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prichardson

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Posted: 02/11/19 07:12am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Try a little penetrating oil on the tumbler then work the key in and out.

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Try a shot of WD40 right inside the lock. Same thing happens to me once in a while, Wd40 seems to work.

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My outside shower door is so flimsy I can pry it open with my truck key.


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jjjandrbaker wrote:

Tried to open the outdoor shower door last week when camping, but the key won't turn at all. I'm assuming that the shower head is in the way of the lock mechanism or something like that. I didn't want to force it, because, if the key broke, I wouldn't have been able to open up my storage compartments. I haven't opened it since I winterized earlier. Anyway, if you have experienced this, what did you do to solve the problem?


I bought a vintage camper with no keys...
I tried a CH751... Didn't work.
In desperation I went the route many locksmiths resort too.
I drilled the lock. Popped right open.
(If you do a neat job, you can open the hatch with anything you put in it...
that should get you by until you replace the locks.)
I bought several desk locks (Lowes) the same size as the compartments locks.
Installation about 15 minutes.
The Door lock is another matter...
My door lock is soaking at a locksmiths to try and remove some of the gunk from the inside. If he can he will take it apart and re-key it.

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Did you try turning the key over? On mine I can put the key in upside down. It slides right in, but can't operate the lock. Also on one door I have to put my thumb right next to the lock and push pretty hard while I turn the key or it just won't turn.I know you said you tried that but i would definitely give it another try.


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You know folks, when you are dumb as mud, as I am, there are times when you have to just stand up and admit it. Yes... I am dumb as mud. All that lock on the outdoor shower needed was a little lubrication to open right up, just like prichardson and IB853347201 suggested. I could have tried that the day I had the problem. But, oh no... I had to post it here like a helpless piece of fluff from under the bed and prove to the world how dumb I am. I apologize profusely for that. However, at the same time, I am really grateful for all of you camping buddies that responded with such great advice and support.


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We all have our moments. Glad to hear you got it working.

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jjjandrbaker wrote:

You know folks, when you are dumb as mud, as I am, there are times when you have to just stand up and admit it. Yes... I am dumb as mud. All that lock on the outdoor shower needed was a little lubrication to open right up, just like prichardson and IB853347201 suggested. I could have tried that the day I had the problem. But, oh no... I had to post it here like a helpless piece of fluff from under the bed and prove to the world how dumb I am. I apologize profusely for that. However, at the same time, I am really grateful for all of you camping buddies that responded with such great advice and support.


Glad you got the problem fixed.
I think we all have those days when we miss the obvious.

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