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We camp and ride our OHV’s in remote areas, and RV entrance door locks are very easily defeated...Just wondering if someone has made a locking security bar to help with securing the entrance door - any ideas or photos are much appreciated !!

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Such a bar could slow a theft’s entry into your RV but if secured by a padlock not by much.


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3 tons wrote:

We camp and ride our OHV’s in remote areas, and RV entrance door locks are very easily defeated...Just wondering if someone has made a locking security bar to help with securing the entrance door - any ideas or photos are much appreciated !!

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With today's battery operated handsaws anything can be defeated. A garage door hasp would slow them down but it would look like hell with through bolts.

https://image-us.bigbuy.win/upload/recei........8/02/06/18/01/5a79ed7f86937721594098.jpg

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Are you putting bars across the windows too? If I was robbing trailers in remote areas, that would clue me in that something good must be in there and I should break out a window to see what I can find.

Of course, you also have the problem that the walls of RVs aren't that strong. I'm betting any kind of bar could be removed in under 30sec with a crow bar or battery operated angle grinder.

Just had to remove a padlock because I lost the key. Took me about 10min to find the angle grinder and hook up the cord. Grinder went thru the padlock like a knife thru hot butter.


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Posted: 05/31/20 07:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

3 tons wrote:

We camp and ride our OHV’s in remote areas, and RV entrance door locks are very easily defeated...Just wondering if someone has made a locking security bar to help with securing the entrance door - any ideas or photos are much appreciated !!

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As was mentioned any security bar is only as strong as the wall it's secured to. With a trailer, there's no such thing as "security".


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Dirtclods wrote:

3 tons wrote:

We camp and ride our OHV’s in remote areas, and RV entrance door locks are very easily defeated...Just wondering if someone has made a locking security bar to help with securing the entrance door - any ideas or photos are much appreciated !!

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With today's battery operated handsaws anything can be defeated. A garage door hasp would slow them down but it would look like hell with through bolts.

https://image-us.bigbuy.win/upload/recei........8/02/06/18/01/5a79ed7f86937721594098.jpg


Thanks, Very Creative Sir [emoticon]

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valhalla360 wrote:

Are you putting bars across the windows too? If I was robbing trailers in remote areas, that would clue me in that something good must be in there and I should break out a window to see what I can find.

Of course, you also have the problem that the walls of RVs aren't that strong. I'm betting any kind of bar could be removed in under 30sec with a crow bar or battery operated angle grinder.

Just had to remove a padlock because I lost the key. Took me about 10min to find the angle grinder and hook up the cord. Grinder went thru the padlock like a knife thru hot butter.


Well that’s all quite true, in fact a determined person can break into almost anything - ones stick built house’s Front Door can be defeated with just a mere solid kick, but my intent has to do with ‘hardening a soft target’ as a deterrent... looking here for ideas of interest..I do like the robust lock idea that was mentioned above [emoticon]

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Posted: 05/31/20 09:16pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A $50 lock on a 50 cent frame though.

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fj12ryder wrote:

A $50 lock on a 50 cent frame though.


And a 99 cent Large FLat Screw Driver from the bargin bin will OPEN any RV entry, compartment etc.


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fj12ryder wrote:

A $50 lock on a 50 cent frame though.


And a 99 cent Large FLat Screw Driver from the bargin bin will OPEN any RV entry, compartment etc.


Ha, in light of that fact Sir, $50 bucks is cheap - a potential deterrent to a novice...It’s a numbers game - Nothing will stop a Pro (thats why I have insurance) but then AGAIN that’s not my intent...

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