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Old 09-13-2017, 01:43 PM   #1
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does anyone know where I can get a KEY for my slideout?? the slideout is a Power Gear unit and uses a Key #616 to operate it. you cannot get this key from a hardware store & the RV dealer I had looking for it says Power Gear no longer makes it. anyone know of a salvage yard that may have National motorhome parts for sale? this key # may be standard for years in 1999 and upto around 2002.
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does anyone know where I can get a KEY for my slideout?? the slideout is a Power Gear unit and uses a Key #616 to operate it. you cannot get this key from a hardware store & the RV dealer I had looking for it says Power Gear no longer makes it. anyone know of a salvage yard that may have National motorhome parts for sale? this key # may be standard for years in 1999 and upto around 2002.
Crack open your phone book and look for a real locksmith that also cuts keys. Where I live I go to Keevers keys and they can cut anything. Ive even had them make a blank for a vintage key that no longer existed. They have everything. Got all my winnebago keys cut including the odd keys I have no idea what they go to. lol

Also, most likely the key blank exists there is just no reference. When in a bind I went into ACE and they let me rifle through their blanks until I found a match. Worked like a charm.
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Think FFork has best idea. I looked at our spare P.Gear slide key and it is a ....616. Pretty sure I got it 6 years ago at a real locksmith. Guess you could remove the panel and take it to a locksmith.

If all else fails....I can mail you my spare and have another made locally.
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If getting another key fails, an option is to replace the entire on/off keyed switch assembly.
On/Off Key Switch Lock Keyed Alike, Key Removable in OFF Position With 2 Keys | eBay
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does anyone know where I can get a KEY for my slideout?? the slideout is a Power Gear unit and uses a Key #616 to operate it. you cannot get this key from a hardware store & the RV dealer I had looking for it says Power Gear no longer makes it. anyone know of a salvage yard that may have National motorhome parts for sale? this key # may be standard for years in 1999 and upto around 2002.


I have often thought of just replacing that silly key with a 3 position toggle switch. Has anyone just done that? Don't mean to hijack the thread but I don't understand the point of having a key for it. Thoughts?
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I wish mine had a key. I worry someone will mistake the bedroom slide switch for a light switch since it's easier to find. Lol
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Have you lost the key? I only have 1 key and it never comes out of the key hole. Like my boat key. never remove it and it should not be a problem.
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Forkyfork ---you're a Genius and you get the prize. went to a locksmith today & made me 2 keys. since I have 2 slideouts I was able to give him the other key for reference.

thanks goes to everyone else for responding
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How did that work exactly....did you ask for a 616 blank and are they all the same cut for all PGear slideouts ? Or did you bring him the switch ass'y ?
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How did that work exactly....did you ask for a 616 blank and are they all the same cut for all PGear slideouts ? Or did you bring him the switch ass'y ?
I have 2 slideout rooms that both use 616 key so this was easy for me.
took key to him and he had no problem matching it. the 2 keys he made don't have a number on them & they are a different color & shape but work perfectly & no I didn't ask for 616 blank key. also since I had an extra key to match up didn't need to take out switch ass'y that would have been a real nightmare.

I would say any (if not all) Power Gear unit probably uses key #616. someone will post if theirs is different #

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I have 2 slideout rooms that both use 616 key so this was easy for me.
took key to him and he had no problem matching it. the 2 keys he made don't have a number on them & they are a different color & shape but work perfectly & no I didn't ask for 616 blank key. also since I had an extra key to match up didn't need to take out switch ass'y that would have been a real nightmare.

I would say any (if not all) Power Gear unit probably uses key #616. someone will post if theirs is different #

hope this answers your questions
I forgot to add----2 keys & sales tax = $4.80
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I have 2 slideout rooms that both use 616 key so this was easy for me.
took key to him and he had no problem matching it. the 2 keys he made don't have a number on them & they are a different color & shape but work perfectly & no I didn't ask for 616 blank key. also since I had an extra key to match up didn't need to take out switch ass'y that would have been a real nightmare.

I would say any (if not all) Power Gear unit probably uses key #616. someone will post if theirs is different #

hope this answers your questions
Yay! glad they helped you out. Sounds like they are just as awesome as the ones near me.

We make duplicates of all keys and keep the originals in the safe. The locksmith gets lots of our business.
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Mine is the opposite , I can't get the key out, which is great as I'm getting older and would probably forgot where I hung it if I ever did take it out. What's really fun is getting a spare bottom door lock made. I was down to one and went to several different places like Lowes, Home Depot and an Ace hardware. Finally asked my goto rv dealer counterman and he told me that the only place he used was an old locksmith guy in town. Went there and he made several keys and then I started checking the MH keys on the board and went back and had him make several more complete sets of my keys,except for the bay doors which I have plenty of. He even had a coke key for the front gennie door.
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