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Old 10-04-2015, 02:48 AM   #1
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Keyless locks?

Has anyone replaced the coach door lock with a keyless electronic? I am curious as to how easy the installation was and whether any cutting/filing of the door was necessary. Also recommendations. I'd like one of these to avoid possible lockout. Thanks --
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Old 10-04-2015, 11:49 AM   #2
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I checked into them on my prior class c. The coach locks at the time were running about 250.00 to 300.00.

Instead I went to Ford and got the keyless module for the cab for 86.00 and installed it myself. Installation took about 15 minutes, no drilling and the setting of the code took a minute.
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Old 10-04-2015, 07:13 PM   #3
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That is a great idea. Unfortunately I have the Mercedes Sprinter chassis and am betting it isn't as easy with that model. They don't make anything easy for a do-it-yourself approach. But I love the idea and will check into that. Thanks, dstankov! I have the key fob keyless entry option but would love pushbutton in case I lock the keys/fob in. I can't find that there is such a thing available for the MB.
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Old 10-05-2015, 02:08 PM   #4
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Instead I went to Ford and got the keyless module for the cab for 86.00 and installed it myself. Installation took about 15 minutes, no drilling and the setting of the code took a minute.
Enlighten me, oh wise one!

How does the keyless module for the cab work for entry into the coach? What is the Ford part number?
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Old 10-05-2015, 02:10 PM   #5
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Enlighten me, oh wise one!

How does the keyless module for the cab work for entry into the coach? What is the Ford part number?
On my prior class C. Open the cab door and climb into the coach. Won't work for a class A.
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Old 10-05-2015, 02:14 PM   #6
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There is this guy:
Amazon.com: RVLock RVLv3.0 - Polished Black RV Lock V3.0: Automotive

Looks like they sell the remotes separately (probably to make the price look better LOL).
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Old 10-05-2015, 04:02 PM   #7
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Here is the link to Ford Accessories. Again, I used this on a Class C built on the E450 chassis.
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Old 10-05-2015, 04:08 PM   #8
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Note the lock referencd above is NOT for motor homes, just travel trailers and 5th wheels according to the website!
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Old 10-05-2015, 04:28 PM   #9
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Here is a link to electronic door locks for motor homes.

Locks & Latches : AP Products, RV/Mobile Home Hardware

Also, Lippert Components makes an electronic lock that has a keypad and key fob

https://www.rvupgradestore.com/Black...-p/20-1210.htm
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Old 10-06-2015, 06:22 AM   #10
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I replaced one of the keyed cam-locks on a storage compartment with a combo cam-lock version. Then I keep a spare set of keys inside the compartment.

That way, if I lock myself out, I simply have to open the compartment with the combination lock. Of course, this assumes "someone" put the keys back into the compartment from the last time.

One issue with the combination cam locks is they are not very weatherproof. But I did find a cover boot for them that helps... along with regular lubrication with dry lock lubricant.
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Old 10-06-2015, 03:58 PM   #11
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OK, it's time to start a Kickstarter campaign to crowdsource funding to make a state of the art keyless entry retrofit for motorhomes.

There is demand, and only one small company making such a device.
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Old 10-06-2015, 06:55 PM   #12
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Mobil outfitters has a keyless system that a few folks have gone to they all seem to like them. They are designed for RV's
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Old 10-06-2015, 08:56 PM   #13
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Mobil outfitters has a keyless system that a few folks have gone to they all seem to like them. They are designed for RV's
Actually, the Mobile Outfitters unit is only for trailers, not motorhomes. The only company that currently manufactures a retrofit keyless lock for motorhomes is Bauer Products.
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Old 10-08-2015, 01:15 AM   #14
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OK, it's time to start a Kickstarter campaign to crowdsource funding to make a state of the art keyless entry retrofit for motorhomes.

There is demand, and only one small company making such a device.
You bet. And the price is rather high. Or maybe the manufacturers should just do the right thing and include up to date technology... Naw, I'm not holding my breath on that one.

I like the idea of keys in the cargo compartment, though. Good option. I had not seen keypad locks for a storage compartment.
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