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Old 03-20-2013, 10:54 AM   #1
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Storage compartment locks?

How secure are the storage compartments? Do all Primetime RVs have the same lock and key? I hope to carry a Honda 2000 generator in the front compartment under the king pin when not in use. Thanks
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:58 AM   #2
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From reading this forum it appears most RVs use the same key for storage compartments. After I read this I changed mine.
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Old 03-20-2013, 11:03 AM   #3
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My extra keys in my old McKenzie Lakota (Monaco) fit my V-Cross just fine...

So at least it will be stolen by someone with a trailer, or a trailer storage compartment key.
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Old 03-20-2013, 11:04 AM   #4
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From what I understand is that there are only a handful of unique keys. I have never taken my key and attempted to open another garage door and never would. I just do not feel comfortable about knowing this so I bought the Combi-Cam lock for both of my doors. You set the 3-digit combination to what you want. I have not installed them yet due to winter.

Combi-Cam: RV Compartment Combination Lock (Chrome) at RVToyOutlet.com
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^^^ what he said. Though, even with changing the lock - the storage compartments aren't very secure at all. More times than not, with mine - if you pull hard enough, they come open.

Out of sight, out of mind helps. But, if you're really concerned - you might want to figure out a way to chain it up in there.
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Old 03-20-2013, 11:32 AM   #6
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Lots of camper manufarcurers use the ever popular 751 key. We were camping at a Wisconsin state park and I heard the guy next to us (newbie) mention how he lost his compartment key. He was shocked when I walked over, handed him my key and said, 'Here, try this one', and it unlocked his compartment lock.
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Old 03-20-2013, 11:48 AM   #7
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How about this one. It is stainless, beautiful, and almost as expensive as the generator.
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From what I understand the Prime Time fifth wheels do not use the CH751 keys for storage doors.
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Old 03-20-2013, 04:12 PM   #9
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Prime Time does not use the standard 751 key because they use slam latches. When I got mine, I found out each trailer had a different keyed latch.
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Old 03-20-2013, 04:24 PM   #10
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I was going to ask if they were the slam latches. I had a heck of a time finding a locksmith that could copy the slam latches. they listed it under bus door and they are supposed to be unique.
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