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Old 05-20-2015, 12:42 PM   #1
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Trailer Door Locked on its Own

Has anyone had the door lock just by closing ? On the weekend, I shut the door to the camper because of bugs. The screen door was attached to it. I do not remember shutting it hard. when I tried to reopen, the door was locked and would not open. Naturally both sets of keys were inside. All windows were shut. The camp owners did not have a master key (one owner works at a RV dealer but forgot her master keys at work). So I found a family with 3 young kids. All different sizes. 2 of 3 were ablt to crawl through laundy shoot in bathroom that comes out under sink and although one was too young to understand, his older borther was able to just pull the handle and open the door. How the heck dit the door lock ? Not the dead bolt, the top one. Time for a 3rd set of keys attached to triler somewhere !

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Old 05-20-2015, 12:57 PM   #2
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There is a lock recall, (if you have Fastec/FIC locks) but it is really more about the deadbolt.

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...cD3mgIsD63jr6A
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Old 05-20-2015, 01:03 PM   #3
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How the heck dit the door lock ?
Uhhh... gremlins.. "HELLO"!?

More than likely, the inside lever got bumped into a nearly engaged position. When the door slams shut it's enough to rattle it into fully engaged.

If your careful to check it when exiting and it happens again, you might have a fault lock, but I would be fairly confident it just got bumped to near tripping.
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Old 05-20-2015, 01:27 PM   #4
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Or you could put a spare key wired to the frame.
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Old 05-21-2015, 02:01 PM   #5
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I keep extra set of keys in the interior console of my truck for such emergencies.
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My spouse locked herself out in her pajamas, 40 degrees and rain. That was 9 years ago and she still remembers it as being my fault although I was 25 miles away.
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Our RV did this one or twice. I keep my keys on a carabiner on my belt loop, so NBD for me, but a shot of graphite in the lock kept it from happening again. I think it was sticking in such a way that it wasn't going all the way into the "unlock" position. Still handy to have a key on the outside (or on your person) in case of emergency...they're usually such little keys anyhow.
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Has anyone had the door lock just by closing ? On the weekend, I shut the door to the camper because of bugs. The screen door was attached to it. I do not remember shutting it hard. when I tried to reopen, the door was locked and would not open. Naturally both sets of keys were inside. All windows were shut. The camp owners did not have a master key (one owner works at a RV dealer but forgot her master keys at work). So I found a family with 3 young kids. All different sizes. 2 of 3 were ablt to crawl through laundy shoot in bathroom that comes out under sink and although one was too young to understand, his older borther was able to just pull the handle and open the door. How the heck dit the door lock ? Not the dead bolt, the top one. Time for a 3rd set of keys attached to triler somewhere !

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The same thing happened to us, and of course all our keys, cellphones etc. were inside and it was night time with nobody around. We managed to force the kitchen window open (bent the rubber track) and had my young granddaughter crawl in to open the door. The lock had been hard to lock and unlock before and graphite didn't make any difference, so I had it replaced (still under warranty). No problem since! Now I hide a spare key outside the camper for peace of mind.
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Old 05-21-2015, 03:13 PM   #9
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We had the same thing lucky for us are grandson was inside we ordered another key an put in the gulve box in the truck because we can use the key pad on the truck if the truck keys are in the campeer
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Old 05-21-2015, 03:25 PM   #10
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I keep an extra set of RV keys in the toad, and an extra set of Toad keys in the. RV.
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