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Title: Locks
Post by: Bderue on October 27, 2019, 02:49:36 PM
Should I rekey or replace the locks on my salvage titled trailer?
Title: Re: Locks
Post by: SpencerPJ on October 27, 2019, 03:34:50 PM
Most storage compartments on a TT use the 751 lock, so they are only to keep one honest.  Door lock?  Depends what you plan to keep inside.  Personally, I wouldn't but I live in a fairly low crime rate area and my 32" TV is only worth a couple hundred and it does have a lock to keep curious kids out.
Title: Re: Locks
Post by: MtnGoat on October 29, 2019, 12:10:46 AM
Replace all with new. Now you wont have to bother with the locks for a while.
Title: Re: Locks
Post by: Arch Hoagland on October 29, 2019, 12:16:40 AM
No.  I can enter your trailer in 10 seconds with a hammer.

Had my motorhome in storage lot and they busted the door glass out.

Title: Re: Locks
Post by: Hanr3 on November 26, 2019, 08:43:11 PM
I'd replace them for peace of mind.
Title: Re: Locks
Post by: Gary RV_Wizard on November 27, 2019, 10:32:19 AM
If it gives you more piece of mind, sure, but there is no technical reason to do so.  Many common-use RV locks have only a few different keys anyway (the #CH751 is extremely common) and you may not be able to use some of the more sophisticated locks simply because the door isn't designed to accept them. And last, I'll agree with Arch that anybody can get into most any RV in 15-30 seconds with any simple tool, e.g. a screwdriver, a hammer, a pry bar, etc.