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Old 04-24-2019, 11:29 AM   #1
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Keyless Entry Fitment

So I really like this door lock...

https://www.amazon.com/RVLock-Compac...ateway&sr=8-20

Looking at this, the inside handle on my 2005 40 FDTS looks very different and doesnít look to be in the same location required for this set up. Also, my deadbolt is stand alone and above the door handle that this would replace.

1. Has anyone installed one of these? If so, what was required/how did you do it?

2. How do you like it?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 04-24-2019, 12:14 PM   #2
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I went to a keyless entrance lock years ago. I love them. I don't like to carry keys around. We spend days at the beach and love not worrying how to keep someone from finding the keys while out past the breakers waiting for a good wave. I left the keys in the ignition and anywhere I went I could get back in. I could not be locked out. I did keep a key zip tied somewhere underneath in case batteries died. Our lock was a Bauer and after a few years it stopped working. I have been trying to get a reply from them about fixing it but they don't reply. I might just buy the one you are looking at!
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I went to a keyless entrance lock years ago. I love them. I don't like to carry keys around. We spend days at the beach and love not worrying how to keep someone from finding the keys while out past the breakers waiting for a good wave. I left the keys in the ignition and anywhere I went I could get back in. I could not be locked out. I did keep a key zip tied somewhere underneath in case batteries died. Our lock was a Bauer and after a few years it stopped working. I have been trying to get a reply from them about fixing it but they don't reply. I might just buy the one you are looking at!


Do you have an Alpine Coach? I appreciate the response, but my specific questions have to do with where the internal handle is located (not directly behind the outer handle).

Once again, thanks so much for the positive review on Bauer. I agree with your reasoning, and that covers the main reasons weíre looking at them.
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Do you have an Alpine Coach? I appreciate the response, but my specific questions have to do with where the internal handle is located (not directly behind the outer handle).

Once again, thanks so much for the positive review on Bauer. I agree with your reasoning, and that covers the main reasons weíre looking at them.
No. I do not. Sorry. From your description then the Bauer would not fit at all.
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The Alpine has a posi lock mechanism that involves a cable running to the top of the door. Both handles act on that cable/ wire.
I think it would be difficult to install that keyless lock.
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I adjusted how the outside handle opens the door as I always had to pull it to the very last mm to open the door and happen to have a couple of pictures.
While at it I changed the vinyl on the inside but stopped at the cover as my wife said it looks like a Christmas gift wrap ... well I guess I will have to find a different covering.
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Thank you for the reply. Second question would be; where do I find an outer handle at? Mine is looking worn from 14 years of use.
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Well right here
http://ptlengineering.com/handles-locking-mechanisms/
I think they made the original door. You might have to contact them for the older style if not listed on the page.
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Youíre awesome! Thatís who I had to order the grab handle from. Thanks so much!
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Your welcome glad to help
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And my door does the exact same thing. What did you adjust to make that not have to be pulled to the last mm?
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Look st the middle of the picture. You will see one long nut with two jam nuts butt against it. Thatís for the inside handle adjustment. If you look below that to the right you see the same set up once more. That is for the outside handle. Loosen the jam nut and shorten that assembly a little will take the play out that has developed over the years.
While you at it use your favorite lubricant and give every connection a drop of it. Made a big difference for me. The opening and latching works much better now.
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Thanks again!
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PTL Engineering did all the Door parts. Send them a photo and they will identify it for you.
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