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Old 08-27-2017, 12:22 PM   #1
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Hi all, I know this has been covered in other threads and that the locks are only keeping the honest people honest. But in an effort to try and slow down the thieves out there I have been looking for alternatives to the exterior storage door locks which have a limited set of keys. I found these and wondered what you guys think of them.

https://www.amazon.com/Combination-L...rage+door+lock

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Old 08-27-2017, 12:49 PM   #2
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I would be concerned about road grime getting into the tumblers. In places where salt, sand, and gravels are used to mitigate winter road surfaces might be especially abusive. Just something to consider....
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You might look into Tubular Cam locks...I wanted a more secure option other than the 751 key that most RV's/Trailers have and I stopped at this place in Palmdale, CA. and the owner changed out all the locks except the propane compartment on my 5.0TA. Here's a link:

CH751 RV REPLACEMENT LOCKS, CAM LOCKS, CAMLOCKS
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You might look into Tubular Cam locks...I wanted a more secure option other than the 751 key that most RV's/Trailers have and I stopped at this place in Palmdale, CA. and the owner changed out all the locks except the propane compartment on my 5.0TA. Here's a link:

CH751 RV REPLACEMENT LOCKS, CAM LOCKS, CAMLOCKS
Same company we ordered from . Especially like the dust cover for the locks . Pat
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I've used and recommend the 3 digit version of these. I put two on my 19 storage door.
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Installed the tubular cam locks today on the baggage hatch. Thanks, Pat! I took a bit different approach and ordered two keyed alike so I could put a lock on both sides that simply opens with the same key. Reused the finger lift from the old lock. These also include a rubber gasket which didn't exist on the OEM locks.
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Installed the tubular cam locks today on the baggage hatch. Thanks, Pat! I took a bit different approach and ordered two keyed alike so I could put a lock on both sides that simply opens with the same key. Reused the finger lift from the old lock. These also include a rubber gasket which didn't exist on the OEM locks.
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re: Easy mod and now other people's keys won't open our baggage hatch.

What a great way for keeping my funnels and water hoses safe from thieves. I know they're out there.
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re: Easy mod and now other people's keys won't open our baggage hatch.

What a great way for keeping my funnels and water hoses safe from thieves. I know they're out there.
Hi: MyronL... Reminds me of a line of lyric... "Paranoia strikes deep, into your life it will creep". Alf
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I would be concerned about road grime getting into the tumblers. In places where salt, sand, and gravels are used to mitigate winter road surfaces might be especially abusive. Just something to consider....
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Had that experience going South one winter . By the time we got from Wisconsin to Florida enough dirt and road salt had entered the locks and they were almost impossible to open.
I removed them and installed a simple turn latch.
If thieves want my solar lights or my plastic funnel there welcome to take them .
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