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Old 10-02-2019, 03:38 PM   #1
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Keys to 2020s

So, Airstream has started putting deadbolts on their trailers, at least in the 2020 model year. This means a number of things. Here are a few.



First, the deadbolts are TriMark manufactured. The keys come from TriMark. You can't order blanks. You have to order cut keys.
(This is not obvious from the Airstream Site: it has a deadbolt key blank that says its for all ASs after 2013 or something. Which is incorrect.) The TriMark keys cost (today) $3 each, with a $10 processing fee plus postage. You have to get to TriMark "Service and Replacement Parts," Toll Free: 1-800-431-8616 Email: trimarkparts@trimarkcorp.com Fax: 641-394-1515 or 641-394-1572


Second, our new FC came with four keys: (1) front door key, (2) deadbolt key, (3) silver key A and (4) silver key B. However ... silver key A--of which we got only 1--opened all of the storage areas, the outdoor shower, and the water tank access. Silver key B opened absolutely nothing, though we were assured by the dealer that it opened the water tank, at least. It didn't open jack.



Third: Airstream's store is clueless. My goal is to have four full sets of keys, because someone (my wife would say it's me, just because I have on rare occassions lost a few stylii, maybe a phones, occassionally my glasses, and my wallet, and of course my mind) ... anyway, she would claim that someone loses keys. But when I ordered what the store claims is the replacement for the deadbolt, I got something that's nothing like that key. And when I ordered Silver Key A and Silver Key B they sent me only ... want to guess which one?


I was initially tempted to blame the dealer, but this is clearly an Airstream problem.
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Old 10-02-2019, 04:04 PM   #2
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Our 2019 NEST came with 2 sets of keys — 2 TriMark keys which open the door lock & deadbolt and 2 smaller silver keys that open the storage areas and outdoor shower.

I ordered 4 TriMark blanks from the Airstream Life store for $20 with free shipping. The local ACE hardware cut the TriMark blanks using one of the original TriMark keys, at no cost. They work perfectly.
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So, my '17 Flying Cloud came with a deadbolt. The key on the right with the squarish black plastic cover is the original. I called my dealer's parts department when neither a local hardware store nor a local RV parts store had the appropriate blank. My Airstream dealer sold me uncut Trimark keys numbered KS301 (the left key, with the round gray plastic cover) and I had my local hardware store cut them. They work perfectly.
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Airstreams have deadbolt since the 90s at least!
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Second, our new FC came with four keys: (1) front door key, (2) deadbolt key, (3) silver key A and (4) silver key B. However ... silver key A--of which we got only 1--opened all of the storage areas, the outdoor shower, and the water tank access. Silver key B opened absolutely nothing, though we were assured by the dealer that it opened the water tank, at least. It didn't open jack.
We picked up our 2020 GT last week. It also came with 4 keys; front door, dead bolt and two small silver auxiliary keys. We got two complete sets of 4 for a grand total of 8.

Regarding the silver keys, unlike with our previous AS where one opened the fresh water fill door and the other opened everything else, this time all 4 silver keys are identical with the same identifying number on them and every auxiliary lock works with that one key. Why we got 4 identical keys that work, and you received just one key that works and one that opens nothing at all, I can't explain.
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My ‘86 has a deadbolt.
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Old 10-02-2019, 05:44 PM   #7
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Hi

Last time we were at JC we picked up key blanks for the deadbolt lock on our 2017. They suggested that the local hardware store would be willing to cut them.

I'm not at all surprised your dealer is clueless. Unfortunately that is not an uncommon situation with a lot of dealer parts departments. I'd call JC and see if they can send you some blanks.

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Yes, I have a large deadbolt key, a smaller door lock key and two silver keys
One silver key opens the storage compartments (I put a black rubber ring on)
and the other opens the water fill and outside shower (I put a red rubber ring on)
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