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#1 CA Pam

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 09:16 PM

I'm thinking of changing out the locks on the exterior storage areas/battery door, from the factory installed, every RV owner has the same key ones, for more unique ones. Has anyone done this, and if so, what brand did you get and where did you get them?
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Posted 18 August 2011 - 09:32 PM

good question!

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Posted 19 August 2011 - 11:49 AM

I have thought about it. I think if I ever do I will try to find non-locking ones. There is not enough room in there to store anything worth stealing.

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Posted 19 August 2011 - 11:00 PM

I've changed half of mine to thumb locks. (Haven't changed the others because they involve grinding down a few parts to make them fit.) No more keys involved to fumble with.

Were you planning to store valuables?

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 05:32 PM

I've changed half of mine to thumb locks. (Haven't changed the others because they involve grinding down a few parts to make them fit.) No more keys involved to fumble with.

Were you planning to store valuables?

Eileen




NEWBIE WANTS TO KNOW - what are thumb locks?

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 12:51 AM

Kim --

They're keyless knobs that replace the compartment locks. Here's a photo of what one looks like:

http://www.bing.com/...t=0&FORM=IDFRIR

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 07:21 AM

Eileen,
What size did you order? I want to do the same thing with mine...I'm tired of fumbling with keys.
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Posted 23 March 2012 - 11:09 AM

Kim --

They're keyless knobs that replace the compartment locks. Here's a photo of what one looks like:

http://www.bing.com/...t=0&FORM=IDFRIR

Eileen


I bought some at United Rv in Fort Worth. If I remember correctly, there were 2 sizes, you can take a short drive over there, @ airport freeway 121 and Belknap st. Or they are also online. They have about anything you ever need, and lots of stuff to browse through.

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 11:51 AM


Kim --

They're keyless knobs that replace the compartment locks. Here's a photo of what one looks like:

http://www.bing.com/...t=0&FORM=IDFRIR

Eileen


I bought some at United Rv in Fort Worth. If I remember correctly, there were 2 sizes, you can take a short drive over there, @ airport freeway 121 and Belknap st. Or they are also online. They have about anything you ever need, and lots of stuff to browse through.


Has anyone ever seen the compartment locks in a combination variant vice a key or keyless? :huh:

Thanks.

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Edited by Huevo Movil, 23 March 2012 - 11:52 AM.

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 09:53 AM



Kim --

They're keyless knobs that replace the compartment locks. Here's a photo of what one looks like:

http://www.bing.com/...t=0&FORM=IDFRIR

Eileen


I bought some at United Rv in Fort Worth. If I remember correctly, there were 2 sizes, you can take a short drive over there, @ airport freeway 121 and Belknap st. Or they are also online. They have about anything you ever need, and lots of stuff to browse through.


Has anyone ever seen the compartment locks in a combination variant vice a key or keyless? :huh:

Thanks.

Shorty sends... :D


Having not received a response to my question, either positively or negatively, I continued searching the web... and found that the Combi-Cam is a durable, all-metal combination cam that replaces all keyed cam locks with 1,000 possible combinations that can be easily reset. PPL motor home has them on sale for $12.69 each. You can see more detail and info at http://www.combi-cam...n-Cam-Locks.htm

I have two (2) follow up questions if I may?

1. Is anyone using these and how do you like them? and

2. Does anyone know the sizes of the stock locks for the H20 fill door, shore power cord storage door and the onboard water tank "storage" door?

I guess I can go to the office bay and pull my locks off and measure... if needed.

Thanks Shorty sends... :D

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 11:42 AM

H20 fill door, shore power cord storage door are 16mm.
The onboard water tank "storage" door is 20mm.(On my 2000SD)

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 01:05 PM

H20 fill door, shore power cord storage door are 16mm.
The onboard water tank "storage" door is 20mm.(On my 2000SD)

Ed


Thanks Ed. Travel safe on the west coast.

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Live well, life is very good!!!
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Posted 16 April 2012 - 11:52 AM

There would be a concern trying to find a fit for our Casita locks.

I talked at length with several locksmiths with RV experience who stated it would be very difficult to find a replacement that is lockable.

For one the short distance for that throw lever must match perfectly. It traveels 90 degrees I think.

Secondly the distance between the throw and the hatch door or that is gap between the throw and the hatch door must be pretty close or you will end up with a wobbly door.

Thrdly the length of the throw on the H2O door must match perfectly or the throw will be knocking against fiberglass and never lock.

Sounds to me like a hands on 'at the scene' trial and error fitting session to see if a lockable replacement will work. Just ordering one that looks like it will fit sounds like a fishing trip and I'd have many 'fits' to boot.

Good idea though.

But actually if someone wants to break into our Casita doors all they need is a big hefty screwdriver. All it will do is keep 'honest' thieves out.

I should add:

Will the vendor charge a restocking fee?

Do you need an RMA # for returns?

Will the vendor pay for return postage on an item that doesnt work? If I receive an item or product that doesnt work I will definitely take it back to the post office and RETURN TO SENDER.

Will the vendor take any returns at all?

Is there a retailer in my State or local vicinity I can go to?

Edited by Irishrover, 16 April 2012 - 12:04 PM.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 06:19 PM


H20 fill door, shore power cord storage door are 16mm.
The onboard water tank "storage" door is 20mm.(On my 2000SD)

Ed


Thanks Ed. Travel safe on the west coast.

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Rocket City ? Would that be near Huntsville ? I spent 6 months at Redstone Arsenal in 1959
I assume it is part of NASA now. Had to drive up to the next state to buy a beer.. Thanks for
the memories.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 03:52 AM



H20 fill door, shore power cord storage door are 16mm.
The onboard water tank "storage" door is 20mm.(On my 2000SD)

Ed


Thanks Ed. Travel safe on the west coast.

Shorty sends... :D



Rocket City ? Would that be near Huntsville ? I spent 6 months at Redstone Arsenal in 1959
I assume it is part of NASA now. Had to drive up to the next state to buy a beer.. Thanks for
the memories.

Ed



Hi Ed, yup one in the same. Redstone continues growing, more NASA, FBI Bomb School, BRAC coming down from DC area, etc… Still a great place to live. Low cost of living, nice folks, great weather (once you get over the tornados). We moved down here post my retirement from the Army in 97 and are very happy. Since you haven’t been here since the fifty’s you could say it’s changed just a bit… :lol: BTW two points of intrest, we are having a Fall camp out here at Mont Sano State Park in September 2012, I know it’s quite a clip from Northern Cal but you are cordially invited to attend... and more importantly, FYI they sell beer all over Huntsville/Madison, even on Sundays!!! :wow: Best wishes and travel safe. Shorty sends…

Live well, life is very good!!!
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