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Old 03-07-2021, 09:07 AM   #1
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Luggage Bay Locks...

Hi all.
Iím trying to get these bay doors secured on my 1994 40í Thomas RE.

Iíve googled and googled, I found one website that has the latches but states the locks are not included.

Iím hoping for an off-the-shelf replacement. If I need to fabricate something I can, anybody here have any luck with these locks?
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Old 03-07-2021, 09:39 AM   #2
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I don't know about the standard paddle latches. Ours no longer lock, so we've been going lockless. I know another skoolie guy who uses plunger locks, one on each end of the luggage box, and they go into an L-Bracket with a hole in them for the plunger lock to go into. The brackets are attached to the inside edge of the door.
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Old 03-07-2021, 11:09 AM   #3
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Those look like they may work!

My matches are the “T” style. The kind you twist to unlatch the door. They work just fine.
My issue is the locks themselves. No keys!

I will be storing expensive, and easy to carry away, things in my basement. I really want to lock them!
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Old 03-07-2021, 02:31 PM   #4
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You can probably get keys made by a locksmith, might be cheaper and would probably be easier too.
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Old 03-07-2021, 05:55 PM   #5
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Maybe... maybe not.
Those locks you posted are available from Amazon in a two pack for $10 shipped!
I’ll still check with a local locksmith or two just to be sure though.
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I’d try a locksmith first. If you can remove the locks and take them to the shop you’ll get a better price. I think the good thing about a good locksmith is getting unique keys.

If not, try McMaster-Carr
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Old 03-07-2021, 08:21 PM   #7
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Don’t tell anyone, but I’ve been running around for a year with mine unlocked
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I'm in a similar situation, yet figured a locksmith will be able to do the job. I'm planning on simply driving the bus to the shop and letting them do the job there. Between the cost and hassle of retrofitting something, seems like a push $ wise.

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I used something similar to these:

https://www.austinhardware.com/cente...hers-6903.html

They didn't fit perfectly but I riveted them in and ordered a couple of new latches too. Mine were "two point" meaning that when you turned the handle it pulled too points to release both side latches. Hope that makes sense. Came with keys, all keyed the same so I have like 8 keys now.
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Old 03-09-2021, 04:48 PM   #10
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I’m gonna take one of mine off and take it with me next time I go to town...

It’s a bit more heavy duty than the ones on Amazon (link above) are. I’m gonna swing by an industrial supply place and see what they got. Could also swing by a school district lot???

Those paddle latches good like a great idea too! I’ve got the two point type as well.
Thanks for the link.
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