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Old 10-26-2008, 02:13 AM   #1
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Hello.

We have a new (to us) 74 trillium, and need some suggestions on how to lock the door from the inside?

what have people done for security for sleeping at night?

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Old 10-26-2008, 10:26 AM   #2
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Hi Sahm,

Later model Trillium's had a push lock inside the trailer. I am guessing that yours is the earlier style lock like our 1972. A previous owner had mounted a simple loop hook at the top of the door. There is plywood glassed in around the door frame and in the door itself and he had screwed into that.

The lock on our trailer is more of a deterrent then any kind of real protection. We only lock our trailer during the day so that teenagers don't decide to liberate our alcohol. Other then that it's camping, if you have anything worth stealing then your packing too much stuff =)
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Old 10-26-2008, 11:38 AM   #3
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....whilst camping in 'unfamiliar' places, we always have a - l o n g - screwdriver (12/16") and a baseball bat near at hand for 'emergency night time repair'.
Being Canadian means we cannot be in posession of anything that might be conscrewed as a defensive weapon because, as the police put it, it can be taken away from you and used either on you OR used by the perpertrator to commit other offences.

Ya never know WHEN you might need to tighten a loose screw or asked to participate in an early morning of scrub baseball.....

Any devious person wanting to enter your trailer (while your asleep) is up to no good and will use whatever force needed to gain entry (IMHO!!)

O.K, I'll get off the soap box again....

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Old 10-26-2008, 11:44 AM   #4
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....whilst camping in 'unfamiliar' places, we always have a - l o n g - screwdriver (12/16") and a baseball bat near at hand for 'emergency night time repair'.
Being Canadian means we cannot be in posession of anything that might be conscrewed as a defensive weapon because, as the police put it, it can be taken away from you and used either on you OR used by the perpertrator to commit other offences.

Ya never know WHEN you might need to tighten a loose screw or asked to participate in an early morning of scrub baseball.....

Any devious person wanting to enter your trailer (while your asleep) is up to no good and will use whatever force needed to gain entry (IMHO!!)

O.K, I'll get off the soap box again....

Doug -

I'm Sahm's husband and I'm more worried about being murdered in our sleep than anything being stolen....

I guess its the screw hook in the door and the louisville slugger by the bed for us...
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Old 10-26-2008, 01:28 PM   #5
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Hi Barry, Sahm

With the Wells Grey Park murders back in the news I can understand your wariness. However, as we camp mostly in family oriented camp grounds with lots of close by neighbors nighttime security is not something I have worried about.

If we were camping off the beaten track then night time security might be more of an issue for us. BC is still an amazingly safe place and I would actually be more concerned about bears and cougars then anything else. A retired policeman on this forum discussed security once and one thing that I think really helps is making sure you don't look like a victim. A little 'Do not mess with me' can go a long way.
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Old 10-26-2008, 01:46 PM   #6
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How about a slide lock. Joy A. sent me a picture recently of this addition to her trailer.
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Old 10-26-2008, 03:25 PM   #7
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All we used to do with our Boler was put a large nail in the little hole of the handle apparatus on the door. The handle could not be turned from the outside.
Then we used the same nail to keep our fridge closed when travelling.....
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Old 10-26-2008, 03:59 PM   #8
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Hi Barry, Sahm

Found a pic that sort of shows how the previous owner's locked our 1972. It was in fact a chain lock with the chain side on trailer and the latch on the door.


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