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dedmiston

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Posted: 11/24/20 08:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Looking for advice and/or hacks. I've unlocked my cargo doors in the dark a bazillion times, but tonight the key went soft on me and broke. I looked in my baggie of spare keys, but this is the one lock that we didn't get duplicates for.

So my two needs are:

1. (Immediate) I need to figure out how get into that door pretty pronto, because I need to get to the stuff inside (like leveling blocks) for a trip.

2. (Longer term) I need to figure out how to either replace the key or replace all the locks.

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Posted: 11/24/20 09:10pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Do you have a locksmith nearby that could pick the locks?


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Posted: 11/24/20 09:30pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

there is a # on the key. any locksmith, the camp or a neighbor wil have one.
Ch 545,751 223 will open most baggage doors.

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Posted: 11/24/20 09:32pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

SDcampowneroperator wrote:

there is a # on the key. any locksmith, the camp or a neighbor wil have one.
Ch 545,751 223 will open most baggage doors.


yup, the infamous CH751 key. works on many if not the majority of pass through doors, garden tractors, sprinkler locks, and the list goes on.....


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ktmrfs wrote:

SDcampowneroperator wrote:

there is a # on the key. any locksmith, the camp or a neighbor wil have one.
Ch 545,751 223 will open most baggage doors.


yup, the infamous CH751 key. works on many if not the majority of pass through doors, garden tractors, sprinkler locks, and the list goes on.....


You can add the storage locker on a 2020 Manitou Off Road Telescopic Forklift to that list.

OP look on the lock it self above and below where the key goes in the slot. There may be a number printed there. That is the key number.


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Even though the key is broken off inside, which negates putting another key in or picking the lock, is there any chance you could insert the broken end of the key until it touches the end of the broken key, then ever so gently try to turn it while tapping and pushing in and out on the cargo door? The idea is to relieve the pressure on the lock tab inside.
I know on mine that the fit isn't the best, and the locking tab inside is tight against the frame. Putting pressure on the door could relieve it enough to turn.

Another thought, by any slim chance is there access from inside? My last TT had a lift up panel under the bed to access the storage. I could reach the storage bay door from the inside. If so, you could remove the nut on the back of the lock cylinder, and let the tab fall off.

Do both sides of the compartment lock? A lot have a thumbs latch on one side and a lock on the other. Your pic is too dark to tell. If you can open one side, pull the door open enough to get your arm in there, maybe you could work the nut off the latch tab on the inside. Or maybe get something in there to try to jockey it open. There is some flex in the doors, they will bend a little without damage.

Is it a pass through compartment with a door on the other end? If so open the other door, pull stuff out and crawl in to take the thing apart from the inside.

Or a drill and bits. Drill out the cylinder until it comes apart. New ones are cheap enough. Should be able to do that without damaging anything.


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Posted: 11/25/20 12:04am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You need to get at the backside, and remove the screws holding the cover then you can pop the rods that pull the latches out of the door frame when opening the cargo door, pull the rods by hand to unlatch the door,
The latch rods are inside the door, run thru the interior, one on each side of the door, from lock to latch, I installed a new cargo door lock and the latches on one Bay door just a few months ago


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Posted: 11/25/20 12:25am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Looks like a Southco baggage door latch.

Your picture shows the number R001 on the side of the broken keep. They are available too

Key R001

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Posted: 11/25/20 02:27am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Maybe a dental pick would pull out the broken key, maybe use a diaper saftey pin to make a hook for removing the broken piece, or use a small fishing hook,sticky tape pushed against the broken piece

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Posted: 11/25/20 04:14am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If the key was fully inserted you may be able to unlovk using a flat screwdriver.

A hair pin may be able to extravt the broken key.. (or not)

A locksmith will have little trouble take him mere minutes then he can cut you spares.


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