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View Poll Results: How do you lock your RV.
Lock using paddle 8 8.89%
Lock using dead bolt 24 26.67%
Lock using both 58 64.44%
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Old 09-26-2014, 07:46 AM   #1
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How do you lock your RV Poll

I stopped many years back locking the paddle part of the lock as its easy to break that part then it's a real problem to get in. I now only lock using the dead bolt as never a problem.

What do you all do.
Lock with paddle......
Lock with dead bolt..
Lock both...............

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Old 09-26-2014, 08:43 AM   #2
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I lock both...
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Old 09-26-2014, 08:51 AM   #3
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While traveling, or if we'll be gone for a while both, otherwise usually just the paddle
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Old 09-26-2014, 09:13 AM   #4
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I never lock just the paddle, as I think it can be unlocked with a master key. The dead bolt can't. I normally lock both, but locking just the dead bold alone might be better in case someone tries to pull too hard on the paddle trying to get in and breaks it.
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Old 09-26-2014, 09:43 AM   #5
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I rarely lock. I figure if someone wants in, they will get in either way. That and I have dogs inside and if ever there were a problem I hope somebody would open it and get them out. We have never had anything stolen while at a MI state park or forest campground. My parents, however, have had stuff stolen but they broke their lock to get in. It was on private property back in the woods so it was easy to do it without raising suspicion. If I do lock it, it's normally just the deadbolt. Like you said, the paddle is easy to break.
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Old 09-26-2014, 09:48 AM   #6
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Just the dead bolt.
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Old 09-26-2014, 10:13 AM   #7
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I just use the paddle, and for a good reason. Mine is stored in a locked area with 24 hour security patrols. It is stored 275 miles from home. Once, on the way down and over 200 miles from home, I realized I had forgotten my keys! My dealer is located across the street from my campground. I called the dealer, he informed me that if I had the deadbolt locked he could not help me. If just the paddle, I was in luck as they had a master key. I had used just the paddle, and have always continued to since.
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Old 09-26-2014, 10:27 AM   #8
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lock the deadbolt. people like me have a shiny master key for the paddle.
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I use both here at home but I do not lock when camping.
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Old 09-26-2014, 10:41 AM   #10
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Wife locks everything and I don't lock anything. So it depends on who is last out. The lock is not going to stop a thief IMHO.
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