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Old 02-18-2015, 01:19 PM   #1
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Unhappy Replacement keys?

So our 2011 Salem 36BHBS camper was a repo and only came with one key, This key locked/unlocked the doors as well as the compartments. I was going around emptying the compartments and broke the key... super. The numbers on the key are 1681 F1C3 but I was told these are just for the blanks? There is no code stamped on any of the locks. What's the best way to get this situation taken care of?
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Old 02-18-2015, 01:22 PM   #2
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Amazon.com: FIC3 1681 RV Key Blank: Home Improvement

If you still have both pieces, bring to a locksmith so he can cut a new one hopefully...
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Old 02-18-2015, 01:25 PM   #3
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Roll into any camper dealership with a parts/service department. They'll have precut keys right on the rack. There's only a finite number of the double sided keys (that blank is a double sider) that fit the common trailer locks and compartments so you may need to buy a few and return what doesn't fit. Most of the double-sided key lock cylinders don't have the code on them like the old CH-keys.
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Old 02-18-2015, 01:38 PM   #4
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If you still have both pieces, bring to a locksmith so he can cut a new one hopefully...
Unfortunately the other piece is stuck in one of the locks still...
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Roll into any camper dealership with a parts/service department. They'll have precut keys right on the rack. There's only a finite number of the double sided keys (that blank is a double sider) that fit the common trailer locks and compartments so you may need to buy a few and return what doesn't fit. Most of the double-sided key lock cylinders don't have the code on them like the old CH-keys.
I called around to the dealerships in the area here, none have pre-cut keys. They said there should be a number on the key, which is the blank number, and they can cut a key from that. So I guess it looks like I'm going to be replacing my locks unfortunately.
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Old 02-18-2015, 01:54 PM   #6
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Unfortunately the other piece is stuck in one of the locks still...
Call your local lock smith and tell him the situation. He/she might be able to help and not have to purchase all new locks. If they can retrieve the broken half it would not be hard to make a copy for you. Lock smiths have ways to measure cut depths and machines that can cut locks with out using existing keys.
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Call your local lock smith and tell him the situation. He/she might be able to help and not have to purchase all new locks. If they can retrieve the broken half it would not be hard to make a copy for you. Lock smiths have ways to measure cut depths and machines that can cut locks with out using existing keys.
x2. A pair of precision-work needle-nose pliers might be able to retrieve it too.

Hard to believe they don't have cut keys!!! My local dealer, who I loathe but has a nice parts stock, has a rack that sits right on the parts counter with about 18 standard keys.

You *might* be able to call FR with your VIN# and find out what locks they were using at the time too.

Hope you sort it soon!
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Old 02-18-2015, 04:21 PM   #8
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Take a lock off one compartment and take it to a local lock smith he can cut a key
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Is the compartment open that you broke the key off in. Take the lock off and take it to a locksmith. He can get the key out and make a new one for you.
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Old 02-18-2015, 08:16 PM   #10
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If that is the old HF series you can buy all available key codes for $56. Same for the newer CW series. Then resell all the keys you don't need for $1 each on ebay...

First link below is for HF, 2nd one is for CW:
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