The forebear of the modern key and lock system began, simultaneously, in ancient Egypt, Babylon, and China. The first examples were wooden devices that operated by activating small pins with a sort-of wooden toothbrush. The Romans improved on the design later, realizing that wooden locks could easily be bypassed by brute force, fire, saws, and axes, so bronze and iron were brought into the construction mix in both the locks and the keys. The skeleton key was born out of this and for seventeen centuries after, though the technology had changed slightly with better locking mechanisms, the key stayed relatively the same.
The heavy-duty iron skeleton key was the “go-to” performer in key technology up until the 1940s when advancements in technology, conserving metals for war efforts, and streamlining to cheaper materials created keys that were lighter, slimmer, and created for locks that were harder to bypass. The world went from keys that would last for centuries to smaller highly stylized metal strips that can wear down and lose their functionality or become lost.
Keys can be like socks in a dryer. Sometimes, one will just disappear without a trace. They fall out of pockets, get misplaced, or get left behind at the last campground. We don’t know why it happens; it just does, leaving you without access. All of the scenarios can make the most seasoned camper, panic. Your friends at RecPro don’t want you to feel the stress that comes from not having easy access to the contents of your compartments. We are all about making things easier for you, which is why we have the replacement keys you need.
Keys from RecPro fit in your RV baggage doors and are constructed to give you a clean open, without catching every time. Because they are stamped from a sturdy metal product, they will resist cracking, shearing, and bending. So, as long as you take care of your spare set of keys, they’ll take care of you. Like the skeleton key of years past, our keys are durable. But with modern technology, they are cost-effective. They will work across our line of applicable baggage doors as well as truck shells, tool bins, tool cribs, display locks, storage lockers, file cabinets, and more. Bringing you comfort and convenience with every turn.
If you are locked out or just want a spare to avoid that problem, you can’t go wrong with a set of CH751 keys from RecPro; the new “go-to” skeleton key for the RV industry. So, take a minute to save yourself from future headaches. You will be glad you did.