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Old 09-25-2015, 02:52 PM   #1
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How to enter side locker door bigfoot 17 without key

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We purchased an old bigfoot 17 a couple of months ago. It never came with a key for side locker door at the exterior rear of the trailer. The hinges aren't accessible so i'm not sure how to get the door open. I like to avoid a locksmith if at all possible. Do you know if it's a "one key for all bigfoots from 1988" situation? I need to re-do the plumbing so i need access to that cabinet.
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Old 09-25-2015, 03:04 PM   #2
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Find others with locker keys and try them out. Good chance it's CH751.
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Old 09-25-2015, 03:41 PM   #3
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check the lock for key code ch 375and up any truck or tool box dealer should be able to get you a key 5.00 ?
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Old 09-25-2015, 04:29 PM   #4
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And, if it's not the usual ch375, a screwdriver with a ViseGrip clamped on it will quickly open the door.


Then, get all new "cylinder key" baggage compartment locks with matching keys. About $5 each at most RV shops.


And if it is a ch375, change it anyway, before someone helps themselves to what ever Is inside.
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Old 09-25-2015, 04:42 PM   #5
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Yeah I thought about a screwdriver. The door is pretty flimsy. If I hammer too hard I'm worried I'll crack it. Now I need to find out if anyone I know has one of the keys mentioned. Thanks for the help


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Yeah I thought about a screwdriver. The door is pretty flimsy. If I hammer too hard I'm worried I'll crack it. Now I need to find out if anyone I know has one of the keys mentioned. Thanks for the help


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Locksmiths are NOT expensive and can fix you up real fast.
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That's paying a locksmith at least $35 to save a $5 lock .......
Every RV shop has a hand full of baggage door keys. Is there one near you?
You don't have to hammer anything. Just insert a screwdriver in the lock and twist counterclockwise. The retaining clip inside will yield or the retaining nut will loosen and your door will open.
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Locksmiths aren't cheap where I'm from. I'll try the rv shop where I've been frequently visiting to repair my old Bigfoot. Thanks Bob


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