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Old 09-15-2016, 10:35 PM   #1
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Entry Door Locks Replace Three Times; Yet, Fail ...

My wife and I have a Flagstaff 831FKBSS 2014. Recently, we were in an RV camp near Cheyenne, WY when we tried to unlock the front entry door only to discover that the lower bolt lock would not open--no way to exit the entry door from the inside of the trailer. Fortunately, the rear entry door lock opened--another good reason for two doors. This is not the first time we have had trouble with the entry door locks; we have had our RV dealer in Missouri change both of these locks two times because of failures to either lock or unlock. Fortunately, the RV dealer, Jolley Rogers, in Cheyenne had the time and lock replacement assemblies to change out both door locks in order for us to feel safe enough to continue on our travels. After about six weeks of travel, we are back in Missouri only to discover that these new locks are becoming difficult to operate. The entry doors themselves seem solid, in line ... nothing appears to be loose, but the locks are beginning to cause problems--difficult to open, cannot unlock one of them without using the lever on the inside. I have tried graphite, too. Has anyone had a similar problem. I am open to any and all solutions. Thanks! jsss

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Old 09-15-2016, 10:46 PM   #2
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Try loosening the screws that hold the two halves together and see if you can move them a little bit to a new position. They could be just misaligned a bit and binding.

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Old 09-15-2016, 11:29 PM   #3
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