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Old 06-18-2009, 04:10 PM   #1
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Re: Door locks?

Hay do has i did ,,,drill a hole thought the long bar on the inside of the door ( the red one and put a padlock there or just remove the handel from the door,you can still put it back in when you want to use it.....keith

on the 93 tc the front door has a lock on the bottom ????
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Old 06-19-2009, 05:23 PM   #2
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I plan on tacking 2 short pieces of 1.5x1.5 square tubing on the outside of the bus on either side of the door (not the door itself) then I will run a 1x1 square tube through it. The 1x1 will have a flate plate on one side so it will only pull out in one direction and a hole that I will drill a hole and put a lock through on the other side. My back door is from a camper with a dead bolt.
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Old 06-24-2009, 01:12 PM   #3
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Here is how we did it.






A simple hose clamp- crude yet effective
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Old 06-28-2009, 08:04 PM   #4
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Here's another lock. This door seemed to fold outward instead of into the cabin like most buses I've seen. It was on a Ford... don't know if that makes a difference. I was more curious about how he locked the door instead of the bus itself. I also couldn't tell if it opened in the middle, or if it just opened funny.
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Old 06-29-2009, 02:56 AM   #5
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If someone wants to get into your bus, he can. Install a very loud siren...........
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Old 06-29-2009, 03:13 AM   #6
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Silly question, Is it possible to hook the alarm into the airhorn on the outside??? I keep having an idea of mounting a 5chime horn from a Train into a car...
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Old 06-29-2009, 02:33 PM   #7
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Locks only keep the honest people honest.... I don't have anything worth stealing..
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Old 06-30-2009, 11:22 AM   #8
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I have considered just bracing the door- might do somthing like that when we are stoppng overnight someplace.

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Old 07-14-2009, 04:38 PM   #9
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Silly question, Is it possible to hook the alarm into the airhorn on the outside??? I keep having an idea of mounting a 5chime horn from a Train into a car...
Yes. most alarms have a 12v output that powers the horn. You can replace it with any horn you want. If you are using a massive horn, though, you might want a 12v relay switch, as I'm not sure that the power output from the alarm can power a huge horn. Also, a lot of alarms have a horn output that is designed to honk the horn while the alarm is blaring.

Ok. I took a very different approach to everyone here, and I am quite pleased. I keep my back door locked with a padlock, and the front door closed with the stock door latch(that can be opened from the inside). We then have an alarm with a motion sensor so that any movement inside the bus sets it off. I installed an 8" actuator in the opener bar (that goes from the door to the driver handle), that we hooked up to the door-lock outputs of the alarm(via a relay timer to get the timing right). This is set up so that when you turn off the alarm with the remote, the door opens, and when you turn on the alarm, the door closes. We also have switches inside the bus that can open and close the door as well as an electric key outside that can toggle the state of the door without arming the alarm. When I walk away from the bus, I just arm the alarm, and it closes the door for me, disarming opens the door, and I use the switch once inside to close it without re-arming. So far it's been really nice.
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JimmyAustinTX...

Thanks for the great front door pictures. That is just what I was looking for. Our biggest exposure will be while we are at llama shows and in the barn and show ring during the day but show attendance is unfortunately low enough to not have much foot traffic around so I think the combination of the hasps up front and the household door lock on the rear emergency exit should cover it. Our worst exposure would be at the Iowa State Fair.
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