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Old 07-13-2015, 04:58 PM   #1
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Installing additional compartment locks

Four of my five storage compartments only have a keyed lock which makes it a pain when we're set up as we have to keep a key with us (don't want critters in the compartments). I'm thinking a new Camco thumb latch could be used in addition to the locking latch for when we're set up (locking it when we're on the road, etc). I took one off to look at it and found the hole is not round, but rounded with flat sides to make it keyed. I'm assuming they punched the holes at the factory so short of broaching the hole can I just drill the right sized hole and call it good?

Better yet, is there an affordable keyed lockable thumb latch that will replace the OEM standard keyed Camco lock????
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Old 07-13-2015, 05:07 PM   #2
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Old 07-13-2015, 05:22 PM   #3
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Thank you! Exactly what I was looking for!!!!
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Old 07-14-2015, 10:20 PM   #4
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Old 07-15-2015, 07:58 AM   #5
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I ordered seven of them.....turned out if you order them by calling them you can save a couple of bucks on shipping. I ordered one for the shower also...I think I can machine a spacer to space it out so the knob doesn't hit the recessed plastic.
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Could also use combicam. You get a 3digit combo. No keys required and you don't have to lock them if you don't want to.


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Old 07-21-2015, 02:54 PM   #7
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I installed the new thumb locks today, it took about an hour. The hardest part was getting all the locks lined up so the key direction, etc. was the same. I also replaced the lock on the outside shower with the same type lock. To make the new thumb lock work I only had to machine a small 1/8" wide spacer to go under the "head" of the lock to space out the lock so the knob wouldn't interfere with the plastic lid of the shower. Works like a charm. Another benefit is that the locks use a different key than the somewhat standard CH751 key so I'm feeling just a little more secure. I also ended up removing the finger pulls on all the compartments as it didn't see important as you have the knob to pull on if necessary.
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