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Old 10-20-2009, 10:37 AM   #1
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Has anyone installed a deadbolt on their entry door. Do you have pictures of installation?

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Old 10-20-2009, 10:47 AM   #2
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Use the Search function at the top of the page! I use the Google option to get more *streamlined* results. I typed in "install deadbolt" and got several threads like these:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f453...ock-36655.html

which lead to this: http://www.balrgn.com/Airstream/Deadbolt/Deadbolt.htm

Also, on the right, under Quick Links, is a Forum Listing - that leads you to some really specific areas. One is called "Doors and Locks". Click on that and you will likely find more info.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f164/


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Old 10-20-2009, 11:21 AM   #3
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Has anyone installed a deadbolt on their entry door. Do you have pictures of installation?

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Adding a dead bolt, weakens the door frame.

That can be minimized by using the smallest striker bolt that you can, something in the order of a 1/4 inch hole.

Simply slamming the door with a large hole for the bolt, can and often does lead to a warped door frame.

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Adding a dead bolt, weakens the door frame.

That can be minimized by using the smallest striker bolt that you can, something in the order of a 1/4 inch hole.

Simply slamming the door with a large hole for the bolt, can and often does lead to a warped door frame.

Andy

When I'm at home, all doors are double locked and my monitored alarm is set. When I camp in my AS, I only have the single lock.

Course, I always have my two barkers (woof). Which is effective when they're not in the land-of-nod.

Is there any other way to improve security in an AS while camping? Maybe a portable door alarm that will sound I guess....

Laura - oh shoot, I didn't mean to hijack this thread...
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Is there any other way to improve security in an AS while camping? Maybe a portable door alarm that will sound I guess....
You can get that bilingual large dog, that barks like a huge dog, and roars, like a huge Lion.

A door alarm would be good, but it would not work, if somone went in and out of a window. An interior motion alarm would work, but by then, it's too late.

I once saw a sign on an Airstream trailer, placed next to the door that said:

CAUTION. This trailer contains an explosive device as security.

Unfortunately, campgrounds turned the owner away.

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You can get that bilingual large dog, that barks like a huge dog, and roars, like a huge Lion.

time to check ebay - or craigs.
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thanks for all the advice everyone. i may just rethink the deadbolt idea

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Here's how intend to do mine:http://www.airforums.com/forums/f453...ion-14754.html

On Edit: The installation starts at post 13.

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