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Old 04-13-2009, 04:00 PM   #1
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Water Fill Door

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?
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Old 04-13-2009, 04:44 PM   #2
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I can send you a key. It's my turn to do a good deed!. To pay it forward so to speak. Send me your address and I'll send it tomorrow.

See how easy that was! Airstreamers are good guys!

Welcome to the forum by the way.


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Old 04-14-2009, 10:07 AM   #3
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Thanks so much.

920 Shadow Mountain Drive
Monument, CO 80132

Make sure you include your return address so I can return the key and pay you for postage/shipping.
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Old 04-14-2009, 11:07 AM   #4
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It's nice to see everybody helping each other.

You can also get the jey here...

KEY DECO 31-8190 - $4.95 : ODMRV , Out-of-Doors Mart

It may be something that a locksmith won't be able to make.

Just giving options
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Old 04-15-2009, 12:15 AM   #5
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Thanks for the info. Good website I have not seen yet. My first day as an Airforum member has been great. Solved several problems in less than 12 hours.
You guys/gals are the best.

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Old 04-18-2009, 05:35 AM   #6
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Seeflash, I'm having a similar search for a '73 Sovereign. But I'm also trying to figure out how to reinstall a missing water pump under my oven with the Univolt. Any chance yours is there? Love to see a pic if it is.

Airstreamers are the best, I agree!

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Old 04-18-2009, 06:13 AM   #7
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Stickbug,

Have a look here.

Hope it helps. I have more pics somewhere.
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Old 04-19-2009, 04:51 AM   #8
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PizzaChop,

(posted this reply in your gallery, but wanted to do it here as well)

Ok, that's exactly the image I've been looking for.

I have to ask though, why you chose to mount the pump with the water fittings at the far back side. Wouldn't that make it difficult to maintain if there was a loose fitting, etc.?

The view of the water intake outlet and air hose, etc. is perfect for my needs as well. Helps so much to see how you've routed things. My Univolt looks like it might be larger than your power supply there, but the idea of removing the stove unit to ease the work on this area has inspired me.

I'm MUCH in your debt, sir. Thanks!

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Old 10-23-2009, 02:07 PM   #9
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I have a 74 Land Yacht also and ordered the water fill door key from Out-of-Doors Mart. It fits in the lock but will not open it!

Any suggestions?

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Old 10-23-2009, 04:17 PM   #10
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If it fits, AND turns, then pull on the small lip of the door to open it. If the key does not turn, you've got other problems, like wrong key. If it's like my '72 key, it's a double-sided key ("teeth" on both sides).
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The key from Out-of-Doors Mart (teeth on both sides also) fits but won't turn. If they are selling them, are all water fill doors keyed the same?
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Old 10-23-2009, 06:01 PM   #12
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I bought the same key for my 75 TW and had the same (does not turn) problem. I took it to a key shop and they cleaned it up a little, but it still does not work. The key I bought for the fridge & battery doors works fine. The blank for the main door also fit after it was cut.
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Old 10-23-2009, 06:27 PM   #13
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Richard,

Thanks! Have you found a way to resolve the water fill key problem?

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Old 10-23-2009, 06:30 PM   #14
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A lot of RV's use the same keys and locks for the various little doors. Do you have a friend with an RV—his keys may work. One other lesson is not to leave really expensive things in those compartments.

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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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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:

"Jim,

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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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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