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Old 05-08-2012, 06:59 PM   #1
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Locks for the doors

Was talking to some one about all locks on the Forrest river compartments are all the same. Has anyone else heard this.
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Old 05-08-2012, 07:08 PM   #2
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True story. most are a CH751 key. My last travel trailer was an Eclipse Attitude and the storage compartment keys from it work on my Forest River Grey Wol 19rr.
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Old 05-08-2012, 07:20 PM   #3
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Just bought a 2013 Rockwood 2306, the dealer said the compartment keys are standard issue.

My key works on my father-in-laws Puma compartment.
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Old 05-08-2012, 07:57 PM   #4
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you can buy different ones at http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/fil...og/N-hz2?xi=xi or here >>Illinois Lock Company :: CAM Locks
and have your own "different" set of keys

Then sell you old ones on ebay! WIN WIN !
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Try the www.ch751.com web site.
I got my new locks and hardware there.

That lock set is used on EVERY keyed compartment in the RV world for some unearthly reason.

Then the doors get 2 keys; one for the door latch and a different one for the deadbolt. Oh, and then the shower door gets another totally different one.
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Old 05-08-2012, 08:42 PM   #6
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Try the www.ch751.com web site.
I got my new locks and hardware there.

That lock set is used on EVERY keyed compartment in the RV world for some unearthly reason.

Then the doors get 2 keys; one for the door latch and a different one for the deadbolt. Oh, and then the shower door gets another totally different one.
Ok I think I can top that HERK
front basement and side basement doors are ch751.
Entry door has two different keys as you suggested
my outside tv cubby has a 2 sided cut key
my outside kitchen uses the ch751 key
the outside grill uses the ch751
the electrical cord storage door uses the 2 sided cut key
And the cooking utensil draw uses ch751

In the dark if you don't remember which door is what key it YOU could have issues! Oh and to many coors lights !
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Old 05-08-2012, 08:51 PM   #7
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I replaced my storage door locks and outside shower lock on current and previous TTs with these from J R Products on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/JR-Products-00...522318&sr=8-16

They come in various lengths (5/8", 1", etc) for different thickness doors. They have a shield over the key hole to keep out the dirt and rain. And the key is cut the same on both sides so it inserts either way. Overall they're a pretty solid lock at a reasonable price.

Sure, anyone else with J R Products locks will have the same key. But you're far less likely to run into someone with one of these keys than you are with CH751 locks.
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What is measured to determine the correct lock length? Is it from the lenght of the shaft?
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What is measured to determine the correct lock length? Is it from the lenght of the shaft?
Yes.
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