Its no secret in the RV community that there is a major problem with RV locks coming from the factory. Many RVs share the same key and don’t even know it. Your neighbor has access to your RV. This is why it is important to know how to change an RV lock. If you want to be safe on the road, you need to change your factory locks. This applies to both the door, and the caibinet locks on the outside of your RV.
How to Remove Your RV Lock
This step can be a bit tricky so take your time. You don’t want to break anything or weaken the support structure surrounding the area where your lock is installed. The way the lock is removed is very simple. You will need to be in the RV to replace the lock.
Once you are inside your RV, you should see small screw heads on your lock. The number and location of screws will vary by RV type. It really is as simple as unscrewing a few screws, and taking the old lock out.
Your new lock should go on like a sandwich around your door. One piece from the outside lines up with the other half on the inside. You put the screws back in to secure the two pieces together around your door..
RV Lock Replacement
The best lock we have found comes from Kohree. (Check out their Amazon Page here for a complete list of products.) What makes Kohree’s locks so secure? Believe it or not, many factory locks sit in a plastic housing. I will take the strength of Kohree’s aluminum zinc alloy over plastic every time. The quality of manufacturing plays a big role in Kohree’s success as a premier RV lock replacement company.
The Kohree locks are not the same as factory locks. This is not to say each lock has its own unique key, but rather they have a different key than 90% of the locks from the factory. If you want to know how to change an RV lock you need to also know how RV locks work. This is the only way you can make an educated decision when making your lock purchase.
Outdoor RV Cabinet Locks
The next step is replacing your cabinet locks. These are the keys that have a five character code consisting of two letters and three numbers. For example, the CH751 was a very popular key for RV models manufactured in 2017-2019. If you have a CH751 there is a good chance one of your neighbors at the RV park does too.
I cannot recommend the Kohree locks enough. They are high quality machining, and fit most factory lock locations. (Check Price on Amazon) For less than $50 and an hour or two of your time you can sleep easy knowing your RV contents are secure.
Once your locks are replaced, cook yourself an enjoyable meal with some of the best RV cooking accessories available. You can turn your oven into a bakery quality machine. (Ok, maybe that is a stretch)