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We broke the window and cut the screen but still couldn't get the lock to unlock. It was the deadbolt that was stuck. Had to have the lock drilled out..new window, new lock and labor was $270.

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Posted: 07/10/20 09:11pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Is it a Trimark latch? If so it is either the latch itself that broke, it is made from a cast Zinc alloy that is very weak, or the plastic cam that operates the latch broke. I have had both issues. After buying the second door assy I was not going to buy a 3rd one. I was able to slide the drivers side window open using the palm of my hand, there is no handle on the outside windows. I climbed through the window which was a chore. Once inside you can remove the screws holding the two parts of the door assy together and the door will open. I fixed mine by adding a thin steel plate to join the broken door latch pieces together. That was about 4 years ago and it is still working well. The replacement latch is about $100 someone on hear posted that Trimark now sells a replacement latch made from steel for about $200, if you don't want to modify it yourself.

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Posted: 07/11/20 12:16am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I had warning, mine started being erratic (hard to unlock)
And I replaced it last year with a new one,
Before it failed and locked me out


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