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Old 08-08-2006, 06:04 PM   #1
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Rear service entrance door locked

The rear service entrance door (?) (then one that has the shutter like pattern) is locked and I don't have the key for it. This is my recently purchased 62 Bambi.

How can I get in there with as little destruction as possible?


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Old 08-08-2006, 06:26 PM   #2
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Locked Door

Those locks are relatively eady to pick with a cheap lock pick kit.

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Old 08-08-2006, 06:37 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by moosetags
Those locks are relatively eady to pick with a cheap lock pick kit.
If you don't have the tools or training, take it to a locksmith. They will open the door in about one second.

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Old 08-09-2006, 02:13 PM   #4
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Or do what I did. When I realized that I hadn't been given a key to the battery doors, I took it to the Airstream dealer in Toledo. The mechanic walked out with a big key ring, sat down, and started trying them one-by-one. He found a match within a couple of minutes.

And if you can get to the back of the compartment door, you can take the nut and lever off to get the door open. Then take the big nut off, and take your lock assembly to the hardware store to see if you can match up the cylinder. It shouldn't even be very expensive. (Don't tell them it's for an Airstream.)

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Old 08-09-2006, 05:06 PM   #5
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Thanks for the suggestions.

I might actually try to open the lock myself. Found this video on google:
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Old 08-09-2006, 05:23 PM   #6
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I didn't get any keys with my Globetrotter either. I have a huge collection of keys and after about 5 mins I found one that worked! I had to find a different one to lock the main door though, but once I lock it I have to take the lock out of the door to unlock it. Also I have no way to lock the door from the inside, thinking I need a new lock assembly but so far I havn't found anything online.

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Old 08-13-2006, 11:35 PM   #7
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Well, door is open, but I couldn't pick the lock.

I took out the drawer between the stove and the fridge and I could reach in there with a screwdriver and took out the screw holding the the latch on the end of the lock. Now I have to find new locks.
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Old 08-14-2006, 12:09 AM   #8
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Just try some key's from other airstreams
A frend om my in belgium also didn't had the keay for his compartment doors.
I trye'd my key's and they did fit.
Have the idea that airstream do's juse a lot of the same key's

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