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Old 01-21-2015, 12:29 PM   #1
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I know that one of the locks on the door of the Berkshire uses a "master" key for the convenience of the dealers selling them to get in and out.
That happens to be the same key that is used for all my basement compartments.
Does that mean I have to change all the locks on the compartments because anyone with a master key from a dealer can gain access ?

Thanks.
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Old 01-21-2015, 01:12 PM   #2
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Most all the storage compartments on all the FR products use one of a few standard keys. This can also be an advantage if you ever lose or forget your key on a trip. If you have valuables stored in these compartments, you might wish to move inside or add a lock.
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Old 01-21-2015, 01:14 PM   #3
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Most all the storage compartments on all the FR products use one of a few standard keys. This can also be an advantage if you ever lose or forget your key on a trip. If you have valuables stored in these compartments, you might wish to move inside or add a lock.
Thanks for the reply. Now I'm wondering: Why even bother with locks ?

Sheesh... Oh well. I have another spring project to replace them.
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No matter what kind of lock you use a regular screwdriver or nail puller will pop the baggage door open in less than 15 seconds.
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I would like to install those lockable slam latch hinges. Of course locks will only keep honest people honest.
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Old 01-21-2015, 02:20 PM   #6
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I would like to install those lockable slam latch hinges. Of course locks will only keep honest people honest.
I agree. Locks only keep honest folks honest.

I'm not looking for a vault in the basement. But having a key makes it all way too easy. At least prying takes some effort and should make a little more noise. Anything that might tip you off something is happening out there is just a tad more security.

I don't want my neighbors in the neighborhood to have keys for my garage. And I don't want my camping neighbors to have keys to my basement.

I guess being a cop for 25 years has made me very distrustful.
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Kenny, are you sure about that door key? On mine the door key is not the same as the basement.
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I agree. Locks only keep honest folks honest.

I'm not looking for a vault in the basement. But having a key makes it all way too easy. At least prying takes some effort and should make a little more noise. Anything that might tip you off something is happening out there is just a tad more security.

I don't want my neighbors in the neighborhood to have keys for my garage. And I don't want my camping neighbors to have keys to my basement.

I guess being a cop for 25 years has made me very distrustful.
The slam latches on your coach will not have the CH751 key that everyone has, so your level of security is a little better. Very unlikely that anyone around you will have the exact key that fits yours.
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Our Crusader has totally different keys than our two neighbors who both have Sabre - and the two Sabres are both different also

Crusader promoted unique keys in their brochure when we bought as a selling point ....
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Old 01-21-2015, 04:17 PM   #10
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Kenny, are you sure about that door key? On mine the door key is not the same as the basement.
There are two locks on the door. One of them (in my case, the smaller one) is used by dealers to get in and out of campers they are showing. The other lock is the deadbolt with a bigger head on it.

My latches unlock with the smaller one.
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