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Old 01-29-2013, 05:27 PM   #1
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I broke off the only key I have for my basement compartments on my Georgetown XL. My dealers parts department said "I'm hooped, and will need to replace all the locks for the basement compartment doors". Anyone else have the same problem, and is this the only solution? I thought with the key number, I could get it easily replaced.
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Old 01-29-2013, 05:37 PM   #2
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I broke off the only key I have for my basement compartments on my Georgetown XL. My dealers parts department said "I'm hooped, and will need to replace all the locks for the basement compartment doors". Anyone else have the same problem, and is this the only solution? I thought with the key number, I could get it easily replaced.
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you might find a locksmith that can make keys off one of the locks or the broken key.

Did you get the broken key out of the lock? There is a recent thread on how to extract it using a fine jig saw blade...
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:16 PM   #3
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that was my thread on getting the broken key out (I'm posting so you can click my name to get to it easier)
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:35 PM   #4
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I would say you should find a new dealer. I broke my compartment key in the lock while on a trip and called AAA. They sent a locksmith in a short time, who removed the key part, opened the compartment and made me two new keys on the spot.
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:22 PM   #5
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When I bought my GeorgeTown last summer, every employee at the RV dealership had keys to fit the compartments. Told me that 1 key fits all of them???????
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:30 PM   #6
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Could be. I've seen that in trailers.
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:46 PM   #7
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I was also told one key fits all.
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:07 PM   #8
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I know that my keys do not work on a trailer exactly like mine, I ordered new keys for mine direct from the lock manufacturer, One of them was Bauer and I can not remember the other, one of them was 14.00 and the other ine was 11.95 and that was for 2 keys each. There is a number stamped on the keys. If you can find out who the lock manufacturer is order directly from them. Some of the older campers used a CH751 key and that key fit most campers. My 2000 Cardinal had that key, but ny new one is different. I hope this is helpful to you.
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If the dealer can't help I would pull a lock off & take it to a locksmith. Last lock I had a key made without a key cost me about $10. The locksmith maybe able to cut the key by the number if they have the make of the lock. Keep the piece of the key if you can get it out Good luck
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Thanks everyone for your suggestions. I looked up the website of the manufacturer, FIC, and was able to order a couple of new keys for next to nothing. Thanks again.
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