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Old 08-28-2007, 06:17 PM   #11
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Re: How to lock them doors!

Sorry, didn't mean to offend anyone. In fact, I have one on my back door. Though it looks good.

Alright then, how about...........................
"A factory looking system looks cooler".

Any better?
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Old 08-28-2007, 06:28 PM   #12
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Sorry, didn't mean to offend anyone. In fact, I have one on my back door. Though it looks good.
Absolutely no offense taken! I'm probably the cheeziest guy I know!

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Alright then, how about...........................
"A factory looking system looks cooler". . .Any better?
(Don't ya just hate these politically correct times?)
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Old 08-28-2007, 06:59 PM   #13
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Re: How to lock them doors!

I was thinking that while driving the padlock(s) would bounce around and make noise, but does anyone see any draw backs with padlocks?
I chain my bike up with a chain that has a 5230 pound breaking point so cheezy does not bother me.
I prefer not to see it as cheezy, but ghetto.
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Old 08-28-2007, 09:33 PM   #14
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Re: How to lock them doors!

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I dont know about a popper like you wish for but a linear actuator would do that, and more, you could get a keyed switch to power it and it could acutually open and close the door instead of the manual hand opperated door.. you have power doors then, kind of a luxuary item but would serve as security with a keyed lock/switch device to activate it..

Those linear actuators can be had in many diffrent strokes and force ratings..
I thought about going that route as well, but there is something about still having the manual means of opening the door available, you know what I mean? The linear actuator would certainly be trick, but if it ever failed I'd be boned. If the solenoid ever failed, not biggie...I would just be back to a manual door. If it can just push my handle out (the Wayne's cam-over instead of using some sort of positive lock) with the solenoid so that I can push it in (jackknife door) that really is simple enough for me.

For now I just lock my front door by slamming it shut either from the inside or the outside and lock the back door with one of these.
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Old 08-30-2007, 09:01 PM   #15
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Re: How to lock them doors!

same lock I used BigBlue, definitely nicer than a padlock and only costs about $6.oo. For your solenoid setup, you could try a power lock solenoid, they push and pull. Or just make a simple lever setup to make the pull solenoid push.
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Old 09-10-2007, 08:46 PM   #16
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Re: How to lock them doors!

Here's a picture of the lock setup on my bus, it's just a locking cover over the exterior door switch (electric door). simple, but effective.


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Old 09-10-2007, 09:51 PM   #17
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Re: How to lock them doors!

On my bus, I'm cutting a hole in the metal under the windshield but behind the hood. Facing forward. I'm going to put a steel, lockable door over the hole. Then, I'm going to route a cable up to the door release lever using a few pulleys. I'll have a lawnmower type handle inside the hole. I'll pull it and it will release the door latch. It's nice and simple, inconspicuous, effective and it doesn't look trashy. My front door folds up inside the bus and I like to drive down the road with the door open. I didn't want to change it up any. I'll post pictures when I get it done. Also, for the rear emergency door, I'm going to have it locked from the inside. I would NEVER put a padlock on the outside or anything that would prevent me and my family from being able to escape. Make it to where it keeps bad guys out, but doesn't prevent you from GETTING out.
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Re: How to lock them doors!

where are photos of the guy that used a linear actuator inline with his stock door opener...so you could open the door manually or use the remote??? that was a simple setup that was way cool.

another option i thought about for a lock is using one of those magnet switches commonly used for burglar alarms on windows.



you could mount it to a certain location on the bus, then if you're camping and have multiple people that require access to the bus you could give each of them an inexpensive "magic" bracelet, ring, neckless etc that has a magnet in it. putting this magic ring next to the magnet switch would open the door, just like magic.
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Old 07-22-2008, 12:13 PM   #19
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Re: How to lock them doors!

When I need to lock my doors, I latch the front door from the inside and paddle lock the rear door. I bolted some angle iron to the back door and put a paddle lock though it when I need the bus locked. I can also take the same lock and put it on the inside of the back door to lock it form the inside.

Very cheap and easy to do, cost me less than $10 and only takes a few minutes to make...

Here's a video of my lock setup.

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Re: How to lock them doors!

I saw this one in the gallery.

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