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Old 04-29-2013, 07:59 PM   #1
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Security question?

The dealer said a lot of trailers use the same key for outside storage doors and can be used on others campers? Has anyone had stuff stolen or have you changed the locks? Security ideas?
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:10 PM   #2
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All the storage doors come with the famous 751 key. Change them or not, it's up to you. I personally have never had a problem, but it could happen.

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Old 04-29-2013, 08:12 PM   #3
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The dealer said a lot of trailers use the same key for outside storage doors and can be used on others campers? Has anyone had stuff stolen or have you changed the locks? Security ideas?
Hi,
There is a lot of information in the search function here.
I remember this thread (8 pgs) about "Campground theft".
Great discussion regarding theft out of storage bins, TT ect...
Answers the questions on the infamous CH751 storage compartment key, Yep go check yours, that is what mine is too:
Good read,
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:30 PM   #4
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You are correct, that link had a lot of great info
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:48 PM   #5
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I've been camping for a number of years and the only time I had any problem was when a small masked face bandit tried to take some candy bars out of the ice chest which I had left outside of the camper. :-}
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:07 PM   #6
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Never had an issue. Different locks or not--wouldn't be that difficult for someone to get inside if they really wanted to. It may be blind faith but so far I have trust in my fellow campers.
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Hamguy will be along soon to share his mod, removed the locks and replaced with thumb switches that just turn no key needed. I sort of agree with him, would make it easier to open since no key needed and since everyone has the key already no real loss of security.
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:19 PM   #8
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I bought a blank key and took my lock apart, switched the tumblers and filed the new blank to match. Cost $1.00 at Ace Hardware.
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The doors are real easy to "pop" open with a large screwdriver / prybar so I never worried about changing the locks.....

In 30 years never had a theft at a campground.....

Usually the thefts I have heard about are teenagers stealing coolers looking for beer........... or the four legged bandits...........

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Old 04-29-2013, 09:27 PM   #10
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it seems there is more theft in storage lots than campgrounds. If thieves really want something, they will take it. A good case of this was when thieves stole several campers from a storage lot awhile back. They didn't even bother hooking to a hitch ball but just hooked chains to the a frame and dragged them out. They have Los been non to smash windows and pry doors open. I would rather leave the same locks hoping for no TT damage than change them, lose my stuff and have a damaged TT to boot.
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