Originally Posted by FPM III
You gotta remember what you're buying. They're "specialty" keys and have a limited "audience" along with a limited number of places you can buy one. It's not like a Kwikset, Schlage, Yale or other commonly used lockset key that you can have cut at any Home Depot, Lowes or hardware store. Hence the hefty price. It's the old "law of supply and demand".
I always think of RVing as a hobby; and you almost always pay more for anything associated with a hobby. Take, for example, the pressure relief valve on your RV's HWT. Your HWT at home (if you have one) is equipped with the same thing. Yet, what you pay to replace the relief valve in your RV is many times more than the one in your house will cost when you buy it from an RV store.
If you think $15 is expensive for an RV key, you're going to get a real big surprise if you have to have a vehicle key made that has an anti-theft device built into it.
I realize because its a "RV" item It will be expensive, Been camping for 4 years.
Will check with local store to check on blanks before going to rv dealer. And by the way, just bought a replacement key for DW's car.......$75 for the blank!!!!! Ouch.