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Old 01-14-2021, 06:18 AM   #21
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One of the options you can get with the Tubular Locks is a dust cover. It seems to work well. I put the dust cover on any locks that get direct dirt and grim from the road.
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Old 01-14-2021, 07:27 AM   #22
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I replaced all my compartment locks 5+ years ago. I went with the tubular key locks. I bought them from Padlocks 4 less. I just went to their website and they now have a lot more options on cabinet locks then when I bought mine.
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Old 01-14-2021, 07:48 AM   #23
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I generally buy the cam locks here, changing the dratted CH751's to something else. Our 5er spends much of the summer at a virtually deserted during the week CG that has ease of access from a seldom traveled town road: https://www.mcmaster.com/locks/cam-locks-and-latches/.


On the last 5er I used the tubular keyed version but they started getting very sticky after a year or so. I use a common though keyed alike style this time. Yes, I prefer keeping compartments locked - my choice and hope a thief decides the neighbor's trailer is easier pickings if his CH751 wont work. As far as the side slam locks - can't easily change them, only the front storage area complete with my $700 disc brake actuator, $150 NAPA Gold battery and a $5 bottle of truck oil.
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Old 01-14-2021, 08:57 AM   #24
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I have a 2021 294RL that I am looking at replacing the cam locks on, on the compartment doors. The current locks are the CH751 which is probably the most generic key cut in the U.S. Some of the compartments, such as the propane compartments, have no locks at all.

When I measure the locks from the back of the key entry shoulder to the back of the cylinder it sure appears to be 1", but almost all cam locks are either 7/8 inch or 1 1/8 inch. I understand that this may be affected by the outside spacer or the bend in the lock tongue.

Has anybody had any recent experience with changing these out? If you are happy with the locks you installed, can you tell me what brand your purchased, where you purchased them and what length cam lock you purchased? I am really not interested in replacing these with electronic locks.

I found a couple of threads about these locks, but they did not answer my questions!

Thanks, Al
I just installed these on my Montana 3000RK, fit good and lock tight. Happy Trails and Stay Safe

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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I just installed these on my Montana 3000RK, fit good and lock tight. Happy Trails and Stay Safe

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Old 01-14-2021, 08:00 PM   #26
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After being a locksmith for 35 plus years I can assure you that you can get replacements keyed to a different key. I am retired now but I personally have changed out MANY for some of my customers. Iím not sure but I believe national makes a 1Ē cam lock and as for dust you can get spring covers or locks with a built in dust cover. You can also get thin spacers and offset tail pieces. If you go with a tubular key lock BE SURE you use dust covers.
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Old 01-15-2021, 04:09 AM   #27
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I always use Vaseline to cover outside locks, a light coating over the outside key opening and I aalso pull tumblers out and coat them. It has worked for as long as I've been doing that. Kind of like applying dielectric grease on all outdoor wiring connections. It has worked for me but, your out come may very.
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Old 01-15-2021, 06:50 AM   #28
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I have been told that cam locks will not work good do to the amount of dirt etc that they will be exposed too. Donít know for sure as I was willing to test that theory out. For everyone that says the compartments can easily be broken into, I agree. I have a glass front door and lots of windows in my stick and brick home. Very easy to break into but guess what I still lock the doors and make sure the windows are latched. I am not trying to keep out the real thiefís, I am just trying to keep out the opportunist thiefís. They are the same ones that donít break into your locked car but will steal everything from an unlocked car.
Try out the cam locks and let us know how they work.
Happy and safe roads to you.

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That is so true. Years ago I was working a night shift. When we all left work we found most of the cars in the parking lot had a broken window. Only two of us did not because we left the car unlocked. No one had anything stolen, just broken windows. The police figured someone looking for a fire arm.
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