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Old 12-26-2005, 09:56 AM   #1
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Underseat Safe Manufacturer

Under one of the dinette seats of a recently purchased Airstream (86 34 foot Limited) we have discovered a cylindrical safe. It is currently unusable because a former owner has removed the locking mechanism and now it is just a twist open very sturdy compartment. I would like to find out the manufacturer so I can try to order a new lock mechanism complete with keys so that I could restore this fine safe to its former glory. (and actually use it)

The lock mechanism just bolts onto the back of the cap with 2 bolts and then the key causes a pin to extend and retract.

Help anyone?

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Old 12-26-2005, 10:47 AM   #2
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sounds like a job for your local locksmith.

they would know where to order the parts or even have them in stock.

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Old 12-29-2005, 04:57 PM   #3
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Locksmith no help

Tried a locksmith. He said this was an unusal lock and to get a new one we needed to know the manufacturer. He also suggested a solution involving a cheap desk lock and some fancy welding to get another piece on it by a machine shop, but that seemed to be an expensive non-quality solution to me since the desk lock wasn't very substantial and could be picked or punched very easily. The original lock required a cylindrical key and had about 7-8 pins that needed moved by that key and was pretty substantial. So, I'm still trying to find the manufacturer since the label had been removed.

Anyone else have any info?

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Old 12-29-2005, 05:33 PM   #4
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Lee, I found this old thread http://airstreamforums.com/forums/f2...-box-1364.html
It talks about the safe, gives some names, it may be of some help. Good luck.
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Old 01-06-2006, 03:14 PM   #5
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Lee, I found this old thread http://airstreamforums.com/forums/f2...-box-1364.html
It talks about the safe, gives some names, it may be of some help. Good luck.
I read these before but they are apparently rectangular boxes as opposed to cylinders. I sent a note to Airstream and got a reply saying they had no parts or information on anything like this because after several years of non-use of any item the info is deleted from their system.

Looks like a dead end unless someone else finds a replica somewhere and can find out a mfg that still makes something like this.

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Try More Locksmiths...

After similar frustration with door lock cylinders, etc, I'd offer advice to try and ask a minimum of a dozen other locksmiths, even if you have to go to Library for yellow pages for nearby cities... Many locksmiths who are relatively new know how to work on US Auto locks and residential door locks.. Any other knowledge is a potential bonus... Bargman has been through some corporate restructuring since the 80's, and may have sold or acquired "lines" of locks and latches and safes....

There are replacement round floor safes (Like Amsec Star brand or others) but they use multiple lock pins, not a single pin... You may want to just try and hide one of your own, as other thread suggested, or use one of deceptive devices, like screw-off phony aerosol or soda cans... Deception is 90% of the battle, since a determined thief can remove about anything they identify as holding valuables... Our extra cash and keys in trailer are hidden so well I can't remember where they are, so I figure a thief will just grab the TV and run...

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