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  • #3375
    mel
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    Hi, Teardroppers!

    Wondering if anyone has added an interior lock to the doors, so you can lock yourself in at night? Also, how do you lock the trailer so it doesn’t roll away (or get rolled away) when you leave it at a campground, for example? thanks.

    #3376
    Daniel
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    To lock the doors from the inside, I use a simple butterfly screw, in the door sill, just above the latch. Not the fastest, but it works.

    besides a lock on the trailer hitch, I always use two pairs of wheel wedges (whatever their official name is).

    #3379
    rsbrownmd
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    Can you send a picture of your butterfly screw arrangement?

    #3380
    mel
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    Thanks, Daniel. Yep, a picture would be helpful. I’m hoping to find a solution that’s a quick as a normal lock, but this sounds like a solid backup.

    #3382
    Daniel
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    Here are few pics of the “lock” I have on my camper.

    It is work in progress as I am planning to modify it by using a coarse thread screw, and I will embed the corresponding nut in the door sill. This way I will thread steel to steel rather than steel to wood.

    #3395
    mel
    Participant

    thanks for the picture, Daniel!

    #3404
    rovineye
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    Trailer tire lock This locks the trailer an also serves as a chock. If the tire rim is too small for the pinchers add a short pipe nipple. I also have a lock on the hitch pin.

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