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Locking All Doors At Night Without Setting Alarm


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I'm in the rear of my 2003 camper settled in for the night but want to lock all the doors and rear hatch. I click the central locking button on the key fob and all is good until I get up for a trip to the toilets at 3AM. I unlock a side door with the lock lever and open the door. Suddenly I've woken the entire campsite due alarm going off...and I've done this more than once.

 

Of course what I should have done is use door lock switch in the driver's door but getting to it from the rear of the van is a bit of a struggle. Have I missed a trick? Is there a way to lock all the doors from the rear compartment comfortably without setting the alarm?

 

Thank you.

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I don't know about locking the doors without setting the alarm, but none of the tents on a campsite will be locked so maybe just leaving it unlocked overnight is the simplest solution? Failing that, a short pole to reach to the lock button?

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I don't have the same problem.

I don't lock our doors.

 

I do have another problem though.

At 3am all you can see of my black dog is a large number of glistening sharp white teeth !

Fortunately, his bark is worse than his bite.

 

I have yet to receive many complaints regarding how loud I get whilst trying to quieten HIM !

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if its a pee you need to get up for, have a plastic 1 pint bottle handy and some hand gel to clean your hands afterwards, then you do not have the worry about waking others

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Mine doesn't have an alarm, so just lock with the fob (or reach over to the driver's door panel switch).

 

Appreciate with an alarm it makes things a bit more complicated!

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On 5/6/2024 at 4:18 PM, smurf said:

just leaving it unlocked overnight is the simplest solution

Thanks but not sure the solution to a problem is to forget about the problem. My tent was once burgled while I was in it. Difficult to forget about that.

 

Anyway, during this weekend's trip I realised that I could just remove the driver's headrest and leave it in the footwell. Reaching the door lock button then becomes much easier.

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On 5/7/2024 at 1:11 AM, Michael Brown said:

if its a pee you need to get up for, have a plastic 1 pint bottle handy

Not sure my wife would go for that!

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For ladies there is such a gadget called a Peewee, bit like a funnel  to pee into and then into a lidded pint bottle or similiar. This is to save you having to get up and go outside your vehicle. This is a tempory fix. Just empty contents down a loo in morning and wash bottle  etc out for next time. If you need a dump, you may have a problem

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if you lock the car using keyfob then this will set the alarm... but if you lock from inside (drivers inside lock) then it shouldn't. Try it at home.

I have done this with other toyotas so probably the same.

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