RV Door lock jammed and I can’t unlcok the door from outside, I got into my RV from driver side door.
the door opened perfectly from inside.
As you seen in photos I spray WD-40 11005 Lubricant, Aerosol Can with Smart Straw, 8 Fluid Ounce, 3" OD, 2.63" Length to every hole I can find, up, down, left and right and from side in out and from top and so on.
As with any product, I read the instructions and the instruction for WD40 “SHAKE CAN WELL” so make sure to “SHAKE CAN WELL” before use
What if you have the only one door to RV and lock mechanism failed?, on some door the hinge pins can be removed tapping from the bottom and remove door.
This door lock repair was an emergency door repair and only WD40 was I can get, and in an emergency it is anything go to get jammed door lock open, I just repair what ever I have on hand than if fail I’ll think something else so far the door lock is working and see what will happen
If WD40 fail I will try other lubricant spray with straw
or this one 3-In-One 10047 Dry Lube, Aerosol Can, 10 Fluid Ounce, 3" OD, 2.63" Length the web ad read "Won't attract dirt and dust" this is the one I should be using and see what will happen,
I already placed on order and I have one and below WD40 jobs holding up and door lock is working so no need to be jumpy and just take it easy.
Appear the problem was a Frail Lubricant inside door lock
The question is when did you Lubricated your door lock? and if answer is never, use this
3-In-One 10047 Dry Lube, Aerosol Can, 10 Fluid Ounce, 3" OD, 2.63" Length the web ad read "Won't attract dirt and dust" or non sticky graphite lube Dry Graphit lube spray (first job will be blast Electronic Cleaner into the key slot to clean inside)and if need heavy duty cleaner use Carburetor Cleaner butcould be too strong for paint to come off.
Not only for RV door lock, it work for almost any lock.(car, apartment, locker room, file cabinet lock etc) WD 40 was emergency use at middle of no where and my door is still working after one year, but if RV Door lock jamme again, I will get Electronic Cleaner and blast Electronic Cleaner into the key slot to clean, then lube with non sticky graphite lube or Dry Graphit lube spray
Also I use WD40 to remove floor tile glue that ooze out from between floor tile and use WD40 to remove chewing gum from carpet, I’m doing for years, and WD40 remove Henry HE208R004 Wet Patch Roof Cement from my hand and if my hand tool get dirty I use WD40 to clean my tool. No I’m not working for WD40 company, just happened that WD40 was in my tool bag.
If WD 40 and or above non sticky graphite lube job, fail I will remove the door lock and take a look if I need a new parts or new lock or not.
I wear a safety eye glass MSA Safety Works 817691 Over Economical Safety Glasses, Clear
Spray up ward between slid in out lock bar and lock cover plate
My other hand is holding a paper napkin ready to catch any drips
Move WD 40 to top and spray and pull out WD 40 half way and move WD40 straw (keep in the top hole)to the above big handle and spray and spray both side of lobsters claw you see at right side,
You see the dead bolt bar is parked on the half around hole for secure position? more on this one below
Spray inside the key hole, if key hole cover is hard to get in with straw alone, stick in a nail to open up and after WD 40 spray jobs insert a key and turn left and right couple times and open/close door couple times, you can try this one: if pulling out unlocked door handle can’t open door, try this when pulling out door handle(above photo-left side) and at same time with thumb push in at other side of handle and you will hear a clicking sound and door open easy) and good idea to do lube job
You see the half round hole under the deadbolt bar at end of finger ? This is for to keep the dead bolt open and stay in open on a bumpy road.. I use a round file to make a half round hole, Round file KR Tools 10137 Pro Series Jobmates 9-Piece File Set The problem was my RV door dead bolt will slide in to locked some time when I drive over bumpy road/speed trap or sometime by open and close door movements. So this half round hole appears prevents dead bolt to slide in to lock.
The door mat cut to fit $4 each from Wal Mart, this mat work very well., 2 stage dirt catching system, one mat at bottom and 2nd mat at top
I do trash pickup after boondock just before take off around 5 AM or so also this is my part of morning work out and in case bad dog or somthing I take SABRE Compact Pepper Spray with Quick Release Key Ring (Black)) and if I'm in the Bear or other big animals area, take FRONTIERSMAN Bear Attack Deterrent with Hip Holster The blue tape is for keep fire extinguisher holding bracket in place and no more bump in. the black(empty pea can-painted black) can next to the extinguisher is to hold a wasp killer spray http://motorhomemodification-usa.blogspot.com/2011/01/wasp-killer-shoot-27ft-jet-spray.html I'm not sure if this Wasp killer spray will work on bad guy incase bad guy try to break into RV while we are sleeping inside
Safety eye glass
I wear a safety eye glass MSA Safety Works 817691 Over Economical Safety Glasses, Clear for repairs and modifications or operating any power tool or spray job, this Safety eye glass fits over most prescription lenses and meet American National Standards Institute ANSI Z87.1 Requirements, My prescription glasses measure approx 5-1/2 inches across when folded and they fit just right inside these safety glasses. Great For Power Tool Work and use at chemistry class and all other school class that require a safety glass.
If your RV need repairs and you are middle of no where and can’t use Cell phone due to no cell signal so read these two book and yes we can repairs some RV problems, You need to learn as much as possible about the subject so you can save money by doing most of the modifications or repairs yourself. Some things you may not be comfortable doing yourself, but at least you'll understand them and be able to evaluate quotes given to you by professionals.
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Removed Hydro Flame heater and use WAVE 3 heater (no need 12V)
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Wave 3 heater attached to the cabinet door
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