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Old 09-20-2012, 10:56 PM   #1
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5/8 or 7/8 Camco Cam Lock Size

I was getting ready to order a keyless Camco cam for the outside storage bins and of course there are two different sizes available... 5/8 and 7/8. Does anybody know which size it is?

Just an observation... Getting the trailer is the first step. Then it's buying all of the little gadgets to make your RV experience easier and more enjoyable. It's a slippery slope.
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Old 09-21-2012, 12:28 PM   #2
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Hope this thread gets an answer, as this is on my short list too
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Old 09-21-2012, 08:31 PM   #3
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I replaced mine a few months ago, unfortunately I don't remember what size I bought. However, you can easily remove one and measure the threads. This has been a great upgrade for me.
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Old 09-22-2012, 12:30 AM   #4
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I am wanting to change all of the locks to latches with the exception of my biggest storage area hatch. Hey, if anybody wants to steal my toilet cassette or the paper towels and toilet paper I keep... More power to 'em.
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I read somewhere that most of these cheap locks use the same keys. A key from one trailer can usually open the lock from another. I haven't tried that but I figured if someone wants to get into one of those cargo doors doors all it would take is a screwdriver and about 5 seconds. So I just don't store anything real valuable in those areas.
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Old 09-22-2012, 07:46 AM   #6
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I replaced the cargo door key locks with thumb latches last year. I believe the correct ones are the longer ones. You were asking about length rather than diameter weren't you? I think they're all the same diameter.
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Old 09-22-2012, 10:10 AM   #7
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Thanks for the reminder about the keyless cam locks. Installing these seems to make sense.

Would someone mind posting a link to the Camco model that's fits our AFrames?

Thanks again!
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Old 09-23-2012, 08:02 AM   #8
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Here is the link for the 5/8" from Camping World ---> Non-Locking Thumb Turn Econo Cam Lock - 5/8 inch - Rv Designer Collection L445 - Compartment and Hatch Hardware - Camping World

The 7/8" are ----> Non-Locking Thumb Turn Econo Cam Lock - Product - Camping World

I am not sure which one works for us. I just have these in my shopping cart waiting to measure.
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I just went out and measured. It looks like they are all 5/8", including the one on the shower. Can anyone confirm?
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I recently purchased the 7/8 lock size but wondering if I need the 5/8 ones? I dont see that anyone confirmed the size of their purchase?

I really wanted the combi-lok latchs to replace my existing locks, but DH doesnt think they will weather well. ...and thinking about it, when I compare to the expensive brass combi locks I have on my perimeter fence gates, I would have to concur...thoughts?
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The measurements provided are not the diameter, but rather the length. If memory serves, most RV's are 7/8. You will have to remove one to measure it.

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I called Forest River & spoke w/Melanie in A-Frame parts dept. She told me the baggage/storage locks are 7/8.

Thanks all for helping answer this question most recently brought up again.
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Thanks. Been wanting to make this mod but never knew the correct size
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Old 04-30-2013, 09:02 PM   #14
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If it makes you feel more secure go for it ........... It is a pure waste of money...... A storage door is so easy to pop open ......... I would rather the thief used a key instead of a screwdriver....... Oh by the way they can be picked as quickly as you & I can use a key .......talk to a locksmith.............. the damage of a screwdriver or small pry bar would be more value to repair than what I keep behind the doors.
I have seen a #3 master lock picked in less than 2 seconds we had a race I had a key the other "guy" had pick tools he beat me.........

I'm not wasting my money on it......never had anything stolen in a campground to begin with........
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Oaklevel, I agree. If a thief wants to get into an Rv, locks wont deter them. I want to replace my lock for a locking thumb turn. I really find myself annoyed at having the doors flap in the wind once opened. I want easy access once they are unlocked & I want to be able to close them if it sprinkles but not lock them. I only lock my trailer when I am towing it and if I leave the campgrounds to explore local town. Having lived in crimey gang banging areas, experience has shown me that ifsomeone wants to steal, they usually go for the easy mark and if not easy, they typically move on unless they can break in unnoticed.

of course there are idiots...and Idiots are idiots. I once had a cheap car stereo that someone decided they wanted. I lived in a bad neighborhood but the landlord made it easy to live there becausr the rent was so good. I chose to leave the door unlocked so that if someone wanted the stereo they could open the car and take it. Gosh darn dummy broke my window anyway to steal the cheap cassete player in the dash. I never replaced it - left it the same as the thief did and the car was never bothered again.
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I purchased a set of 5/8 locks with the "round" key for security on the exterior storage doors before taking the existing ones out to measure/compare. They were too short. If anyone is interested - I'll make you a good deal on them!!

One of my projects for this Spring will be to get the proper size & I'm not certain that adding 1/4 inch will be sufficient.

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Old 05-02-2013, 07:47 AM   #17
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On my 2014 A122S I measured all the locks. They are as follows.

All outside hatch doors:
Lock depth (A) - 7/8"
Cam Length (B) - 1 3/8"
Bend (C) - 1/4"

Shower Lock:
Lock depth (A) - 5/8"
Cam Length (B) - 1 1/8"
Bend (C) - No bend


The letters refer to the measure guide at the following website:

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rkuffler - thanks for sharing this info!! That helps me even more!!
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I read somewhere that most of these cheap locks use the same keys. A key from one trailer can usually open the lock from another. I haven't tried that but I figured if someone wants to get into one of those cargo doors doors all it would take is a screwdriver and about 5 seconds. So I just don't store anything real valuable in those areas.
The ever popular 751 key. We were camping at a state park once when the guy next to us was upset because he forgot his camper key ring. His DW had the door key on her car key ring but not the storage compartment key. He was shocked when I came over and unlocked both his storage compartments with my key. And our campers where two completely different brands. Yup, a screwdriver and 5 seconds will open any storage compartment if they want in bad enough no matter what kind of lock you have.
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They are just to keep the casual thief away.
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