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Old 12-18-2010, 12:53 AM   #1
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Where to get keys, and which ones?

Hello All, just took possession of a '04 25' Safari. Whoopee! It was a bank repo, however, and all the keys are missing. Luckily all (but the water filler) locks are "unlocked". I'm not even sure how many different keys are necessary, and what goes to what.

There are two door locks- a big strong looking one, and a lower flimsey one- do they use the same key? The strong one on top has a lock cylinder with "RH010" on it.

The rear exterior storage cabinet cylinder is labeled "GH005".

Can these be ordered? They are easily removed so I could take the whole lock to a lock smith...

And what about the water filler key? Is that the same as any of the above?

Thanks folks!

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Old 12-18-2010, 06:45 AM   #2
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There are two separate keys for the door, a separate key for the water fill, and a single key for the outside compartments. We have ordered sets of door keys from Airstream, and I am pretty sure you can get the others too.
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Old 12-18-2010, 07:35 AM   #3
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good morning,

boy, I'd sure like to have found one of those under our Christmas tree!

congrats on your new 'stream!

this page may be useful to you -

Airstream, Inc :: Trailer Manuals

and this one, too -

Airstream, Inc :: Travel Trailer

you may also be able to find (some or all of) those keys locally at a locksmith or RV dealer, or online at places like Inland RV or Out-of-Doors Mart .

good luck!

Happy 'Streaming!

Merry Christmas!

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Old 12-18-2010, 08:42 AM   #4
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Congratulations on your new trailer.

Here is the chart of Airstream key codes. The various compartment door keys are the same for all trailers except when Airstream changes lock vendors:

http://service.airstream.com/files/l...e1fba97772.pdf

I would expect that you will find that you need 3 keys for the compartments, since the battery compartment door doesn't match the others.

For the door, the two keys are not identical and are on different blanks. Moreover, the blanks are unusual. You may be able to order them by VIN from an Airstream dealer. Otherwise, you'll have to find a really good big-city locksmith who can probe the lock and cut the key that way. Locksmiths who can do that are few and far between. Or, you may be able to remove the lock assembly and take it to a locksmith.

Better locksmiths will have these unusual Trimark blanks in stock or they can be ordered from Airstream dealers or the Airstream web site.
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Old 12-21-2010, 03:55 PM   #5
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Hi all, here's a quick update. Hopefully will help the next person.

I removed the pull handle latch, and the separate dead bolt unit from my door. Very ease to do.

Turns out the key code for the main latch is on the OUTSIDE of the lock cylinder, and can be read without disassembling anything. Seems like a security issue, but...

Anyway, after several calls with TriMark, I am headed for the locksmith. The really nice woman at TriMark tried to help, but it surprised me when they couldn't connect my exact description of the locks, the year, etc. to a product. Weirdly, I found their key codes via a Google search and confirmed my key number. I now know what "blank" keys to order if my local high end lock smith doesn't have them.

Once the cylinders are "on the bench" it is going to be easy to "picK" them and figure out the right key cut.

PM me if you need more info.

Thanks,

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Old 12-22-2010, 11:29 AM   #6
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And a final update- Took to a very good locksmith (Bomac's in Walnut Creek) and $65 later I have 4 sets of keys to each lock. They "computer" cut one from the lock code (make a factory like key), and made the other one custom. Then made me the extra copies.

I will re-install the locks in the next few days and be mostly done with this.

Still have to figure out how to retrieve the door frame "nut" that the main door lock engages with. Someone unscrewed the "post" and the "nut" is down in the frame...

Thanks to everyone for the advice.

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Can you see the nut? If so, you can reach it with a magnet on a bendy stick..
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Old 12-22-2010, 02:13 PM   #8
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Hey Dave, thanks! I can't see it, but already have my own version of a long magnetic stick that I plan to try to snake down there. And, a BIG magnet that maybe I can use through the aluminum door frame and raise the part up.
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Even if you can not see the nut if you have a very strong magnet you can swipe it on the inside of the door at the bottom and once you hear it click to the panel drag the magnet to the opening of the removed latch. I have done this thru drywall before granted I have some magnets that will cause an old tube tv or monitor to flicker from 10ft. If you do this make sure you protect the skin with a papertowel so that you don't scratch it.

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Edit: I did not see your post before I started my reply.
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I would get a big magnet and, you know, hmm, protect the door, paper towel.

Hey, wait, who put that post there?!?!
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