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Old 10-06-2011, 08:23 PM   #1
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Keys how many different ones?

I am trying to figure out how many keys I really need. I have several that the PO left me. Only one key seems to do anything and it opens the right side rear compartment, and the battery compartments. I either don't have the correct key for the water fill or the lock is frozen. The same goes for the left rear compartment. I would assume the same key would work on the left and right compartments. The front door lock is messed up and the cylinder is so loose it won't unlock the door and I am not sure I even have a key for it. I am taking the left compartment door lock and the main entry door lock to a locksmith tomorrow. I am hopeing he can fix them both.

There is a second door lock in a grab handle. This lock is a dead bolt and would be nice to have working but I have no idea how to get the handle off. The lock is in the top of the handle and the door bell switch is in the bottom of the handle. The handle is pretty beefy and seems to be attached to something besides flimsy sheet metal like most of the things are. This lock would prevent the dreaded suicide door problem. Right now, the only way to get it to a lock smith is to take the trailer to him. I have a feeling the handle is a major PIA to remove. I think they built the rest of the trailer around the door lock.

Are there any keys I am missing?


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Old 10-06-2011, 10:45 PM   #2
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The water door key is available from Out Door Mart. The door deadbolt lock on the 310 motorhome I had sounds like the same one you have, and it is a very major project to remove, or it was on the 310. The interior wall metal had to be removed on that one. The lock was a Schlage though, high quality and standard key blank. If you take the rig to a good locksmith, they should be able to pick it and make a new key as necessary.
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