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Old 06-17-2014, 09:59 PM   #1
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1961 Tradewind Frustration

I have a 1961 Tradewind with a locked rear compartment door and a fridge access door and NO KEYS. Just purchased it out of an estate. Talked to seemingly every locksmith in Indianapolis and no one will touch them. I critically need these open to begin restoration assessment. If I drill the locks, and resource on replacing the cylinders? Every thread I read seems bleak on this.

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Old 06-18-2014, 05:44 AM   #2
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I'm pretty sure your locks are " hardware store" camlocks. Any competent locksmith should be able to handle it!

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Old 06-18-2014, 05:57 AM   #3
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Good locksmith has to see the lock. They said no because you told them it was an RV? These are simple locks. Jim
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Old 06-18-2014, 06:07 AM   #4
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These are just normal camlocks available from any rv store. Come in 2 different lengths I think 7/8 inch is the right one. Try to get them all keyed the same for convenience. They are very inexpensive. probably under $5.00.

The spares I have in stock came from vintage trailer supply and are called baggage door locks. Prime products # 18-3045
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The lock smith just doesn't want to be bothered as these locks are very easy to pick. They are also so cheap to replace it doesn't make sense to use a locksmith anyway.
If you are able to reach the backside of the lock in the compartment from inside the trailer just remove the screw (Phillips?) that holds the cam and you will be able to open the compartment and remove the lock assembly to replace it.
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Old 06-18-2014, 06:12 AM   #5
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cheap and easy..

Here you go....Cam Lock Keyed Alike Part 050 20 03 50 | eBay
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