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Gdetrailer

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Posted: 04/16/21 01:50pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

blaczero wrote:



Great post, really appreciate it.

Are there any options to replace the entire latch with a keypad somehow? I look like a janitor at this point with the 20+ keys on my keychain.


Not sure if there is any commercially built systems specifically for baggage doors.

I know that there is electronic keypad locks for RV doors, but baggage doors are using a different latch setup..

I suppose one could "home brew" their own remote electronic locking system but I suspect it would be on the pricey side of life and a new potential failure point when the electronics part goes sideways and fails in locked position.

As far as looking like a Janitor, yeah, I understand that, it is one of the main reasons I replaced all of the baggage door locks on my trailer with new keyed alike cabinet locks. Now I have one key does all for baggage doors, electrical hatch and even the freshwater fill door..

I bought new door latches for both man doors and specified that they needed to be keyed alike. That gets me down to two keys to carry, one for the man doors and one for all other doors..

If we are leaving the trailer for a day outing like swimming, the baggage door keys stay inside the trailer and we can just take the man door key..

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Posted: 04/16/21 02:07pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Gdetrailer wrote:

blaczero wrote:



Great post, really appreciate it.

Are there any options to replace the entire latch with a keypad somehow? I look like a janitor at this point with the 20+ keys on my keychain.


Not sure if there is any commercially built systems specifically for baggage doors.

I know that there is electronic keypad locks for RV doors, but baggage doors are using a different latch setup..

I suppose one could "home brew" their own remote electronic locking system but I suspect it would be on the pricey side of life and a new potential failure point when the electronics part goes sideways and fails in locked position.

As far as looking like a Janitor, yeah, I understand that, it is one of the main reasons I replaced all of the baggage door locks on my trailer with new keyed alike cabinet locks. Now I have one key does all for baggage doors, electrical hatch and even the freshwater fill door..

I bought new door latches for both man doors and specified that they needed to be keyed alike. That gets me down to two keys to carry, one for the man doors and one for all other doors..

If we are leaving the trailer for a day outing like swimming, the baggage door keys stay inside the trailer and we can just take the man door key..



Makes sense. I went with a keypad on the main door, but I'll have to look into the barrel cabinet locks keyed the same. Thanks.

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Posted: 04/16/21 02:12pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Check out this company RV Locks and More I replaced all my keyed latches with theirs and had them all keyed the same. I now carry one key for all of them.


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