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Bargman L-66 Locks
01/27/2011 Update from Vintage Trailer Supply (thanks Steve)
Here's what we know for sure about Bargman locks: every model has been discontinued and dropped from the Bargman line. Here's the complete list of dead Bargman models (in the order they have been dropped through the decades): H20-2, L-77, L-400, L-66, L-100, L-200, L-300.
There are virtually no parts available for any of them. Bargman does not have the tooling for any of them. The tooling for components and bodies wear out over time and with no new OEM demand for the locks, Cequent does not feel that the investment in repairing or replacing tools is worth it. Most of the lock pieces were made overseas and the tools are now scrapped so not retrievable.
We are working cooperatively with Bargman to reintroduce a few components but it is not going to be fast or easy. Please don't wait for us. Instead, look on eBay and old salvaged trailers. I once bought an entire trailer on eBay for the L-77 lockset. I then emailed the seller asking if he would be interested in just sending me the lock and keeping the trailer to relist. He said "heck yes."
Most of the vintage Scottys have a Bargman L-66 locks. They stopped producing these locks and it is very difficult to find a replacement. Some have discovered them in RV stores but those, "new" ones are running in the $300 range when sold on Ebay. If your problem is a missing key, it is easy to replace the cylinder with one purchased at Vintage Trailer Supply. The new cylinders match the originals perfectly and come with 2 keys. You may be able to ask for matching keys if you order more than one cylinder as there are not that many different keys.
- Buy the cylinder at Vintage Trailer Supply
- View a tutorial video below(thank you Dominic)
One note to mention, in the video, Dominic is seen trying to tap the old cylinder out from the front. It must be tapped out from the back.