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Old 06-27-2020, 03:36 PM   #1
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What is this key for?

With the 32BA came a wad of keys. Why there were more than 2 of the keys needed to drive and open doors is beyond me.

But in that bundle are some odd ones that I haven't figured out the purpose for - can any of you identify what a Southco circular key is for?
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Old 06-27-2020, 03:47 PM   #2
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Go check your side doors... If you have a side radiator compartment, it is likely for that or there is a cover door on or around the engine. Could also be a fuel door key.

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Old 06-27-2020, 04:08 PM   #3
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What is this key for?

Do you have a spare tire compartment in the rear cap? My previous coach (Bounder) did and had a key like that. Also seems like I had one of those for the fresh water gravity fill door on it too.
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Old 06-28-2020, 09:39 AM   #4
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Do you have an outside Tv? My key like that is for the outside door key for tv
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Old 06-28-2020, 09:51 AM   #6
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The places I've seen that type of key ; is at the sales lot for " Lock Boxes " the boxes attached to the units for sale with the keys inside so the salesman doesn't have to go back to the office to get keys to show the unit.
Another use is for small key lock safes , and a PO may have removed the safe and not taken all the keys.
BTW: I got 3 " extra " keys when I purchased my coach , 10 years of crawling , over, under, around and trough the RV , no use for any of them.
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Do you have an engine hatch cover inside the coach? Perhaps a hitch lock for a tow bar? And maybe a security safe?
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Look around that same key in my sister-in-laws super C is for her hidden safe.
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That key opens and locks my engine compartment door
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It unlocks the Hood on the ourside
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It's for our rear engine access cover.
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It's for our rear engine access cover.
mine does as well and the front hood
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I have a gas rig and it opens the compartment on the front to get access to all the stuff on the front of the firewall...dip sticks, battery, radiator...etc.
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We have a 2013 Phaeton and also have the circular key. I never did figure out what it is for either. If we have a hidden safe it must be hidden really well as we haven't located it yet.

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