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Old 03-23-2010, 06:27 PM   #1
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How ludicrous is this .........

Brought our new 2010 8315BSS home from the dealer yesterday. For those not familiar with the floorplan, it has two entry doors - one for the bedroom and one for the main area. BUT both locks are keyed individually !! Now Murphy's Law kicks in and every time I need to lock or unlock either of the doors I always have the key to the other door in hand !!!! How much would it have cost to have them keyed alike at the factory anyway ????

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Old 03-23-2010, 06:32 PM   #2
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My class A has 2 keys for the entrance door, 1 key for the compartments, 1 key for the ignition, and 1 key to open the rear door to access the radiator area. Would have loved it if everything but the ignition was keyed the same.
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Old 03-23-2010, 06:57 PM   #3
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My class A has 2 keys for the entrance door, 1 key for the compartments, 1 key for the ignition, and 1 key to open the rear door to access the radiator area. Would have loved it if everything but the ignition was keyed the same.
Same thing on our gasser. I guess the RV makers also have stock in key companies.
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Old 03-23-2010, 07:31 PM   #4
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Brought our new 2010 8315BSS home from the dealer yesterday. For those not familiar with the floorplan, it has two entry doors - one for the bedroom and one for the main area. BUT both locks are keyed individually !! Now Murphy's Law kicks in and every time I need to lock or unlock either of the doors I always have the key to the other door in hand !!!! How much would it have cost to have them keyed alike at the factory anyway ????

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Your new 8315 has locks made by a company called Fastex. There are 50 different combinations of keys for the Fastex locks. They start out HF, EF, and CF 301 - 351. If you remove the inside plate of the lock, you will find your key numbers (as well as on your keys). Call the 800 number on the inside of the lock. Fastex will sell you a new lock with the number you specify. Allow a week or so for delivery, prepare to spend about $40.
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Old 03-23-2010, 07:42 PM   #5
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congrats on the new trailer. after seeing the 8315BSS,we wish we had gotten that model.we like the additional space around the bed.
we have an 8315SS and have never use the door to the bedroom. we will open the door occasionally for ventilation. it is not an issue for us to only use one entrance .plus i have both keys on the same ring,it only takes a second to find the correct one if we need to open the bedroom door. enjoy your time in the trailer and don't sweat the small stuff..
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Old 03-23-2010, 07:49 PM   #6
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The trailer we had before the one we have now had one key to fit the back dead bolt and a different one for the regular lock. On the front door they were reversed. The key that opened the regular lock on the back opened the deadbolt on the front, and vice versa. Bad thing was they all looked alike.
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Old 03-23-2010, 08:31 PM   #7
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My old TT was the same way! I never even thought about trying to match 'em up! Heh. I just traded it in on a 5th wheel with only one door!
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Old 03-23-2010, 08:34 PM   #8
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Our V-cross has the same deal with the keys. They are plastic coated, so I filed a notch in each side of the front door key. Easy to grab the right one first try.
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Old 03-23-2010, 08:37 PM   #9
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You can color code one of the keys if you don't what to spend $40.00 bucks. The locks that are used are not worth that kind of money.
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Old 03-24-2010, 12:12 AM   #10
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i have to stop laughing
our m/h has similar lock issues


plus i have a key that came with the coach that opens NOTHING, maybe they needed it for weight
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