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Old 01-25-2010, 03:12 PM   #11
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Re: Door locks?

Buddy of mine has one of these on his handicap doors, which is up front. I can't remember how he locks the others, but when he leaves, he exits and enters through this door. I don't think I have any pics of it specifically, but here you can see what it's like.
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Old 01-25-2010, 05:42 PM   #12
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Does anyone else have an exterior lock like this?I've been wondering how common this is.No lever,the door operates solely on electric.Any bad experiences,besides dead batteries?
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Old 01-26-2010, 11:51 AM   #13
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Re: Door locks?

Heres my super genius rear door lock. A carriage bolt and 2 springs from True Value Hardware and a hole drilled in the door lever guard. The front door is just the regular door knob lock for an RV.
LOL on a side note... You can see a silver car mirror on the bottom right of one of the pictures. That would be my moms Caddilac Deville sitting right behind the bus. When I opened the rear door to take these pictures, the bottom of the rear door was inches above the hood of the Caddy. (Shhhhh our secret).
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Old 01-27-2010, 06:11 AM   #14
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Does anyone else have an exterior lock like this?I've been wondering how common this is.No lever,the door operates solely on electric.Any bad experiences,besides dead batteries?
That's what solar panels are for
So I can only leave the bus on sunny days?
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Old 01-27-2010, 12:25 PM   #15
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Perhaps a small battery and solar panel just for the door lock? I guess I am thinking of a UPS for the door lock.
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Old 01-27-2010, 02:40 PM   #16
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I wouldn't think that a door lock and electric door would kill a battery. If it does that's one hell of a door lock. Might as well go ahead and electrify the bus body.


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Old 05-14-2010, 12:59 AM   #17
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Re: Door locks?

Pic of the lock I built. Not as fancy as some, but to each your own.

The simple square tubing. Obviously the center slides to one side or the other once the lock is removed.

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Old 05-30-2010, 07:03 PM   #18
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Re: Door locks?

My front door lock is a padlock on the outside with an extra loopy thing so I can lock it open or closed. The back door on the other hand is just a piece of PVC pipe cut to fit over the handle and notched to slide tightly over the locking mechanism. I know I have a pic here somewhere of the front door, I will try to get a pic of the rear. Oh, and to lock the front door while inside, I just wrap a bungee cord around the handle and secure it to the dash. That way no one can 'pop' the front door open while I am sleeping inside. This pic is an OLD one taken before I finished priming the bus. I think I was showing off the porch light I had just installed. BTW - The porch light works AWESOME...lights up the whole campsite at night. It was a universal reverse light from a truck supply store.
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Old 06-01-2010, 05:15 PM   #19
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Re: Door locks?

I was worried about securing the doors on my new Bluebird 1998 TC2000 bus. Turns out they have factory kits to take care of this. I ordered the one for the double door in the front, another for the battery box door, and a third that even supplied a locking fuel door to install on the opening on the side of my bus. I'll post some photos after I get them installed.

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Old 06-30-2010, 09:23 AM   #20
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Love the ideas. We've done the padlock bit on previous rides. Drilling out the screws so they can't be unscrewed, locking the latch in open position so vandals can't lock us in, etc. Might go that route this time but looking over the forums there are so many other ways to do a locking system. Will have to think about it now, darn it!
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