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Old 09-01-2015, 02:06 PM   #11
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Carleen there is a Utube video showing how to pick tubular locks with a 19 cent bic pen ink sleeve. My local dealer had a bin of new locks I went through it and found 4 packages with the same key number and used that... companies that sell based on fear, the way the one you are looking at does, is companies I avoid.
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Old 09-01-2015, 02:30 PM   #12
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Call me paranoid, but I laid in bed adding up all the gear I have in the trailer. Normally, I wouldn't be concerned, but that huge hatch has no security. And, it can fit a grown man through it... I just want something more deterring.

Since I was a little girl, my dad said he had a "Magical Key" that would open any door on an RV. Well, in my wisdom, I learned it was just a standard RV key that opened nearly every hatch on every make of RV. When you can shove a screw driver in the hole and open it, you loose any thoughts of security it may have provided- and I like my security.

I understand the website is a bit on... we'll say "corny" side, but they have a decent product that steers your locks away from the standard run of the mill. Someone would have to put some effort into breaking in. It's not my goal to be top-notch and impenetrable, just more than the neighbors is all.
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Old 09-01-2015, 02:39 PM   #13
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Just something to think about "Locks only keep honest people honest". If someone wants to get in and get what you have the lock is only going to slow them down.
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Old 09-01-2015, 02:47 PM   #14
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Just something to think about "Locks only keep honest people honest". If someone wants to get in and get what you have the lock is only going to slow them down.
Very True...
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Old 09-01-2015, 03:08 PM   #15
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I said to heck with it...and bought one of these: http://www.amazon.com/SAM-Security-S.../dp/B00DH2VOXK

After setting up a pre-paid AT&T SIM chip in it and buying a dirt cheap expansion kit and external horn... I've got every door armed in my RV. I can arm it and monitor it from my phone via text messages. My only outstanding item is to get it wired into the 12v of the coach (it's still using the wall wart for now...so only really beneficial when we're actually camping/plugged into shore power/generator running).

Is it perfect? Nope...of course not. Even an alarm system isn't going to fully protect you from a serious thief, but it's just another layer of deterrence and possibly enough to scare off an intruder.
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Old 09-02-2015, 08:58 AM   #16
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Any of the cam style locks I can have open in under a min. changing the lock will keep other RVers honest but the real crooks can get past them.. changing the lock will get most crooks to go on to easier pickings.. Best security you can get.. a sign that says "Beware of my pet Python"
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Old 09-03-2015, 09:37 AM   #17
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I have never picked this style lock due to lack of needing to. What are your thoughts on these? They are different from the standard straight key, cam-style lock:

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Just got mine, entry door and four storage bays. Great locks, easy install and one key does it all. Highly Recommend.
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