4 Star trailer owners: how the heck do you work the
flip down windows? I can't get mine to flip down! It has to be unlocked--is that with the keyhole vertical or diagonal? And if its unlocked, shouldn't you just be able to pull on the handle on the outside and it flips down? Mine is in the people door on the driver's side, and its driving me nuts! Maybe its just stuck, or maybe its defective! I just got the trailer, so maybe its me!
I have a 2013 and the tack room door lock was a little stiff when I first got it, sprayed it with a tad of WD40 and that solved it. If you are talking about the drop doors, yes they should open without a key when in the unlocked position. I’d try the WD40. I will go out later and look at my drop doors and see if I can help you with the lock position question. I'd first try a tad of the WD40 spayed into the lock with one of the cans with the straw sprayer.
Don’t be afraid to contact your dealer or the folks at 4Star. The folks at 4 Star are very helpful.
Put a drop of oil on the key. Insert the key and jiggle it a bit. It should operate pretty easily after you cycle the lock cylinder a couple of times. This works for any lock that doesn't operate freely. I use 3-n-1 oil or motor oil. WD40 is more of a solvent than lubricant, and won't last long as a lubricant.
The problem for me is not the lock. That moves easily. But when I pull on the handle, nothing happens. The dealer was unclear about how it works. He thought the handle should pull out either at the top or bottom, but I don't see how that works. I'm going to have to call the manufacturer. I feel retarded...
When you pull on the handle of the drop it will release from the bottom. The bottom of the handle itself comes out about 1 inch and that releases the drop. Note it doesn't pull out all the way only about 1 inch. So pull with the motion to release the very bottom portion of the handle. Hope this helps.
Stand on a mounting block so you are more on the level with the drop window. Now pull. The bottom will come out toward your hand. Give the window a good tug, the rubber gaskets that seal the window all the way around are just sticking to each other since it's brand new. It will give, you'll say YES!! and then you'll be good to go. You'll only need to do this since it's SO new and the drops haven't been opened since it left the factory, possibly.
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My trailer is a Logan so I'm sure the windows are different -- but perhaps this might help. In addition to the lock, there's a small bolt on the vertical bar that you pull to get the window to drop down. This bolt can be screwed up or down, and in doing so either allows the window to be opened or prevents it from being opened.