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Old 06-30-2012, 05:15 AM   #1
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Please post pictures of your front door lock setup.

Title pretty much says it all. I'm looking for ideas for locking my folding door. Thanks.
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Old 06-30-2012, 01:50 PM   #2
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Re: Please post pictures of your front door lock setup.

I am honestly still using a "temporary" solution... I have a 2x4 that I wedge between the first stair and the door to keep in locked. I enter and exit through the back door, and have a pad lock on that. It's ghetto - I fully realize this.
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I plan on welding my doors together utilizing the forward hinge and having it open like a RV door with a door latch and deadbolt. This is to keep the original look and be less expensive than buying a RV door that you have to modify the opening to fit the door.
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I must be missing something, I use the factory door lock.
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Old 07-05-2012, 12:17 AM   #5
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My bus does not have a lock on the front from the factory, so I have to improvise.
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Old 07-05-2012, 12:44 PM   #6
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Re: Please post pictures of your front door lock setup.

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I must be missing something, I use the factory door lock.

I have a factory lock on mine but was old it was broken. Maybe I should look at fixing it.
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We have factory locks on all the doors. I actually use nylon zip ties on the side doors. You can open and close them in an emergency easily but no one could get them loose from the outside. No need making things difficult.
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My Crown has a ring welded under the front step. The door key that opens the side compartments also has a ring. There is a hole in the front step that the door key slides up into and it goes into the hallow channel on the door frame to keep it locked. This was the standard locking mechanism on all Crowns from the 50's until the end of production in the early 90's.

When I'm inside for the night, I have a wooden brace I place between the door and the first step to prevent the door from opening. The door also has a release mechanism from the inside which will allow the door to open outward in a emergency. I also have two rear exits I can use to get out quickly if needed.



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For the life of me, I couldn't figure out what those holes in my lower step were for... until now!
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