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grath
23-12-2007, 09:59
Does anyone know where I can get a suitable deadlock for the inside of a Hymer habitation door that is fitted with a fly-screen?
There is a recess provided for one to be fitted and I have tried Hymer uk and they cannot help.
I would prefer one that can be locked from both inside and outside, however internal is more important!

grath
23-12-2007, 10:17
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff262/tramperbucket/IMG_1823.jpg
This is the inside of the door

grath
23-12-2007, 10:20
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff262/tramperbucket/IMG_1824.jpg
This is the recess where the dead lock must fit
It is 3&3/4 long by 2 &1/2 high. I could fit one that is 4 inches long as it could over hang slightly.
I need a throw of about 1 inch.
Any help would be most appreciated

Geoff.W
23-12-2007, 18:18
Hi Graham.
Sorry but your pictures are not coming up on my screen. Can anyone else see them. Is it a problem at my end or a down load problem at yours.

Heimdal
23-12-2007, 19:52
Same result here, 'page not found' from photobucket

grath
23-12-2007, 20:19
I have opened a different browser from a different host and I can see it!!
Strange!!!
Can anybody else see it??

grath
23-12-2007, 20:52
I have opened a different browser from a different host and I can see it!!
Strange!!!
Can anybody else see it??

Please HELP.
Can anybody see my door picture?????????????????

sundown
23-12-2007, 20:54
I cant see it. just a small square with an x in it

lenny
23-12-2007, 20:55
Please HELP.
Can anybody see my door picture?????????????????

Sorry Graham, I can't see it:confused::mad: keep trying:rolleyes:

grath
23-12-2007, 20:58
Thanks, but I can't understand what has happened as pasted on to post and I can see them and also I can see them on a different browser.
You should not need to open them as they should be there all the time.
I will do them again.
Thanks

grath
23-12-2007, 21:03
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff262/tramperbucket/IMG_1823.jpg

sundown
23-12-2007, 21:04
Thanks, but I can't understand what has happened as pasted on to post and I can see them and also I can see them on a different browser.
You should not need to open them as they should be there all the time.
I will do them again.
Thanks
dont know what you done but
I see them!
I see them!
I see them!
sundown :D :D :D

grath
23-12-2007, 21:06
dont know what you done but
I see them!
I see them!
I see them!
sundown :D :D :D

I clicked on the wrong button when I first loaded them.
I clicked on html and not img:o:o:o:o:o
THANKS GUYS

lenny
23-12-2007, 21:06
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff262/tramperbucket/IMG_1824.jpg

:DYES.. You've cracked it :D, can see the image now but sorry can't help with the origional query,but I'm sure someone out there will be able to help.

Good luck.. Lenny:cool:

Geoff.W
23-12-2007, 21:12
Thats great can see all of the pictures now.

Not sure if this would be any good, wrong shape really, but I've fitted one and they seem quite sturdy.


http://www.statesidetuning.co.uk/spares4.htm


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grath
23-12-2007, 21:18
Thats great can see all of the pictures now.

Not sure if this would be any good, wrong shape really, but I've fitted one and they seem quite sturdy.


http://www.statesidetuning.co.uk/spares4.htm


Scroll down to Part no. 31-8861

10% discount for MHFun members by all accounts.

Thanks Geoff, but I think my door is too thin as it needs to be 1 & 3/4 thick to accommodate this lock and it is certainly less than that.
I need to mount it on the inside, but I can bolt through if suitable face fixings.
Thanks again and I have edited the original pictures therefore they also should be working.
I telephoned Hymer at Preston again this morning and a guy there told me that they have a suitable lock in stock, but I must ring them on Monday to confirm.
Thanks everybody for the help:cool:

lenny
23-12-2007, 21:37
This thread has got me thinking????.. Just googled motorhome door security and was shocked at one of the comments on one of the forums..

Someone suggested that due to the futile construction of motorhomes, fitting door locks was like taking a supermarket carrier bag and padlocking the handles together.:eek:

Makes you think. Does'nt it:confused:

grath
23-12-2007, 21:53
Guy,s, I have just deleated my last post as it could give some baddies idea's:eek::eek:

sundown
23-12-2007, 22:21
This thread has got me thinking????.. Just googled motorhome door security and was shocked at one of the comments on one of the forums..

Someone suggested that due to the futile construction of motorhomes, fitting door locks was like taking a supermarket carrier bag and padlocking the handles together.:eek:

Makes you think. Does'nt it:confused:

I agree ,security should always be at the forefront of your mind
best idea is to always have a ferocious dog in the van

like Paddy

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff140/sun-down/paddy3.jpg

he'd scare of even the meanest thug!

:D :D :D sundown

grath
23-12-2007, 22:24
I agree ,security should always be at the forefront of your mind
best idea is to always have a ferocious dog in the van

like Paddy

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff140/sun-down/paddy3.jpg

he'd scare of even the meanest thug!

:D :D :D sundown

Rude guard dog:D:eek::D:eek:;);)

lenny
23-12-2007, 22:47
Rude guard dog:D:eek::D:eek:;);)
I agree sundown, the wild dog is the best way forward when it comes to motorhome security:eek::D

http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd168/nyron/DSC00417_edited-1.jpg

Heimdal
23-12-2007, 22:58
Success !!! I can see your pics now !! What did you do differently ?
But, after all that, I can't help with any suggestion for a lock. Have you tried Google or similar ?

sundown
23-12-2007, 23:02
I agree sundown, the wild dog is the best way forward when it comes to motorhome security:eek::D

http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd168/nyron/DSC00417_edited-1.jpg

wow! lenny
that ferocious canine would definatly eat any invading slugs or spiders.
"maybe better get a stout lock for the human variety" ha ha!
:rolleyes: :rolleyes: sundown

lenny
23-12-2007, 23:30
wow! lenny
that ferocious canine would definatly eat any invading slugs or spiders.
"maybe better get a stout lock for the human variety" ha ha!
:rolleyes: :rolleyes: sundownhttp://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd168/nyron/PICT0061-1.jpg


Aye, he was just a puppy on the last photo,:eek:,Just look at him now:eek::D:D

walkers
24-12-2007, 06:24
Thanks, but I can't understand what has happened as pasted on to post and I can see them and also I can see them on a different browser.
You should not need to open them as they should be there all the time.
I will do them again.
Thanks
i can see them, not sure where you will get a deadlock from apart from maybe brownhills

grath
24-12-2007, 09:13
Just telephoned Hymer Uk and they have a suitable and and alternative lock in stock:cool: , the only trouble is that it costs 85.25.
Funny, a couple of months ago,I contacted my local Brownhills branch at Cannock and also the Newark branch and they both told me that they did not sell them:eek: Strange:eek:;)
Apparently, the purpose made lock marries up to pre drilled holes in the inner skin:cool:

lenny
24-12-2007, 10:51
Would'nt you think the lock would be already fitted as standard.

Optional extra's would usually be luxury items for your own comfort.:rolleyes:

Regards..Lenny

grath
24-12-2007, 15:04
Would'nt you think the lock would be already fitted as standard.

Optional extra's would usually be luxury items for your own comfort.:rolleyes:

Regards..Lenny

I don't know of any manufacture that fits these dead locks as standard, but they should in this day and age.
But, everything is built to a price and 50 here and 50 there would soon make a manufacture uncompetitive:eek:

roland rat
27-12-2007, 18:36
Does anyone know where I can get a suitable deadlock for the inside of a Hymer habitation door that is fitted with a fly-screen?
There is a recess provided for one to be fitted and I have tried Hymer uk and they cannot help.
I would prefer one that can be locked from both inside and outside, however internal is more important!

Hi Graham,
regarding your search for a suitable door lock, the following company may be able to help you,
Harrison Locks,
3 Pump St,
City Centre,
Worcester WR1 2QX
tele 01905 20999
They stock all Hymer door and locker deadlocks
regards,
Roland Rat

baloothebear
27-12-2007, 22:29
All vehicle locks are terrible. The worst thing is that on the likes of Hymer, Autosleeper etc, the materials that the locks are mounted on is a foam sandwich; not the strongest mounting point I think that we would all agree?
If you are at all serious about locks, then strip back to the skin material and fix steel plates as mounting points. Just be warned, it does cost money to do properly but what price your safety?
The locks on the average Motorhome side door are as good as the ones on Caravans. They appear to be the same.
It also is a good idea to make the locks obvious. Now that may seem to be an odd suggestion but think about it. Caravans & Motorhomes get broken into because thieves know that they are an easy target. They like to look first. If something looks difficult, they'll go and look at some one else.

Davesport
28-12-2007, 10:33
Have a look herehttp://www.movera.com/en/?navID=108&pID=12182&tpl=details&lang=2 for a picture.

140 Euro seems a bit steep to me for a lock.

What about buying something from Screwfix like this here http://www.screwfix.com/prods/37327/Security/Nightlatches/Legge-Standard-Rim-Nightlatch-789 & fitting it yourself ?

You might have to "make" it fit with the asssistance of an angle grinder but think of the fun you'll have doing it ;)

grath
02-01-2008, 19:13
Thanks folks.
Apparently, I am told that the proper one for the Hymer fits into the pre drilled metal plate within the door and can be locked from in or outside.:cool:
The normal household ones like Screwfix are too big and wont fit:eek:
Thanks again folks:)

avandriver
02-01-2008, 21:04
Did someone mention vicous dogs for security purposes

http://lh4.google.com/avandriver/Rxu_f1G5XPI/AAAAAAAAARM/sqaaRifOhDA/buglawton%20%286%29.JPG?imgmax=640


No one disturbs my sleep



Steve

grath
02-01-2008, 21:20
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff262/tramperbucket/IMG_0514.jpg
What, like this???:D

grath
02-01-2008, 21:23
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff262/tramperbucket/IMG_0888.jpg
or this:D;):D;)

grath
02-01-2008, 21:26
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff262/tramperbucket/IMG_0512.jpg
or even this!!!!!!!!!!!;)

grath
02-01-2008, 21:33
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff262/tramperbucket/IMG_1826.jpg
Or the little green eyed monster guard dog

Nosha
06-01-2008, 12:50
Grath, have you thought of fitting a Yale rack bolt??? 4,95 from ebay, I can send you photos of mine, a very good lock, but can only be locked from the inside! With about an inch of steel bar protruding into the door frame there would be NO chance of jemmying the door open!

grath
06-01-2008, 15:41
Grath, have you thought of fitting a Yale rack bolt??? 4,95 from ebay, I can send you photos of mine, a very good lock, but can only be locked from the inside! With about an inch of steel bar protruding into the door frame there would be NO chance of jemmying the door open!

Hi Nosha,
I am not quite sure how strong these door frames are and for that reason I would prefer a lock that fits on the inside of the door and shoots on the inside of the complete door frame. Double the strength as also using the inner skin!
The proper Hymer one bolts into the door which has a steel pre drilled plate pre fitted and you can lock from the outside. A visible deterrent.
Thanks again for your help

Julie798
06-01-2008, 22:09
Yes I can see them :)

Julie798
06-01-2008, 22:10
Yes I can see them ok :)


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