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Old 06-08-2019, 07:46 PM   #1
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How to secure my bus?

I have horrible family. a lot of stealing going on. Going to try to get one in particular put in prison. stole my $4000 camera setup and pawened it for $400.


anyway. want to secure the bus. the rear door was pretty easy. drilled some holes installed abus hasp and lock.


SO. front door. problem with the front door is not locking it (hasp and lock) the problem is OPENING It once shut. from the outside. with NO access from the rear door (Its filled with my stuff using it as a moving truck)


here is what I have so far. going to 3d print an insert to keep the "release" lifted. once the pivot moves past 0/0 you have to pull it to unlock it even with the "release" lifted.

so here is what I have so far for that. hook on the arm. run it behind the drivers seat and sit it on the dash by the side window. open the side window from the outside tug on the line which will pull the lever past 0/0 then I can unlock the hasp and open the door. tried it. it works.



Does this seem ok? is there a better way?
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Old 06-08-2019, 08:17 PM   #2
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Pictures of what you are discussing?
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Old 06-08-2019, 08:57 PM   #3
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https://youtu.be/LJpg7XKMsdg


its in the process of uploading. give it a few minutes


its live now
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Interesting problem. Looks like you got good headway on a solution. Have you considered replacing the door with a conventional door and lock? I know many do.
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Old 06-08-2019, 09:19 PM   #5
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no time or money to do that now. need a insitu solution with whats their


got any leaks for the replacements? are there threads? would be interesting to look at for maybe down the road.
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Old 06-08-2019, 09:51 PM   #6
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Not off the top of my head, but I know a handful of the popular build threads here have done it. It actually sounds pretty easy and pretty functional too if you have the right door to fit in.

Also some have welding the folding door into a single slab and added a knob/lock at the left edge, essentially turning it into a conventional door.
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Here is a video of what one guy did.

https://youtu.be/onLYQOS3TXw
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Old 06-08-2019, 10:03 PM   #8
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Why wouldn't installing a hasp onto the door, secured with a padlock, work..? Sure, it looks kinda Red-Neck, but that fits comfortably within my milieu.
3-D printers are cool, but unless they print in hardened steel, not seeing the point.
Speaking of steel, what's to stop someone intent on stealing your gear from reaching in thru the window, and going all old-school self-service on your sh1t?
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Old 06-08-2019, 10:16 PM   #9
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There's no way to make a skoolie completely secure from a crook hellbent on gaining access to your pride and joy.
Not leaving valuables or expensive gear in plain sight helps against the impulsive thief.
The best you can do by installing locks and other security devices is slow them down, and hopefully they'll move on to something less inviting...
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My dogs are probably the best security system I can think of.
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