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Old 03-19-2013, 07:04 PM   #11
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This may sound a bit naive, but I generally do not lock my storage doors when in a CG, and do not put anything inside that is not easily and fairly cheap to replace. My feeling is that I would rather replace my chocks, hoses, and ladder, etc. than have to repair the door and frame where someone damaged it while forcing their way in. As stated above, these doors are very easy to pop open, locked or not. Been camping for many years, and not one item has ever gone missing. JMHO
I agree 100%.

I have not locked my compartment doors for years. The cost to repair a door is more than the stuff inside.

I've never had anything stolen from my RV in 14 seasons of camping. We've RV'd through all the lower 48 and overnight in most of them.
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Old 03-19-2013, 07:16 PM   #12
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The ones on their website are the tubular style. They are a lot harder to pick than the standard wafer tumbler cam locks. Being a Locksmith for 28 years, I do recommend checking with your local Locksmith and seeing what they carry. I just try to do business locally when possible and practical.
I probably should not say how to do it. But all you need is a cheap Bic pen, the type with the white pen body. Pull out all the guts. Shove the pen body into the lock (where the key goes), give it a couple of wiggles and a twist, and low and behold it unlocks.

When I was in college and working for campus security we did it all the time as it was easier then getting the acetylene torch out to cut the lock. Yes we did remove bikes if they were abandoned, locked in a spot where they needed to be removed from (aka blocking a fire exit), or when a resident student lost their keys.
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This may sound a bit naive, but I generally do not lock my storage doors when in a CG, and do not put anything inside that is not easily and fairly cheap to replace. My feeling is that I would rather replace my chocks, hoses, and ladder, etc. than have to repair the door and frame where someone damaged it while forcing their way in. As stated above, these doors are very easy to pop open, locked or not. Been camping for many years, and not one item has ever gone missing. JMHO
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40+ years camping, never had anything go missing.
Once, a young kid walked through my site and picked up my pocket knife laying on the picnic table.
After I came back, parents came over and asked if it belonged to me :-)

I hope camping never gets infested with thieves. I've always met nice honest people.
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:00 PM   #14
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I used the combination cam locks a few years ago, and loved them. No keys, can leave unlocked if needed, but latch unlocked, unlike standard cam key locks. I leave them unlocked at times, but in the rain, they need to be latched, and the standard key cam locks must be locked. I want both sides of the door shut and sealed, not one corner.

I have cam combo locks now, but they are for the new thick doirs. My 32BHDS has the thin doors. Need to order new ones. Oh, and in tge dark, they are no issue either. I just rotate one tumbler fir easy access.
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What I have done for years is just hang a picture of my mother-in-law on the outside of each compartment door. Just kidding.
P.s. the next 20 callers will receive not one, but two 8x10's for the low introductory price of $4.99 + s/h. Please call our sales department at BR-549. We have operators standing by.
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