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Old 04-13-2021, 02:30 PM   #21
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good deal need to figure out the size for a future lock change!!!
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Old 04-13-2021, 05:30 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by The_Breeze View Post
Locks only keep honest people out.
And slow down crooks.
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Old 04-17-2021, 06:49 PM   #23
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Compartment keys

ACE 30.3 2018
This happened to me also. The locks were too stiff for the soft key. Lube them with graphite but inside the door lube the latch site with some type silicone lube. The key has to unlock and turn the latch which are stiff at first. Get extra keys for door, compartment and ignition, hide a compartment key outside some where, in the compartment it opens hide the door keys. Ignition key should be hidden inside. Don't get locked out!
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Old 04-17-2021, 07:04 PM   #24
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Compartment Door Locks

First thing we upgraded was the standard compartment door locks, which has a standard key to open on most every RV. We went with tubular cam locks (no flat key slot-key is round barrel shape) and dust covers from Industrial Lock and Hardware at We put these on our travel trailer years ago after someone used a screw driver in the key slot to twist open our storage compartments-not smart enough to have a universal CH751 key. Luckily they didn’t take anything (no tools, no generator, no battery in ours in storage), but the locks had to be replaced. We highly recommend the dust covers and have all compartments keyed alike. If you need finger pulls-the ones on your current doors may not work well with these cam locks, so you may want to order one per door also.
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Old 04-18-2021, 04:59 PM   #25
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The same happened to me on my first year with our 2019 RV. I like that latches are tight to keep weather out. I learned to use my knee to push the door while turning the key. The keys are not strong enough to turn under stress.
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