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sandoz 01-08-2016 09:18 AM

Looking for a lock cylinder or key for my Cadet
I just purchased a Cadet but I can't find the keys. I've drilled out the propane tank cover lock and removed the door lock. I should have never drilled out the one lock because they are the same lock cylinder and there's a good chance they shared the same key.

I've been to a few locksmiths around town but they can't find the blanks to make the key from. I was thinking of replacing the complete cylinder but can't find one that looks like the original one.

Does anyone know where I can get a new lock cylinder from?

It's a 1986 Cadet

Thank you

Jack L 01-08-2016 09:46 AM

I would suggest you post a photo or two of the lock and key you need. A 30 year old trailer may have had a lock assembly changed. A photo migh help identifying the lock manufacturer.

Jack L 01-08-2016 09:52 AM

I just noticed you have 2 threads started on the same subject. One would be better.

sandoz 01-08-2016 10:08 AM

Sorry, I'll post a pic tonight.

floyd 01-08-2016 10:29 AM

That trailer is common in Europe, manufactured in Poland under a different name. It was called a Predom, but I think it had two names.
Here is a link made by the former owner of a trailer which I bought several years ago there may be some info of value or at least of interest...^_^

Our 85 Cadet

Uplander 01-08-2016 11:30 AM

Check with a qualified locksmith with a fully stocked shop. Just about every lock set in every travel trailer is generic and only a few types are used in the industry. Once you locate the right locksmith just tow the trailer to his shop and the job will be done in a matter of minutes.

My local locksmith told me he had key blanks and lock sets for just about every RV .

Since your travel trailer is foreign made he might just change out your current lock set for something more easily matched in the future.

Good luck.

sandoz 01-08-2016 05:53 PM

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sandoz 01-08-2016 05:55 PM

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sandoz 01-08-2016 05:56 PM

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camperpete 01-14-2016 01:21 PM

Hi,I can tell you (from the UK) that the cadet (freedom microlite or earlier models were called N126 over here) were originally made for the fiat 126 car- my 1986 n126 has fiat keys with fiat stamped on them, try looking on ebay uk! !

camperpete 01-14-2016 01:28 PM

Iv just looked on ebay uk and you can buy 2 barrels with 3 keys ,the end of the barrels are different but the keys and the guts/spring loaded brass lifters will swap over (keep them in order 123456) or just blank keys!

MRClaus 01-14-2016 02:04 PM

try a truck shop looks like a tool box key set

PerH 04-10-2016 09:05 AM

It's good to know that Fiat locks might fit. Polskie Fiat was a very common car in Poland during the communist years, so it make sense that the manufacturer of the caravan used a lock that available in big quantities in Poland at that time.

There's also an e-shop in Germany that sells parts to the caravan:össer-scharniere

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