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Old 08-05-2015, 09:46 PM   #1
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Installing residential Dead bolt lock

My wife is wanting a better lock on the trailer. She is not impressed with the one we have currently. Has anyone installed a Residential deadbolt on a RW? I have a Friend that did it to his Mobile Suite trailer. Any feedback would be helpful.
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Old 08-06-2015, 02:53 AM   #2
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My wife would like that too, sometimes I am gone overnight and she and the puppy dog stay in our Redwood by themselves.
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Old 08-06-2015, 04:42 AM   #3
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With the flimsy doors on all rvs, in my opinion, a residential dead would only deter someone about another 10 seconds. Not sure I'd mess up the door for that little dab of security.
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Old 08-06-2015, 12:22 PM   #4
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I thought of this thread when I saw this.
RV Deadbolt for your Protection - PPL Motor Homes

It can be done. You would have to drill the hole and side hole for the bolt. They make a jig for this. Can get it at most home improvement stores.
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Old 08-06-2015, 01:16 PM   #5
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My DW has a 357 mag deadbolt she uses when I am out
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Old 08-06-2015, 05:48 PM   #6
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Before we got the Bauer lock replaced, our lock was just as good as a dead bolt, none of us could get in

Serious though, these walls are pretty thin to try to shove a 1" thick bolt through. It would just mean more damage to the rig when they got in.
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I agree with Shane on his deadbolt. I use a Kimber custom covert II 45auto. Fits nice and laser guided for night time use as well
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I think you would also have trouble with the thickness of the door. Maybe I'm wrong, but I think the doors are too narrow for a deadbolt to mount tightly.
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Old 08-06-2015, 08:14 PM   #9
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My Dad always said " locks only keep your friends out"
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Old 08-07-2015, 12:24 AM   #10
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My Dad always said " locks only keep your friends out"
I heard almost the same-- locks keep the honest people out...
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