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Old 09-05-2019, 01:07 PM   #1
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One way to lock the door

Simple and secure I think.

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Old 09-05-2019, 01:12 PM   #2
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It looks good however, could someone with a phillips screwdriver simply remove the 7 screws and have room to work around the lock/latch you made?
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Old 09-05-2019, 01:16 PM   #3
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Could someone with a phillips screwdriver remove the 7 screws and have room to work around the lock/latch you made?
The inside layer of steel door is all one piece. It is harder than the triangular handle pocket. Cutting the bolt head off would be the easiest way to defeat it.

It would be easier to break a window.
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Old 09-05-2019, 01:21 PM   #4
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Bolt cutter to lock would be quieter than busting out a window.
All locks really do is keep honest people honest.
If it gives you peace of mind, that's all that really matters...
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Old 09-05-2019, 01:24 PM   #5
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Tskes less than a minute to remove a rear door window.I would never have a lock on a door that could not be unlocked from outside, just sayun.
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Old 09-05-2019, 01:25 PM   #6
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Bolt cutter to lock would be quieter than busting out a window.
All locks really do is keep honest people honest.
If it gives you peace of mind, that's all that really matters...
Leaving the bus unlocked parked at a store, movie, whatever, for hours is risky.

I have more and more valuable things in there as time progresses.

You are right. Keeping an honest man honest is all you can do.
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Old 09-05-2019, 01:28 PM   #7
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Tskes less than a minute to remove a rear door window.I would never have a lock on a door that could not be unlocked from outside, just sayun.
You mean unlocked from the inside? As in trapped inside?

As a wheelchair user this is the only door I can go in and out. If i am inside I cannot lock it or lock myself in.
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Old 09-05-2019, 01:30 PM   #8
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Tskes less than a minute to remove a rear door window.I would never have a lock on a door that could not be unlocked from outside, just sayun.
Did you mean to say inside?

In this case you could simply remove the lock when you get underway, or are camping inside for the night...
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Old 09-05-2019, 01:40 PM   #9
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Leaving the bus unlocked parked at a store, movie, whatever, for hours is risky.

I have more and more valuable things in there as time progresses.

You are right. Keeping an honest man honest is all you can do.

I agree, it's risky. I'm worried about the times you come back from the store and leave it locked and for what ever reason you need an emergency egress and you're locked in.
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Old 09-05-2019, 01:41 PM   #10
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You mean unlocked from the inside? As in trapped inside?

As a wheelchair user this is the only door I can go in and out. If i am inside I cannot lock it or lock myself in.
Didn't realize this is your lift door, duh.
I'm not sure how many punk thugs would actually know how to operate the lift to gain access to the inside, but if you left it unattended for any length of time, eventually they'd probably figure it out.

I'm going to do something similar to mine whenever I can get back to working on it again.
Thanks for the idea.
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