When choosing keyless entry in any circumstance, one must find the perfect balance between security and convenience. In the case of choosing the best keyless RV door lock, the path is somewhat trickier. Since RVs are exposed to the elements, and you’ll be using your entry door more often, it’s important to choose a reliable lock. Because if a lock fails you in the middle of any journey, it puts a damper on the essence of said journey.
Therefore, the purpose of this article is to introduce you to the best keyless RV entry door locks currently available. Additionally, you’ll pick up some helpful tips to help you choose the right keyless lock for your RV. After the tips, you’ll find reviews of each lock listed below. By the time we wrap up, you’ll be an RV lock aficionado. Okay, well, maybe not that far, but you get the point.
Let’s start with the specs for each lock to give you an overview of your options.
Top 5 Keyless RV Door Locks
How to Choose an RV Keyless Entry Door Lock
Below, I summarize the key points to consider when choosing your lock:
- Materials – All of the locks in this guide are all-metal construction. Beware of cheap locks with plastic parts if you want to keep your RV secure. Also, since a lot of stock RV locks use common keys and cheap parts, choosing an all-metal lock is an instant security upgrade.
- Hole Size – All of the locks included in this guide fit the same size hole openings. In most cases, Class A and C RV owners will need to find special locks to fit the 5.75″ x 5.5″ hole size. For this reason, Class A and C RV owners will need to seek out alternatives or choose models by RVLock.
- Entry Methods – Generally, keyless entry door locks rely on programmable keypad access and remote fob entry. Because of this, you have the convenience of not having to carry a key. However, most keyless RV locks also offer mechanical key access. You’ll notice that most locks featured here have two keyholes. This option allows you to lock your RV by key and keypad or keyless entry alone. Lastly, you may also find Bluetooth access that allows you to unlock your RV with a compatible phone app.
- Warranty – One final important factor to consider is warranty terms. In this space, manufacturers are now competing by offering lifetime warranties. With that being said, you may want to choose a company that offers a lifetime warranty for added assurance.
Beyond those points, your decision comes down to your preferences, which we’ll help you with next.
Best Keyless RV Door Lock Reviews
In the following sections, we share reviews of each lock featured in the table above.
#1) RVLock V4.0
One of the tried and true leaders in the RV lock space is RVLock. As you’ve probably already noticed, RVLock is the trendsetter for the teardrop keyless lock design. Additionally, the company offers a robust catalog of products, including keyless locks for Class C/A RVs. On top of that, there are both left-handed and right-handed models.
With that in mind, RVLock is the most established company in this guide. It has a designed toll-free customer service number and even T-shirts to give you an idea of just how far RVLock goes to promote itself. Beyond the company itself, the RVLock 4.0 model is the perfect choice for fifth wheels and travel trailers. In the past, RVLock did not offer all-metal construction, however, version 4.0 is now all metal with an upgraded silicone keypad.
Each package comes with a single 4-button FOB and two mechanical keys. Additionally, the RVLock V4.0 is made for easy installation, advertised at just ten minutes. Lastly, RVLock offers several upgrades, including a Bluetooth add-on (RVLock BT Pro+) and extendable warranty terms up to five years. Yet, it’s important to note that adding those features is not cheap.
- Keyless Class C/A motorhome locks available
- The most well-established RV door lock manufacturer
- Newly upgraded all-metal construction with silicone keypad
- Backlit keypad
- Hardened steel core for enhanced security
- Easy installation and programming
- Easy to share codes when needed
- Includes only one remote fob
- Extending the warranty is an extra cost
- The beep volume is not adjustable but can be turned off
#2) latch.it RV Door-Lock
Now for RVLock’s main competition, latch.it. Firstly, latch.it offers two main features that make its keyless lock more appetizing. Those are two key fobs included and the lifetime warranty. Out of the gate, you’re not getting charged extra to extend your warranty or get an extra key fob. These two advantages on their own may be enough to sell RV owners on choosing latch.it over RVLock.
After that, you’ll notice that latch.it’s keyless RV lock has an IP67 waterproof rating. This rating ensures that the lock is completely waterproof when submerged up to 1 meter for up to 30 minutes. In other words, this lock is built to remain waterproof in even the heaviest storms. On the other hand, RVLock does not advertise a waterproof rating. Instead, it simply states that its locks are weather-resistant.
Primarily, latch.it’s lock is made for 5th wheels, horse trailers, and campers. Unlike RVLock, latch.it does not currently offer Class C/A keyless entry locks. Lastly, the latch.it keyless lock is currently available in both black and white to match your RV.
- Includes two remote fobs
- IP67 waterproof rating
- The option to purchase two locks keyed alike
- Available in black and white
- Clear instructions and easy installation
- Includes a rubber gasket for glass doors
- The latest version allows the user to disable the beeping sound
- Lifetime warranty
- Loud beeping sound when turned on
- The handle may feel shallow to you
- The keypad is not silicone
#3) Carmtek RV Keyless Entry Door Lock Handle Latch
Next, you have the Carmtek RV lock. At first glance, it’s easy to see that this lock is nearly identical to latch.it’s lock. Similarly, it comes with two key fobs, a lifetime warranty, and an 8-digit keypad. Also, RVLock wins this round again with its silicone keypad rather than the rubber keypads offered by Carmtek and latch.it.
One difference to be aware of is that Carmtek’s lock sports an IP65 waterproof rating. Comparatively, this rating gives you full protection against dust, yet it does offer the same level of waterproofing as the latch.it lock. The “5” in IP65 provides protection against low-pressure water jets in all directions rather than protection against submersion. Depending on the climates you usually travel in, this may or may not be an important consideration.
As for the key fobs, they offer a range of up to 80 ft. Also, if you purchase multiple locks, a single key fob can control two separate locks. Other than that, Carmtek does provide online video tutorials for easy installation and operation.
- IP65 waterproof rating
- Includes two 4-button remote fobs
- The option to control two locks with a single key fob
- Available in 8 digits and 10 digits
- Online video tutorials
- Includes all the necessary hardware
- Lifetime warranty
- No option for Class A or C RVs
- The advertised key fob range might be exaggerated
#4) Elite RV Security RV Keyless Entry Door Lock
One emerging company in the RV lock space is Elite RV Security. The owners of Elite RV Security, Kyle & Brittni, are full-time RVers themselves. One advantage of choosing them is that they inspect each unit before shipment to ensure you’re not receiving a dud. Like most things in life, keyless RV door locks are primarily made in China, so that extra quality control step by Elite RV Security is nice to see.
Beyond that bit of company background, Elite RV Security provides a full list of helpful videos, ranging from how to install its locks to how to factory reset the lock. If one thing is for sure, if you run into any issues, the collection of how-to videos offered by Elite RV Security will lead you in the right direction.
As for the lock itself, it functions very similarly to the two preceding locks. Each lock comes with two key fobs, and it’s backed by a lifetime warranty to match latch.it and Carmtek. Finally, one key difference is that the two-button fob doesn’t allow for control of multiple locks like RVLock and Carmtek fobs.
- A small family-owned company
- The owners inspect each lock before shipment
- Adjustable volume
- Backlit keypad
- Online how-to tutorials
- Lifetime warranty
- The fobs may feel bulky to you
- The latch may feel small when grabbing it
- No option to pair the fob with two locks
#5) Kohree RV Keypad Lock
Our final pick is a lock that has a little different spin on the keyless RV door lock design than numbers two through four on our list. Firstly, you’ll notice that the latch is rectangular rather than the typical D-shape offered by the preceding locks. Secondly, this lock is a single locking system rather than a dual-locking system. For this reason, you’ll notice that there’s a single keyhole at the bottom of the lock.
Third, this lock does not come with remote fobs. Instead, it incorporates Bluetooth access via the Kohree app. With that in mind, Bluetooth access from a relatively unknown company does offer its pluses and minuses. For instance, you may find that the app is buggy, and whether Kohree decides to keep the app up to date is up to them.
As a result, you’ll more than likely stick to using keypad access. Beyond those considerations, the lock allows for convenient USB charging, and the beeping sounds are adjustable with the option to turn them off altogether. Finally, this lock is made for 5th wheels, horse trailers, bumper pull travel trailers, and campers.
- Bluetooth access via phone app
- Adjustable volume and silent mode
- IPX3 waterproof rating
- Backlit keypad
- Does not include remote fobs
- You may not like the app
- Unclear warranty terms
It’s clear that RVLock manufactures the best keyless RV door lock. Overall, RVLock offers the largest product range and has the most experience manufacturing RV locks. Having said that, purchasing upgrades and extended warranties can quickly raise the cost of installing a lock by RVLock. Also, each base package includes only one key fob.
For budget-conscious RV owners, you may find that latch.it gives you more value for your money since the base package includes two key fobs. Additionally, you get a lifetime warranty without an added cost. Outside of those considerations, the teardrop lock design with an 8-digit keypad is the current standard. More than likely, the handful of companies offering these locks are using the same or similar sources in China.
For this reason, choosing between the companies after RVLock comes down to your needs and preferences. Finally, Class C/A RV owners will want to stick with RVLock since of the companies in this guide, RVLock is the only one that currently offers Class C/A keyless door locks.