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Old 02-19-2015, 07:14 AM   #11
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And also consider many of the compartment locks have the universal 751 keys. If you get in the front compartment on my trailer and many others with a front bedroom, you just raise up the bed and you are in the trailer.

Yes definitely change out the universal 751 key locks on the storage compartments. I did this very early on.
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Old 02-19-2015, 07:31 AM   #12
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Raise the bed?!? Do you have any suggestions on fixing this situation? Is the bottom of the bed part of the underneath of the trailer? Kind of confused about this.

I was wondering about security as well. I'm not a gun owner nor do I ever plan to be, so that's not an option for me. How secure are those locks on the doors? And how are the windows latched against entry?

I remember years ago seeing an alarm that you could hang over your hotel door to let you know if anyone was trying to break in. I've thought about looking around for something like that for my upcoming rental trip.
The image below from my pass through storage compartment may shed some light. The bed is above this compartment and the lift is assisted by gas shocks.
Not saying many would attempt to enter this way, but its a thought. Of course if I`m laying on that bed, they aint getting in..... The rear storage compartment is also below a bunk bed that raises up, so same possibility there.

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Old 02-19-2015, 07:58 AM   #13
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More great advice on this forum. Just checked our locks, and sure enough, 751. The doors with the slam latches do have a different key, but that's probably a standard one too. At least there is no access to the main cabin through there.
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Old 02-19-2015, 08:22 AM   #14
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The image below from my pass through storage compartment may shed some light. The bed is above this compartment and the lift is assisted by gas shocks.
Thanks for the photo, Crabman. Still confused, though. So, if you raise the bed, you're actually accessing the pass through storage area? I thought it would be a separate area for storage. Least it is on a friend's RV. When I was looking at RVs at a recent show none of them had storage where the bed lifted up, so I've not really looked at this very thoroughly.

But now it appears I don't want that feature!
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Thanks for the photo, Crabman. Still confused, though. So, if you raise the bed, you're actually accessing the pass through storage area? I thought it would be a separate area for storage. Least it is on a friend's RV. When I was looking at RVs at a recent show none of them had storage where the bed lifted up, so I've not really looked at this very thoroughly.

But now it appears I don't want that feature!
Yes, if you raise the bed you can look right down into the front pass through. There is also a storage area behind that one under the bed. Some units have no divider at all, so this is one large storage area. The divider on mine was unfinished, so I added foam block insulation then luan plywood then the accessory hangars. I also insulated under the bed. I would not keep this from buying a front bedroom though. Change out the locks and you are good to go. If they really want to get in, they are anyway. The locks are just for the honest thieves.
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Old 02-19-2015, 08:50 AM   #16
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My # 751 key is no longer used, I changed all the locks and now only have 1 key that fits everything. In the beginning I had no idea we all share the same key #751 then one day I went to the RV store and the sales men wanted to show me the outdoor kitchen but left his keys inside then asked if by chance I had my keys with me and I said yes he said " great lets use yours because most trailers have a 751 key for access.
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On my fiver the under-bed storage area cannot be accessed from the basement area. I was thinking about changing out the #751 storage locks but decided against it because the doors are rather flimsy and can be broken into pretty easily no matter what lock I have. The entrance door has two locks (neither one is a #751). One is a universal lock that all RV dealers have and the other one is specific to my RV. Now, I'm sure that there is someone out there who has the same lockset but it would be rare that they would want to access my RV. I think the key is to be smart about where you camp and be aware of your surroundings. Afterall, RVing is supposed to be fun .
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On my Trailer to use the front pass through to lift up the bed they would first have to unload the pass through to gain acess so not to woried about that. and I still have the 751 keys and a 9MM.
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On our previous Jayco 242, there was no access from the pass through storage to the bed. On our 5'er now there is also no access. So maybe not all of them are like that.
Also, good point on the flimsy doors. The LP door on our is nothing but a frame with fiberglass in it, and when open, is really flimsy, no insulation behind it or anything. Apparently it is supposed to be like that for a blow-out panel in case something happens to he LP tanks. Only my theory.
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