Autocruise Wentworth 2002 Main Door Lock

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  1. grahamopenshaw

    grahamopenshaw Read Only Funster

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    Hi, I am new to motorhoming, I have a very temperamental Main door lock on my 2002 Autocruise Wentworth, sometimes it will lock, sometimes it wont, I have squirted it with everything to no availe. I have scoured lots of websites looking for a new or second hand handle /lock, but most motorhome locks look totally different to mine. Would anyone be able to point me in the right direction to contact any websites or motorhome breakers or repairers that could help me. Failing that I presume I will have to drive it to a locksmith for them to look at!

    Look forward to any help and advice,

    Many thanks,

    Graham.
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    To clarify.....

    Are you just having trouble with the key but it locks OK from the inside ?

    After a visit to the Sahara I had to flush the locks with a massive amount of WD40 then let them dry and finished off with graphite lock lube. Graphite is the perfect lube because it's dry and does cause crap to stick inside.
     
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    Hi Grayham welcome to the best site on the net

    Brian [hilldweller] is right use some graphite powder, it works wonders on sticky & jammed up locks. I had a similar problem with my lock on the hab door tried everything ended up taking the advice of a locksmith and used graphite powder it works a treat .

    good luck and safe & happy travels:thumb::thumb:
     
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    Might just be worth a look inside as they are v straightforward. There is a chance that the barrel part is not making good contact with the stub seat or there is wear at this point. Standard circlip pliers are all that is needed.
     
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    lock barrels and oil dont mix my friend. The oil prevents the pins dropping out the plug and with disks or tibby types although you can see an improvement initially the oil collects airborne particles and turns into a gooey paste . Graphite is a good option, check for wear on your key. If the key has a number on it anywhere with a unicode should sort you out.
     
  6. Terry

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    Hi Graham a photo would be of help ?
    try http://www.olearymotorhomes.co.uk/
    Does the lock work OK when the door is open ? or just on locking in position? If only on locking then your keep may need adjustment .
    terry
     
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