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Rwake901

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Posted: 07/29/20 10:19am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Has anyone changed out their door lock/handle to one of the keyless push button/remote door locks? I’ve been looking at them and wondering how well they work. They seam to range anywhere in price from $108.00 to $250.00. Thanks

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Posted: 07/29/20 11:39am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My camper came with one. It works great. Except when I forget to switch it off when not using the unit for a few weeks and the AA batteries go kaput.

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We have one. It's really nice if just wandering about camp as you don't need to carry keys with you.

That said, it is a good idea to have a hidden key somewhere so when the batteries die you can still get in.

Takes about 5min to install.


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Yes we added one from RVLock

It was a snap to install and works great. I also added a hide a key on the RV in the event the it quits I can always get back in.


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Also, they have a reputation for having a pretty good sale around Thanksgiving. I think 30% off or so.

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work2much wrote:

Also, they have a reputation for having a pretty good sale around Thanksgiving. I think 30% off or so.


How often do you have to change the batteries? Will they last a year or only a few months?

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Rwake901 wrote:

work2much wrote:

Also, they have a reputation for having a pretty good sale around Thanksgiving. I think 30% off or so.


How often do you have to change the batteries? Will they last a year or only a few months?


Not sure first hand as we just installed ours. On the longer term reviews I have seen close to a year for full timers.

Ray from Love your RV did a nice review of this a couple years ago and an update as well. I like his channel, he is short on flash but long on sincerity.

Original review.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1MryW-70Rc&t=317s

Update
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxumGGRZpVA&feature=emb_logo

I keep a little lithium battery charger and AA and AAA cells with us for a number of devices. I will probably just put it on the maintenance calendar to charge them every 6 months and see if that works.

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I just keep in mind the fact that my son (the Chevy Technician) keeps saying "The more gee-whiz/flash-bang features you have on any vehicle, the more chances that something is going to poop in your hat!"

Do I REALLY need this??

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Rwake901 wrote:


How often do you have to change the batteries? Will they last a year or only a few months?


We seem to be getting about 6 months out of them but it probably depends how often you use the lock.

We tend to lock/unlock a handful of times per day. If you only lock/unlock once a day, it will probably go longer.

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It would be handy if you have the need for multiple people to have access when you're away. Other than that, one more gadget to fail.


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