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Old 07-31-2016, 06:30 PM   #1
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Electric entry door lock issues

I have a 2013 Jayco Pinnacle 36 REQS
The electric door locks will not work or fail to have sufficient power to lock or unlock the door ONLY when I travel to the south east. As soon as I reach Houston (traveling from California) ending up in Pensacola and the humidity kicks in, the electric door lock, quits completely or once in a while goes crazy with the lock rapidly locking and unlocking til I can pull the keypad and disconnect the wires. As soon as we get to central Texas on the way home and the humidity ceases, the keypad and locks work fine. Three years now this has happened each trip.
Dealer can find nothing wrong and put a bunch of silicone around the keypad, squirted water on it and said it's fixed. Two times now I have dragged it in and told them it only happens in humidity areas.
If anyone has had similar issues please let me know what the cure might be.
I know I know......the simple solution would be to stay out of Florida in July!

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Old 07-31-2016, 08:51 PM   #2
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I had the same issue (I live in Florida). After multiple attempts to correct the issue (lock company support), I removed the electronic lock and put in a regular non-electronic type. No problems, DW is happy.


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Old 07-31-2016, 09:15 PM   #3
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A similar (but different) story, I had an electronic lock on a small safe. After about 7 years it wouldn't unlock. You could hear the mechanism operate when it was given the correct code but apparently the connecting links had failed.

The surprising thing was how easy it was for my welder to bust it open, using only a sawz-all on its bottom-side. I now only purchase items with solid mechanical locks.

I hear it from my in-laws all the time, it's not the heat ...
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