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Old 01-24-2017, 10:09 AM   #21
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while the lock is nice ..what keeps the thief from just putting a crowbar in the door jam and prying back the door at the lock?...
Nothing, but I think folks are installing these locks for convenience and ease of use, not in hope of foiling a determined thief.
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while the lock is nice ..what keeps the thief from just putting a crowbar in the door jam and prying back the door at the lock?..just thinking thieves do it on houses and the rv door jam sure doesn't look as strong as a house door jam...for that matter the door looks so cheap they could probably just put the crowbar under the edge of lock and pry it thru the door.
There are so many ways to get into a trailer if you wanted to - the lock is to keep semi-honest people out. It is handy to be able to go out without having to have a set of keys on you and of course, the remote adds another cool factor to the trailer.
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Old 01-24-2017, 10:43 AM   #23
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It's all what your used to. When you see shiny spots on the asphalt, you think black ice - when I see shiny spots, the asphalt has melted.

No kidding. When we were kids, we had to use solvent to get the tar off our shoes from the melted roadways in the summer.
Truth!

Why not go barefoot, and use the tar for foot protection and added traction?
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Old 01-24-2017, 10:54 AM   #24
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Fred, Seems simple. What did you use to do the notching? I bought one in December but won't have the trailer until the rally and would like to know if I need more then the screwdriver that the instructions say I need. Thanks for posting.


Hi Steven,

After discussing options with H46DRIVER,
I carefully drilled a small pilot hole near the edge of the marked wall, and kept changing to a larger drill bit until it kinda broken open. Then I used a bastard file to clean it up.

There may be better ways of addressing it but, as a full-timer, I have limited tools.

You may have no problem getting yours installed, as TDF-TEXAS mentioned.
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Old 01-24-2017, 11:13 AM   #25
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Looks nice and secure...except for the fact that Fred showed the world the key code in the fourth photo!
Thanks for pointing that out to the whole world my friend. Now, all you got to do is order a new key, wait for it to arrive, find out where in the United States we currently are because we full-time, and then find us there...I will have a Blue Moon waiting for you!

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Old 01-24-2017, 11:24 AM   #26
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Looks like a very friendly pup!
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Old 01-24-2017, 11:57 AM   #27
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Fred, looks nice and appears to work nicely. What type of batteries does it used? Does it need to be disassembled to change them?


You don't have to disassemble. Removing two screws on the inside plate reveals 4 AA batteries.



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Old 01-24-2017, 12:03 PM   #28
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Easy peasy Fred , your new beauty is going all techno!
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Old 01-24-2017, 12:19 PM   #29
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Batteries don't do well when frozen. Is it going to be a concern with this door lockset during winter storage.. or during winter travel? Oh my. Inquiring minds want to know.
That's a good point. We've had keyless deadbolts (there is a key) on our detached garage and the side entry into our home for the past 5 years. With the batteries inside the environment like shown here, we haven't had any problems yet. While we don't live in a super cold environment, so freezing hasn't been a problem. You can tell when the batteries need to be replaced because the sound pitch of the motor will change. It sounds like it's struggling to turn the deadbolt. Like this solution, we unscrew the bolts and replace the batteries. The keyless deadbolts have allowed my wife to effectively be key-less as her car is push button. We're going to watch to see how everyone feels about this solution and possibly add it at some point.
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Old 01-24-2017, 02:47 PM   #30
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Thanks Fred! Between cold weather, company and now my pneumonia, we haven't been able to install ours. Thrilled with the photos and to read that it went in easily (well, easily enough). I'll be sure to direct Dirk to this thread.

I'm kind of bummed their keypad doesn't have all the numbers on it as that means we'll have to come up with something other than our standard number passcode, which could be tricky for Dirk as he's crap at remembering numbers. Guess he can use the key!
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Old 01-24-2017, 04:54 PM   #31
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while the lock is nice ..what keeps the thief from just putting a crowbar in the door jam and prying back the door at the lock?..just thinking thieves do it on houses and the rv door jam sure doesn't look as strong as a house door jam...for that matter the door looks so cheap they could probably just put the crowbar under the edge of lock and pry it thru the door.
The lock is no more or less secure than the original but it is much more convenient - that's why I picked one up. Gotta agree, if someone wants in, they're gonna get in (but I better not be home when they do it!)
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Old 01-24-2017, 05:15 PM   #32
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The lock is no more or less secure than the original but it is much more convenient - that's why I picked one up. Gotta agree, if someone wants in, they're gonna get in (but I better not be home when they do it!)
yes..was originally mistaken in thinking that people were replacing the standard lock because this might be more robust/secure...hence the comment. It does look convenient and easy to install.
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You can tell when the batteries need to be replaced because the sound pitch of the motor will change. It sounds like it's struggling to turn the deadbolt. Like this solution, we unscrew the bolts and replace the batteries.
The website for the RVLock indicates that the unit emits a signal when the batteries are running low which gives you plenty of time to change the batteries. Neat feature.
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I have a key. Doesn't require batteries, or an alarm.
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Old 01-24-2017, 08:28 PM   #35
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I have a key. Doesn't require batteries, or an alarm.


Yeah, but where's the fun in that
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Fred,
I tried to eliminate your lock info but I do not use Tap-a- talk, anyhow the info is gone but the picture is smaller. But on edit, once you click it is standard size, your info is safe now.
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Fred,
I tried to eliminate your lock info but I do not use Tap-a- talk, anyhow the info is gone but the picture is smaller. But on edit, once you click it is standard size, your info is safe now.
It was against my better judgement to point it out, but my hope was that it would be removed/edited. Thanks Jim.
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It was against my better judgement to point it out, but my hope was that it would be removed/edited. Thanks Jim.


A better man would have sent a private message to point it out. In any case, I have corrected it.
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A better man would have sent a private message to point it out. In any case, I have corrected it.
Admittedly not one of my better posts. You full time and that is your home so it is a sensitive matter. I'm glad it was able to be edited. My apologies Fred.

...and a really nice install by the way. I wish this would work with the classic door, but I'm hearing it likely won't.
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Old 01-25-2017, 12:18 PM   #40
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Admittedly not one of my better posts. You full time and that is your home so it is a sensitive matter. I'm glad it was able to be edited. My apologies Fred.


Thanks rubicon327. We will put this behind us and I look forward to sharing a brewski with you...cheers!
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