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Changing the locks on your storage compartment

September 27, 2015
RV Storage Locks

Did you know that many RV’s and trailers use the CH751 key for their storage compartments.  And by many I do not mean 10%, or even 20% or 30%.  Likely more than 90% of RV’s and trailers built in the last 40 years have that key for their storage compartments.  Check your RV keys, I bet you have one on your key ring.   Imagine going to the mall and 90% of the cars in the lot had the same key.  To make matters worse, check your work keys and there is a good chance you will find the CH751 on your key ring for a file cabinet or cupboard.  This means that nearly every person in an RV park can get access to your storage compartment, where your hoses, lawn furniture and even your tools are stored.  Also in some cases the storage compartment also has access to the inside of the RV by lifting up a seat cushion .  This means if someone is small enough, they may be able to crawl thru the storage area and up into the RV itself.

There is a really easy fix for this that starts with Googling “replace CH751”.  There are a number of companies on the net that sell replacement locks.  The process is really easy.  All you have to do is measure the length of the arm on the back of the lock and the diameter then order the locks.  Replacing them is quite easy.  All you need is a wrench to undo the nut on the back of the lock cylinder to remove the old one and then tighten the nut on the new one.  In all it takes a few minutes per compartment.

From → RV Tech

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