How to Replace the Key for a Travel Trailer

by Kimberly Dyke
Make copies of your replacement key for future emergencies.

Make copies of your replacement key for future emergencies.

You're at your favorite campsite, enjoying a campfire and barbecue. You need to get something in your travel trailer and realize you're locked out. What a way to put a damper on all the fun. Your frustration boils over. The camping experience is ruined and now you have to replace the key for your travel trailer.

Contact roadside service. Many services such as AAA or services through your car insurance company have the ability to make keys on site.

Contact a locksmith. Locksmiths can make replacement keys at the site where you are stranded with your travel trailer.

Order key blanks from TriMark Locks based on your key code. Have the keys cut locally at a hardware store if your RV dealer does not carry the key blanks that you need.

Call your RV dealer to have new locks installed if no key blanks are available for your key code or if you key code is no longer visible.

Items you will need

  • Lock key code
  • Key blanks


  • Make multiple copies of your new key to make sure you always have an emergency backup. There are key codes in the travel trailer owner's manual. Copy these numbers and make sure to keep them in a place that is easily accessible.

About the Author

Kimberly Dyke is a Spanish interpreter with a B.A. in language and international trade from Clemson University. She began writing professionally in 2010, specializing in education, parenting and culture. Currently residing in South Carolina, Dyke has received certificates in photography and medical interpretation.

Photo Credits

  • Keys with key chain image by Sujit Mahapatra from