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Old 07-02-2010, 08:18 AM   #1
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2004 Alpine locks

Does anyone know where I can get keys for the storge compartments doors. I need just the locks not the handles. This coach did not have the keys with it when I bought this coach.

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Old 07-02-2010, 08:29 AM   #2
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Believe it or not about 50% of the RVs ever made have the same key for their compartment locks--think the number is H725. Would think you could find copies at any RV store or Camping World.

PS--50% might be off--could be more like 60 or 70% have the same lock......[smile]

PSS--have seen booths at FMCAs and Quartzsite that offer replacement tumblers/keys--you might could find something on line.

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Old 07-02-2010, 01:01 PM   #3
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I had a extra handle and went to a locksmith. He made keys for it and it worked all other compartments.
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Old 07-02-2010, 01:07 PM   #4
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Hello Jack:

The key number is Tri Mark 751. Most manufactures that used Tri Mark latches used the 751 key. If you go to a large RV supply store and ask for a 751 key they may have some in stock. I know that shortly after we purchased our 2001, I went to the local RV supply they had them in stock.

Or if you know another Motorhome owner who has a 751 key borrow it and have some duplicates made. As said by Old Scout many MH manufactures use the 751 key locks.
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Old 07-04-2010, 12:01 AM   #5
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My truck's camper shell, my home's irrigation timer and my tool box all use the same CH751 key. At some point I'll get around to re-keying my Alpine's bins. The vendor (and website) that Old Scout refers to is:

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Old 07-05-2010, 11:07 PM   #6
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All - In too many RV publications I have read that all CH-751 locks should be replaced. That being said, my trash can outside access door uses that lock. I am going to get one of those locks with the round key and put that lock into that door, and have 4 copies of the key. Then if we ever sell, I will have extras for that door. We don't use the outside can so we put storage stuff into that compartment. I also have sealed the frame and door so water does not blow into the compartment when it rains or we travel in bad weather.
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Old 07-06-2010, 06:55 PM   #7
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Have been talking to an old time locksmith on this subject. He will insert fourth tumbler and find longer key as well as change the combination. He is presently looking for a longer key. If successful all eleven of my 2003 locks will be changed. Mike E Alaska.
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Changing the bay door lock isn't that big a deal if you have lock smith friend. I have changed both Alpines I have owned.

The CH751 (stock) key has 3 tumblers, but there is a fourth position that is blank. My lock smith buddy supplied the spring and tumbler for the fourth position and had me switch a couple of the first three. He supplied the new keys and I changed them out.

Now you have be real careful, because you can't find another RV'er with a a 751 and get into your bays. I have a hide a spare and also several spares. Keep one in your tow vehicle also.
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Old 07-10-2010, 02:18 PM   #9
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If I take mine in, my locksmith charges $4.50 per tumbler and $1.35 per key. Less than $60 with four keys and astronomical California taxes.

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