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Old 04-06-2008, 11:19 AM   #1
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Has anyone dealt with replacing the standard lock with a bump-proof unit. If so, were you able to use a off the shelf lock set.
I am going to ask for this as a special, but based on what I have read I figure Newmar will not have much of an idea what I really want and the price will be prohibitive due to lack of understanding.
If it is an easy aftermarket thing then I do not need to ask them I guess.
Has anyone replaced a lockset at all? If so do you know what model they use because the same lockset may be available with a bump-proof cylinder.

In reality they should have switched over to these newer style of locks already, but catching up with modern reality is probably to much to ask for from any of the vendors.
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Has anyone dealt with replacing the standard lock with a bump-proof unit. If so, were you able to use a off the shelf lock set.
I am going to ask for this as a special, but based on what I have read I figure Newmar will not have much of an idea what I really want and the price will be prohibitive due to lack of understanding.
If it is an easy aftermarket thing then I do not need to ask them I guess.
Has anyone replaced a lockset at all? If so do you know what model they use because the same lockset may be available with a bump-proof cylinder.

In reality they should have switched over to these newer style of locks already, but catching up with modern reality is probably to much to ask for from any of the vendors.
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Old 04-07-2008, 02:14 PM   #3
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You might want to check with Monoco Coach. We just looked at a Signature Series, and it had a dead bolt "house looking" unit. Personally, I felt it to be terribly out of place on the coach, but I'm sure its effective.
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Old 04-07-2008, 05:05 PM   #4
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I guess my question comes from that side. WHen I rented a coach to try out it was a holiday rambler and it had a house type deadbolt. I have not paid attention to what newmar had and then thought about it as I was trying to spec my coach out.
Does newmar not use a deadbolt lock on the door, then what do they do?
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Newmar does use a small deadbolt that has a RV type key.

Several years ago they used a deadbold with a residential type lock.

Always ask for what you want, but Newmar typically does not do one off specials that require a one time purchase from a vendor, or a redesign of vendor supplied item (door in this case).
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Every RV I've seen has a deadbolt in addition to the regular lock. They just aren't household type deadbolts. Two different ksys too. But they are deadbolts none the less.
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We all have deadbolts, but the original poster want info on changing them out to bump-proof locks. Here's a news report on in case you don't know what he's talking about.
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Capt: agreed on OP. I was answering the Q of: <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Does newmar not use a deadbolt lock on the door, then what do they do? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Back to the OP: Does anyone know if the Newmar locks - however frail they may or may not be - can be bumped? We are taking a leap here assuming that these locks (both the deadbolt and the regular) can be bumped unless someone knows for sure. Besides, I suspect a pry bar is the method of choice in RV entry. RVs are not exactly rolling vaults, I won't even begin to talk about the baggage doors.
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