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26 Apr, 2018 @ 13:55:21 pm
CycleNut
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No keys ... 

Any technical insight on how to remove and/or open the latch locks (the flush stainless steel ones) for the nose box as well as side latches for poles etc.

(Let's stick to solutions that keep the caravan intact)

 

TIA

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26 Apr, 2018 @ 14:29:34 pm
Danie-SLK
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Hi Guy. The lock is only secured on the inside with a normal nut. If you turn hard enough on the outside with an object in the key hole you would be able to turn the whole lock and thus the locking lever on the inside and the lid can then be opened. No damage to the caravan.

At worst you can damage the lock mechanism itself if you put a flat screwdriver in the key hole. They can be bought for as little as R50 if not bought from the normal places like hardware shops.

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26 Apr, 2018 @ 14:36:24 pm
HM
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Hi Guy. Ask the Campworld shop if the have a master key.

 

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26 Apr, 2018 @ 20:28:25 pm
Anonymous
Depending on the type some have a small number stenciled on the non-turning flange surrounding the turning bit the key would turn (make sense?). This is the key number. If thats the case talk to a local lock guy, they should be able to sell you the correct keys (these locks are similar to what you would find in office cabinets and cupboards
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27 Apr, 2018 @ 11:49:44 am
W J
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PLENTY KEYS OPEN THE LOCKS JUST KEEK ON TRYING.

How great is our GOD
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28 Apr, 2018 @ 08:37:08 am
Anonymous

Hi Guy. The lock is only secured on the inside with a normal nut. If you turn hard enough on the outside with an object in the key hole you would be able to turn the whole lock and thus the locking lever on the inside and the lid can then be opened. No damage to the caravan.

At worst you can damage the lock mechanism itself if you put a flat screwdriver in the key hole. They can be bought for as little as R50 if not bought from the normal places like hardware shops.


Yup, will work, as will asking a Campworld to unlock with a master. If you force it then turn it anti clockwise so that the nut loosens as you turn. Less chance of damaging the fibreglass that way.
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