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Old 02-22-2021, 08:13 PM   #1
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Spare keys

Sorry for the Newbie question. But how do you go about making spare keys for the deadbolt and the outside storage compartments?
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You would have to get blanks, here is a source (https://store.airstreamlife.com/coll...ntry-door-keys), and then go to a hardware store and have them cut new keys for you.
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Old 02-22-2021, 08:39 PM   #3
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My local hardware store had acceptable blanks...unless you require an Airstream logo on the key itself.
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We keep a spare set of keys in one of these, attached to the trailer
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Old 02-22-2021, 10:29 PM   #5
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We keep a spare set of keys in one of these, attached to the trailer
I do the same thing.

I bought blanks and took them to a local hardware store. Big chain stores like Home Depot use automatic key cutting machines, and they canít usually cut the Airstream blanks because they donít have a program for it. An old school key cutter is necessary.
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Old 02-23-2021, 07:06 AM   #6
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We keep a spare set of keys in one of these, attached to the trailer
I like this idea. Weather/dirt isn't an issue?

Thanks for sharing!
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Old 02-23-2021, 07:15 AM   #7
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We keep a spare set of keys in one of these, attached to the trailer
I married my spare key custodian, the keys never get lost, but I forgot the combination.🥴

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Old 02-23-2021, 09:19 AM   #8
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I got some additional blanks at this site, very reasonable and they had the Trimark key: https://www.rvshop.com/Keys-and-Locks_c_2106.html

But when I took them to a locksmith near Kissimmee, FL they had a sign that said they would not cut any key from a customer's blank. So I asked him to use his blanks (they didn't look the same) and he cut a set for me.... they didn't work. I wasn't about to pull up stakes and take my AS to his shop. So I went to the local Ace Hardware and they cut them for practically nothing. Lesson learned
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I have very good luck with the guys from "Lost a Key". I needed a key blank for my door and needed a key for the fresh water inlet. They were most helpful (even give me a credit when I inadvertently ordered the wrong key).
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Here are the actual key numbers I ordered and their price. This is from 2/2016

Description Qty Price Total
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TriMark Key KS610 Key Blank For Key Codes 80000 81000 5000 series 2 $4.95 $9.90
TriMark Key KS600 Key Blank For Key Codes RH 001 050 2 $4.95 $9.90
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Old 02-23-2021, 10:50 AM   #11
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We keep a spare set of keys in one of these, attached to the trailer
where you get that?
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Old 02-23-2021, 10:52 AM   #12
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While at it, get 3 more spare keys. I have total of 4 sets of keys for every locks in my FC. I do the same with all my vehicles.
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Old 02-23-2021, 11:05 AM   #13
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We keep a spare set of keys in one of these, attached to the trailer

found it in Amazon. now where is the best area to hide this mini mini lock box?
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I got some additional blanks at this site, very reasonable and they had the Trimark key: https://www.rvshop.com/Keys-and-Locks_c_2106.html

But when I took them to a locksmith near Kissimmee, FL they had a sign that said they would not cut any key from a customer's blank. So I asked him to use his blanks (they didn't look the same) and he cut a set for me.... they didn't work. I wasn't about to pull up stakes and take my AS to his shop. So I went to the local Ace Hardware and they cut them for practically nothing. Lesson learned
Thank you for the feedback. I went to my local Ace and they did not have the blanks so I will order and have them cut it.
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We keep a spare set of keys in one of these, attached to the trailer
I prefer the out of sight out of mind. I put my spares in a magnetic key holder and it goes inside the battery box.

This just looks like an invitation for a set of cheap bolt cutters. And these locks are very easily picked.

I did have to get my blanks from AS and I took them to a locksmith outfit with the proper key cutting equipment and know-how. The kid at Home Depot, not so much.

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I think this is the one mentioned by Richard

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My key lockbox is bolted to the arm inside the propane storage box with a key for every lock, just in case.
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My key lockbox is bolted to the arm inside the propane storage box with a key for every lock, just in case.

if it is well hidden and difficult to cut or decode, then it is worth it.
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I travel with at least 2 sets of extra keys. I keep one set of AS keys in my tow vehicle and one set of extra tv keys in the AS.
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I have this bolted to my trailer frame in an out of sight location. Inside are keys to the door and compartments...but not a complete set of all keys. A duplicate set of all keys are inside the trailer.

My truck was once stolen and my two sets of keys taken. It was a mess to have to have all rekeyed or replaced.
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