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Old 02-17-2017, 06:44 PM   #1
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Door Lock Trouble

While checking on our trailer that is in covered storage, the key won't turn in the lock which is of coarse in the locked position. So we are unable to enter our trailer. Any suggestions on a solution?
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Old 02-17-2017, 07:39 PM   #2
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What is the temp?
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Old 02-17-2017, 08:43 PM   #3
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Is the trailer level? If out of level sometimes the door frame tweaks a bit and puts pressure on the dead bolt.
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Old 02-17-2017, 08:51 PM   #4
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Temp is 60 degrees and the trailer is level..
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Old 02-17-2017, 08:52 PM   #5
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Try spraying a lubricant or WD40 into the lock mechanism.

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Old 02-17-2017, 09:04 PM   #6
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Same thing happened to me many years ago on my then brand new trailer (see sig)

One of the pins in the lock has become stuck. Until you unstick it the lock will not open.
We called a locksmith out to the campground at 10:30 at night, who tinkered with it for a while then got a hammer and beat a slotted screwdriver into the lock, ruining it but getting us back into the trailer. Rockwood warranty sent me a new lock and paid for the locksmith visit.

You might try sticking something in there to work the little pin loose. Or tapping on the lock with a hammer. Or do what our locksmith did.

The locksmith asked me at least 3 times if we could crawl through a window to get the key. I told him 3 times I have the key in my hand!!

One of the tricks he tried (that didn't work) was putting the key in the lock and tapping it gently with a hammer. But you might try it anyway.

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I'm gonna go out on a shaky limb.......... On our Grey Wolf, sometimes the door lock got a bit 'goofy' when the trailer wasn't exactly level and well supported. (So did the shutting of the door, and the door would stick) So maybe (???) make triple sure that the door itself is not in some kind of a bind that is causing this?

Sorry, that's all I got..........
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Push hard on the door (by the lock) when let go quickly, repeat doing this while trying to turn the key.
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The lock cylinder (the round part that turns with your key) may be corroded. This may be that either one of the tumblers that must all align before the key will rotate is stuck (most likely). Or that the corrosion is preventing it from turning. Lubrication or rust buster is your first option. Also, as a previous poster suggested taping the key lightly and alternately turning it can he'll get to loosen things up. This advise assumes that the key does not turn at all.

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Door Lock Trouble


I had the same problem on my brand-new MH, the door locked itself when it was slammed shut from the outside (of course it was night time, campground in the middle of nowhere, and my phone was inside the camper). The camper door key would not unlock it, no matter what. Fortunately we found a camp host who managed to force open the kitchen window and my granddaughter squeezed through. She could unlock it from the inside. After that I locked it from the inside only and made sure I had a cab door key with me at all times until I could get the camper door lock replaced at the dealer's. Fortunately it was still under warranty.
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