I changed out the storage door locks on my Surveyor SV294 today.
I used a combination lock called a COMBI-CAM. I remember someone on the forum was thinking about this mod. Well we brought the new SV294 back from the Dealer after some striping/decal replacements and I decided to just do it.
I used the COMBI-CAM locks mentioned here http://rvroadtrip.us/mods.asp
I read more about them here http://www.combi-cam.com/
and emailed them for more info for my RV application.
They sent to me to http://www.padlocks4less.com/cam-locks.html
for my online purchase. The folks at Padlocks4less were very helpful and actually called me at home to verify that I was ordering the correct parts. She actually went out to the warehouse and tried the offset cam on the lock to make sure it would work correctly. She called me back after she verified it worked fine. Great service.
I ordered the QTY 3 of the Combination Cam Lock 1-1/8 Cylinder (Chrome) and 3 of the 1/8 inch offset Cams listed on the Combi-cam site. The Padlocks for less folks corrected my part numbers to make sure the offsets would work on the combi-cams.
To replace the locks, I had to remove the key lock from the storage door.
I first tried to keep the finger pull but the clearance for the new lock was too tight (wouldn't turn freely) so I remove the pull.
I installed the new lock, added the offset cam, set the combo and it worked perfectly. I repeated the process on the other 2 storage doors.
So far, so good. My wife commented a couple of times about how much easier it is with out the extra keys.
Here's a couple pictures (It was a bright sunny day - please forgive the reflections and shadows):