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Old 11-08-2015, 01:29 AM   #1
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Hey everybody
We have a brand new RB23 ( now in winter storage)
I would like to hear from you all regarding the locks on your trailer
M in Law Enforcement and I see the locks are not fantastic
I realize if they want in they get in but I have no intention of making it easy
I know the practice of a lot of manufacturers is to have a dozen or so set of cores and just mix them up at installation
Which theoretically mean your key fits my trailer
I have also heard the ALL keys from Jayco for the storage bays are the same ( true or not I don't know)
My question is this
Has anyone gone as far as to get a locksmith to change everything and if so is your security now more robust
Thanks
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Old 11-08-2015, 05:40 AM   #2
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Don't know anyone who's gone to a locksmith and had their locks rekeyed but several have replaced their locks to the barrel type locks. Here's an example site that sells them:

CH751 RV REPLACEMENT LOCKS, CAM LOCKS, CAMLOCKS
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Old 11-08-2015, 05:54 AM   #3
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Hey everybody
We have a brand new RB23 ( now in winter storage)
I would like to hear from you all regarding the locks on your trailer
M in Law Enforcement and I see the locks are not fantastic
I realize if they want in they get in but I have no intention of making it easy
I know the practice of a lot of manufacturers is to have a dozen or so set of cores and just mix them up at installation
Which theoretically mean your key fits my trailer
I have also heard the ALL keys from Jayco for the storage bays are the same ( true or not I don't know)
My question is this
Has anyone gone as far as to get a locksmith to change everything and if so is your security now more robust
Thanks
I had all of my storage bays re-keyed right after I moved in to my Designer. I full time and spend several months/year as a camp host so that little bit of extra protection is worth it to me. I removed each of the lock assemblies and took them to a locksmith. He re-keyed them all and I installed them again.

We all know how easy it would be to pry the doors open, but at least mine don't have the same key as everyone else.
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Old 11-08-2015, 06:53 AM   #4
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IMO the latch is the weak spot. Any wanting to get in can do major damage work a pry bar or even a screwdriver and jut pop them open.
I understand that you have to feel secure but changing the locks won't stop a thief from going exploring.
I have never had one of mine opened in many years.
Maybe I'm just lucky.
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Old 11-08-2015, 07:12 AM   #5
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IMO the latch is the weak spot. Any wanting to get in can do major damage work a pry bar or even a screwdriver and jut pop them open.
I understand that you have to feel secure but changing the locks won't stop a thief from going exploring.
I'm with Norty on this one. Replacing/repairing the damage to a storage door/trim would far exceed the cost of what's in there. Much rather have them just open it and take what they want.
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Old 11-08-2015, 12:49 PM   #6
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Don't keep valuables in your storage area. Better locks may make you feel more protected, but if a bad guy has reason to think there is something they want in there, they can get it without to much difficulty even with better locks.
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Well I did think about changing the locks when we got the TT. After a few years I realized anything in there usually ends up outside around the campsite.

So far nothing has gone missing; or at least I haven't missed it. I suppose other people have better stuff than we do?
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Old 11-08-2015, 01:36 PM   #8
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True, if someone wants in badly enough, they will success - BUT if your locks are tougher than the rig in the next campsite, they head on over there. For us, the door key remains the same - but we once dead-bolted it and left it at the dealer for warranty work ~ they called us to return so we could unlock the deadlock as their master key works only on the regular lock. SO we are now putting one of the door keys in a key-keeper hidden-away within one of the storage lockers. This is because we have changed all the storage locks (#751 keys are generic to what everyone else has) to cam-lock combo locks so we can now hike without taking ANY key-ring with us. Installing the cam-lock (measure for right depth, our outdoor kitchen is deeper) takes less than 15 minutes/door ... and we find it is so much more secure. Bottom-line, our insurance covers theft of all items in the TT.
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Old 11-08-2015, 02:26 PM   #9
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Anyone can pop any hatch lock faster than you can unlock it.
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Old 11-08-2015, 05:57 PM   #10
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We were not really impressed by the quality of locks on our 23RB and the commonality of keys. Bauer Products offers a "one key" option for entry and storage compartments. It would be a non-factory approach to keys.
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