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I slammed the side door shut on my 1997 coachman Catalina motorhome

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I slammed the side door shut on my 1997 coachman Catalina motorhome and now can not get it open. The inside locks and keys do nothing. What can I do?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: RV
Expert:  Michael Reush replied 1 year ago.
Hi if you are able to get inside, take the screws out of the lock set, and remove the plate, then you should be able to manually open the lock set until you can replace it. please get back to me for clarification if necessary, thanks
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Sorry, Michael,
We did take the mechanism off and the part that goes into the frame to
latch and unlatch it is broken. No fix to it at all. So we need a whole
new door latch system. We have ordered one, but it am not confident that
any of the new ones will fit. The old part that goes in & out of the
frame is very skinny, and the new ones look more like regular door
latches, wide and then tapered.
Jill
Expert:  Michael Reush replied 1 year ago.
thanks for getting back to me, if you can take a photo of the lock set , and give me information on the one you purchased, I can see if this will work, Michael
Expert:  Michael Reush replied 1 year ago.
thanks for getting back to me, if you can take a photo of the lock set , and give me information on the one you purchased, I can see if this will work, Michael