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In addition to a good alarm system, that can be used when sleeping in the van, I'm interested in additional security to the cab/hab doors to restrict access both at night and when the van is left during the day.

 

I'm not interested in fixing chains internally across the cab at night; or using Fiamma or similar bits of kit externally on various doors, not very cheap, but certainly nasty.

 

I'm much more interested in deadlocks/bolts and the like, even if it means having to exit the van via the hab door (which would also have a deadlock fitted) when leaving the vehicle. Is there a general view on the most practical solution, either supply and fit or supply only? Your opinion(s) are appreciated.

 

Many thanks

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starvin marvin - 2014-05-20 9:37 PM

 

In addition to a good alarm system, that can be used when sleeping in the van, I'm interested in additional security to the cab/hab doors to restrict access both at night and when the van is left during the day.

 

I'm not interested in fixing chains internally across the cab at night; or using Fiamma or similar bits of kit externally on various doors, not very cheap, but certainly nasty.

 

I'm much more interested in deadlocks/bolts and the like, even if it means having to exit the van via the hab door (which would also have a deadlock fitted) when leaving the vehicle. Is there a general view on the most practical solution, either supply and fit or supply only? Your opinion(s) are appreciated.

 

Many thanks

 

I have screwed an eye to each cab door, lower rear, then attached a small barrel strainer to the seat base on each side using paracord. The hook on the barrel strainer simply hooks onto the eye. Very simple but effective, and the doors cannot be opened from the outside. (Think hasp & staple and you'll get the idea) Cost - pence!

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starvin marvin

 

Referring to some of your recent postings makes me think you are considering cab security for a motorhome you have yet to obtain.

 

Both Fiamma and HEO market 'bolt-type' products that can be fitted to the interior of a motorhome's cab doors. The Fiamma "Safe Door Guardian" device is non-lockable, whereas lockable or non-lockable versions of the HEOSafe device are available.

 

http://www.agentfiamma.co.uk/fiamma-anti-theft-security-devices/

 

http://www.heosolution.de/GB/index.php?tip=heosafe

 

There's also a Thule-made lockable device

 

http://www.thule.com/en/gb/products/rv-accessories/security/locks/thule-cab-lock-_-309830

 

This 2012 thread may be of interest

 

http://www.outandaboutlive.co.uk/forums/Motorhomes/Hints-and-Tips/Milenco-Cab-Door-Locks-New-Product/27574/

 

Note that the link to the Harrison Locks website is now

 

http://www.harrisonlocksworcester.co.uk/motor-homes

 

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Derek Uzzell - 2014-05-21 8:59 AM

 

starvin marvin

 

Referring to some of your recent postings makes me think you are considering cab security for a motorhome you have yet to obtain.

 

Both Fiamma and HEO market 'bolt-type' products that can be fitted to the interior of a motorhome's cab doors. The Fiamma "Safe Door Guardian" device is non-lockable, whereas lockable or non-lockable versions of the HEOSafe device are available.

 

http://www.agentfiamma.co.uk/fiamma-anti-theft-security-devices/

 

http://www.heosolution.de/GB/index.php?tip=heosafe

 

There's also a Thule-made lockable device

 

http://www.thule.com/en/gb/products/rv-accessories/security/locks/thule-cab-lock-_-309830

 

This 2012 thread may be of interest

 

http://www.outandaboutlive.co.uk/forums/Motorhomes/Hints-and-Tips/Milenco-Cab-Door-Locks-New-Product/27574/

 

Note that the link to the Harrison Locks website is now

 

http://www.harrisonlocksworcester.co.uk/motor-homes

 

You're dead right in your assumption. We have narrowed the search and its going to be a coach built.

 

I guess I'm really looking for proper key operated locks to the cab doors. I have previously used Harrison to fit a hab door lock, not key operated as there was no window within easy reach.

 

Thanks for the links I will check these out later today.

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laimeduck - 2014-05-21 8:26 AM

 

starvin marvin - 2014-05-20 9:37 PM

 

In addition to a good alarm system, that can be used when sleeping in the van, I'm interested in additional security to the cab/hab doors to restrict access both at night and when the van is left during the day.

 

I'm not interested in fixing chains internally across the cab at night; or using Fiamma or similar bits of kit externally on various doors, not very cheap, but certainly nasty.

 

I'm much more interested in deadlocks/bolts and the like, even if it means having to exit the van via the hab door (which would also have a deadlock fitted) when leaving the vehicle. Is there a general view on the most practical solution, either supply and fit or supply only? Your opinion(s) are appreciated.

 

Many thanks

 

I have screwed an eye to each cab door, lower rear, then attached a small barrel strainer to the seat base on each side using paracord. The hook on the barrel strainer simply hooks onto the eye. Very simple but effective, and the doors cannot be opened from the outside. (Think hasp & staple and you'll get the idea) Cost - pence!

 

I understand that these methods give a sense of security, if misplaced. What I'm asking is about "proper" locks not, how shall I say, the Heath Robinson "solutions".

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starvin marvin - 2014-05-21 3:13 PM

 

laimeduck - 2014-05-21 8:26 AM

 

starvin marvin - 2014-05-20 9:37 PM

 

In addition to a good alarm system, that can be used when sleeping in the van, I'm interested in additional security to the cab/hab doors to restrict access both at night and when the van is left during the day.

 

I'm not interested in fixing chains internally across the cab at night; or using Fiamma or similar bits of kit externally on various doors, not very cheap, but certainly nasty.

 

I'm much more interested in deadlocks/bolts and the like, even if it means having to exit the van via the hab door (which would also have a deadlock fitted) when leaving the vehicle. Is there a general view on the most practical solution, either supply and fit or supply only? Your opinion(s) are appreciated.

 

Many thanks

 

I have screwed an eye to each cab door, lower rear, then attached a small barrel strainer to the seat base on each side using paracord. The hook on the barrel strainer simply hooks onto the eye. Very simple but effective, and the doors cannot be opened from the outside. (Think hasp & staple and you'll get the idea) Cost - pence!

 

I understand that these methods give a sense of security, if misplaced. What I'm asking is about "proper" locks not, how shall I say, the Heath Robinson "solutions".

 

Not at all. I'm 15 stones mostly beef not fat, my name is Jeremy, not Heath, and I cannot open the door when this system is attached. Bye!

 

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starvin marvin - 2014-05-20 9:37 PM

 

In addition to a good alarm system, that can be used when sleeping in the van, I'm interested in additional security to the cab/hab doors to restrict access both at night and when the van is left during the day.

 

I'm not interested in fixing chains internally across the cab at night; or using Fiamma or similar bits of kit externally on various doors, not very cheap, but certainly nasty.

 

I'm much more interested in deadlocks/bolts and the like, even if it means having to exit the van via the hab door (which would also have a deadlock fitted) when leaving the vehicle. Is there a general view on the most practical solution, either supply and fit or supply only? Your opinion(s) are appreciated.

 

Many thanks

 

 

Hi,

Know that you don't like Fiamma locks but, I have fitted these to my 2012 Fiat Ducato cab :

 

http://www.agentfiamma.co.uk/fiamma-safe-door-guardian-ducato-security-device.html

 

I fiitted them low down, below the arm rest on both sides, and they are very effictive,the exterior door handle would break before they 'Let go'. Plus as has been said, the newer X250 cab has deadlocks already fitted, I didn't know this before I bought the 'Fiamma Guardians' but decided to fit them anyway. 'Belt and Braces' ! Ray

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