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Old 07-30-2016, 11:36 PM   #15
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Old 07-31-2016, 12:58 AM   #16
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Hi, I have never been locked out of my trailer in eleven years, but it could still happen. I keep spare trailer keys in my tow vehicle and spare tow vehicle keys in my trailer. My tow vehicle/s also have keyless entry, if I remember the numbers.
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Old 07-31-2016, 11:19 AM   #17
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All of this advice sounds good, but I have only one key for the door of our 2004 Safari and although I've gone to hardware stores, locksmiths, online, etc. nobody can make a duplicate that works. Any ideas?
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Old 07-31-2016, 12:26 PM   #18
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Are you saying they don't have the blank or don' know how to cut a key?
if they don't have the blank try Jackson Center for information as to who supplies them the locks. If they don't know how to cut a key find a real locksmith.
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Old 07-31-2016, 12:33 PM   #19
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They have the blanks and when they cut the keys they look right on - but when I put them in the lock they just won't turn.
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Oh, and the key that does work is so smooth it's like turning it in butter.
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Old 07-31-2016, 01:14 PM   #21
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Set the 2 keys together on a steel block with a square edge and sight across them looking for the flaw. If you see a difference and that difference is positive on the copy you should be able to correct it.

There was a hardware store here in town that put out bad keys for 20 years. I did not get all the keys for work done there but had to try every years of so to see if they had corrected the problem.
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Old 07-31-2016, 01:27 PM   #22
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Assuming the new blanks have all been correct and the cuts were also all made correctly, then you almost certainly have a "depth of key insertion" issue. Experiment by slightly varying the depth you insert the new keys; if you can succeed in unlocking with a new key, then you can probably also visually detect the actual difference in old key's "stop" point versus new key's. You can either live with this "hold your mouth just right" technique with your new keys, or, if you want, have a locksmith (not simply a key-maker) rebuild, or replace, the lock. Then, get extra keys made and hide one or two for the time(s) when you lock yourself out; we've all either done it, or we will do it.
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Fords have a combination key pad on the drivers door. We leave a spare set in the glove box that are easily accessible.
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I locked myself out on our maiden voyage at a state park over the 4th of July Holiday. Expensive lesson! Cost me $250 to get a locksmith out on the weekend.
It took him better than an hour to pick the lock. He said that most RV's didn't have as substantial of a door and lock as Airstreams. But of course we already knew this.
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I saw this link last winter and after reading Robert's post #4, thought..he's a key guy and he's on to something. (Thanks Robert!) I saved the link for future reference. Maybe this solution will help those having trouble getting duplicates to work.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f42/...ml#post1753789

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I saw this link last winter and after reading Robert's post #4, thought..he's a key guy and he's on to something. (Thanks Robert!) I saved the link for future reference. Maybe this solution will help those having trouble getting duplicates to work.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f42/...ml#post1753789

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Hi, Thank You for posting this link; Saved me some typing. This took me some time trying to figure out why a perfect looking key wouldn't work.
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You can order blanks from the key maker but don't take them to a locksmith. I tried that in Florida this winter and he had a big sign "will not cut keys from customers' blanks". He refused to do so, found his own keys and cut them. One worked, the other didn't. He was the only locksmith with a store front, the rest worked out of a car or pickup.

I took my blanks to a True Value or Ace hardware, forget which. They don't guarantee a fit but will cut them. I had them make 2 sets, both worked perfectly.

https://airstreamsupply.com/Key-Blanks
http://www.trimarklocks.com/keys.htm
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Good ideas all, and thanks everyone. When we get back to civilization from this current camping trip (after this Friday) I'll follow up on these suggestions and let you know which one(s) bears fruit!
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