They will retrieve the correct code and send it to you. The driver's area windows are usually slide-type windows with a latch for security. We have had to replace all of the underneath compartment locks when the cheap pot metal latches broke off in them and could not be accessed until we spent repair dollars and had a RV repair dealer who had made a special tool that we copied to get in to the others that broke and then made and replaced all the other pot metal pieces with our own latches my husband made out of a better quality material . I have a 09 Damon Challenger 371. Many RV owners have experienced trouble with dysfunctional door lock mechanisms. The diameter of the mortise is just over 3/4", and the depth of the latch is about 3/4". Fortunately, there were no grandchildren or dogs inside, so I was just temporarily stranded at the fuel island. I am having the exact same problem. DON. What you call the Safety Lock is usually referred to as the "Dead Bolt Lock" on RV doors. Upon returning home I took it to my "authorized" dealer with "certified" mechanics. On one of our stops we returned to the RV to find we could not get the door opened. They do storage door latches and may also do door latches. I went to a local RV dealer/parts store and purchased a new door latch/lock but it was too small for the space made for the old lock. The screwdriver is needed to remove the three screws that hold the outer and inner assemblies together. I DO NOT recommend breaking a window because these are custom built windows, often double-pane, and a replacement window can run you several hundreds of dollars. Good luck! If you approach the barn un-noticed you'll hear two guards talking about the parachute across the lake. If you check your windows in your RV, often the latch is one that latches by turning the lever, and the end does not fit into a receiver hole in the window frame. You should now have a functional door that will no longer lock you out. Always keep a spare set of keys in a safe place or with a friend or neighbor to avoid a situation in which you have to to get a padlock off without the key. Don Bobbitt (author) from Ruskin Florida on September 16, 2017: Ted - I hope you get it fixed. - Figure out what numbers to dial into that lock that's on the wall at the end of the tunnel off Dieter's studio. We finally took off the interior door molding, and pushed the pin back to open the door. You might also check with a mobile home service center. The exterior handle looks just like a normal handle on any house door lock with keyhole but the interior handle is a small right angle lever style handle with the 90 deg. I have heard of kids sticking things into locks and I have heard of some insects nesting in them if the camper sits in storage for a while. I described my problem and, in less than 48 hours, had two very good suggestions. Clay (WA5NMR) -- thanks. Dexter reported that they had not seen any significant number of problems, certainly nothing to indicate a problem in the design of the latch. We have enough to worry about without wondering how we would get out in case of a fire and get our pets or others out a window or side door without good mobility when getting the door lock in this broken mess. Then you could crawl into the window and open the door. Had there been people or dogs inside the coach, it could have been life-threatening, and I would have borrowed a sledge hammer and broken the door, a window, or whatever to get inside. My wife finessed her way into the window, this time much more gracefully, and let us in from the inside. To bounce a safe, you simply … Most RV windows just have a swivel-type latch on them and you can use a thin blade to slide it open. Although I'd probably still be there if it wasn't for my mobile phone. There are many reasons why someone would consider moving into an RV. 3) Take the Removal Tool (E) from new cartridge and place on stem (I) of the stuck cartridge. Question: How did you get the window open? Answer: Assuming that you mean that your Keyless remote will not unlock your door, then the first thing I would do is change the battery in the remote. I worked as an engineer at a manufacturing company for several years, and Thor's response actually feels right to me, both in terms of the responsible way to handle such an incident and in guessing (that's all it is right now) as to the possible causes. That would render the defective door handle now a life-threatening defect. If you're saying that your power window has been "locked" by you, but now it will not "unlock"? The next morning I was ready to take the dog out the drivers door, and I decided to try the door again, and it opened. Thank you so much! Thanks for sharing your story in this lens. I was up until 1:00am messing with the door and then found your post, and it worked perfectly! Starting with the exterior, I confirmed that the fridge was running properly on propane, and our TOAD (that’s a tow car, for novices) was hooked up. Barring this, after discussing this with many other camper who had this problem, the last resort is to call a locksmith to unlock the door. The 4 1/2 inch spring is broken and I can’t figure out where to put the replacement. Any help would be appreciated. I searched the internet for any hint of how this was removed, because it appears to be fastened with a circlip (the star washer) and I thought someone might be in the same fix. Continue browsing in r/Locksmith. Electric cars are growing in popularity, but are they worth it? The Thor rep speculated that the failure could have been due either to a problem in installation or a random manufacturing problem not spotted in the inspection process. 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