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Old 05-23-2020, 12:47 AM   #1
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Doors on my new trailer.

One of the things I didn't care for were the locks on the doors. I have two doors requiring two different keys. My PDI tech said that's the way all Outdoors RVs come. Is this correct? Do others have different keys for each door? This just doesn't seem right to me.

On the subject of doors, I like the tension of the wind proof doors (or what ever they call them). There is a rubber stopper on the outside to keep the door from hitting the wall when fully opened. Mine are already bent over and don't look like they'll hold up. Have any others had problems with these. I only noticed them after we got home. It seems like there might be a better option. What have you done that might fix this?

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Old 05-23-2020, 06:50 AM   #2
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My trailer also has two different keys, and they have to be turned in opposite directions to lock.

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Old 05-23-2020, 07:07 AM   #3
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We also have 2 keys- BUT one is for the entry and the other is for all the storage compartments.
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Old 05-23-2020, 09:24 AM   #4
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Cylinder replacement

The December Trailer Life mag had an article about re-keying trailer locks.
Go to rvlocksandmore.com. The site is a bit confusing: click on Locks/Keys; then click on Locks (not Rekeying RV--that's for locksmiths); then click on Re-key your RV.
The cylinders are $8 and you rent a master tool key for $50.
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Old 05-23-2020, 09:38 AM   #5
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Our 23DBS has 3 keys - one for outside storage/outside kitchen, one for bunk storage access door and one for main entry door. The bunk storage access door and main entry door keys are the same color and I've found that they can be inserted in the wrong locks and bent if I'm not careful...
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My 25RDS has 3 keys. 1 for the rear door, 1 for the front door and 1 for the storage doors. PITA. I put some green painters tape on the rear door key so make it different.
The least they could do is make all 3 different colors or better yet make em 'Keyed Alike' like some other MFG's do.
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Old 05-23-2020, 11:29 AM   #7
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Yeah, same with my 2013. Different keys for the two doors. Just this morning I ordered a new lock for the "front" door that allows keyless entry both via push button code entry or remote control key fob. Not an inexpensive approach, and I don't know if we will put one on our "back" door, but if you have this lock on both doors they can share the same code and you can control both doors with one remote. This is what I ordered:

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Old 05-23-2020, 11:55 AM   #8
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The doors are purchased from Lippert just as many other items in out trailers are. The door, frames and screens are a completed unit. Not sold in pairs. Note that the storage key fits the storage locks on many trailers.
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Old 05-23-2020, 01:44 PM   #9
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Our 26RLS has separate keys for the "front" (bedroom) and "back" (living area) doors, plus a third key for the outdoor storage compartment. As brulaz mentioned, the front and back doors lock in the opposite directions.

We were given two complete sets (3 keys each) plus two extra keys for the "back" door to the living area. Works out great when the kids are going to join us at the lake - we can give each of them one of the extra keys, and we don't have to worry about being away from the trailer when they arrive.

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Old 05-23-2020, 02:17 PM   #10
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Find someone here or on other sites with same key numbers!! Number is on the key.
Then make a deal to swap the latch assys so you each have 2 doors with one key. Did that with our son's Wind River, eazzy-peezzy!!!

You could start your own ORV door latch/lock exchange program!!! OOH, Shark Tank look out!!!!
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Old 05-24-2020, 09:05 AM   #11
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One-key System

We've converted to one-key system. One key does all our doors, including the pass through compartment doors.

I found an eBay listing where the seller had 2 door entry door latches, both keyed identical and with the key number that matched one of ours already (that meant I'd have 6 key cylinders all with the same number). For 10 bucks (I think it was) I rented a lock cylinder removal tool and easily swapped them out.

Lock cylinders that have an "M" beside the key slot will accept a master key, those without will not. Something to keep in mind should you decide to swap out lock cylinders.
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I'll put my TT keys on my to-do list,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,way down on the list.

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