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Message posted by pinkpauline34 on 11/11/2008 at 4:26pm
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Hi everyone, another question if you don't mind.  I am sure a wise soul will be able to answer it quite easily!

We have only one set of caravan keys and wondered who might cut us another set?  Do you think Timpsons or somewhere like that would be able to help.

Many thanks in advance.


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Message posted by Peggybabcot on 11/11/2008 at 4:36pm
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Most cobblers will cut any variety of keys. I've had the obvious keys cut like house and car but also caravan keys, static caravan keys and even mobility scooter keys done. So long as they have the blanks they'll be able to help.

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I wanted a spare for the Thetford Toilet and was told  by our local cutter of keys that I  would have to contact either a Caravan dealer or Thetford themselves.   How true that is I don't know. Neither could they supplies a blank to cut another for the Hitck Lck.

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See here Caravan Locker Keys!

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We had a set cut locally by a specialist locksmith, (1 for the main lock and the front locker, another for the cassette, a third for the hitchlock and another for the wheelclamp) so we've both now got a set and a spare set.  I was, however, surprised this year on holiday, to be asked what the 'Number' on our key was.  The enquirer told us that he had lost his keys whilst canoeing, and they were now at the bottom of the Tarn, and that there are only (I think) seven different keys - and that he was looking for a '7'.  (He was genuine, we'd already met him around and about the campsite - and he had a Swift van very similar to ours). 

Ours was the wrong key, but David lent him our 'thingy' (not described) and did give him a tip on how to get into his locked van.  He managed easily (showing just how easy it is), but the nice thing was that a French canoeist who was following him carried on looking for the keys, found them, and returned them to the site reception (having noticed the 'Logo' on the canoe)!!


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Quote: Originally posted by Val A on 11/11/2008
.  Ours was the wrong key, but David lent him our 'thingy' (not described) and did give him a tip on how to get into his locked van.  He managed easily (showing just how easy it is), but the nice thing was that a French canoeist who was following him carried on looking for the keys, found them, and returned them to the site reception (having noticed the 'Logo' on the canoe)!!

Just shows there are kind and helpful people around, English and French.

We went to a locksmith business (not the Timpson type) and had a key cut there and then.

Carol



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Used a local locksmith for ours, it did take about a week to get the blanks.

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My van has one key which does everything - but it only came with one. I got a duplicate from a dealer.

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Message posted by nigel16 on 11/11/2008 at 8:49pm
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I got a spare set from a camping shop. If its a wdXXX number then it is an off the shelf key that is precut. We got ours from Aztec Leisure while we were away in Cornwall in October.



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Message posted by michael on 11/11/2008 at 9:41pm
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most dealers have keys to buy.the one i got was 1.50.you could ask here

WD Key & Barrel
Order no.: WDKB Price: 7.99

 

 



 

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Message posted by D S B on 12/11/2008 at 6:59am
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We had no problem in getting a spare cut for our van - the lock for our new van was so tight it bent the key fist time around.  The new key is more substantial.  Now I always keep some graphite with me (kingly given to me by the person who cut the new key.

If you have an older van/ lock and you manage to loose your key while away, just ask other owner if you can try their key.  Getting into a van with an older lock is a little akin to getting in to an old Ford Cortina - most keys will fit it!!

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Wow guys - lots of great advice here as always.  Very many thanks and it doesn't seem to be too arduous a task to get spare keys.

Very many thanks.


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your welcome[:o)]

found this too

http://www.east-coast-leisure.co.uk/modules/shop/products.asp?catid=21&rangeid=149&cat=Locks%20&%20Keys

 


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Quote: Originally posted by D S B on 12/11/2008

 If you have an older van/ lock and you manage to loose your key while away, just ask other owner if you can try their key.  Getting into a van with an older lock is a little akin to getting in to an old Ford Cortina - most keys will fit it!!

Best wishes.


Yes, that's right. When my son locked himself out of my Freedom at Easter, a friend opened it with his caravan key from an ABI.



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Yes Caz my caravan key will also open my Karrite roofbox. Our first trip away in the van in October, put the roofbox in the van and left the keys on the kitchen table. In desparation we tried the caravan key which we had to wiggle but it did open the box.

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keys here too

http://www.waudbys.co.uk/products/keys1.html



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