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Old 08-04-2012, 10:44 AM   #1
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Storage Compartment Security Upgrade

Here is my description of replacing the CH751 cam locks used on most of our RVs storage compartments...

Easy RV Storage Compartment Security Upgrade
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Old 08-04-2012, 11:58 AM   #2
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I like that idea as it did occur to me how flimsy the locks we depend on really are. I will save that link OffPavement.
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Old 08-04-2012, 12:18 PM   #3
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Either lock is only a deterrent as the storage door can be opened faster with a pry bar then with the key.

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Old 08-05-2012, 08:13 AM   #4
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Either lock is only a deterrent as the storage door can be opened faster with a pry bar then with the key.

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Locks are to keep honest people honest. They are no threat to a thief who knows there is something to steal in your rig.

Changing the CH-751 keyed locks to ANYTHING else is required, IMO, if you use a storage unit. Opening up a baggage door with a key lends credibility to a thief and he can rob you in broad daylight without suspicion.

Using a heavy screwdriver or crowbar is not a daylight activity and security cameras will get someone's attention even at night. Change your locks.
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Old 08-05-2012, 09:38 AM   #5
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I saved the website to favorites and will be ordering locks as soon as I get a chance to measure the old ones. Thanks for the info.
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Old 08-05-2012, 09:39 AM   #6
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I got mine from http://www.ch751.com/
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Old 08-05-2012, 10:37 AM   #7
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I removed my locks and took them to a locksmith. He gave me new locks, all keyed alike including the outside shower, for $8/lock. Same day I had new locks and keys.
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Old 08-05-2012, 11:01 AM   #8
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Never even thought about this until I read this thread.
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Old 08-09-2012, 12:29 AM   #9
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Changing the locks was one of the first things I did once I brought the trailer home 2 years ago. I went with the combi locks, http://www.combi-cam.com/
I do not have to look for my keys now to open the compartments up.
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X2 on combi locks
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