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Old 03-11-2015, 08:54 PM   #1
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Hi all, I've been absent for awhile but now have a question about dead bolts.
It seems we will be staying in the trailor for a few months while we are between houses. Does anyone have ideas for a better/more secure door lock and/or dead bolt on main trailor door?

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Old 03-12-2015, 03:12 PM   #2
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Even if you had a dead bolt someone could just brake a window to get in. Without an alarm I don't think that the dead bolt would be of much use unless there are lots of people around most of the time. Good Luck

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Old 03-12-2015, 03:59 PM   #4
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I must disagree just a bit. The more difficult you make it the more likely they will go elsewhere. A few ideas: keep the windows locked. Make them break the window and cause noise. Put some lights outside with some motion sensors. And the best deterrent? A pain in the butt barking dog. Nothing quite as good as a dog that the bad guy can't see. Yeah I did this stuff for a living...helping people secure their homes. Not breaking into them!! You don't say how remote you'll be but the more remote the more security minded you should be. Good luck!
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Old 03-12-2015, 04:06 PM   #5
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Unfortunately, RV's just aren't built for high levels of security. Between the pass through's, light framed windows, pop out emergency window, and aluminum framing, there isn't a whole lot you can do to keep a determined thief out.

The best 'security' is excellent insurance and just using common sense... parking in highly visible, well lighted areas... etc.
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Geese are said to be better guards than dogs are, plus if things get tough you can have one over for dinner...
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You could also consider a wireless security system with an alarm. Easy to install and not terribly expensive. Again, bad guys don't like noise.
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Simply post a sign near the door that says"

In case of fire please rescue pet Rattlesnakes"

You will be fine.

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I do not have top level security in the pop up. Lots of canvas held on by velcro and snaps. The wife cringes everytime I forget the keys to the camper and I simply peel back the canvas, slip a hand in, and unlock the door. hahaha.



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