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Problems with Your RV Lock? (Quick Answer & Video)

| Updated Jun 28, 2024

Do you have problems with your RV lock? It's a common issue! Here's a quick answer to help you fix it…

QUESTION: We love our Class C RV but the source of the biggest frustration is the door lock. Sometimes the key fob opens the door, sometimes it doesn't. A while back, you did a story about changing the center door lock. Can you tell us what you did? Rob and Tricia

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ANSWER: That is a common problem. One of the first things we’ve done with our last three RVs is to replace the standard center door local with something called the RV Lock.

The RV Lock is a combination lock. It also comes with a fob (that does work all the time) and keys, but the way most people use it most often is by entering a combination.

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The RV Lock is very easy to install. You can DIY. I had a technician install the first two. On our most recent one, I installed it myself. Here's a video that shows the process on our previous RV:

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Mike Wendland

Published on 2024-06-28

Mike Wendland is a multiple Emmy-award-winning Journalist, Podcaster, YouTuber, and Blogger, who has traveled with his wife, Jennifer, all over North America in an RV, sharing adventures and reviewing RV, Camping, Outdoor, Travel and Tech Gear for the past 12 years. They are leading industry experts in RV living and have written 18 travel books.

One Response to “Problems with Your RV Lock? (Quick Answer & Video)”

June 30, 2024at9:54 am, Hugh Rees-Jones said:

Kudos to RV Lock….
I replaced our OEM one recently, as a DIY job it should have been a 10 minute job, until I took the original lock out and found the door frame at the lock site had been messed with badly during prior ownership (my suspicion was owner or burglar tried to get in without keys).
My solution was two short pieces of box steel clamped to the bent lock area, and tightened with a 4′ pipe to straighten it in place. It worked and the new lock has all the mounting screws in place and works flawlessly. Use the combo function most.


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