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Old 05-13-2011, 03:19 PM   #1
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Water Tank Inlet Cover

Ever since I got this trailer I keep finding myself on this site looking for answers to my questions about this trailer. My latest one is concerning the water tank inlet cover. I didnt check all of the keys when I first purchased this trailer and have just now found out that I don't have the key to this cover. Does anyone know where I can get a replacement key, or do I need to improvise to get this one open?
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Old 05-13-2011, 05:05 PM   #2
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#87

My '74 Argosy has a door that acts like a funnel when you open it. Don't know if yours is the same, but the key # is 87 for the door. Hope this helps.
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Old 05-13-2011, 05:41 PM   #3
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Old 06-27-2011, 08:51 AM   #4
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Since we have the same year trailers I posted this photo of my key. It is a single cut key. With the # 87 Stamped on it
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Old 06-27-2011, 09:23 AM   #5
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Airstream just loves to make things like this puzzling!

According to this PDF from Airstream, the '74 Airstreams like BadKarma266's Tradewind should have a G248 lock and key, which is a double-sided Illinois key. Last Friday (before I found that PDF from Airstream) a locksmith told me that the Thetford door for my '75 Argosy's fresh-water fill had a "double sided Illinois lock with an H keyway." I'm guessing he just didn't examine it carefully and it's a G keyway, or maybe they're confusing and have G codes for H keyways. In any event, he didn't have any blanks for it, and I didn't yet have that G248 code.

In '75 Airstream supposedly changed to the CH 751 lock, which is single-sided, but your '74 Argosy has a single-sided key, and my '75 has a double-sided one. "Random" is a bit of an overstatement, but sometimes it feels like the right way to describe how they built 'em!

I'm going to try to find a G248 key this week... OutOfDoorMart is out of stock, maybe my local dealer can get one, or I can find a locksmith to make one now that I know the code.
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So, I spoke with someone in parts at the closest Airstream dealer, and she told me the only key she can get is the CH 751. I had a busy day, so I didn't hit up any locksmiths to see if they can cut a G248 from the key-code, but that's the next step for me.
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The G248 key is back in stock out Out Of Doors Mart, I just ordered a couple. Hopefully they'll work! I hadn't had any luck finding a locksmith around here who could cut it from the code, but I had only tried 3 so far.
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