Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 09-05-2019, 01:07 PM   #1
Skoolie
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 111
One way to lock the door

Simple and secure I think.

[IMG][/IMG]

[IMG][/IMG]

[IMG][/IMG]
Disbus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2019, 01:12 PM   #2
Bus Nut
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 607
Year: 1990
Coachwork: Thomas 4 window w/lift
Chassis: G30
Engine: 350 Chevy
Rated Cap: 10K
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?
peteg59 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2019, 01:16 PM   #3
Skoolie
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 111
Quote:
Originally Posted by peteg59 View Post
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.
Disbus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2019, 01:21 PM   #4
Bus Nut
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 607
Year: 1990
Coachwork: Thomas 4 window w/lift
Chassis: G30
Engine: 350 Chevy
Rated Cap: 10K
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...
peteg59 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2019, 01:24 PM   #5
Bus Geek
 
o1marc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Dawsonville, Ga.
Posts: 9,030
Year: 1999
Coachwork: Genesis
Chassis: International
Engine: DT466/3060
Rated Cap: 77
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.
o1marc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2019, 01:25 PM   #6
Skoolie
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 111
Quote:
Originally Posted by peteg59 View Post
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.
Disbus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2019, 01:28 PM   #7
Skoolie
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 111
Quote:
Originally Posted by o1marc View Post
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.
Disbus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2019, 01:30 PM   #8
Bus Nut
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 607
Year: 1990
Coachwork: Thomas 4 window w/lift
Chassis: G30
Engine: 350 Chevy
Rated Cap: 10K
Quote:
Originally Posted by o1marc View Post
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...
peteg59 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2019, 01:40 PM   #9
Bus Geek
 
o1marc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Dawsonville, Ga.
Posts: 9,030
Year: 1999
Coachwork: Genesis
Chassis: International
Engine: DT466/3060
Rated Cap: 77
Quote:
Originally Posted by Disbus View Post
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.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 20190204_170554.jpg (54.4 KB, 14 views)
File Type: jpg 20190204_170523.jpg (54.8 KB, 13 views)
File Type: jpg 20190204_170533 (1).jpg (61.8 KB, 14 views)
o1marc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2019, 01:41 PM   #10
Bus Nut
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 607
Year: 1990
Coachwork: Thomas 4 window w/lift
Chassis: G30
Engine: 350 Chevy
Rated Cap: 10K
Quote:
Originally Posted by Disbus View Post
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.
peteg59 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2019, 01:43 PM   #11
Skoolie
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 111
Quote:
Originally Posted by o1marc View Post
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.
There is no way for me to get in with the lock in place.
Disbus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2019, 01:44 PM   #12
Bus Nut
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 607
Year: 1990
Coachwork: Thomas 4 window w/lift
Chassis: G30
Engine: 350 Chevy
Rated Cap: 10K
Quote:
Originally Posted by o1marc View Post
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.
The subject door is his wheelchair lift door and would only be locked from outside when he wasn't in the bus...

I keep getting treed. Guess I'll stop answering 4 you...
peteg59 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2019, 01:49 PM   #13
Skoolie
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 111
Quote:
Originally Posted by peteg59 View Post
The subject door is his wheelchair lift door and would only be locked from outside when he wasn't in the bus...

I keep getting treed. Guess I'll stop answering 4 you...
Thanks, yes. You got it.
Disbus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2019, 01:50 PM   #14
Bus Geek
 
o1marc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Dawsonville, Ga.
Posts: 9,030
Year: 1999
Coachwork: Genesis
Chassis: International
Engine: DT466/3060
Rated Cap: 77
Quote:
Originally Posted by Disbus View Post
There is no way for me to get in with the lock in place.
That's the only access to the inside of your bus?
Didn't realize it was the WC door.
o1marc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2019, 01:56 PM   #15
Skoolie
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 111
Quote:
Originally Posted by o1marc View Post
That's the only access to the inside of your bus?
Didn't realize it was the WC door.
Take a look at my photo album Marc. In an emergency i could get out the front folding doors or the back door too. Without my chair.....
Disbus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2019, 04:18 PM   #16
Mini-Skoolie
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 13
Year: 1990
Coachwork: International
Chassis: Carpenter
Engine: Cummins 5.9
Rated Cap: 78
[QUOTE=Disbus;346942]Simple and secure I think./QUOTE]
Looks good to me. I would say that you have secured that door as good as it could possibly be secured.
BriteLeaf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2019, 06:05 PM   #17
Bus Nut
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: iowa
Posts: 317
Year: 1998
Coachwork: bluebird
Chassis: chevy
Engine: 3116 catapillar
Rated Cap: formerly 71 now 2 or 4
lock or unlock from both sides[ATTACH]bus oc1.jpg

20190901_151856(0).jpg[/ATTACH]
mmoore6856 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2019, 06:08 PM   #18
Bus Nut
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: iowa
Posts: 317
Year: 1998
Coachwork: bluebird
Chassis: chevy
Engine: 3116 catapillar
Rated Cap: formerly 71 now 2 or 4
not to hard to do
mmoore6856 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2019, 06:13 PM   #19
Bus Nut
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: iowa
Posts: 317
Year: 1998
Coachwork: bluebird
Chassis: chevy
Engine: 3116 catapillar
Rated Cap: formerly 71 now 2 or 4
i worried about having a rear escape door that was locked on the outside
mmoore6856 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2019, 09:33 PM   #20
Mini-Skoolie
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Dallas
Posts: 21
Year: 2001
Coachwork: GILLIG
Chassis: G18E102R2
Engine: Cummins ISC 8.3
Rated Cap: 23 sits 33 stand
They can simply use an angle grinder with cutting disk and cut the lock or a chain or make a door wherever they like. Only total security is a 24 hour guard!! I haven't found anything that I can not cut with the angle grinder, just a matter of time available. I power the angle grinder with a 3,000 watt converter on a group 31 AGM battery. will last about 3 hrs on a fully charged bat for general use.
oleman is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:17 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×