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Old 07-23-2016, 07:12 PM   #1
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Lock security for the bus doors?

What are folks using to lock the rear "emergency" exit door and the front 2-part doors?
I'll have lots of expensive tools in mine and want to keep them!
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Old 07-23-2016, 07:42 PM   #2
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As my grandfather used to tell me, locks are only for honest people. If they want to get in, they'll break a window. Close the front door tight. It's almost impossible to open from the outside. Exit the rear door and lock it with a padlock. I'd do omething more permanent after conversion.

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Old 07-23-2016, 07:49 PM   #3
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As my grandfather used to tell me, locks are only for honest people. If they want to get in, they'll break a window. Close the front door tight. It's almost impossible to open from the outside. Exit the rear door and lock it with a padlock. I'd do omething more permanent after conversion.

Good luck!
I may be more concerned than I need to be. I've been working out of a van for years and never had a break-in. I'm thinking I'd use this for the rear door:Master Lock Magnum Security Lock and Guarded Hasp-M736XKADCCSEN - The Home Depot
Did I mention the shortie is going to become a work truck for my carpentry business?
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Old 07-23-2016, 08:11 PM   #4
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I may be more concerned than I need to be. I've been working out of a van for years and never had a break-in. I'm thinking I'd use this for the rear door:Master Lock Magnum Security Lock and Guarded Hasp-M736XKADCCSEN - The Home Depot
Did I mention the shortie is going to become a work truck for my carpentry business?
Nice. That shorty should make for a great carpentry truck! The Master Magnum is probably as secure as they come. They're used on the rear doors of contractors' vans in NYC. You earn your living with your tools. I understand why you're concerned.

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Old 07-23-2016, 08:50 PM   #5
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Here's an idea... Simple enough
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Old 07-23-2016, 08:53 PM   #6
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My door glass & frame strongly prohibit me from using the door lock system I want to use... But, I'm still looking.
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Old 07-23-2016, 09:04 PM   #7
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I may be more concerned than I need to be. I've been working out of a van for years and never had a break-in. I'm thinking I'd use this for the rear door:Master Lock Magnum Security Lock and Guarded Hasp-M736XKADCCSEN - The Home Depot
Did I mention the shortie is going to become a work truck for my carpentry business?

Looked good so I checked out the link, read some of the reviews....there's a demo of a guy picking it in about ten seconds, hmmm not that secure ...my $.02
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Old 07-23-2016, 10:22 PM   #8
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Looked good so I checked out the link, read some of the reviews....there's a demo of a guy picking it in about ten seconds, hmmm not that secure ...my $.02
If that's the case any lock is obsolete. Most run of the mill thieves aren't professional locksmiths though!
Maybe I could wire the doors to explosives! Just gotta remember to disarm when I open it!
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Old 07-23-2016, 11:44 PM   #9
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Since I made my door solid, I will need to go with setup like this



But, I am going to the Truck Supply soon to see what they have for narrow stile doors
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Old 07-24-2016, 03:52 AM   #10
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I ordered these two RV door latches about 6 months ago when I bought my skoolie. They only work with doors up to 1 1/4" thick or so. I had to make a recessed pocket. As such, I just got the first one on my rear door mounted today. They work beautifully though, and the fact that one key works for both is great. When I get around to rebuilding my front door, it'll be awesome.
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