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Old 01-02-2014, 05:06 PM   #1
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No key.

I don't have a key for my 1973 model 1300 trillium trailer. Is it just a simple process to remove the lock and take it to a locksmith? Or is there another way to deal with this? Thanks for any help!
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Old 01-02-2014, 05:23 PM   #2
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If you can open the door ( not locked out) remove the lock assembly from the inside and take it to a locksmith for a simple re-key. they will pull the cylinder out, identify the height of each tumbler and cut a key for you. At that time, for a little extra, you can change a tumbler so the previous owner's key will not work if you are worried about it.

probably shouldn't mention it out on the open interwebs, but I change my tumblers to zero or to a " key blank" meaning a normal "cut" key will not work but a "blank" un-cut key will. No thief will have a blank, but all of the hardware stores will and I will always be able to get in if I loose my keys and avoid having to r/r the lock and get it re-keyed. I just buy a blank off the rack and I'm in.
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Old 01-02-2014, 05:55 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info!
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Old 01-02-2014, 06:55 PM   #4
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I like that idea Jon.
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Old 01-02-2014, 07:46 PM   #5
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A hide-a-key, extra key is a good idea. I have one for every vehicle.
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Old 01-02-2014, 08:23 PM   #6
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A hide-a-key, extra key is a good idea. I have one for every vehicle.
Hide a keys are great until I forgot where I hid them. Older rigs were easy to hide the magnet boxes on metal bumpers. Most of todays cars and trucks are plastic or too low to crawl around and look for a key.

I have found that cleaning the forward area of the inner wheel liner and laying the key on a piece of black duct tape then spraying a few coats of rubberized undercoat in a couple dry steps makes for a weatherproof, nearly invisible and easy to rip loose if needed location. It would also work on a fiberglass trailer. I have them hid in the undercoat on 5 vehicles and they are in the same location on each one.
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