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    Posted: 03 Jul 2015 at 10:07pm
Hello all!
I am a brand new owner of a rpod 178 (1st time owning a trailer).  Other than an overnight maiden voyage, I took my first trip to the coast of Oregon.  Had a fabulous time with no issues until the morning I was to leave.  Took my dog out to pee, shut the door and it locked on me.  Keys were inside and the spare was in my locked car.  I now know to hide a key.  My question is has this happened to anyone else?  The locksmith said he has no idea what happened.
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Shouldn't have happened the way it is designed.
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We have a camper key hidden on the camper and one on our van. You never know when it might come in handy
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Thank you.  I have written to Forest River with my concern.
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Originally posted by gailee

Hello all!
I am a brand new owner of a rpod 178 (1st time owning a trailer).  Other than an overnight maiden voyage, I took my first trip to the coast of Oregon.  Had a fabulous time with no issues until the morning I was to leave.  Took my dog out to pee, shut the door and it locked on me.  Keys were inside and the spare was in my locked car.  I now know to hide a key.  My question is has this happened to anyone else?  The locksmith said he has no idea what happened.
Thanks!
Gail

The deadbolt in our brand new 178 failed on our second trip, had to call a locksmith also. We have ordered the electronic lock and will hope for better although I know some have had issues with that also. A helpful Podder has posted a coupon code elsewhere on this forum which saved us $55 on the price of the lock. 
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Originally posted by gailee

Hello all!
I am a brand new owner of a rpod 178 (1st time owning a trailer).  Other than an overnight maiden voyage, I took my first trip to the coast of Oregon.  Had a fabulous time with no issues until the morning I was to leave.  Took my dog out to pee, shut the door and it locked on me.  Keys were inside and the spare was in my locked car.  I now know to hide a key.  My question is has this happened to anyone else?  The locksmith said he has no idea what happened.
Thanks!
Gail

Curious...whats it cost these days to get a Lock Smith to open a camper door? I'm sure it depends somewhat on how far they have to travel. 

Is it possible to lock the door while its open, (not the deadbolt) and then close it? 


 
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Originally posted by gailee

Hello all!
I am a brand new owner of a rpod 178 (1st time owning a trailer).  Other than an overnight maiden voyage, I took my first trip to the coast of Oregon.  Had a fabulous time with no issues until the morning I was to leave.  Took my dog out to pee, shut the door and it locked on me.  Keys were inside and the spare was in my locked car.  I now know to hide a key.  My question is has this happened to anyone else?  The locksmith said he has no idea what happened.
Thanks!
Gail

Curious...whats it cost these days to get a Lock Smith to open a camper door? I'm sure it depends somewhat on how far they have to travel. 

Is it possible to lock the door while its open, (not the deadbolt) and then close it? 


 

Our locksmith in Petaluma, CA was $93 for the call out and something like $21 for each quarter hour.  It took him about 2 minutes to open the door but of course the deadbolt was destroyed in the process.

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The locksmith came from Coos Bay to Bullards State Beach.  He charged me $75 and it took him less than 1 min. to open the door with a master key.  
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It happened a few years ago, but I was locked out of my r-pod as well.

The lock assembly was loose and the deadbolt had jiggled just enough when I closed the door that it latched shut.  Fortunately, the windows were open so I could move the screen out of the way and reach in and grab my keys to unlock the trailer.

Admittedly, I had noticed that the latch/lock was a bit loose during a previous trip, and I had been thinking "I really should tighten that."  After my brief lockout, I did tighten everything and I've never had a problem again.
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The lower lock (the dead bolt) won't unlock on my 178. I have the keys. They just don't work. I got the camper used and love it. I just noticed that the reason I have always had a problem and only now, when I got new keys, do I realize it may have been b/c the key I originally received was not the same on both sides. New keys unlock the upper lock easily but not the lower deadbolt lock. Any ideas?      
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