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Bobb58

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entry door lock will not open
« on: February 27, 2012, 07:39:58 PM »
my entry door will not unlock. i have the inside cover plate off. i can move the deadbolt plunger with a key, but the other will do nothing. i can move it with a flat screwdriver but still will not open. any ideas on how to get it out of the door without tearing up the door. thanks bobb

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Re: entry door lock will not open
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2012, 11:27:01 PM »
Bobb,

How old is the coach? Will it lock with the key but not unlock? I have that problem with mine. It appears something is worn. I can unlock it with a master key which only technicians have. I have one since I worked for a dealership for 13 summers. I no longer use the entry door lock, only the dead bolt. That one NOBODY has a key but the owner.

If that is your problem my guess is you might have to replace the entry lock.
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Bobb58

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Re: entry door lock will not open
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2012, 06:52:35 AM »
Jim, thanks for answering. But i should have wrote that my door is in the closed position and is locked, and i can't get the door open. i can't figure out how to open the door without tearing something up. i can't get to the 2 screws that come in from the edge of the door were the striker plate and catches come together.

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Re: entry door lock will not open
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2012, 09:43:49 AM »
If you have a Tri-mark lock (As I do) then it is likely not the deadbolt, it's the striker bolt, it broke,, I was able to get a pick into the latch (the kind of tool used to remove a rear main seal on an engine kind of pick, not a lock pick) and depress the bolt.

I have since learned hot to fix em when they break, but I replaced the latch assembly.
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Re: entry door lock will not open
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2012, 09:50:04 AM »
A guy in Florida had that trouble with his key lock on his class C. He ended up ordering a whole new lock mechanism! He had a hard time getting it to unlock so he could replace it,

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Re: entry door lock will not open
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2012, 02:04:03 PM »
This may sound odd but do you have a kid or grand kid you could boost into a window to open from the inside so you can work on it.
That is if you have or can get a window unlocked. Just an idea.
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Bobb58

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Re: entry door lock will not open
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2012, 02:55:46 PM »
it's the coach door, i still have the drivers door to get in.

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Re: entry door lock will not open
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2012, 05:46:14 PM »
I had what sounds like the same problem a few months ago. I called Coach-Net. They sent a locksmith, familiar with R.V.s. Took him quite a while to get the latch works out and open the door. He replaced the mechanism. He did the initial dissassembly from the inside. Thank goodness for driver's side doors.
 
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