Deadbolt installation

Once we got the trailer back from Colin Hyde’s I got to work on a number of small projects.

I first went to work on installing a deadbolt lock for the door. There have been instances of Airstream doors blowing open while on the highway and a deadbolt it one way to avoid that.

I purchased a specially modified deadbolt from Vintage Trailer Supply (in a strange coincidence, I think these locks are modified by Colin Hyde). The install required the removal of an interior skin panel, but was otherwise not too difficult.

Hole drilled in side of trailer for deadbolt installation. This is an interior view.

Hole drilled in side of trailer for deadbolt installation. This is an interior view.

This is the view of the same hole from the exterior.

Hole drilled in door jam for the sliding part of the lockset.

Hole drilled in door jam for the sliding part of the lockset.

Exterior view of installed deadbolt.

Exterior view of installed deadbolt.

Interior view of installed deadbolt.

Interior view of installed deadbolt.

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