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Old 05-31-2014, 10:36 PM   #1
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Southwind exterior storage hatches

Hi all... New to the motorhome world. I have a 1984 Southwind with a chevy 454. All of the hatches on the exterior including the gas cap, engine access, and electrical have locks that I don't have the key for. I would like to be able to lock/unlock these hatches. How would I go about getting a key for this? Is every lock the same or is it possible that some are different? Any input would be appreciated. Thank you.

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Welcome to iRV2. On our 87 Southwind, all the basement doors are keyed the same. The gas cover is a different key and the drivers door is another key. Anyway, you get the idea, just get a lock smith and he can make you keys in a jiffy. Not inexpensive, but the only way I know to do it. When we got ours, we had all the keys, so I went and had an additional 3 sets made, overkill granted, but now I do not have to worry if we lose a set (read that as wife strikes again ), I have plenty of backups.

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Old 06-01-2014, 12:32 PM   #3
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Talk to some your neighbors in the campground. Many of the MHs of that era only used a few different keys. One of your neighbors keys might work and you could get a copy made of his key.

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Old 06-02-2014, 08:11 AM   #4
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Thank you. I'll see if I can't find someone with a similar model and try the keys, if not, a locksmith it is!! Appreciate the input!
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