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Old 01-14-2015, 10:53 AM   #1
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Exterior Door and everyone has my key alternative?

Looking to be able to change the exterior door lock so only "I" have a key to my unit and not everyone else! We like to go for the day on kayaking trips, long day walks, or just site seeing so we are gone from the CG for a while and would like to have added security to our unit. Any ideas?
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Its funny that you are thinking about doing the same thing I am thinking of but for different reasons. I never worried about the security of my bay doors or entry door but I just found that the quality of the locks was not something I was happy with. The Bay door locks tend to stick over time and require constant lubrication and the plastic covers that give each key a distinctive feel in the dark are breaking off. While the locks do provide a sense of security, the best security is to move to somplace you don't think you will need the locks in the first place.
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It sort of depends on what brand door lock you now have, but most of them can be re-keyed (new tumblers installed). Most any locksmith can do it.
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Old 01-14-2015, 11:53 AM   #4
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Dennis: Security is never a problem at the house, most of my neighbors are cows and, the rest all have lots of guns and know how to use them to protect their property so the rifraff don't come around the home, no need to move. I too have the same issue with the bay doors and "EVEN MORE SO" everyone has keys to them. I'm looking at full timing soon and CG's are different so if we can at least have the door lock changed wife would feel more secure since, guns will not be accompanying us full time, WAPS spray will. LOL
Gary: The only entry door is a TriMark door lock. Rekeying is an option that is on the plate, just looking for any other options that someone has done.
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When my deadbolt lock failed internally, I picked up a Brinks Mobile Home deadbolt lockset at Walmart. (+- $15) Only replaced the center of the lock assembly, it had new keys and it fit into the original Schlage latch and bolt and trim assembly.
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It sort of depends on what brand door lock you now have, but most of them can be re-keyed (new tumblers installed). Most any locksmith can do it.

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Stow-bin doors almost always come out of the RV factories with the same keys as everyone else, though entry door and driver's door are usually from a range of different keys.

The weekly on-line "RV Travel Newsletter", published by an RV accessories company in Washington State (www.rvtravel.com), frequently carries an ad for "better quality stow-bin latches", indicating that there's a substantial number of different keys available.

In the four years we owned our Georgetown, we never had a theft issue. The entry door deadbolt was a pretty substantial one and I wasn't aware that many other RVs may have the same key. I was considering changing the bin-door locks, but we sold the rig before I did so.
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