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Old 10-23-2009, 06:32 PM   #15
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I still have the original key which works. I was trying to put together a backup set of keys, just in case. The key I bought looks just like the original after I had it worked on, but still does not work.

If I had no key, I would most likely drill out the old filler, remove the unit and take it to a good key shop.



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Old 10-24-2009, 08:12 AM   #16
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Sounds like the next thing to try would be to maybe "soften" the teeth edges with a small file, and/or try some lubricant in the lock cylinder. Hope that works, as the options are annoying.

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Old 10-24-2009, 09:44 AM   #17
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I emailed Out-of-Doors Mart about their key not working. Here's their response:


It may be a 751 key that will open it.

751 keys are very common. You may have a friend who has one you could test to make sure before you buy one."

Now I guess I'll try to track down a "751 key", whatever that is...

BTW, I did try the lubricant in the keyhole, no help.

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Old 10-24-2009, 09:50 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by seeflash View Post
I have a 74' Tradewind Land Yacht with a locked water fill door. No keys. Anyone out there have any ideas how to get into it without breaking or calling a locksmith?
When that door is warm, you can flex it so that it will pop open, without breaking.

Then you can change out the lock.

If you wish, you can heat the door with a "hair dryer," until it's good and warm, but not hot.

I have done that dozens of times, with ever breaking the door.

When you do change out the lock, keep a spare key in the trailer.

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Old 09-05-2011, 07:09 PM   #19
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more H2O fill questions

On my 1973 Tradewind someone replaced the original water fill door with a newer one, is there any chance in finding an original style one? Hopefully they did not cut the body, and I can just fill the holes with rivets. MPJ

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