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Old 08-12-2017, 12:11 AM   #1
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Red face I did it now I have an air door question

Has anyone come up with a way to secure the air doors? I have bought a 98 International 3800 DT466E. I'd really like to keep the doors but I don't want to use a padlock. I'd like to be able to lock it from the inside as well as the outside, has anyone come up with a solution they're using?
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Old 08-12-2017, 12:23 AM   #2
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This what I am planning on using on my by fold door.
http://www.atlanticshed.com/2point.htm

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Old 08-12-2017, 12:32 AM   #3
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How cool is that - I'm in Prince George, Va. Thanks for that I'm picturing that on the inside of the door that overlaps on the outside - and a locking handle?
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Old 08-12-2017, 12:36 AM   #4
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I'll post pictures of hardware.

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Old 08-12-2017, 12:58 AM   #5
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Sorry had to use Google Drive.
http://www.skoolie.net/forums/showthread.php?t=18837
The "D" handle is inside, "T" handle is outside.
2 long rods get fitted to pins that rotate moving rods up n down.

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Old 08-12-2017, 01:06 AM   #6
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Oops

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Old 08-12-2017, 05:26 AM   #7
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This is where I first saw the Atlantic shed latch used, in a video posted by this skoolie builder.

https://www.facebook.com/LeDiableRougeBus/

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Old 08-12-2017, 07:03 AM   #8
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My Bluebird has a factory-installed lock. I don't know where you would get it but it basically is a pin that is cable-actuated to the top of the door with a lock cylinder on the outside of the door. I have a latch on the inside to keep people out when the door is locked from the inside.

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Old 08-29-2017, 09:46 PM   #9
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Question Newbie

What about lock for non accordion doors....the two panels centers swing out? 98 bluebird handi bus
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Old 08-29-2017, 11:20 PM   #10
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My doors are 2 panel swing outs. They overlap and are mechanically connected. If one is locked the other won't open.

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Old 08-30-2017, 05:17 AM   #11
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That is similar hardware as I used in Elfie. Up-cycled from the junkyard. :smile. Made a cut in the lowest door step and bend the lip down as to get more resistance against wear through vibration.

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Old 09-06-2017, 07:43 PM   #12
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Just a word of advice, When you start your bus MAKE SURE the switch for your door is in the open postion before stepping out while waiting for things to build up. I once started the bus & stepped out & a few minutes later was walking back & the door was about 3/4 closed & had to use all my strength to hold the door enough to squeeze thru, Another member a year or so ago did the same thing only his door was closed when he got to the door, I think his bus idled for a couple days while trying to figure out how to get in .
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Just a word of advice, When you start your bus MAKE SURE the switch for your door is in the open postion before stepping out while waiting for things to build up. I once started the bus & stepped out & a few minutes later was walking back & the door was about 3/4 closed & had to use all my strength to hold the door enough to squeeze thru, Another member a year or so ago did the same thing only his door was closed when he got to the door, I think his bus idled for a couple days while trying to figure out how to get in .
OMG I did this the very first time I started it and the air had to build up... Luckily I had the emergency exit unlocked. Good tip!

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Old 09-06-2017, 08:01 PM   #14
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OMG I did this the very first time I started it and the air had to build up... Luckily I had the emergency exit unlocked. Good tip!

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Mine also except The bus was backed into its parking spot sot the rear door was only 5 inches away from the fence.
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factory air door should have an override switch that "unpowers" the door so you can close it manually while the bus is running
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factory air door should have an override switch that "unpowers" the door so you can close it manually while the bus is running
Yes, on mine it's the same switch, 3 position, on the dash.
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Old 09-07-2017, 12:07 AM   #17
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well my only experience with air doors was eagles or MCI's, the override switch was in the stairwell by the door
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Old 09-07-2017, 08:12 AM   #18
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if you have an air door can you get underneath and let the air out of the tanks to gain entry?
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if you have an air door can you get underneath and let the air out of the tanks to gain entry?
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They take a lot longer to leak down on my boss then the tanks. And if the engine is running I don't know if you could keep up with it.


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Old 09-07-2017, 08:55 AM   #20
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true they probably have a check valve. I know on mine if I open all 3 tank valves i can definitely drain more air than the compressor can pump.. at least at idle.
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