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    Posted: 12 Feb 2020 at 3:47pm
I folks,

We're trying to help a fellow rpod neighbor in our campground.  His front door is stuck closed. Its as though the door is locked but the key turns without catching anything.  Any thoughts?
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Front door? Do you mean the storage door? If it is on a 179 (or similar), you can reach the inside of the door by lifting the bed platform on the inside. I think the cylinder may have come loose or something.
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Thanks...no. It was the actual camper entry door. Ended up drilling the locks out which was very painful for me to watch  Cry
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Ouch! Both locks? Did the key break or something, or did the locks just fail? Any sign that someone had tampered with it (them)?
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Seemed like the deadbolt broke inside the mechanism. don't think it was tampered with.  I guess he'll replace it now.
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Very sorry to hear about that. Were you on a camping trip when it happened?
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Originally posted by EchoGale

Seemed like the deadbolt broke inside the mechanism. don't think it was tampered with.  I guess he'll replace it now.

Shame they drilled it. Never know for sure now. 

Sorry I didn't see this earlier. It's typically just pressure against the cams within the lock. Meaning, applying pressure, as in closing the door, will relieve that pressure on the cams. There's a dust sleeve/cover on our cam locks, yet moisture/dust will still get in and jam it up.

Again, sorry to hear they drilled it. I'm no professional but I can pick a cam lock in under a minute.. They are simple in design!




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