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Old 02-24-2013, 08:17 PM   #11
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GringoPhil is correct, much better idea.
There are times I'd like to lock my wife inside, or outside, usually she locks me out!
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:11 PM   #12
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I found out an few years ago that WD-40 would mess up the padlocks to the fence gates at home so I started using a silicon spray and have had no problems since.
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:47 PM   #13
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I used to have locking ski racks that did that up on the mountain. I would heat the key up and stick it in, worked like a champ.
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I sit here in our '87 Newell (#139) waiting for the locksmith to put a new deadbolt in our entry door. It is about 9 p.m., and we are in the KOA campground in Tucson, AZ.

We've had no previous issues with the door locks (although we did have one on our other Newell, years ago). Today was neither hot nor cold, no frozen rain, just a normal day. When we returned from recreating, the key would NOT operate the dead bolt. Made entry through an unlocked and unscreened window.

Now then. If the problem is the dead bolt itself, well, we should have that fixed in, oh, say, an hour or so. But if the problem is the door...
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Old 02-28-2016, 10:46 PM   #15
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We got locked in our '87 Newell last time out. Deadbolt evidently wore out and would not engage bar. Had to disassemble lock to turn deadbolt with screwdriver after first sending teenager out the window to get tools.

Trying to replace both deadlocks now. Does anyone have a source for these deadbolts? Local camping store can't find replacement that fits. Would a mobile home manufacturer be a possible source or does Newell still carry these?

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Old 02-29-2016, 06:03 AM   #16
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I found a source for deadbolts online.

https://www.doorhardwarecenter.com/b...inch-bore-hole

https://www.doorhardwarecenter.com/b...inch-bore-hole

Hope this helps.
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