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Old 06-03-2009
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Default Compartment door locks

Has anyone been able to source replacement cam-lock cylinders for the compartment latches on the mid-80's coaches? One of my locks is broken and I'd like to upgrade them all to a barrel-style key. The problem that I'm finding is that our lock assemblies are very short and stubby- which is not typical for a cam lock. Most of the ones I've seen at Grainger and McMaster Carr are too deep and require a retaining nut for the cam/paddle.
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Shane

Cam lock assemblies are readily available at Aviall 800-AVIALL1. These part come in different length and sizes. They are also available in stainless steel as well as standard steel. Also many other aircraft suppliers can order parts for you all you need is to give size and length of your cam lock.

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Default Unable to find proper cam locks

I have been trying to replace broken and worn cam locks for my lower compartments. All of the ones I have found have a screw or a bolt holding the cam in place that make them too long. Has anyone found a solution? The original ones have the cam riveted in place eliminating the need for the screw and making them shorter.

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When I was a tool dealer I would get asked for locks that were used on tool boxes, service trucks, gang boxes you name it.

If you post a photo I'll probably remember if I have seen which one you have. Those compartment locks can probably be found at a place selling service bodies.

If not me maybe someone else will remember something helpful.
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I found compartment door locks at Lowe's.

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Two ideas... First is that we have an "Industrial Hardware" business here called Marshalls. And from the the looks of the web site there are other locations around the country. They have a *much* better selection of hardware items than the local 'Homey-Lowes'.

Marshalls got me thinking of Grainger, and sure enough they have a large selection of cam locks available. Grainger offers free delivery if you can pick it up at a store near you.
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Default Compartment Locks

Shane, I changed over to the barrel locks years ago. I also purchased padlocks with the same barrel key for my storage pods. The company is Industrial Lock and Hardware in Palmdale, CA. Their number is 661-224-1010. They have a website and are at a lot of RV shows, they were in Quartzite this year. The locks I have are their part number TCL5/8. The padlock is a SPL 70mm. I have attached 2 pictures of the installation on my coach. The cam you need are the short cams and you have to bend them slightly as shown in the picture. Also to mount the lock I had to add a 3/16" thick Stainless Steel washer to space the cam out. McMaster Carr had the washers in stock.

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Wow... that was an old posting! I have since replaced all of mine with matched barrel-key locks and dust covers. Forget where I purchased them, but they work great. Had to do a little grinding and shaping of the lock finger to make it fit the slot on the original Cleveland Hardware paddle latch, but they are still working great after 5 years.
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Default Pros -Cons?

Another of the projects on the list is to have all of the current exterior compartment locks keyed alike. Before that happens I would like to know everyones opinion of whether I should change them all to barrel locks first. Is there some really good reason to change to barrel locks instead of using the existing items? Thanks, Glenn.
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