How Do I Increase The Security Of The Storage Compartment Locks On My RV?
How to Increase the Security of an RV's Storage Compartments
I Just to preface my question, I have read the article on your website about RV Compartment keys being somewhat useless when it comes to really only having two kinds of keyed locks on most Motorhomes.
Obviously, as someone that is not very trusting of complete strangers, I find this frustrating to no end at the thought of someone stealing all my belongings while on a day hike. My question is simple, is there any way at all, without installing alarms, to re-key the locks on the RV compartments or have a broader range of locking selections to where a universal key or one of the other two keys won't work?
My thoughts take me to Home Depot type stores where they sell locks etc. I even think of those locks I see on the metal filing cabinets and wonder if they might work.
Any suggestions would be helpful.ANSWER:
Hi Jason, Yes the article RV Storage Compartments and 3 Easy Ways for Thieves to Prosper
certainly does make you rethink the security of the locks on your RV especially the locks on the Storage Compartments.
A solution for RV Storage Compartments that have a cam lock locking system is to install Combination Cam Locks
or tubular cam lock
(see pictures at the top of this page) on them. But even installing new locks will not stop a persistent thief who is willing to pry open or kick in the storage compartment doors
on your RV to get to your valuables.Over 1,500,000 successful roadside rescues—Good Sam RV Emergency Road Service
There are also Alarm Systems For RVs
available for added security. One thing I would also suggest is that if your RV entrance door does not have a deadbolt lock you should immediately get an RV Deadbolt Lock
and install it as an added deterrent for anyone trying enter the inside of your RV.
For added security on Travel Trailers and 5th Wheels you should also install a Receiver or Hitch Lock
to prevent thieves from actually stealing your whole RV.
You might want to take a look at the video below to see how easy it is to replace the locks on your RV's storage compartments.
The suggestions above are just some of the ways that you can make your RV more secure, unfortunately there is no product you can use or steps you can take that can absolutely guarantee that your RV will never be broken into or stolen for that matter.
I hope that this information has been helpful.
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