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Old 11-21-2017, 07:07 PM   #1
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New Entrance Door Lock

Anyone replace the flimsy entrance door lock assembly? The part where you hold on to to close the door is breaking. I cna add some screws but I dont think the door has anything to screw into, and will just pull out. Any Ideas?

I just Emailed RV Lock about getting a new interior handle. Will let you know.

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Old 11-21-2017, 07:40 PM   #2
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In my case the replacement was metal rather than plastic & much more substantial in weight.
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Old 11-21-2017, 09:09 PM   #3
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I, as well as many others have installed this:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

on the screen door and use it to close the door assembly.

Also, many people have replaced their door lock assembly as Trimark made a crappy one where the latch tended to break and not allow you to open the door.
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Old 11-22-2017, 04:37 PM   #4
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I checked RVLock.com and ordered a new inner handle. I'll give it another try.
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Old 11-22-2017, 06:29 PM   #5
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handle

I did the same thing as Ted did on the screen door works great
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Old 11-22-2017, 06:35 PM   #6
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RVLock.com is having a 40% off sale on on Friday November 24th from midnight to noon. It is a short, but nice sale. The Webcode is BLCKFRDAY17

I just got an email about it if anyone is thinking of upgrading or buying one of their locks.
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Old 11-22-2017, 07:15 PM   #7
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I would love to have one of the RVlock keyless lock/latches on my Challenger, but reading the reviews makes me worry the install is beyond my meager skills.
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Old 11-22-2017, 07:31 PM   #8
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I did the same thing as Ted did on the screen door works great
We installed this handle also. Not only did it make the door easier to open and close, but also seemed to make the door more "stable"
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Old 11-23-2017, 05:19 AM   #9
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Does anyone know how thick the baggage doors are?

Looking for the size-thickness of the side doors, genny door and docking station door if you know the size.

Choices are more then 1"
Less then 1"
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Old 11-23-2017, 09:37 AM   #10
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Mike in AZ,
I put one of the RVLocks on my last '05--it was an easy install. Not sure about a MH door.
The lock worked well.
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Old 11-23-2017, 01:54 PM   #11
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I would love to have one of the RVlock keyless lock/latches on my Challenger, but reading the reviews makes me worry the install is beyond my meager skills.
@Mike in AZ - I have a 2017 Challenger 37TB and I am going to pull the trigger tomorrow with the 40% discount (thanks heiser252). I'll let you know how it goes.
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Old 11-23-2017, 04:44 PM   #12
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@Mike in AZ - I have a 2017 Challenger 37TB and I am going to pull the trigger tomorrow with the 40% discount (thanks heiser252). I'll let you know how it goes.
Thanks, I値l be very interested in your experience!
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Old 02-11-2018, 10:51 PM   #13
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Thanks, I値l be very interested in your experience!
Well, it took me a while to find an open weekend to try and install this, but it's done. Here is the quick summary sharing my findings with a few pictures in the hope this help others. Now that I know the correct steps and if the below steps work for others, I estimate this install would likely take 60-90 minutes.

After removing the original Trimark door lock (because of the common problem of the broken plunger), remove the "spacers" if you have any installed as I needed to use one on the new lock (see pictures). I used a pair of Vice-Grips to remove the posts to get to the spacers (see picture).

Next, I'd recommend trying to install the new lock without tighten everything completely. This will help determine if you'll have the same issue I had which was the posts on the new lock did not extend far enough to fit/align with the strikeplate in the door-frame. Maybe you'll be lucky and it will fit right out of the box. If so, skip to the screen door modification. If not, remove the posts from RVLock.

With the posts removed from the new RVLock, put the new lock into position in the door and partially tighten the interior side three screws. Next, align the RVLock and add one spacer to the outside frame of the door, then insert and tighten the two small screws (see picture). Screw in the posts until they're flush with the spacer (see picture). Gently close the door to see if the posts, door latch and deadbolt align. Hopefully everything aligns and you can tighten the three screws on the interior side.

The next step is to mark on the screen door where the installed RVlock now hits against the screen door. Once marked, I used a Dremel tool to cut/shave/sand the metal to allow the RVLock interior handle to close properly. Hopefully, you're more accurate with a Dremel tool than me. I plan to use black paint on the modified screen door to help blend in.

Once installed, I used a clear silicon sealant around the new door handle.

Hope this helps.
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Old 02-11-2018, 11:34 PM   #14
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Thanks for sharing, Jbird, and remembering!

Congrats on getting it installed. Reading your post and viewing the pics, I知 confident now... confident that I would make a mess of things if I tried this! Maybe I値l find a locksmith who would do it for a reasonable price, but more than likely I値l just live with what we致e got.
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Old 02-12-2018, 02:31 AM   #15
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@Mike in AZ - Probably sounds worse than it is... now that I know what I'm doing.
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Old 02-12-2018, 02:56 AM   #16
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@Mike in AZ - Probably sounds worse than it is... now that I know what I'm doing.
Let me know next time you plan to be in Arizona, I値l buy you dinner and you help me with the install! Deal?
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Old 02-12-2018, 03:03 AM   #17
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I like the way you think! Sounds like a deal to me.
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Old 02-13-2018, 05:24 AM   #18
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I put one on my Montana 5er when I had it and my DRV came with one from the factory. I really like their locks. It sounds like you had some issues with your install that I did not encounter when I put it on my Montana. It was literally less than five minutes to install it on the Montana. To remove the old lock was four screws on the lock body and two on the plunger plate and then pull the old lock out. The new lock fit in exactly the same space and the install was a simple reverse of the removal of the original lock. There were no modifications needed. It appears the motorhome version of the lock is a little bit more involved to install, but still doable.
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Old 04-10-2018, 03:03 PM   #19
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J-Bird - that same Dremel tool will trim the handle on the RVLock so it doesn't hit the screen door ... a little rattle can spritz and it blends right in ...
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