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Old 10-01-2015, 09:01 PM   #1
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Does anyone have any good ideas to improve the security of your entry door at night? We have a 5th wheel, which has the standard trailer door with screen door inside.
Just wondering if there's anything out there - or a mod - that would slow down a would-be intruder long enough to let me find my club (or whatever).
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Lights. Motion sensing.

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You might try shopping for a deadbolt lock that will fit the door. My previous MH, a Travel Supreme, had a commercial type deadbolt in the door. I am sure they are available to fit other RV style doors.
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Besides what has been said, you shouldn't have to look for your club (or whatever) and keep it close at all times
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I also have a separate dead bolt.
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I bought a couple of these door open alarms but have never used them. Guess I've never been in a place where I felt they were necessary.

Edit: Sorry, that doesn't address your question.... I got to thinking about the noise aspect of it all....
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How about a pair of size 14 work boots at the door step. A "once a Marine always a Marine" sticker on the door. And a set of really big dog bowls with the name Brutus on them and a 1/2 inch log chain for a leash laying by them. 😜😎😅
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Dogs, even medium to small, make wonderful deterrents.
I'm sure you are right, but I like the big boots idea better. Don't have to feed 'em or deal with their hair.
Actually, I just ordered a couple of those door alarms - thanks, JFNM. Got one for our door and one for my buddy. It will be interesting to see who is the first to forget to turn it off before stepping out of the trailer in the morning.
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If someone really wants to break in, they probably won't come through the door. Secure the windows first, then the door. Even still, a rock is a universal window remover.
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Have friends we know from three years of "camping" on the beach about 20 km north of Tulum that were robbed while they and their fearless dog were sleeping. They put small children through the back window.

A set of muddy size 14 or larger work boots sounds like a good idea.

Perhaps a couple of dummy M18s with false wiring might get their attention.

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Does anyone have any good ideas to improve the security of your entry door at night? We have a 5th wheel, which has the standard trailer door with screen door inside.
Just wondering if there's anything out there - or a mod - that would slow down a would-be intruder long enough to let me find my club (or whatever).
Them. Nobody's getting in without me knowing about it.
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Seriously though, if you are concerned, why not put a sounder on the door so that it alarms if opened. You can switch it off during the day. Might just scare off someone anyway.
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Yep - That's what I decided to do.
Thanks for the ideas, everyone.
I heard of a guy down in MS that trains "guard skunks". They have great night vision, are extremely accurate shots, and make it easy for the law to track down the would be intruders in the morning!

But I decided to pass on that idea.
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