Pins for locking latches

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  1. Rusty1778

    Rusty1778 New Member

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    What do you use to keep the locking latches shut on a pop up camper? I'm restoring an old one and it had a couple of key rings in 2 of the latches and nothing on the other ones. Do you need anything? I'm thinking a small lynch pin or R-Pins? Photo below shows the style of latch.

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    BikeNFish Well-Known Member

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    I use nothing. Never have.

    If I were to use something, I would probably just throw a small carabiner on it.
     
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    Aladin Sane I'd rather be camping

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    Two of ours get small paddle locks.
     
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    lksdrinker Active Member

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    You shouldn't need anything to keep them shut. You could use something to lock it there though.
     
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    xxxapache Well-Known Member

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    My TT has six latches on the 3 storage areas around the belly. I use small pin clips.
     
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    Snow Well-Known Member

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    Padlock..
     
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    PopUpSteve Administrator

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    Those are there for padlocks. Most don't use them.
     
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    Rusty1778 New Member

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    Thank you all for the answers!
     
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    Carabiner
     
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    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

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    First off they are over center latches. When they are latched they will be tight. Second usually a pop up will only have one with an eye for a padlock.Just saying
     
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    Mine only has one that can be locked. The rest dont have the eyelets. I've never put anything in it to keep it locked.
     
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    As others said I use a small padlock just so it doesn't come off. Not like it's going to stop anyone from getting in.
     
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    I don't use anything on mine either. AND for sure i wouldn't put a padlock on it, cause sure as heck i'd lose or forget where the key was!:eek::eek::eek::eek:
     
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    Nylon cable tie(s). [A]
     
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    Snow Well-Known Member

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    I used a lock on the latch for when it was in storage and travelling, the key for it was kept on the trailer keys, so hard to loose it..
     
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    I keep a small Master padlock on ours. Locks are taped down to keep them from moving in the wind while towing. Locks are mainly to keep the latches adjustment from being changed. With the thick top seal on the Aliner, you can push down on the top and pop the hook off the latch easily with no need to unlock.
     
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    We just use small zip ties and small pad locks. Just to keep the latches in the correct positions.
     
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    Cheap carabiner.
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    theseus Centerville, OH

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    Zip ties. My palomino’s latches would come unlocked while driving. I would put a zip tie in the hole and they couldn’t come undone.

    The one on my front box I drilled out the hole to make it big enough to accept a standard Masterlock number 4 brass padlock.
     
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    We use chain link with threaded closure on all four corners find them in hardware department
     

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