Originally Posted by bucko
Will the locks mentioned really offer any more security than the ones currently installed? I have the simple key type lock on my door that came with the camper. I'm thinking that no matter what type of lock I install, its only going to be as strong as the "base" it's installed in; meaning a good run at the door will bust down any locked door, no matter what kind of lock is used.
My point exactly, the lock is only as strong as what's behind it. A thief will rarely go through the formality of using even a standard key. Their "keys" say Craftsman on them or are Harbor Freight crow bars (also both stolen) and brute force. I could open all the doors on my trailer with a large flat screw driver. All you got to do is get it open far enough to get your fingers or the tip of a crowbar in and it's over.
Remember what I said above, damage to the trailer is not a problem for a thief. Yeah, a key is a nice neat entry, but when you're a thief breaking into a camper, it doesn't need to be closed back up when you leave.
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