Key hole blocked

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  1. Lei Zhao

    Lei Zhao Member

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    My camper, 1996 jayco, came without a key, but not locked, except the shower bay. I ordered a A123 key as the door handle, but not working.
    I use some force and opened the shower bay. Took off the cam lock. I made a key with an abandoned giftcard. Then I took off the locks of storage box and the toilet. They are same, but different with the shower bay lock. The most surprise is their holes are blocked.Anyone knows why a owner blocking his lock holes?
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  2. Man Vu

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    That gift card key would impress Macgyver!!
     
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    Looks like they are just painted over to me.
     
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    I'd guess it was a practical joke by someone else--not a very nice one!
     
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    Many locks have a small door to keep weather and dirt out of them. Looks like the non-thinking previous owner painted them 2 or 3 times for you, as stated before. Use a small dental pick to dig the paint out. Hopefully, you can get the door working. You may be able to disassemble the lock to clean it out. The lock pins have to go back in the same arrangement as they come out.
     
  6. Lei Zhao

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    Yo
    emm, it worth a try. :)
     
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    LOL, let me make the joke be funny. I just spent $2.60 for an uncut key. I will make a real key for the shower lock.
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    Is this joke better? Lol

    I cannot do it now. Today is a special day for Chinese. I need to cook a special meal for my family. Make the key tonight. Yeah!
     
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    So....do you really need to LOCK the shower? They all lock, but why??? You're not leaving the water pump on...
     
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    Haha, right now, I just want to see whether I can make a key
     
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    You could probably buy one allready made cheaper, lol. But if you want to.......
     
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    And have a happy special day, sorry i am Not farmiler with the holiday.
     
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    I remember after my son and I built his first PC his mom asked how much we saved. Saved?! LOL we spent about double . . .

    I'm interested in how the key turns out. Please post a follow up.
     
  13. Lei Zhao

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    The key works smoothly [LOL]
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    Hope your Holiday was/is good. I never thought of just filing my own key. Congratulations on your success and thanks for giving me an idea next time I need a key.
     
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    Thank you all. My family have a wonderful day today.

    It is not as important as a “holiday”. We just have a tradition that cook a sweet rice soup with all kinds of grains, beans, and dry fruits together today. And parents tell a legend story to kids: long time ago, there was a lazy young man, after his parents died, he was poorer and poorer. Finally, a day in a winter, he was out of food. He search any inch of his house, only found some grains and beans. These food only enough for one meal. With this meal, He suddenly understood how bad he was. He started working hard, and had good life finally. This story wasn’t real. Just parents want kids work hard, don’t be lazy. Historians said the tradition starts about 800-1000years ago, and it actuallyrelated to a buddhism event.[:O)]
     
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    tzmartin Not here for a long time but here for a good time!

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    I replaced my shower door lock with a thumb lock because I thought it was a hassle to unlock it. There are no valuables in there so no need to lock it.
     
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    Agree the shower lock should be a dummy lock.

    UPDATE: the new key works with all 3 locks. What a surprise!
     
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    Just wait untill you find out one out of every 3 campers has the same key:p and this time im not kidding...........;)
     
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    I remember a few decades ago being in a campground and someone locked themselves out. The campground owner asked what brand trailer and tossed a very small keychain to the customer who was back in five minutes thanking him.

    Not much more secure than canvas and velcro.
     
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    Nice job making the key.
     

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