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Old 11-14-2019, 03:55 AM   #1
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Frigid in NH

So it’s so cold in NH that our outside compartment turn locks froze and the anti freeze we put in froze ! Any advise as to how to unfreeze the compartment locks, should we be concerned about the antifreeze freezing ? We are leaving next Monday for warmer destinations, but in the mean time what do we do ? We have a 2014 Thor Vegas... thanks for your help. We are new at this. 🥶
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Old 11-14-2019, 04:08 AM   #2
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take a lighter warm up the key stick it in the lock and try to turn it. It may take several try's for the ice to melt
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Old 11-14-2019, 06:14 AM   #3
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Blow dryer or heat gun just be careful if you use heat gun it will fry your paint.
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Old 11-14-2019, 09:36 AM   #4
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Not to worry about the anti freeze. It will not expand like water does. Nothing will break. It will thaw out when you get to a warmer climate. x2 on the blow dryer.
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Old 11-14-2019, 12:37 PM   #5
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Thanks everyone, it’s the metal turn locks not the key locks that won’t turn... will a blow dryer work on those too ?
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Old 11-14-2019, 01:06 PM   #6
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Dry lube for the locks...
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Old 11-15-2019, 02:30 AM   #7
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Not to make this complicated. Something is frozen , what to do thaw it out. Just drive it to a warmer climate.? I'm not challenging anyone on this site , nothing but pros here . I just know what I would do.
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Old 11-15-2019, 02:50 AM   #8
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Yes, the blow dryer should work on the turn locks, too.
I just used a blow dryer this week to open both kinds of locks to open the access doors after driving through that frigid mess in Ohio and Indiana.
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