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Old 04-14-2010, 12:04 PM   #15
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Does it no longer work or is it cosmetic? One of my brothers is a locksmith & has helped me many times with difficult to find and difficult to fix locks. Maybe post a pic of it?

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I wish I could do that for my fresh water fill door. An "RV Repair Center" here in AZ ruined the lock.
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Old 04-14-2010, 12:46 PM   #16
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being a dental hygienist, i keep a pile of old instruments handy! If youre on good terms with your friendly hygienist ask her (its probably NOT a 'him'! :-) ) for an old one or 2...most of us tend to keep a few around...!
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Old 04-14-2010, 01:01 PM   #17
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Does it no longer work or is it cosmetic? One of my brothers is a locksmith & has helped me many times with difficult to find and difficult to fix locks. Maybe post a pic of it?

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Definately cosmetic and probably no longer works. This place took a drill to the lock so it's probably toast. Shortly after I bought the trailer in 2004 I took it to this place because the door was locked and I didn't have a key and didn't know at the time you can get them from Out of Doors Mart. They gave me a big discount on a new reefer for their trouble, but it still pisses me off when I think about it.

I'll take a pic later tonight, Rich, and post it to get your opinion.
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Old 04-14-2010, 03:06 PM   #18
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I have a special tool(pick) for removing broken keys. I have a whole lock pic set and this tool is included. I think I ordered it from Southord. Just google em up. I have a few other intresting items also which I may never use but I have em if needed.
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Old 04-14-2010, 03:27 PM   #19
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Dental picks are available at most hardware stores, but you have to look for them (or ask the old geezer that knows where everything is).

As an aside, locksmith tools are probably ok for home use, but please note that in many areas, it is a crime to have them in your possession if you are stopped by the police (and you are not a licensed locksmith). Just a word to the wise...
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Let me get this straight, Last night as I was locking the refrigerator outside access door the key broke off in the lock. I know that a locksmith can take care of this problem and I may have to hire one, eventually, but they are expensive.

Does anybody have any ideas or tricks to do this at home? I'm willing to buy a special tool if I need to.
I am trying to figure out if you are on to something new. I have never heard of a lock on the rerfig door. Does anyone else have one or is this a new Airstream thing . I guess someone could get in mine and put a bomb or something else never thought of locking it. What does Airstream say?
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Old 04-14-2010, 07:24 PM   #21
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Let me get this straight, Last night as I was locking the refrigerator outside access door the key broke off in the lock. I know that a locksmith can take care of this problem and I may have to hire one, eventually, but they are expensive.

Does anybody have any ideas or tricks to do this at home? I'm willing to buy a special tool if I need to.
I am trying to figure out if you are on to something new. I have never heard of a lock on the rerfig door. Does anyone else have one or is this a new Airstream thing . I guess someone could get in mine and put a bomb or something else never thought of locking it. What does Airstream say?
The access panel door in question is located on the outside of the Airstream.
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Old 04-15-2010, 02:23 AM   #22
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The original latch is easily replaced with a key lock from an RV or marine parts store, the same as the latch on the battery box. I installed a lock on the battery box (less than $10), because someone might want to take those. However, I think they would have a little difficulty getting the refrigerator out through the two exterior access doors. (Just kidding...) Anyway, I don't figure there's anything in there anyone would want to steal; at least it's less likely.
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