When you lock the door of your RV do you assume that it’s then secure? You might be wrong. There’s a good chance one (or more) of your closest neighbors could use his or her own RV key to open your rig. Here’s a story to illustrate how this can happen as found on the Keystone RV Trailer Owners Group at Facebook.
The original post by Ron S.
We are camping in Colorado Springs area and a strong storm rolled in with high winds. Several of our fellow campers left for the day and left their awnings out. There must have been about nine all together. While one guy was trying to tie down the worst ones flapping around, it was suggested by my son-in-Law that we all try our keys on their campers. Between the six keys we had, we got inside every camper, and put down the awnings.
Take this as a good thing or bad. We figured out we saved about $30,000 in awnings.
But I’m not sure I feel comfortable about my locks now. It’s a great way to help our fellow campers, but I’ve seen some that I do not want, no way, in my camper.
A member of the group responded:
One is a standard lock, and the other is a dead bolt. Your key will open many “door locks” but only one deadbolt. I think they leave out a few tumblers on the door locks. This became apparent to me when I left my unit at the dealership for repair, and locked both locks. I received a call from the service tech, that they could not get into the unit. He explained that if I had only locked the “door lock,” he could have easily gotten in, but the “dead bolt” required a unique key that only I had. He also mentioned that on the lot they only use the “door lock” at night to make it easier to open up all the trailers in the morning. —Gary H.
Have you had an experience like this? Please leave a comment.