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Old 07-16-2018, 04:58 AM   #1
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Rear Bumper Storage compartment lock

Has anyone installed a lock for the rear bumper storage compartment? If so, would appreciate any suggestions on how to do so and what lock to purchase. Thanks in advance.
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Old 07-16-2018, 07:37 PM   #2
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Have thought about it, but not done it yet. As a temporary measure until you find the solution you like, you can put a padlock through the hole in the twist lock(s) that hold it closed now.
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Old 07-16-2018, 08:33 PM   #3
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I did so years ago, using a cabinet/drawer lock (similar to the picture below). I added a watertight cap made from a garden hose cap and a bit of threaded PVC pipe. That was to avoid having water enter the keyhole and corrode everything. Still working well.

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Old 07-17-2018, 07:58 AM   #4
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Rear Bumper Storage compartment lock

I was thinking of the same type lock, but get enough of them and keyed alike to replace as many of the exterior locks as I can to reduce the number of keys for the AS. Anyone done this?

Something like this

https://www.amazon.com/BONA-Cylinder.../dp/B01IA8FXE6
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Old 07-17-2018, 08:16 AM   #5
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I was thinking of the same type lock, but get enough of them and keyed alike to replace as many of the exterior locks as I can to reduce the number of keys for the AS. Anyone done this?

Something like this

https://www.amazon.com/BONA-Cylinder.../dp/B01IA8FXE6
Hi

Your local locksmith is the one to go to for a project like this.

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Early on, I used to put little pad locks through the little tabs on the rear bumper door. Doing this is probably as secure as any lock that you could install.



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Old 07-17-2018, 09:42 AM   #7
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Interesting. Is stuff "disappearing" from that compartment a big problem?

(Or, maybe a solution if you're trying to get rid of something. Hmm. )
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Old 07-17-2018, 09:49 AM   #8
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Has anyone installed a lock for the rear bumper storage compartment? If so, would appreciate any suggestions on how to do so and what lock to purchase. Thanks in advance.


I used two small padlocks to lock my bumper. Big mistake! Now I have a couple ugly wear marks on my shiny stainless bumper from the locks rattling on it while driving. All I store in there is my sewer hoses.
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I only keep sewer stuff in the bumper and if someone wants to steal that stuff, more power to them. I donít like handling it and itís my s**t!
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I was thinking of the same type lock, but get enough of them and keyed alike to replace as many of the exterior locks as I can to reduce the number of keys for the AS. Anyone done this?

Something like this

https://www.amazon.com/BONA-Cylinder.../dp/B01IA8FXE6
I went with this one:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B009OYU90Y/?coliid=I2V6D9HTHTUCDU&colid=33IMPFXE14E8D&psc=0&r ef_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

Stainless closure, weatherized, can be keyed alike.
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The flip closures on my rear bumper does not allow for small locks like what I had on my previous AS. Photos attached (I hope).
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RJJ - Nice find!

Uncle Bob - was thinking that "if" I could find the right type and number of the already keyed locks I could replace them myself and save money over having a locksmith do the job. Of course having said that - I am now wondering what a locksmith might charge?
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Saw this video.

Passing along this video.

https://youtu.be/YD1M1C85jjE
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Passing along this video.

https://youtu.be/YD1M1C85jjE
A big hasp and lock just tells people that there's something inside worth stealing.
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Our lock came all apart when trying to get a broken key out of the lock. Called Airstream for a replacement and they referred us to a dealer. They said for our 99 Bambi they did not have that lock. !!!! Took all the parts to local locksmith. He put it back together for 10 dollars. Still working well. 😁
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Have thought about it, but not done it yet. As a temporary measure until you find the solution you like, you can put a padlock through the hole in the twist lock(s) that hold it closed now.


Thanks. That might be the simplest and quickest way.
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A big hasp and lock just tells people that there's something inside worth stealing.


Thanks. Very detailed
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RJJ - Nice find!

Uncle Bob - was thinking that "if" I could find the right type and number of the already keyed locks I could replace them myself and save money over having a locksmith do the job. Of course having said that - I am now wondering what a locksmith might charge?
Hi

If you are talking about re-keying all the locks on the trailer to a common key it's not going to be cheap. First step would be adapting everything to a common lock body. Then you'd replace all the locks with the new ones. If they all need to be stainless steel, that adds a bit to the task.

Depending on where you live, it could be a lot cheaper than where some people live ... You will be paying the guy an hourly rate as he does all the research and gets all the parts. You are into the "couple hundred bucks" range pretty much anywhere. In the expensive part of town, you will be over a thousand dollars.

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Have a locksmith coming today to have a look and give me an estimate. Need data. Will report back.
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