How Do I Increase the Security of the Storage Compartment Locks On My RV?
How to Increase the Security of your RV's Storage Compartments
To preface my question, I have read the article on your website about RV Compartment keys being useless when it comes to only having two kinds of keyed locks on most Motorhomes.Over 1,500,000 successful roadside rescues—Good Sam RV Emergency Road ServiceANSWER:
Obviously, as someone that is not very trusting of 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, 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?
Any suggestions would be helpful.
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.
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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.
Listed below are the 2 different and more secure locks available for your RV's storage compartments:
1. Tubular Cam Lock:
These locks are designed specifically for RVs and trailers and are more secure than normal RV storage compartment locks. They are made of heavy-duty steel and have a cylinder design that is resistant to tampering and picking.
2. Combination locks:
These locks do not require a key and can be opened with a combination of numbers. They can be a convenient option but choosing a combination that is not easy to guess is important.
You should watch the video below to see how easy it is to replace the locks on your RV's storage compartments.24/7 emergency medical evacuation for peace of mind when you travel. Good Sam TravelAssist. Learn More!
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.