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Mickeyfan0805

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rk911 wrote:

what happens when, not if, the keyless entry fails? the ONLY way I'd ever have them is if the door also had a traditional lock and key to use in case of failure or in place of the keyless entry.


I think all of the systems have a manual option in case of failure. That said, one of the downsides I've considered in these is that you would always need a key accessible somewhere - just in case. You wouldn't want to have a battery fail while you were out and then be unable to access the camper without a locksmith.

If we were to ever get one, I'd probably use it in the same way I use our garage door opener. Our kids can get in and out with the code, and I use the opener for 99% of my access. Still, I never leave the house without a key - because a power failure while I'm out would leave the house inaccessible. Somehow, I'd have a key to the trailer accessible at all times.

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Mickeyfan0805 wrote:

rk911 wrote:

what happens when, not if, the keyless entry fails? the ONLY way I'd ever have them is if the door also had a traditional lock and key to use in case of failure or in place of the keyless entry.


I think all of the systems have a manual option in case of failure. That said, one of the downsides I've considered in these is that you would always need a key accessible somewhere - just in case. You wouldn't want to have a battery fail while you were out and then be unable to access the camper without a locksmith.

If we were to ever get one, I'd probably use it in the same way I use our garage door opener. Our kids can get in and out with the code, and I use the opener for 99% of my access. Still, I never leave the house without a key - because a power failure while I'm out would leave the house inaccessible. Somehow, I'd have a key to the trailer accessible at all times.

they used to call me ‘Murphy’ at work cuz I was always insisting we have a Plan B and depending on the issue, a Plan C. my buddy has a sedan with keyless entry and keyless start. his Plan B is to have it towed to the dealer. i have spare entry and door keys locked in a small safe accessible 24/7 should the need arise. our MH also has two doors in case the main door becomes unusable.


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Funny you posted this... just installed one tonight from RV Lock.

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Installation was super duper easy. HINT, write down the key code BEFORE you install the lock! Had it installed, had to take it off to read the key code. Bought an extra remote, probably don't need it.

Haven't even used it, and already a fan!

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I just installed the V4 from RVLock.com. Easy install and I got a promo discount so the price was $190

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I’ve had the RV Lock keyless for about 3 years. Simple install, can be opened with the keypad, fob remote and old fashioned key. Like a Ford Truck Guy, imreplacemthe batteries at the beginning of camping season. No problems with anything.


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Thanks. I am thinking about putting one in. The thing that holds me back is the videos that show the install. In one, they had to file the opening around the deadbolt. The other video showed the "gap" between the door and the lock. He had to fill in caulking.
The other thing is, I have a screen door that has a handle allowing me to open up the main door. Will the opener fit the lock?

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rbp111 wrote:

Thanks. I am thinking about putting one in. The thing that holds me back is the videos that show the install. In one, they had to file the opening around the deadbolt. The other video showed the "gap" between the door and the lock. He had to fill in caulking.
The other thing is, I have a screen door that has a handle allowing me to open up the main door. Will the opener fit the lock?


Mine was a drop in replacement. No filing, no adjustment, perfect fit. they advertise a 10 minute job, it might have taken me 11 minutes before I had to take it back apart to record the key code, hidden between the inner and out door pieces, so maybe 15 minutes total.
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When I looked at these several years ago, none of the better ones would fit with my screen door/door slide. I would have needed to replace the clear plastic on the door and after some searching a while for something that would work and striking out, I quit on the entire project.

So making sure your screen door is compatible (or be willing to replace some or all of it) is important.

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Mine works fine with the screen door.

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Had this lock in our fifth wheel for over two years now and had no problems at all. This was an easy install. I installed our lock for convenience and to have a different locking system from other RV's


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