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Old 06-14-2007, 01:48 PM   #1
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HELP~ we have lost our keys to our airstream...does anyone know how to pick the locks to the comparments for the battery etc? or where to get a key etc.....HELP thank you
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These aren't very sophisticated locks. I'd just suck it up and call a locksmith. Let him open everything with a lock on it, then replace them myself with locks purchased from the nearest RV supply place (get them all to match!!!)
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Old 06-14-2007, 01:56 PM   #3
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I figured that is what I would have to do just making sure they couldn't be picked until the keys appeared thank you
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Old 06-14-2007, 01:56 PM   #4
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If you left any unlocked, you can get in through a window by cutting the screen. Otherwise have a locksmith pick the door lock and make you a key.
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luckily the door is unlocked, just not the comparments
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Old 06-14-2007, 02:02 PM   #6
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Offer each child $10 AND a trip to an Ice Cream store if they can find mommy and daddy's keys. Odds are a little one walked off with them and you'll find them deep in the folds of the couch AFTER you pay to have new ones put in.

The bribe might remind the kids where they were playing with them last.

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That is exactly what happened but we have looked for 24 hours and nothing
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HELP~ we have lost our keys to our airstream...does anyone know how to pick the locks to the comparments for the battery etc? or where to get a key etc.....HELP thank you
Just a thought, do you have any friends close by that have a 70's Airstream?
I tested my hatch keys on a friends hatch doors and it worked. If you have lost them, you might have to call the locksmith...
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HELP~ we have lost our keys to our airstream...does anyone know how to pick the locks to the comparments for the battery etc? or where to get a key etc.....HELP thank you
Depending on the year of your trailer, you may only be able to obtain the key blanks from Airstream. I lost the keys to my 2002 trailer and no one carried the blanks because they were specially made by Airstream.

We ended up purchasing two from Airstream (one for a back up) to the tune of $7/each. Once we had the blanks, we had a locksmith cut them for us.

Good luck.

BTW, my husband ended up finding my "lost" keys two years later. They had falled down between the seats of our tow vehicle.
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it is a 1979
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Airstream uses many of the same lock numbers for most of the trailers currently. Maybe possible to see another local 70s unit and see. If not, locksmith call is in your future.
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I lost a door key years ago to an SOB. I went to the dealer (SOB was new) and asked for help. He went to his desk, pulled out a bucket of keys and asked how many would I would like. All of the same trailer models used the same key!!!!!!

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wow good to know
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I don't know why one trailer needs four different keys to begin with. IMHO the best set up would be one key for all the compartments and dead bolt and a combination lock on the door.
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