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Old 11-01-2017, 07:49 PM   #101
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This is one of those when Thor and Trimark get
hit with a 40 million dollar judgement for killing somebody or their family members after it's all over in the boardroom one of them says to the other we should have just handed out $1,500 in Striker plates to our good customers because we're concerned about the safety of them and their family because that's what rving is all about the family?

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Old 01-09-2018, 09:20 PM   #102
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I am going to be replacing my TriMark lock with the updated version. Did you replace the striker plate or did you use the existing one?
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Old 01-09-2018, 09:54 PM   #103
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So the real situation is: you've been hit from behind by a big truck rendering the emergency exit in the rear unusable. You can smell the gas leaking from the fuel tank. You go to leave by the door and the lock has snapped. The clock is ticking........


Well I believe I’d just climb out any of several windows....
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Old 01-10-2018, 12:11 AM   #104
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I am going to be replacing my TriMark lock with the updated version. Did you replace the striker plate or did you use the existing one?
I did not change the striker plate. I did not see any reason to change it.
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Old 01-10-2018, 01:26 PM   #105
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TriMark lock Model 060-0650

Because of member posts, I have come to realize this lock failure is a huge problem. Mine broke, but not in emergency situation, thank God. I have today filed a complaint with the National Highway Traffic safety Administration (NHTSA). I urge other members to do the same.
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Old 01-10-2018, 01:45 PM   #106
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Because of member posts, I have come to realize this lock failure is a huge problem. Mine broke, but not in emergency situation, thank God. I have today filed a complaint with the National Highway Traffic safety Administration (NHTSA). I urge other members to do the same.
I did not replace striker plate on door jam. Although I did after replacing lock fix stricker plate and door jam so I can open door from inside with a screw driver. If I haven't posted photos already I'll send to u. Just had eye surgery so I do in a couple days, can't see to good today
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Old 01-10-2018, 02:53 PM   #107
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i talked with Tri mark about this latch because i was going to order one and she ask me if i had key numbers to check and see if i already had the new style.she said the numbers show i have the newer style and if keys are double sided that also means its the new style.nothing wrong with door lock but good time to replace it while its just sitting.
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Old 01-10-2018, 03:25 PM   #108
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The Trimark number for the new one is 0650-1650 vs 0650-0650 for the old one. Unfortunately, Trimark does not seem to put that number anywhere on their lock-that I can find?
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Old 01-10-2018, 09:10 PM   #109
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I just talked to Trimark parts at 1-800-431-8616. I have the 060-1650 lock. The exterior kit number for the outside plate and the steel plunger is 37560-13. It's cost is $141.45 plus shipping.
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Old 01-10-2018, 11:27 PM   #110
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You can buy a whole new lock for $95 plus shipping.

Trimark puts out an unsafe product and then screws you to fix it.
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Old 01-10-2018, 11:34 PM   #111
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You can buy a whole new lock for $95 plus shipping.

Trimark puts out an unsafe product and then screws you to fix it.
I know there are no magic answers with this topic, but I do like the Bauer lock better than the Tri-Mark because there is only one key to open both locks. The Bauer also doesn't have a flip lock inside to lock the main latch which makes locking yourself out easier to do. So far, so good. I totally agree that the Tri-Mark was substandard.
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Old 01-10-2018, 11:40 PM   #112
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I know there are no magic answers with this topic, but I do like the Bauer lock better than the Tri-Mark because there is only one key to open both locks. The Bauer also doesn't have a flip lock inside to lock the main latch which makes locking yourself out easier to do. So far, so good. I totally agree that the Tri-Mark was substandard.
My Trimark only has 1 key to operate both locks.
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Old 01-11-2018, 12:16 AM   #113
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You can buy a whole new lock for $95 plus shipping.

Trimark puts out an unsafe product and then screws you to fix it.
But the lock you are quoting has the zinc bolt. What is the use of fixing an issue with the exact same part that caused the issue.

I get it. This upsets me too. Thor and/or Trimark should offer a cheaper solution.

And what is worse, by fixing it myself I am not able to file a safety complaint. But I can live with that.
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Old 01-11-2018, 12:28 AM   #114
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My Trimark only has 1 key to operate both locks.
Good. Ours had two different keys as I read others have too.
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Old 01-11-2018, 09:01 PM   #115
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I am in the process of replacing mine as well. I asked Trimark about one key and they stated that all their locks had separate keys for safety. That does not make sense to me. How hard is it to put in the Bauer lock for those who have?
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Old 01-11-2018, 09:44 PM   #116
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When I bought my rig, the salesman said that they can reproduce the regular key; but not the dead bolt key.

From a security point of view, it is better to have a separate key for the deadbolt.
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Old 01-11-2018, 10:49 PM   #117
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You can buy extras from Lost A Key. They are about $10 per Key.
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Old 01-11-2018, 11:50 PM   #118
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You can buy extras from Lost A Key. They are about $10 per Key.
Maybe I'm missing something. I have a key for the latch and a key for the deadbolt.

OR do you mean 2 keys for the latch?
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Old 01-12-2018, 01:01 AM   #119
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I have been told by dealers that they are able to get into every rv with a master key. Not sure if that is the same for the deadbolt. The reason for a deadbolt is the lack of spring action. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dead_bolt
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Old 01-12-2018, 01:22 AM   #120
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Good question Mike. Trimark charging for a fix it kit does not set well with me.
As I understand this, locks with keys that do not have 4 digit code are the old style and should be replaced. Locks that have a four digit code on the keys are the new style. Both new and old style have the same style Zinc parts.

That doesn't sound like a very good fix to me.

I have the newer style but feel like I should be very concerned.
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