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Old 08-13-2014, 07:37 PM   #1
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Locked water filler door

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I've moved onto checking out the water systems in our '75 Overlander 27' and of course the first leak found is behind the bathtub. but my question is this, the door to the tank filler is locked and there is no key, do I just try to drill it out, call a locksmith or does someone have another way out?
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Old 08-13-2014, 07:43 PM   #2
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Trailer locks take a pro about 10 seconds to open, The cylinders are inexpensive.
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I've moved onto checking out the water systems in our '75 Overlander 27' and of course the first leak found is behind the bathtub. but my question is this, the door to the tank filler is locked and there is no key, do I just try to drill it out, call a locksmith or does someone have another way out?
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If you don't mind replacing the lock, drive a flat-blade screwdriver into it, and twist. The tumbler pins aren't very strong and can be broken by brute force.
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Old 08-13-2014, 07:52 PM   #4
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If you don't mind replacing the lock, drive a flat-blade screwdriver into it, and twist. The tumbler pins aren't very strong and can be broken by brute force.
And that might take 2 seconds. Probably the best thing to do. Replacement locks can be found at Lowes for under $5. I replaced several of the ext locks on my Bambi II. Easy, no talent job.
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I think I've read here on the forum that these use a common key. Perhaps you have a friend with an RV. Try their key out it just might work. Certainly another Airstream key might also work if you have access to one.
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I think I've read here on the forum that these use a common key. Perhaps you have a friend with an RV. Try their key out it just might work. Certainly another Airstream key might also work if you have access to one.
Wartian CH-751 fits a lot of Airstream water filll doors.

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Old 08-16-2014, 06:40 PM   #7
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According to the keylist it is a CH751, which is the most common RV key there is. You can go into any RV store and get a exterior storage compartment lock & key and that will be a CH751. That's to good news - of course if your storage compartments have expensive tools in them, a CH751 lock means that just about anyone has access to them.

If, by chance it is the Deco key, JC has them - just call JC's service and ask for Amy.
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I recently had spare keys made at a local locksmith. My trailer came with a couple of Tri/Mark blanks for the deadbolt. The locksmith said he had all of the Tri/Mark and Deco blanks in stock. They used to be hard to find but apparently no longer. I ended up having 12 keys made (3 sets) for under $20.
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The Keylist is very nice to have! Thanks for sharing...


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I got mine open today just using a thin stiff wire and a screwdriver it give the tumblers a turn. Wiggled the wire in the lock and gently have the lock a turn and it opened easily. That's what I get for forgetting the key. I needed to put some water in to test a new shower head



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Hi All
I've moved onto checking out the water systems in our '75 Overlander 27' and of course the first leak found is behind the bathtub. but my question is this, the door to the tank filler is locked and there is no key, do I just try to drill it out, call a locksmith or does someone have another way out?
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In older AS the water fill door takes a dif. key than storage compartments.
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