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Old 05-19-2016, 06:50 PM   #1
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Fresh water door lock

Is there an available replacement for the lock cylinder(I've seen replacement keys) for the fresh water door? I'd like to secure that. Also wondering if all the doors were keyed alike?



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Old 05-19-2016, 07:37 PM   #2
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Just replace the complete local, they shouldn't be much.?

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Old 05-19-2016, 07:50 PM   #3
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Those locks are readily available on Amazon for $11. Generally all of these lock take a 751 key. This is the same on all RV's

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Old 05-19-2016, 09:28 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies! I appreciate it!

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Old 05-19-2016, 10:40 PM   #5
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It's non-trivial to replace the lock in the water-fill door of an Argosy trailer if the one you have is currently locked. I think it might not be so bad if it's unlocked.

At any rate, it's NOT the 751 key if it's the original lock, it's a "double-sided Illinois" key and the replacement I bought from ODMRV says "IL-1" on it, I believe.

ODMRV calls it a "WF-01" in their web catalog.

Mine was locked and I took it to an old locksmith who had probably been a locksmith longer than I'd been alive (which was 45 years at that point) and he immediately recognized the keyway but didn't have any blanks. What he told me about the keyway helped me find the key at ODMRV.
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Old 05-20-2016, 05:34 AM   #6
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Standard cabinet hardware. I got mine at Home Depot for less than $8.00

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Old 05-20-2016, 08:03 AM   #7
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Awesome. Appreciate the info. Currently, there is no lock installed.

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Old 05-20-2016, 10:31 AM   #8
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My sense is that all of those doors are keyed alike. My present 2015 Flying Cloud 25' FB uses the same key as my former 2010 model. Moreover, this key (CH751) is so common it can be ordered from E-Bay at $3.50 per pair.
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Old 05-20-2016, 10:48 AM   #9
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Meh. I installed a shiny new irrigation controller at home. It came with a CH751 key. They are everywhere!

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Old 05-20-2016, 01:41 PM   #10
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My Argosy has different keys for the water, battery and access refrigerator doors. Someday I will re-key them alike. They are basically standard cabinet door locks which are available at any hardware store or locksmith shop.

If you are installing new or replacing an existing lock, check the thickness of the lock as some may be too deep. You may also have to re-use or modify the bent metal locking bar that screws onto the back as these come in various configuration to fit different thicknesses.

The locks are not hard to take off. If you want all your access doors keyed alike, take the locks to a locksmith and they can either re-key the existing or provide new locks all keyed alike.
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Great info, glad there is so much good help here.

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Old 05-20-2016, 09:25 PM   #12
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Hi from AZ. . . if everyone in the campground has same locks / CH751 key for storage compartments, water, etc, doesn't seem to make much sense worrying about locking them. . . just sayin (had mine rekeyed). . . regards, Craig
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I misplaced the key to mine once. Opened right up with the awl type blade on my pocket knife.
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Old 07-22-2016, 06:53 PM   #14
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water/access door re-key solution

Just call locksmith. Mine was locked and key misplaced. They can jiggle a blank in the lock to rub the outline on he blank then file out to cut an original for the lock. cool to watch and easy.

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