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Old 07-21-2012, 10:44 PM   #11
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Let me first start with an apology, I suspect what I say will not be well liked.
I was (emphasis on was) very interested in changing out the 751's from our new MH. Saw the various websites and utube bids showing how insecure the entire RV industry is. I was ready to buy all new locks keyed alike. While I was filling out the order form I needed to check a dimension on the length of the cam. While measuring I decided to remove one of the locks to get an exact measurement. When I did I realized the door to the compartment has no metal in it, only a 1/8 inch fiberglass half inch foam board and another plastic completing the sandwich. I then realized all it will take to compromise any of my compartment boxes is a 1/4 turn of the lock with a pair of channel lock pliers. The strongest element, the fiberglass will not prevent the lock from twisting.
Recognizing this, I believe I've saved myself the price of locks that really wont prevent a theft. I also recognized I wont be leaving anything of real value in any exterior storage.

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Old 07-22-2012, 01:18 AM   #12
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True, true... I realized that as well. My situation began as a result of me snapping off a bit of the key inside the lock. I thought, well it's a 751 lock, on my model, that is four total locks, two baggage doors and the two for the outside kitchen hatch. I just wanted to perform, what should have been a simple do it yourself upgrade.

But what I'm getting though are RV dealers quoting me a $120 service charge to start or a locksmith stating $10 per lock "estimate" to change out the cylinders. That's a pretty big swing in costs. Unfortunate for me that the locksmith is 1.5 hours away.
Im just saying, If I provide the MFR's name and contact information of the lock and handle, along with pictures of my removed handle and lock and ask them "do you have "Green" Master-Key FOB for this? Then I would expect a yes or no, or yeah, we've done that before, type of response. I'm not a fan of helping some business become authorized as a Fastec certified locksmith at my expense. That Green key sells for $3 online, but you have to be a RV dealer or a locksmith to buy one. It should not be this difficult to change out a silly little lock. Ok, I'm off the soapbox...thanks. :-)

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Old 08-17-2016, 04:07 PM   #13
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Thought I'd throw this out, although it's somewhat of an out-of-date thread. I just purchased some cam locks from this organization: Cam Locks,Padlocks and Door Locks Custom Made by Locking Systems. I forgot to make a purchase of a couple of keys and they were very nice to write me and ask, then gave them to me complimentary.
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Old 08-17-2016, 04:24 PM   #14
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I was a large county Deputy Sheriff for 34 years. From experience, if they want to get in, they will, using little effort and cause great damage. We have nothing inside our campers worth the expense to repair the damage caused. Locks will keep honest people honest. TVs, $300 are cheep compared to the $1,500 door repair.
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Old 08-27-2016, 07:45 AM   #15
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I can attest that the cabinet door looks will only cause a large repair bill if someone wants in. The sheriff was right. Locks keep honest people honest. That's all.

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Link above now sells cargo door locks that can be keyed to match your Global Link door lock.
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Old 08-27-2016, 11:51 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by mgargiullo View Post
I can attest that the cabinet door looks will only cause a large repair bill if someone wants in. The sheriff was right. Locks keep honest people honest. That's all.

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Old 09-03-2016, 07:25 AM   #18
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Can you tell me how you changed out the original cylinder lock with the combi lock? Or did the dealer or a locksmith complete that portion?

I called FIC and they said the "tool" is only sold to RV dealers and Locksmiths. Still waiting to hear back from my RV dealer. I called three locksmiths, one an obvious crook with limited info tells me we need to be on site to do this, I just said no thank you. The other two locksmiths, one of them referred me to the other is also still needing to get back to me. so, this does not seem to be a do it yourself as far as removing the lock cylinder itself. Let me know please. Thanks! Joe

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Old 09-03-2016, 12:07 PM   #19
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I went to Home Depot and found several cabinet locks with the same key code. Changed the out with my 751 locks for about $6.00 each.
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I removed all my outside cam locks and installed the type of latch with a handle and no lock. If someone wants in they will cause a lot more damage than it is worth.

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