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valhalla360

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Posted: 06/01/20 04:50am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If they are going to break in, I'd rather they just pop the lock with minor damage.

Unless you are going to extreme and reinforce the entire structure, it's still going to be a soft target.


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Posted: 06/01/20 06:57am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

3 tons wrote:

Old-Biscuit wrote:

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...
But why would a Pro be out looking at trailers parked out in the boonies. People who break in to a trailer like that will be amateurs, and IMO if they see a big ol' lock on a trailer, they immediately start thinking "There must be something choice inside".

It just boils down to you doing as you wish but there's simply no way to make a trailer secure. Lock the doors if you feel the need, and that will keep out anyone who is looking for a target of opportunity.


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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.

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grind the heads off 6 bolts and go on in.
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Just get a motion detector. Hook it to a recording of a mean pitbull tearing **** apart. That'll keep anyone away.

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Posted: 06/01/20 12:32pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I boondock as well. When we are gone with the toys, there is still at least one vehicle left in camp... So any would be thief won't know if anyone is inside the trailer or not. Sometimes there is, sometimes there isn't.

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NRA stickers on the coach will deter most everyone from breaking in.


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Posted: 06/01/20 12:51pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Our dogs hang out inside the trailer while we ride. Seems pretty safe.


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Posted: 06/01/20 05:16pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you look at the recent looting of stores, it will give you an idea of how people gain access. There are some solutions that raise the bar on effort, but given enough time and no need to be quiet in a remote area...


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Look up "shed security bar" it's not pretty but something like that might accomplish what you want for the door.

I installed a some home made ones for a Y's storage shed which has a bunch of sports equipment. I used galvanized struts and parts to hold it in place. Not attractive but they've seen a couple guys check out the sheds and walk away. Sure they could cut through it but they don't have the equipment or time. Good deterrent.


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Y-Guy wrote:

Look up "shed security bar" it's not pretty but something like that might accomplish what you want for the door.

I installed a some home made ones for a Y's storage shed which has a bunch of sports equipment. I used galvanized struts and parts to hold it in place. Not attractive but they've seen a couple guys check out the sheds and walk away. Sure they could cut through it but they don't have the equipment or time. Good deterrent.


Thanks for the idea [emoticon] !!

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