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Old 09-06-2015, 09:09 AM   #11
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If you ever lock the roof latch while down, and lose the keys. Press down on the roof and unlatch. Had that shown to me at an A Frame Tech Rally. Easier to do on an Aliner, but can be done with a Forest River product. The foam a the rear has give and thus you can always open the unit.
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Old 09-09-2015, 09:02 PM   #12
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I believe in locking stuff up but recommend against keyed locks for the roof latches. Think about getting to your destination and discover you left the camper keys at home. This happened to my son. Use combination locks instead-no keys. Used a re-settable type like this for years:

Brinks Home Security 1-3/16 in. (30 mm) Resettable Combination Solid Brass Padlock-171-30051 - The Home Depot

*These make it easy to set the combo to something you will not forget-address, year of birth, etc.
I have the same locks and so far have kept the honest people honest.
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Old 09-09-2015, 09:30 PM   #13
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I have two sets of all the keys.. one set in the tow vehicle. . One set stays at home.
Chuck what good are the key's at home? You need to hide an extra set somewhere in the TV or with the outside of the trailer....
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Old 09-09-2015, 09:37 PM   #14
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Good point.. maybe I'm afraid of losing the tow vehicle too. Lol
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Old 09-10-2015, 08:32 PM   #15
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If you ever lock the roof latch while down, and lose the keys. Press down on the roof and unlatch. Had that shown to me at an A Frame Tech Rally. Easier to do on an Aliner, but can be done with a Forest River product. The foam a the rear has give and thus you can always open the unit.
One one side of the camper, the clamp down latch has a loop that feeds through the latch. Once I put a lock through that loop, I don't see how it could possibly open without unlocking first?
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Old 09-11-2015, 06:30 AM   #16
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Push down on the roof. Enough give in the foam to allow the latch to be moved without undoing the lock. Just try it may take a little effort but it will become unlatched.
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Old 09-11-2015, 08:08 AM   #17
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I use small aluminum combination locks on the roof and trunk. The small, three digit kind that are settable. They are only good to deter casual thieves, the kind of people that think if something isn't locked it is there for the taking. At home, where the camper is behind a gate, I barely scramble to numbers so I can get in easily.

I'd rather have the lock fail for a dedicated thief than have the latch torn out. Replacing anything that would be stolen would cost less than fixing the camper.
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Old 09-11-2015, 08:15 AM   #18
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I have the camper with door locks, hitch locks, compartment locks, etc.

Then a cabin out of state with front door, back door, garage keys.

The a family camp in Maine with door keys, three garage keys and a key to a chain across the road.

If I ever lose my truck center compartment I will be lost!!!
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Old 09-11-2015, 01:28 PM   #19
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DTS3204, of course, you are right. Putting a lock on the roof latch is probably a waste of time as the entire latch flip system is only attached to the lower part of the camper, not the roof too. I may lock it just for appearances as most would not know they could press down to open the camper, geez, what a poor design.
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Old 09-15-2015, 01:21 PM   #20
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We use a simple combination TSA luggage lock. It won't deter anyone except the casually curious. We use an anniversary for the code. Easy to remember.
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