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Old 12-13-2013, 12:29 PM   #171
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Jim, ah the notorious Fastec lock. See our previous thread "locked out" when we first got our 15. We were just about ready to remove the door also. So...question. On removing the door did you take the screws out of the trailer side or door side and would you recommend your method for someone else? Thinking about removing door to insulate it. Thanks.
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Old 12-13-2013, 01:34 PM   #172
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Is anybody else now wondering about the now apparent security flaw? If the entire door can be unscrewed without having to open the door...what kind of security is that??
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Old 12-13-2013, 01:54 PM   #173
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Been waiting for Jim to post 21 pics so I thought I'd share a couple of ours but alas am computer illiterate and my children aren't home to help lol but I did manage to upload them to the gallery under Bare Escape so if someone cares to post em up in here feel free and thanx , cheers mike
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Old 12-13-2013, 02:07 PM   #174
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Is anybody else now wondering about the now apparent security flaw? If the entire door can be unscrewed without having to open the door...what kind of security is that??
Or if they pick the lock, or if they use the same key (which is somewhat common, or if they break in a window, or make a quick hole with a saw. All things that are quicker than taking the door off.

My point simply is that I don't really think it is something to worry about, is all.
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Old 12-13-2013, 02:09 PM   #175
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Been waiting for Jim to post 21 pics so I thought I'd share a couple of ours but alas am computer illiterate and my children aren't home to help lol but I did manage to upload them to the gallery under Bare Escape so if someone cares to post em up in here feel free and thanx , cheers mike
Nice pictures! Where were they taken?
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Old 12-13-2013, 02:21 PM   #176
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Or if they pick the lock, or if they use the same key (which is somewhat common, or if they break in a window, or make a quick hole with a saw. All things that are quicker than taking the door off.

My point simply is that I don't really think it is something to worry about, is all.
I agree with Jim. While one doesn't have to make it easy to get in, all the precautions in the world are not going to keep someone out if they are determined. And what's the point of stewing about something that probably won't ever happen--camping is supposed to be fun!
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Old 12-13-2013, 03:09 PM   #177
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I don't think we ever had anything stolen when we had our tent -- and probably half the time our airstream was unlocked. if someone is going to go to the extreme of taking off the door, then nothing is safe.
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Old 12-13-2013, 03:17 PM   #178
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Is anybody else now wondering about the now apparent security flaw? If the entire door can be unscrewed without having to open the door...what kind of security is that??
The locks are really to keep honest folks honest. Don't kid yourself about the effectiveness of the security on a travel trailer. I am sure that if I really wanted to, I could grab the edge of the door on my 19' and pull it open by hand, even if the door was locked. It may break the door, but if I was a thief, I would not be terribly concerned about that.
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Old 12-13-2013, 03:45 PM   #179
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-- and probably half the time our airstream was unlocked.
I bet with our trailer, it is not locked 90% of the time. Can't be bothered to be bothered about things like that.
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Old 12-13-2013, 03:48 PM   #180
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Jim, ah the notorious Fastec lock. See our previous thread "locked out" when we first got our 15. We were just about ready to remove the door also. So...question. On removing the door did you take the screws out of the trailer side or door side and would you recommend your method for someone else? Thinking about removing door to insulate it. Thanks.
Reace suggested and I followed his suggestion, remove the door and hinges from the trailer, not from the door. When reinstalling use some sealant around the screws, which are square drive.
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