On my way up to the Alaska Highway, towing fifth wheel with 2008 Ford F350 diesel, the truck went into "reduced engine power" about 60 miles south of Grande Prairie. It was 20 mph in low gear up the steep grades. Limped into Windsor Ford at 2:30 on a Friday afternoon. I could see that they were very busy, but they checked me in, found the thermostat was bad, replaced it and got me out by 5:00 pm. Thanks, Windsor Ford!
The next morning, in Grande Prairie, my wife and I woke up and found that we could not open the door of our fifth wheel. The latch to the dead bolt felt loose and would not operate the bolt. I used the emergency exit to get outside and try the keys. That didn't work. Crawled back inside with screwdriver and removed screws to door lock. Finally got the lock out and could open the door. Bought and installed new door lock, and we were on our way. MORAL: The dead bold latch had been feeling a bit loose for several days. If yours does not feel "right", then better replace it before you find yourself unable to open your door. If we had been outside when the lock failed, then what?
That was July 13. I've been having too much fun to spend any time on the computer. I'm now camped in Kenai (the town) overlooking the beach, watching hundreds of folks on the beach below catching salmon with nets. Salmon boats are coming in with the tide as I write. Had salmon for lunch. It's 58 degrees, clear and sunny outside. This is what it's all about.
If you like Kenai, wait until you get to the Homer spit. Have a great trip.
2011 Palomino Maverick 1000SLLB on a 2004 Dodge Quadcab CTD Ram3500 SRW long bed equipped with Timbren springs, Stable Load bump stops, Rickson 19.5" wheels/"G" range tires and a Helwig "Big Wig" rear anti sway bar.
My deadbolt did the same thing a few weeks ago. I was locked out, had to go through the Pack-N-Play door. Opened it from the inside. I had to graphite ready to go, knowing how simple these things are. It turns out, there were two loose screws inside the lock. This let a plate move, and a the deadbolt no longer sliding in its groove. Added some blue Loctite to both screws and put it all back together snuggly.