Locked Out! - Page 4 - Escape Trailer Owners Community

Go Back   Escape Trailer Owners Community > Escape Tech > Problem Solving | Owners helping each other
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 10-15-2015, 10:29 AM   #31
Senior Member
 
thoer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Galesville, Wisconsin
Trailer: 2017 21 "Blue II" & 2017 Highlander XLE (previously 2010 17B "Blue" & 2008 Tacoma)
Posts: 3,954
Does anybody know which Bauer model is the correct replacement one for the Fastec we have?
__________________

__________________
Eric (and Mary who is in no way responsible for anything stupid I post)

SAE Towing Standard "Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance." George Bernard Shaw
thoer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2015, 11:24 AM   #32
Senior Member
 
MyronL's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Edgewood, New Mexico
Trailer: 2013 Esc19/'14 Silvrado
Posts: 2,059
So how am I to know which I got? Fastec or Bauer?

Guessing Fastec.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg lock.jpg (64.0 KB, 30 views)
__________________

__________________
Myron
"A billion here, a billion there...add it all up and before you know it you're talking real money." Everett Dirkson
MyronL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2015, 11:44 AM   #33
Senior Member
 
NW Cat Owner's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Seatac, Washington
Trailer: "The Trailer", 2nd Gen 21' & a 2017 Tundra CrewMax in Blazing Blue Pearl
Posts: 2,492
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sandra L View Post
I'm glad you were able to get back in. It may not be a bad idea to leave a "climbable in" window unlocked.
Then what's the point of even locking your doors? Someone's able to get in, one way or the other. Yes, I know, if you go through the door you look like you "belong" to that trailer, but still.

I think it's crazy that there's problems with these locks. At least if it's at home there's a locksmith nearby or more easily reachable than if you're out in the toolies. You might not have cell coverage to call one anyway.

and you should not be expected to take the hinges off your door just to get in. That's super crazy.

So, now I have to be paranoid that I'll get locked out or in of my trailer (when we get one). I'm not skinny nor limber enough to crawl through a window.


__________________
Laura and Dirk and Spike (the cat)
www.UnderKittySupervision.com
NW Cat Owner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2015, 11:46 AM   #34
Senior Member
 
LeonW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: St. Paul, Minnesota
Trailer: 2014 Escape 21 -- The Skylark. Towed by a 2014 Highlander
Posts: 980
Quote:
Originally Posted by MyronL View Post
So how am I to know which I got? Fastec or Bauer?

Guessing Fastec.
The keys for our trailer say 'bauer'
LeonW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2015, 01:28 PM   #35
Senior Member
 
Kountrykamper's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Middle, Tennessee
Trailer: 2017 Escape 19' #2
Posts: 1,442
Quote:
Originally Posted by MyronL View Post
So how am I to know which I got? Fastec or Bauer?

Guessing Fastec.
Yours says FIT on it.
FIT = Fastec International Corporation
__________________
Tom
Kountrykamper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2015, 05:12 PM   #36
Senior Member
 
C&G in FL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Tampa Bay Area, Florida
Trailer: 2015 5.0TA
Posts: 1,429
Quote:
Originally Posted by medora View Post
Here's what Reace said in email about this:

There seems to be a few different manufacturers of these latches, however they must all get their parts from the same supplier. We now use Bauer brand latch and they too have glitches. Although small glitches, they are better than the Fastec lock. The Fastec lock could jamb and not let you get your key in or out. The Bauer seems to lock unexpectedly, but you can still use your key.

Not sure if that helps.


Anyone have bad experiences with the Bauers?
That's interesting, because my Bauer jammed at the midpoint and I couldn't get the key in or out. I replaced it with a Fastec, which is stiffer and it makes closing the door from the inside easier. I wouldn't replace a Fastec with a Bauer, you could have the same problems. Incidentally, after removing the Bauer, I twisted the key with pliers. The key bent a bit but it unjambed the lock.
__________________
Carl
2015 F150 2.7 EcoBoost (Big Spot)
2015 5.0TA (Little Elsie)
"What a long, strange trip it's been....."
C&G in FL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2015, 10:48 AM   #37
Senior Member
 
medora's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Three Oaks, Michigan, Michigan
Trailer: 2012 Escape 17B
Posts: 227
Looks like there's a serious business opportunity here for someone able/willing to make a decent RV lock. Any locksmiths out there?

(I'm with you Laura -- being told the best (only?) solution in some cases may be to remove the door, I really gotta wonder. I'll keep keys in multiple places now, but still ...)
__________________
Elizabeth & Dan
Oliver the 2012 17B
Fern the Golden Retriever
& Dovekie the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon
medora is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2015, 11:22 AM   #38
Senior Member
 
NW Cat Owner's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Seatac, Washington
Trailer: "The Trailer", 2nd Gen 21' & a 2017 Tundra CrewMax in Blazing Blue Pearl
Posts: 2,492
Quote:
Originally Posted by medora View Post
Looks like there's a serious business opportunity here for someone able/willing to make a decent RV lock. Any locksmiths out there?

(I'm with you Laura -- being told the best (only?) solution in some cases may be to remove the door, I really gotta wonder. I'll keep keys in multiple places now, but still ...)
I'm clueless about the logistics of it, but why can't a regular house lock be put on a trailer door? We have the lever type handles on all of our doors (inside and out) as when my tendinitis flares up, it's really hard to turn knobs. We've had the locks in place for over 10 years and have never had a single problem (knock on wood!) with them.

When I rented a motorhome for a month earlier this year, I was not impressed in the least with how you opened the door - pulling the black latch thingie was a pain (literally, some times). And I couldn't always get the deadbolt to lock from the outside. I thought it was me, but now I'm wondering if it was the lock itself. At least I could have still gotten in through the cab of the vehicle if problems arose.

I watched the latest episode of Mike Rowe's Somebody's Gotta Do It yesterday and they had a segment on TechShop where folks can join and use their tools to build stuff. Including prototypes of stuff they later get funded on Kickstarter or some such. (Square was one product built there that's become a multi-bazillion dollar company.) I'm sure we'd all fling some money in via crowdfunding if a lock worked really well without any problems.
__________________
Laura and Dirk and Spike (the cat)
www.UnderKittySupervision.com
NW Cat Owner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2015, 11:33 AM   #39
Senior Member
 
C&G in FL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Tampa Bay Area, Florida
Trailer: 2015 5.0TA
Posts: 1,429
Quote:
Originally Posted by MyronL View Post
So how am I to know which I got? Fastec or Bauer?

Guessing Fastec.
Yes Myron. The FTC stamping is Fastec. The Fastec I replaced my Bauer with is chromed metal and is stiffer than the composite Bauer ETI is now using. And I agree someone beets to make a lock that is not a piece of junk.
__________________
Carl
2015 F150 2.7 EcoBoost (Big Spot)
2015 5.0TA (Little Elsie)
"What a long, strange trip it's been....."
C&G in FL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2015, 12:07 PM   #40
Senior Member
 
medora's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Three Oaks, Michigan, Michigan
Trailer: 2012 Escape 17B
Posts: 227
Laura, house locks won't work because they wouldn't fit the door/frame. That's why this really sucks -- there are very few viable options.

BTW, I did forget to post that when I asked Reace about the Bauer keyless RV locks, he said he wasn't 100% sure but didn't believe they would fit an Escape.

Contemplating a career change, to "lock entrepreneur,"

~e
__________________

__________________
Elizabeth & Dan
Oliver the 2012 17B
Fern the Golden Retriever
& Dovekie the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon
medora is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off






» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:30 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.