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Old 03-16-2016, 08:25 AM   #41
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Update on the broken piece. Got the new inside unit rather quickly, so thank you RVLock. And, they ship US postal, so returning the old one was easy.

Funny thing the new one, packaged well enough to sustain a drop from top of the Empire State building arrived with the switch on and the cells dead.

I felt like a bumbling idiot trying to replace cells and get the cover back on at the same time; without scattering cells all over the ground. The cells won't stay in place while you install the cover. I used tape after 3 or 4 failed attempts. I'm sure if someone was watching they would have had a nice laugh. I know I did!

In the instructions, which the first unit didn't come with, I read to decide on a code up to 8 digits in length and write it down; so without looking at the key pad I wrote down a code including a "9"... then reading on I attempted to enter the code but noticed the lock only has 1-8, strange that they wouldn't have stated something like "using only digits 1 thru 8" in the instructions, obviously no big deal. Sounds like something I would do, just to mess with someone's mind.

I wonder if anyone has noticed this... when you enter your code after the lock is idle for awhile (that seems like the case); the first attempt at entering the code and pressing the unlock, it fails. When you immediately repeat it works. What, pray tell, is the secret for it to work the first time?
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Old 03-16-2016, 08:55 AM   #42
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Maybe hit the " lock " button first, to " wake" the keypad up?


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Old 03-16-2016, 09:03 AM   #43
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KK, it probably will work, but it returns 5 beeps, indicating you made a mistake. Seems strange, but I'll reread the instructions, I probably missed something.
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Old 03-16-2016, 09:12 AM   #44
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Is this a keypad right on the lock, or a remote keypad fob?

If remote, the first attempt might be lost as it establishes a connection again. Removing obstructions between the two might help.

Otherwise, no idea as I don't have one (yet - still waiting for one to fit my lock).


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Old 03-16-2016, 09:14 AM   #45
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My lock opens the first try as a rule. As Kenny said about waking it up it might go 100% of the time.
As for the numbers, my keypad has 0-9 to pick from on version 3.0. Yours is version 4.0 with the numbers on the handle that ran out of space to fit them in.
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Old 03-16-2016, 09:23 AM   #46
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Reading this thread has made clear why not to purchase.
Thank you for info.
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Old 03-16-2016, 10:29 AM   #47
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I haven't tried to install mine yet. By the time I got the replacement part my unit was back in storage. I'm going to wait to see how this thread resolves before I attempt or return. A 5 cent part started all this.

I really want to use it and am hoping RVLock can satisfactorily resolve these issues/questions.

What are others experience with the locks that are installed and being used? Do they open (100%) first time? Other glitches?
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Old 03-16-2016, 11:23 AM   #48
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It is hard to believe no 9. They would have to make it less stylish and wider to fit the... you know

I tried it... If I hit unlock and suffer the error 5 beeps... Then I can enter code (not the one I wanted sounds like a glitch in the design.

I still think its going to be nice having it
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Old 03-16-2016, 11:25 AM   #49
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We love our RV Lock with an easy install and programing. Install took 5 minutes and programing less than 5 minutes. Battery replacement was 2 minutes after a year of use. When using the touch pad it opened the door 95% of the time first time (maybe fat fingers 5% of the time, not). The FOB worked 100% of the time. When the battery goes dead it still opens flawlessly with the key.
This my second unit and I wouldn't be without it.
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Reading this thread has made clear why not to purchase.
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