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Old 05-19-2014, 08:44 AM   #1
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Hi, We acquired a 70/71 Land Yacht recently that needs a lot of work so I have been looking over all of the excellent posts on this site. I will probably be on here a lot once I get started on the restoration but my first question is this: Is there a place you can send the locks to and get new keys made? All of the locks are in place and look to be in good condition but the PO cannot locate the key. I would really like to keep the original and not have to drill out the old.
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Hi, We acquired a 70/71 Land Yacht recently that needs a lot of work so I have been looking over all of the excellent posts on this site. I will probably be on here a lot once I get started on the restoration but my first question is this: Is there a place you can send the locks to and get new keys made? All of the locks are in place and look to be in good condition but the PO cannot locate the key. I would really like to keep the original and not have to drill out the old.
Thanks in advance for your help and advice.
To be safe, post a photo of the locks that you need keys for.

Also, the trailer serial number spells out what year as different years use different keys.

Once you post that info, then you have a good fighting chance for the keys.

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Any lock shop can do that work for you. I did it and it took the locksmith less than 15 minutes for the main door and replace the compartment door.
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Any lock shop can do that work for you. I did it and it took the locksmith less than 15 minutes for the main door and replace the compartment door.
As a former locksmith, I can second melody Ranch's suggestion: a locksmith can make a key for the lock(s), usually by the impression method.
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One more question, should I expect the key for the entry door to be the same or different from the access doors? If different, are all the access panel doors keyed differently? Thank you
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Donny, the entry door key is different for each trailer.

The baggage, water fill, and battery door locks use standard keys that are the same for all Airstreams, aside from production changes every few years and slight differences between models.
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Thanks for the information guys, I really do appreciate it.
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