Project completed - Luxury Coach Lifestyles
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 01-29-2011, 11:57 PM   #1
rheavn
Senior Member
 
rheavn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 433
Default Project completed

My coach was originally built with a Weiser electonic remote deadbolt--keyless entry. It didn't work when I purchased my coach. I wanted to get it working. Weiser locks had been sold to Kwikset since the unit was manufactured. They said the circuit board was bad & a new one was not available. Kwikset no longer manufactures a deadbolt with a remote, they only make one with a touchpad. I found a company, Morning Industries, that manufactured an electronic deadbolt with two remotes--Model #RF-01sn. Home Depot could get one as a special order for $143. I found them on the net from $85 to $200. I purchased the lock from a company I could return it to if it was not "Newell quality". Once I got the new lock I realized I needed an extension kit as the door was wider than 1 7/8" so the mounting plate screws were too short. I called the company in SoCal & for $15 they sent me the kit. It arrived in four days. Replacing the old lock with the new one was a breeze. It was R & R. No new holes, nothing to change. The lock runs on four AA batteries so no wires to run. The only thing I had to do was add a flat washer & star lock washer as the mounting screws were too long when I put in the extension kit. From the outside you just see a normal deadbolt & on the inside is the metal electronic box. There is an opening handle on the inside that lock or unlocks the lock without using the remote. It works without involving the electronics.

For anyone who would like an electronic deadbolt that operates with a remote this lock will work as long as your door is not thicker than 2 1/4". There are no wires to run or holes to drill so replacing a non electronic deadbolt with this unit is simple. I read a thread where some folks were worried of being locked out, but this lock always works with the keys from the outside or handle on the inside even if the batteries are removed or dead.

A project for someone who has too much time on their hands.............
__________________

__________________
Steve
Newell
rheavn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2011, 06:29 PM   #2
rheavn
Senior Member
 
rheavn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 433
Default Follow-up critique

I'll post a follow-up since keyless entry is being discussed. I installed the electronic deadbolt in January. I used the system to lock the coach exclusively through all years use. I never had a single problem and didn't even replace the batteries! A great alternative for some one who has a dead bolt on their door and wants keyless entry. Looks just like a original deadbolt. Good quality.

Since I am storing my coach for the winter I removed the batteries and tested them and they were only down about 10% and the lock was still functioning. Lock design also always works with the key.

Hope this helps.....................
__________________
Steve
Newell
rheavn is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Newell Coach Corporation or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



All times are GMT. The time now is 02:58 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.