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Author Topic: Need some locksmith help  (Read 880 times)
John Z
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« Reply #15 on: June 24, 2014, 07:16:33 AM »

My bus came with an old style Bargman RV door lock, that worked but was missing the key. It also had a home style deadbolt that was used to lock the bus. Problem was after aligning the door, the deadbolt didn't line up perfectly with the hole in the door frame. To lock the door it had to be left open a half inch. Only yesterday, after 7 years, did it occur to me that maybe I could have a key made for the old Bargman. Brought it to locksmith shop and was told "good luck. We can't make keys for that". Went into a small glass/paint/lock shop in a little neighboring town. He smiled and asked where I got that from? After saying he couldn't make a key, he wrote a name and number down and said "give this guy a call". Turned out to be a guy who works out of his van. I tracked him down working in a new strip mall in Duluth and drove over. Fifteen minutes later, i left with three brand new keys for my Bargman. Cost me 23.00 bucks! Its so nice to run into these kind of craftsmen.
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« Reply #16 on: June 24, 2014, 07:24:06 AM »

Doors on a Eagle can be a mess most came with bi fold doors and people welded both 1/2's together making a 1 piece using the old frame it can get interesting to say the least
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« Reply #17 on: June 24, 2014, 01:30:21 PM »

Sean's door was actually built from new materials by Virginia Custom Coach when I bought the coach in 1998 from Sawyers Bus Sales and was built to replace the old double door. I never had the inside plate off of the door but the latch was a part of the door build.
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