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Old 08-28-2005, 01:19 PM   #11
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I must agree with rverdlm. I've been rv'ing for a long time and have never lost anything to a thief. In fact, if we're camping with friends in a group, I don't lock the front door to the trailer. I hope that if the trailer ever caught on fire or something else bad happened, someone would go in anf rescue my two dogs. They are much more valuable than anything else in the trailer.

Amen to the two dogs. On rare occasions we leave our two border collies in the trailer while we go to a resturant where we cant take them, and I worry the entire time I am gone that something like a fire might happen. The trailer and contents are insured, but my babies cant be replaced.


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Old 08-28-2005, 02:57 PM   #12
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Something else to consider, having all of your locks use the CH751 key might actually save you some money. If you lost or misplaced your trailer door keys, have a neighbor unlock your storage compartment, water inlet, electric connection, etc that uses the 751 lock where you have secretly hidden an extra door key. Ta-Da!! you can get back inside your trailer instead of calling the locksmith!

Just a thought.....

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Old 10-03-2005, 09:49 AM   #13
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compartment locks

I replaced all of my locks with better ones from Camping World. However, I had planned on replacing those with even better ones from West Marine.
I replace everything I can with marine quality stuff.
Since I have decided to upgrade my trailer next year, I won't put anymore money into this one. But it is worth doing.
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Old 11-05-2005, 11:36 PM   #14
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Has anyone tried to retrofit their compartment door locks to the kind that are on the diesel pushers.?? The rectangular ones with the large latches.
It looks to me that with a rotozip tool you could cut out the door to accept the lock housings and then reinforce the striker area. It would make them much more secure.
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Old 11-06-2005, 07:37 AM   #15
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I havn't been on this section for awhile and I just read the post about dogs in the trailer. While we had our dog we never locked our trailer. We also while at a camper show bought a sign that said "DOG INSIDE, in case of emergency please rescue" We put that on the door with velcro everytime we left the dog inside. We also bought a sign that said "DO NOT DISTURB" for those tlmes we were "busy".

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