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Old 04-05-2016, 01:22 PM   #11
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this deadbolt idea is exactly perfect for what I need.. standard Inside deadbolt..

still allows me to unlock the door from the inside if I needed to exit quickly.. (no different than a house)..

and will allow me to fully latch my main entrance door..

perfect! thanks for the tip!
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Old 04-05-2016, 01:29 PM   #12
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On my back emergency door the long inside handle has a guard bar that goes around it. I just put a ziptie on it and tie the handle to the bar. It slides off when I need to open it.

I'm still struggling to figure out how to lock the front door that folds in.
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Old 04-05-2016, 02:00 PM   #13
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on mine when the main door is closed theres a handle latch that has to have a button depressed on the handle before it can open.. I figure thats as secure as im going to get.. sure someone can hack the driver window latch open and use a broom handle to open the door but otherwise it seems pretty secure..

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Old 04-05-2016, 02:15 PM   #14
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The original point was how to unlock one or both of the rear doors from the outside, hence the deadbolt configuration with keyed entry from the outside. I had not figured out how to do that yet.

On the other hand I like the way the rear doors lock from the inside. You can bend the tip 2" of those long handles 90* and they will catch on the guard preventing opening from the outside. You open it from the inside by pushing the handle toward the door before raising the handle. No lock required, but you've still got to go through the bus to open the door.
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Old 04-05-2016, 02:22 PM   #15
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The original point was how to unlock one or both of the rear doors from the outside, hence the deadbolt configuration with keyed entry from the outside. I had not figured out how to do that yet.

On the other hand I like the way the rear doors lock from the inside. You can bend the tip 2" of those long handles 90* and they will catch on the guard preventing opening from the outside. You open it from the inside by pushing the handle toward the door before raising the handle. No lock required, but you've still got to go through the bus to open the door.
I had thought about that very thing.. but since my bus doesnt have an air door my main door is secured easily.. my wheelchair door I can just padlock or other "inside-open-only" type mechanism..

my rear door is the one that i'll use for entry to the bus most times.. other than a short stop where I can leave the main door unlatched.. like a fuel stop or such...

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Old 04-05-2016, 03:41 PM   #16
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The original point was how to unlock one or both of the rear doors from the outside, hence the deadbolt configuration with keyed entry from the outside. I had not figured out how to do that yet.

On the other hand I like the way the rear doors lock from the inside. You can bend the tip 2" of those long handles 90* and they will catch on the guard preventing opening from the outside. You open it from the inside by pushing the handle toward the door before raising the handle. No lock required, but you've still got to go through the bus to open the door.

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Nuttin' fancy, hard to lock something up when it's got over fifty pieces of glass. Keeps honest people honest I guess, while in storage. I'm rippin' the rear/back apart in the future.
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Old 04-05-2016, 06:30 PM   #17
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On my E-door, I simply drilled through the safety shield and the handle and installed a snap-link through the holes. The snap-link is large enough to find, even in the dark. Of course, there is STILL the back window, but that's a LONG way down to the ground. Now, as for the front doors ---

I have air doors. Both sides open outward. Securing it while I am NOT inside is easy. I have a length of chain with two keyed-alike padlocks securing it on either end to brackets on the frame. I have YET to figure out how to secure it from the inside.
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Old 04-05-2016, 09:20 PM   #18
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I have air doors. Both sides open outward. Securing it while I am NOT inside is easy. I have a length of chain with two keyed-alike padlocks securing it on either end to brackets on the frame. I have YET to figure out how to secure it from the inside.
Hey Capt. for your front air doors why can't you do what Pimental did in his video?
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Hmmm, that's the same type of deadbolt that was used on a back door earlier. I hadn't thought of using that type of deadbolt for either front or rear. I was going to ask a locksmith sometime when in town and it's likely this is what he might have logically suggested.

My front air controlled doors will occasionally suddenly open part way during wind storms. There actually is a factory lock on the door that locks with the ignition key from the outside only, and that has turned out to be the best way to create any type of seal. I had taken to tying them shut with paracord previously. I had been thinking of making a couple large handles on the front doors that I could slide a 2x4 through at night. The deadbolt seems just a bit more civilized.
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Old 04-06-2016, 02:06 PM   #20
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i built a step well floor/topper to fill out the open space of the step well at floor level. the other awesome thing is you can not open the door when it is in its down position as my amtran doors are bi fold hinged inside opening.

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