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Old 04-05-2018, 05:36 PM   #21
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Did you disassemble the original door latch arm mechanism on the inside? That was my hope with installing this lock, but I just discovered that the door has too much movement without the original latch.
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Old 04-05-2018, 05:50 PM   #22
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That type of lock is easily broken with a pipe.
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Old 04-05-2018, 05:52 PM   #23
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Locks only keep honest people honest. These buses have 10+ windows on the sides and two giant ones in the front. A bank vault door isn't going to keep people from getting in.
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Old 04-05-2018, 07:03 PM   #24
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Which is why I leave Brunhilde unlocked. Plus, they have to get by my landlord's house.
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Old 04-22-2018, 03:39 PM   #25
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Prime-Line Products U 10817 Deadlock, Jimmy-Resistant, Single Cylinder Door Lock with a Satin Nickel Finish https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BAFIUFQ..._yUlWULt8cFzdq

I used one of these and couldn't be happier.
Your install is very nice! Was looking for something like this but only found much more expensive solutions, this is quite affordable!

Just ordered the lock

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Old 05-09-2018, 03:46 PM   #26
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Locks only keep honest people honest. These buses have 10+ windows on the sides and two giant ones in the front. A bank vault door isn't going to keep people from getting in.
True, But if you don't roll out the carpet for them they will likely move on....
And not to be overly cliché but I lock the door when I we go to bed for other peoples protection.....

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Old 05-09-2018, 06:51 PM   #27
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Mine's not done yet, but I will be using a conventional house deadbolt and door latch.

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Old 05-11-2018, 11:55 PM   #28
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Locks only keep honest people honest. These buses have 10+ windows on the sides and two giant ones in the front. A bank vault door isn't going to keep people from getting in.
Thats an old cliche. Have you ever removed a windshield? it is one tough mofo. As for beating in a window that is 6 feet off the ground ?
Not likely The thing that slows down todays low rent with a pair of harbor freight bolt cuttres or a 4 foot piece of pipe or even an angle grinderdefended against with a a small investment of time and money .For example your rear door is openable in a heartbeat with nothing more than a pocket knife.
Try it, put pressure on the door and use a sharp pointed knife to to push the bolt back.
Or, since there is such a generous gap around your unprotected bolt, an 18 inch prybar would pop that door faster than you could open it with the key.
Rivet a spacer in the door jamb so a pry bar will not fit and rivet a plate over the bolt and voila, the thief moves on.
Great instructional video on the installation though.
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Old 05-12-2018, 12:45 AM   #29
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Thats an old cliche. Have you ever removed a windshield? it is one tough mofo. As for beating in a window that is 6 feet off the ground ?
Not likely The thing that slows down todays low rent with a pair of harbor freight bolt cuttres or a 4 foot piece of pipe or even an angle grinderdefended against with a a small investment of time and money .For example your rear door is openable in a heartbeat with nothing more than a pocket knife.
Try it, put pressure on the door and use a sharp pointed knife to to push the bolt back.
Or, since there is such a generous gap around your unprotected bolt, an 18 inch prybar would pop that door faster than you could open it with the key.
Rivet a spacer in the door jamb so a pry bar will not fit and rivet a plate over the bolt and voila, the thief moves on.
Great instructional video on the installation though.
All the rear windows that are rubber gasket mounted can be breached in seconds, quietly.
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Old 10-25-2018, 04:35 PM   #30
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I am installing a surface mount deadbolt with a combination mechanical lock. It is made by Lockey and cost $93-$134 . Get the extension kit that will extend the lock up to 5" for around $17. the surface mount lock does away with the need for a wood panel addition to let a regular deadbolt work. I'll post a video when I get it done...
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Old 10-25-2018, 04:41 PM   #31
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I have a folding door that folds inward. I drilled a 1/4" hole near the front left corner of the bottom step and when the door is closed from the outside, insert a 4" slide padlock thru the hole and around the metal slide guide located in the same area as the hole you drilled.. this prevents the slide from opening the door. it also saves extensive work installing latches or cylinder locks , on this type of door anyway....
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Old 10-25-2018, 05:01 PM   #32
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I used these locks - a single cylinder jimmy-proof lock. Turned out nice I think.

Granted it's not on the bi-fold door, but I think it would fit and work well there as well.
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Old 10-25-2018, 05:34 PM   #33
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I have a folding door that folds inward. I drilled a 1/4" hole near the front left corner of the bottom step and when the door is closed from the outside, insert a 4" slide padlock thru the hole and around the metal slide guide located in the same area as the hole you drilled.. this prevents the slide from opening the door. it also saves extensive work installing latches or cylinder locks , on this type of door anyway....


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Old 10-31-2018, 10:05 AM   #34
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I recently installed the door locks; more details here
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Old 02-13-2019, 10:53 AM   #35
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Simple temporary lock

I am starting off by using my school bus to move to Florida from Baltimore. I need to lock the bus during loading or when I go to a rest area. Here is my simple temporary solution.
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Old 02-13-2019, 11:00 AM   #36
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Here is a video of my lock idea.

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Old 08-13-2019, 12:01 PM   #38
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Prime-Line Products U 10817 Deadlock, Jimmy-Resistant, Single Cylinder Door Lock with a Satin Nickel Finish https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BAFIUFQ..._yUlWULt8cFzdq

I used one of these and couldn't be happier.


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Marvelous solution. I believe this will work for mine as well. Thank you ☺
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Old 08-13-2019, 01:46 PM   #39
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Has anyone found one of these jimmy-proof deadbolt kits where you can get more than one with a common key? I'm OK with a couple extra keys if I have to, but would like to have a common key for multiple deadbolts if possible.
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