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« on: June 27, 2010, 08:55:34 AM »

I have a Coleman Utah which has a lock on the inside of the door, but not on the outside.  My wife gets concerned when we leave the campsite for a while that someone may break in. Is it possible to change the door handles on the screen door so that it also has an outside key lock?  USA
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« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2010, 08:59:07 AM »

I think the logic behind that is anyone with a knife can get into your popup and cost you lots of money. The lock on the door is likely more aimed at keeping kids in/out. Most people, I assume, lock their valuables in their vehicles.
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« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2010, 09:01:17 AM »

yeah, you can replace it with a reg screen door with lock.

but whats the point.


if people wanna steal my crap id rather them go right in, not cause severe canvas repairs to be needed.


why lock it, when the bunk ends are held on with bungees. :lol
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« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2010, 09:21:24 AM »

Who needs a knife?  Just pull the velcro off the side of the door and unlock the lock on the inside.   

Really, we had a post on theft recently.  It's not very common.   Just keep your valuables locked in your vehicle when your gone. 


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« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2010, 09:23:22 AM »

A locked door won't prevent theft, but it could deter drunks and loose kids from visiting when you're away.
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« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2010, 10:18:15 AM »

Bottom line: you can't lock a tent.
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« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2010, 10:30:43 AM »

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« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2010, 12:58:19 PM »

can you push the entry step/door up and lock it?  not sure if thats what is on a utah, but its on my cheyenne and it is a deterrent for lazy or opportunistic criminals.
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« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2010, 01:04:08 PM »

another reason, going and making good with neighboors is never a bad idea.
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« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2010, 05:07:28 PM »

They sell replacement latches that lock from either side to fit Coleman pups at the following site. https://www.rvlifestyles.net/Order.aspx?Magic=BQABVX0710140038793. When my latch broke I replaced it with one that only locked from the inside figuring that if someone wants in when we are not there, locking the door will just invite them to damage the canvas to get in.
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« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2010, 05:23:15 PM »

We put the stepper door up and lock it (works for colemans).  This prevents kids/people from simply walking into the trailer when you're gone. But like like several people have already mentioned, you can't lock the velcro & canvas, so we never leave anything inside of value (wallets, keys, ipods, etc).
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« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2010, 05:24:00 PM »

I agree with the 'you can't lock a tent' theory, but slowing down some teenagers or someone who is smart enough to try the door and not a make a scene messing with tenting is all right in my book.  In my case, I have hard walls, so they can't pull the velcro to get to the door lock. 

I installed a cabinet lock I bought at Lowes or Home Depot -





Yeah, the screen door latch has a lock (no keys).  Once the new lock is locked, you either need the key, or you have to take it apart form the inside.

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« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2010, 12:05:10 PM »

years ago I accidently broke the PU key off in the lock and until reading this thread I haven't even thought about it once.  having the DW is all the protection I need.  Big Smile
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« Reply #13 on: June 28, 2010, 12:25:45 PM »

Get a small alarm that you can connect to something inside. If they pull the door open it goes off. Just remember to disconnect it before you open the door :)

http://www.amazon.com/32sports-com-Personal-Door-Window-Alarm/dp/B000B9J4H0
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« Reply #14 on: June 28, 2010, 06:34:46 PM »

We have a hound dog who loves to bark!  He works better than any lock!!   Wink
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