Replacing habitation door lock

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  1. Chris664

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    We want to replace the lock on the habitation door on our Swift M/H. It is the original lock which we are told can be opened without the key using a flat screwdriver. Having bought a Caroloc 367barrel lock which is supposed to be more secure we are having difficulty fitting it. Can anyone help. We want to make the habitation door more secure.
     
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    Looked at these but we havn't enough room for the securing plate. There is a wall as soon as you climb into the van on the right hand side. Would mean cutting part of the wall out.
     
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    The fixings are on the door frame not through the body side.
    Here is ours.
     

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    Seen those. Hubby wanted to fit the other type that uses the plate that covers the whole lock. He seems to think this one to be more secure.
     
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    Your weak point on your van is probably your plastic windows.
     
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    when you say difficulty what exactly do you mean
    dismantling the original
    Fitting the new barrel?
     
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    The windows are always a weak spot
    however we had someone try to force the habitation door on ours with a screwdriver
    fortunately it held
     
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    to remove a hartal lock barrel, you need a special lock removal key. available on ebay under £10
     
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    I though along the lines of that before I fitted ours but then thought maybe the windows close, the blinds drawn and a flashing blue LED might give the game away.
     
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    If you would like to contact Ian in our workshop department he will happily run through some options with yourselves.

    Their number is 01580 881288.. option 3
     
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    Thanks for the help everyone will phone Ian and ask his advice
     

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