Dodged a bullet. Just pulled into the garage from a weekend at the family compound. Went to plug in and.....
broke the key off in the lock on the shore power cord compartment.
Pliers. Did not work.
So I searched how to remove a key. I decided to use the saw blade method - lube the lock, insert jigsaw blade and use as teeth of blade against teeth of key.
Jigsaw blade doesn't fit in these small RV compartment locks.
Enter the awl.
For those of us less mechanically inclined, like myself, an awl is an ice pick that is kept in the garage and used to poke holes in leather, mainly, I guess. Anyway, press the awl under the teeth side of the key and now well lubricated - raise gently to top and try to "walk" the key out - pulling it by using the awl as a gear tooth levering against the key.
While I'd like to think it was my genius use of the awl - it was really the lube. I used slide out lube.
Worked so well, I lubed all the locks with it. Which, btw the most common cause of key breakage - stiff locks.
So lube yo' locks.