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Old 01-06-2016, 05:02 PM   #1
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Changed out the CH751 Keys

I actually did this the other day, just have been too busy with work, Happy New Year!

Santa brought me some new replacement cam locks so now I do not need to worry about the crappy old CH751 keys. I was not really too concerned about security per se, but they put the cheapest and junkiest of all locks on there trailer. I was not ever really happy with how they worked and seemed to get jammed up. Now I do not need to worry about it.

Locks were ordered from CH751.com. They are a bit pricey maybe but I think they offered a good product. I guess this season will be the test of how they hold up but I already like how well they operate to lock and unlock. They seem of good quality and the lock mechanism is very tight (in a good way).

Install took about 15 minutes for the first one. Then 5 for the rest. I took more time to figure out how to put them in place to make sure they opened the correct way.

Trailer is winterized and stowed at the house for the winter so I will see how they work out for the 2016 season.





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Old 01-06-2016, 05:13 PM   #2
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I was thinking of doing this in the middle of the door and just have corner ones regular latch. Never liked that one lock was on just one side of door. Of course that would mean cutting into door.
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Old 01-06-2016, 05:20 PM   #3
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I am sure it can be done. The thing to keep in mind is the holes are not round holes. It is round but the sides are squared off so the lock can not be spun around in the hole.
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Just wait until you find out they are the same key number that camping world carries. I did and had to change again.
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Old 01-06-2016, 05:29 PM   #5
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I forget where I got mine but I found a site I could order new locks to match the key to my door. Now I only need 1 key for everything.
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Great idea. Just remember it still only takes a flat blade screwdriver to open the cargo doors.
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Old 01-06-2016, 06:30 PM   #7
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Yes, the door are the weak point. I did it not so much for security but also for just a better lock.
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Found that using a Forester bit works really good for boring a 'controlled' hole in these RV's.........And a file works good also...
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I do not have a picture of the lock out of the door but I do not think that would work. Needs to be squared off inside the circle if that makes any sense. Kind of like this: (_) It is not actually a FULL circle. A dremel and a file might be the way.
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I changed mine out to the style show'n on here, and didn't need to modify hole.....but now went with slam latches.
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