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Posted: 05/21/20 03:54pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Holiday rambler monaco. The door opens easily from the inside but from the outside i have to pull hard on the handle. Ive lubricated everything, its not the door sticking as it opens easily from the inside.
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Posted: 05/21/20 03:56pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Sorry i think i posted in the wrong area.

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Is it a TriMark lockset?? With crews on the inside??


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Posted: 05/21/20 04:29pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Johno02 wrote:

Is it a TriMark lockset?? With crews on the inside??


I dont know. I dont think there are screws on the inside. It has two striker posts.

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A cam is wore out.

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Ya it seems like its not quite opening the latch fully so i have to pull hard. So a worn out cam?

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Yea, They aren't made with the best of metals.

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Posted: 05/21/20 06:01pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I read somewhere as a temporary measure i can remove the latch bolts and just use the dead bolt to keep the door closed?

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Sounds like a TriMark latch which is made of pot metal. Mine was cracked at the bottom where it connects to the inside of the door. Look carefully and let us know. The rest of the system was very strong on mine.

Open the inside door panel to access. I didn't want to remove the adjustable striker bolts as I didn't know what whould happen to the nuts.


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Ok thankyou for the tips.. i may attempt to take the panel off.

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