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Old 05-22-2018, 12:30 PM   #1
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Locking thumb turn cam video?

I just got the thumb locks for our A frame, same ones that many, many of you have installed.

I'm a very visual learner. Does anyone know of an internet video that shows how to install these specific locks? I just don't want to screw it up.
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Old 05-22-2018, 01:40 PM   #2
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Try this Youtube link. https://youtu.be/zZgbSR3rT40
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Those would be awesome because I am always afraid the key is going to break. But how do you keep these from jiggling loose while traveling, along with the obvious, your stuff isn't locked up?
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Those would be awesome because I am always afraid the key is going to break. But how do you keep these from jiggling loose while traveling, along with the obvious, your stuff isn't locked up?
I lock them when we are driving.
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Old 05-23-2018, 06:40 AM   #5
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I lock them when we are driving.
The one in the video does not have a lock, so I am assuming you can get these with locks, so you're not using the key to turn the entire latch, just a lock ON the thumb turn?

EDIT: Ok I guess my ignorance is showing a bit. I guess they don't make these thumb turn latches with an actual key but I am finding ones that use the barrel key which at least is more sturdy than the standard key.
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The one in the video does not have a lock, so I am assuming you can get these with locks, so you're not using the key to turn the entire latch, just a lock ON the thumb turn?
Yes. There is a very long thread on them here somewhere.
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Old 05-23-2018, 09:13 AM   #7
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Another idea: I switched to Combi-cam locks. Set your own 3-digit code. Lock when traveling and leave unlocked in camp.
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I found these "Thumb Operated Offset Cam Lock" on Amazon but there are two different sizes. Does anyone know if we have the 7/8" or the 5/8"?

https://www.amazon.ca/Camco-44323-Th...rv%2Block&th=1
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Combi Turn Locks

I just installed them on my camper. I ordered several barrel key type but they didn't fit. The 7/8 barrel key would have worked if they came with 1/16" offset latch. I wanted it snug enough to keep the rain out when traveling. I had no issues with the combination lock installation. I liked the setting of combination to any 3 numbers. For those who might be interested my combination is &$#.
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These are the ones I used. They come with both a flat and an offset cam in each package.

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