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Old 04-24-2012, 08:08 PM   #1
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Bay door latchs

I give up, I can't lock a single bay door. The key goes in just fine but will not turn. I am told that one key fits all, all doors with this latch. C-5 I think? Can anyone educate me on these locks please.
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There should be a number on the key and the lock cylinder and they need to match. Most likely they are FIC Products and you can order keys from them. There are a couple of other manufacturers but they use a similar system.
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Old 04-24-2012, 08:50 PM   #3
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Hello Jim; the key is a CH 751, it should work on all of the bay doors. They are all the same from 2001 until they changed the bay doors from lift up to swing out. The prior owner may have had them rekeyed so the CH751 would not work. They are easy to remove from the bay doors and you could check them yourself for the proper key or take it to a lock smith for inspection and a new key.
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Old 04-24-2012, 09:43 PM   #4
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Thanks, sure glade we have this forum .You folks will probably get tired of me asking what is this and what is that. I do use the search feature here but some times it is not specific as to what I have as far as year of coach...Jim
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:12 PM   #5
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I had the same problem with my bay door locks. I removed the locks and took them to a locksmith to have the key made. The locksmith sprayed them very generously with WD40 and worked the key around in them a bit and then they all worked just fine. So, before running out and getting new keys, try the WD40 trick first.
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Seems that you can buy a master key that will fit any coach that has the CH751 lock.
RV LOCK- TRIMARK KEY CH751 FOR RV'S
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My locksmith has a basket full of pre-made CH751 keys. With my key, I can open my bay doors, the shell on my pickup, sprinkler timers, the electrical box for my office, and my neighbor's RV (shh, don't tell him.....).

I have planned for the last few years to have my latches rekeyed. Even though it's just $4.50 a lock, I've been too lazy.
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You may want to change the lock, not the key.http://ch751.com/intro.html
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Getting rid of the CH751 keys is much easier than you would think. Just remove one of your latch/lock assemblies and visit your local locksmith who will remove the tumbler assembly, move one or more of the wafers to new positions and make the appropriate key. Then all you have to do is remove all the lock assemblies and place the wafers in the same position as did the locksmith. Truly, it takes longer to describe how to do this than the actual procedure. Just make sure you do the wafer repositioning over a nice white cloth or paper as there are some small brass springs that might drop out during the process; although they usually stay in position. I did all of my tumbler assemblies, including the hydraulic access and the exterior wastebasket doors in less than a half hour. Itís much nicer knowing that anyone with the standard CH751 key will no longer have access to any of my doors. By the way, my locksmith was quite surprised that recreational vehicle manufactures were still using this generic key, itís been around for a long, long time.
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Algoma:

I'd actually prefer to have those barrel-type key/locks. I spoke to the owner of ch751.com in Quartzsite a couple years back and he said our Southco locks are not compatible with his product. Rats!!!
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I changed the garbage door to a barrle key lock type. I have different locks/keys on our storage bays, since they open out, not up. I have thought about a barrel/lock/key but don't think I can rebuild them for that type. I have one latch which needs to be replaced, but I'll wait until I get the MH back to fix that one.
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