Fiamma or Milenco

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  1. chopper602

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    they both have an inherant weakness......the door frame.

    Sidewall is made of thin ply inside, foam block then an aluminium or grp skin with a wood door surround.

    The swing-over arm will give extra leverage to wreck the side wall.

    I had the full jobbie on my last eurovan.....swing over hand rail and security lock on the door.
    The handrail is secured to both the door frame and door (when locked) so cant be used as a lever.

    Just my opinion.


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    And the lock itself.....

    http://www.fiammastore.com/Fiamma-Security/Fiamma-Kit-Security-Lock-Safety-Handle-Lock
     
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    MrsTheWife doesn't want one of those hand rail door things, so it's a no go. I know these things won't make it into Fort Knox, but rather make an scumbag pass over it and go somewhere else. :BigGrin:
     
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    i guess there is that aspect....

    If they really want in they would simply rip out a PLASTIC window, four little plastic catches wont hold for long.

    the same way i would get out in an emergency (fire) situation....size 10 and 17stone vs plastic window...no contest. :Laughing:.
     
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    There really is very little I can do about the big plastics windows, so I'm doing something about the bits I can do something about!
     
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    The Millenco you can lock from the inside and outside, the Fiamma is outside only

    Peter
     
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    The deciding factor for us (see Here) was what would fit.

    It's definitely worth making a pattern and checking first.
     
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    I'd have to buy the lock to make the pattern though ! I think I'll probably end up with the Fiamma unit . . .
     
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    As mentioned on the other post, I bought a contour gauge from Machine Mart. A few minutes to "mould" it round the frame and a few more to copy the shape to card and cut it out was all it took. We then took the card with us to fit against the locks.

    That was the Frame Lock rather than the drill through the wall one though.
     
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    Well I've decided to bite the bullet and have ordered a couple of the frame mounting Fiamma locks and some sealent from John Cross. If they arrive by the weekend, I'll have a go at fitting them myself. What could possibly go wrong :Wink: :Cool:
     
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    I`m sure you will tell us....
     
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    Hi Tim

    They are all packed up and ready to be collected by tracked courier service and should normally be delivered tomorrow (thursday)

    Good luck, any problems just give us a call

    Peter
     
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    Arrived safe and sound. :thanks2:

    I'll have to get a move on the Sikaflex is best before 03/2014 . . :getmecoat:
     
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    Somewhere between receiving the locks and getting around to fitting them, I / MrsTheWife :Blush: (more likely the latter) has mislaid one of the sets of screws :Doh: . Does anyone what size these self-tappers are so I can try and get three more . . .
     
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    Are they self tappers or wood screws Tim? If the construction of your van is like ours there is timber behind the metal door frame skin.

    Either way, a trip to Wilkinsons or B&Q and comparison with what's on the racks should find something to match - or drop me a PM and you could come round and look at the [STRIKE]cra[/STRIKE] stock of useful oddments I have in my garage :BigGrin:
     

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