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Old 08-14-2013, 09:42 AM   #11
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That is surprising. Granger and I called the Company Fort Compx(same as the ones you have) and we were told that they have them but have a minimum quantity of 100 for a special order. I will give the place you bought them from a call. I just wonder if everyone is going to get the same key number??
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Old 08-14-2013, 11:40 AM   #12
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That is surprising. Granger and I called the Company Fort Compx(same as the ones you have) and we were told that they have them but have a minimum quantity of 100 for a special order. I will give the place you bought them from a call. I just wonder if everyone is going to get the same key number??
Thank you for your input here.
I was camping with my brother in law last week and we were discussing cam locks. He said that most camper locks were keyed the same. He has a Cougar by Keystone. I went over and sure enough my key's unlocked his storage areas and his unlocked mine!
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Old 08-14-2013, 11:40 AM   #13
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This is true - any lock is made in bulk series with same key. Meaning if you were to buy a padlock from a newly opened box at Home Depot and I picked up a lock from the same opened box, the keys to my lock would be the same key as your lock. I would have to open a different box for a new seried lock/key to assure we dont have same series key for lock. The same for these thumb turn locks.
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Old 08-14-2013, 12:13 PM   #14
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Actually with this company they sell these with different keys to everyone. They told me there are over 300 different keys. When they sell a shipment to Granger or other vendors....all the keys are different. I didn't believe them so I had someone at granger call the warehouse and go through the stock they had on hand....sure enough...out of 76 of them.....all had different keys
They do offer special orders for Keyed Alike...that is what the KA stands for in their description.
I called Bill...they only had 2 left. I need four.
He did do the special order with them and had to order 25. He has sold all but 2. He is going to do another order of 25.
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Oh great! Glad this worked out for you! He warned me it would take about a month when I bought mine (and it did) but said if others bought soon; they wouldnt have to wait. Your explanation clarified the "why". :-)

After I received mine, I was so pleased with his help & the locks, I warned him I posted to FR forum & another (A-Frame) forum & be ready to order more!
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handbuilder, the locking thumbs don't appear to be available in the 1 1/8 length I need.
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Old 08-14-2013, 02:35 PM   #17
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handbuilder, the locking thumbs don't appear to be available in the 1 1/8 length I need.
I have seen many applications and noticed that these will work for almost every camper. They come with 2 flipper actuators. One straight and one that has a bent angle. If you need it shorter....put the bend in.....if you need it longer....but the bent part out. It covers a spread of over and inch I believe.
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