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Old 10-25-2020, 04:42 PM   #1
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Upgrade the Door lock

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We are proud owners of our baby named Blue, a Thor Vegas 2018, 25.3. Looking for ideals to upgrade the door latch and lock, any ideas.
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Old 10-25-2020, 05:15 PM   #2
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Upgrade in what way?

The OEM latch already has both a latch lock and a deadbolt lock.
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Old 11-06-2020, 08:26 PM   #3
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We replaced the lock on our 2015 Thor Axis 24.1 with a keypad, with remotes.
I hang one of the remotes back in the bedroom to enable locking and unlocking without leaving the warmth of my bed.
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Old 11-06-2020, 08:54 PM   #4
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We replaced the lock on our 2015 Thor Axis 24.1 with a keypad, with remotes.
I hang one of the remotes back in the bedroom to enable locking and unlocking without leaving the warmth of my bed.
But I just leave the door unlocked, and cock the hammer on my .45.
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Old 11-06-2020, 09:44 PM   #5
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We replaced the lock on our 2015 Thor Axis 24.1 with a keypad, with remotes.
I hang one of the remotes back in the bedroom to enable locking and unlocking without leaving the warmth of my bed.
A 2018 uses a door lock assembly for which there is no replacement, powered or 8ther wise.
(at least there wasn't last month)

I have a hard core magnet type door latch as used on high security doors and it works with rfid or remote.
I've lost a bit of interest lately in mods, but there's a guy on youtube who modded his door to work with one.
The mod isn't for the faint of heart or unskilled.
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Old 11-07-2020, 12:52 PM   #6
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But I just leave the door unlocked, and cock the hammer on my .45.
Ok Bob, now you have kicked off another thread; we gotta know what kind of 45 is it?
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Old 11-07-2020, 02:20 PM   #7
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The trigger breaks like a glass rod at 50 ounces, and it'll shoot 2" groups at 50 yards...
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Old 11-07-2020, 03:28 PM   #8
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Right on. The best of the best. Have you picked up a box this special ammo just in case
I'm wondering how it is certified. I have heard of dead people voting, but............

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Old 11-07-2020, 07:38 PM   #9
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I reload...
I wonder if I can get those heads in bulk?
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Old 11-07-2020, 10:44 PM   #10
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You may be able to get them in bulk, but I would guess they would be expensive. I usually use the plated or LSWC's for practice. Lot's cheaper. I used to cast my own, but haven't done that in years. Was a lot cheaper, but time consuming.
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Old 11-08-2020, 12:10 AM   #11
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You may be able to get them in bulk, but I would guess they would be expensive. I usually use the plated or LSWC's for practice. Lot's cheaper. I used to cast my own, but haven't done that in years. Was a lot cheaper, but time consuming.
Yeah... I have probably 5000 200 gr LSWC heads waiting for the marriage into the family...
But for serious issues: I like Speer's 185 gr "flying ashtray"
(Talk about a hollow-point! )
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Old 11-08-2020, 12:24 AM   #12
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Yeah... I have probably 5000 200 gr LSWC heads waiting for the marriage into the family...
But for serious issues: I like Speer's 185 gr "flying ashtray"
(Talk about a hollow-point! )
Right on. You can drive the 185's pretty fast without wearing out the cases.
To stay on topic, drive faster than a Thor.��
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