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Posted: 06/30/12 05:57pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

HELP - need suggestions - we are getting ready to leave on vacation tomorrow and wanted to load motorhome today - while shutting door the dead bolt slipped and locked us out - we have had 2 different locksmiths out here trying to open door to no avail. Short of breaking a window - does anyone have any suggestions. We have a key - turns but does not unlock the deadbolt - something is broken in the mechanism. I was thinking of taking door off hinges but the bolt that holds the hinges has rivets on both ends and was unsure how to get them off and if I did could they possibly be replaced.

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search for tri-mark locks there is a way to drill a hole to open the lock


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The lock is broke anyway so just drill it out. You can hold it shut by some other means until you run across an RV supply while on your trip. The locks are not real expensive.


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Does this link help?

http://www.rvshop.com/print_catalogs/trimark/030-0900_tech_pub.pdf

If not, go to http://www.irv2.com/forums/f107/ and do a search for "locked out" or "deadbolt lock". I think you can find some help there. Good luck.


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Posted: 06/30/12 06:15pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I would think you'd have better luck with sliding a slim jim or similar piece of thin metal between the sashes of a window and pushing open the lock or, perhaps, tripping the escape lever on a window. Of course, this assumes you're very familiar with how your locks work (what does what and in which direction, etc.) Just a thought.

Edit added: By "better luck", I'm comparing my option to rivet drilling and door removal. Obviously, the coach-specific post above mine is a couple of steps ahead of me.

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check this thread on where to drill the hole link

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Tinstar wrote:

The lock is broke anyway so just drill it out. You can hold it shut by some other means until you run across an RV supply while on your trip. The locks are not real expensive.


if its the dead bolt as the OP has stated it has nothing to do with the actual door closing lock so that wont be a problem

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Posted: 06/30/12 07:03pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Locksmith said drill it out still wouldn't open it.

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pjb2rlb wrote:

Locksmith said drill it out still wouldn't open it.


R U 100% sure its the dead bolt?? I absolutely can not see how a "deadbolt" can in any way self lock?

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get one of the local hoodlums to B&E for you. Offer cash.....


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