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Old 02-24-2015, 01:31 PM   #51
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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.

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If you have the standard CH751, then then you're like most other RV's, if that's the case, then most other RV owners also have the same key... therefore, you may be easy prey to someone who holds a key and doesn't share our same honest enthusiasm
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Old 02-24-2015, 01:39 PM   #52
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If the subject is only about break-ins while you are away from your camper then a lock upgrade is not a bad idea. Situation has more to do with security than almost anything else. If you are parked in a manner that offers security to the thief a lock is not going to save you. I am considering a security system with a camera and some door and window stickers.
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Old 02-24-2015, 02:35 PM   #53
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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.

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If you have the 751 key, then just about every body and their brother has a key that will fit your locks.
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Old 02-24-2015, 02:46 PM   #54
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Hello,
I wasn't looking at them for more security as much as for not getting locked out of my bins if I forget or misplace my keys. I got the idea last year when camping and my neighbor there was showing off the locks he installed and said it was for that very reason.
But a touch more security is nice too.
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Old 02-24-2015, 04:10 PM   #55
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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.
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.

Last spring we had to gain access to our HTT when we pulled it out of storage though the storage compartment. We had planned to pull it out of storage, while making a trip to my parents place. About 120 miles from our place. Called the guy up, a week or so before leaving. Told him when we wanted it, and he said, no can do, he still had 4+ feet of snow in front of the barn. We made the trip anyways, did not bring the keys as we were not picking up the HTT. He called us when we were about 20 miles from my parents, and said he spent the last week clearing a path to the barn, and we could pick it up this weekend. Hitch was inside the unit, and I have no keys. Luckily I have not changed out the hatch locks. We used one on my parent’s spare 751 keys. Opened the hatch, the DW pushed the top access panel open (we had a lot of stuff on top of it for the winter) and the kid crawled through and opened the door.
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I keep a set of keys in my TV all the time, just in case. Locks only keep honest people honest. At the camp gounds i have worked at I don't remember a single report of something being stolen out of a rig. It may happen, but I would suspect more when boondocking or at parks without active workers present, or when in unwatched storage.
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May I complement you on your storage organization, I feel inspired to add a couple of more mods to my list.
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I put these on all of our storage compartments, ordered 8 of them all keyed alike. That way not every one in the campground has a key to my storage compartments.
The tubular cam locks are easier to get into the a regular keyed lock. I found this out accidentally while working on arcade games. I was complaining to another arcade guy about drilling them out and he looked at me puzzled and asked why I was drilling them? He showed me an old route guys trick, A bic pen. You just push the pen into the key hole and twist, they open right up. There are videos on youtube showing how easy these locks are to open. Like everyone else has said though if a person wants in a lock of any kind isn't gonna stop them
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Old 02-24-2015, 10:12 PM   #59
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I installed tubular locks on the big storage doors - notwithstanding the shortcut mentioned above - it may not be as tempting a breach as the standard 751.............knock on wood. Now to test the shortcut......
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