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Old 07-05-2011, 11:47 PM   #1
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Locks on wildwood 17 exl

I just brought my camper home and I cant seem to lock the fold up beds. They gave me two keys at the dealership....one for the door and another for the storage compartment. Does anyone know if it takes three keys or if one of these are supposed to work?
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Old 07-06-2011, 06:26 AM   #2
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We have the same trailer we bought last year and it came with three keys. One for the two locks on the door, one for the beds and one for the storage compartment. Sounds like they may have misplaced one of them or something. If you look on the lock itself, there should be a three digit number stamped inthe metal which would correspond to the key to identify which key works on which lock. This is how I know which key is which now instead of always trying the wrong one first.
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Old 07-07-2011, 09:18 AM   #3
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Thanks for the info

I looked at the locks and they are different. Going to dealership to get others. How do you like the camper? Any tips I need to know?
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Old 07-07-2011, 08:33 PM   #4
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We love our trailer. It is just the wife and I plus two Greyhounds and a little Pomeranian. Gets a little crowded in there with the dogs at times until we get the settled up on the bed but otherwise just comfy. Before we bought it last year we had started out with a brand new 12foot tent trailer and after about 5 or 6 outings we were not happy with it and traded up to the Wildwood. I am not sure what you will be towing it with, we tow ours with a four cylinder Toyota Tacoma so we have to watch the weight as it pushes the limits on our truck but if you have something a little larger you should be fine.

As far as any tips, as with any hybrid from what I have read on here the bggest thing is condensation in the bed ends in cooler weather. The more you can circulate the air around in the there the drier they will stay. Some have suggested Popup Gizmos which are like a blanket that you put on the outside to insulate it and keep the condensation down. I usually just use a towel and wipe down the fabric well and then let the bunk fan do the rest.
I also keep an old shammi handy for when packing up, if it is abit rainy or wet from dew I will use it to wipe down and dry the outer fabric before closing up the beds. Speaking of beds, I am not sure what kind of mattresses you have with your trailer but I found our mattresses to be a bit on the thin side and bought a good memory foam topper to go on top. Makes a big difference.

Aside from that the only suggestion I have is to get out and enjoy it. If you have any questions during or after your first trip, let me know.
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Thanks for your tips, they will be useful. We are pulling it with an SUV that has a 6 cylinder, so hope it pulls ok. Good to know you do ok! Any other questions or problems, I won't be afraid to ask. Thanks again!
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We have the same trailer we bought last year and it came with three keys. One for the two locks on the door, one for the beds and one for the storage compartment. Sounds like they may have misplaced one of them or something. If you look on the lock itself, there should be a three digit number stamped inthe metal which would correspond to the key to identify which key works on which lock. This is how I know which key is which now instead of always trying the wrong one first.
Would the lock for the beds been numbered as well? Just wondering if the op should write down the number before heading out to the dealership just to play it safe.
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