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Old 04-03-2014, 08:12 PM   #1
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Padlock(s) thread - because there ain't one.

My opinion of the general ADV forum members is that there's a lot of smarts here; people with varying interests and knowledge that might be able to give some great suggestions.

This doesn't have to be about locks that see use on vehicles that are actually moving - it can be about just locking down what we have. The reason I wrote that caveat is that I've been searching and researching padlock information, and the best I've come up with is that combination padlocks are not recommended for vehicles as the vibrations eventually cause them (or at least the ones with settable combinations as per an Amazon.com review) to change their settings.

Sure, I'd like something like this:

but based on how I'd be using it (on a vehicle or trailer, or both), I've come up with http://www.commandolock.com/collections/all :



Just for lock-talk, in general, I've recently been heading out to a state park that closes its gates to all but those who are supposed to be there after sunset, and they had a combination lock by a company that I can't remember, but which operated unlike others I've seen, seemed really stout, and from what I've seen just isn't available through Amazon.com or normal sources. It made me realize that there is probably a whole world of padlock designs out there that aren't as commonly known or used. Anyone have any good ones to suggest for various property securing options?
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Old 04-03-2014, 08:30 PM   #2
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I've not been able to find the real sesame 4 dial combos, Master now makes a 'replacement' that is an absolute POS - they use a key, first one I bought, first time, broke key before I could set combo.

My dad used those sesame on all his property, all set to the same combo so that he would not forget. Mainly to keep dummies out anyway and for liability reasons.

The sesame with the rod that pushes into the latching hole for the shackle are quite good, IMHO, but I've never used one mobile. If you can still find 'em buy those.

Otherwise, Master brand keyed locks are my go-to choice - the just seem to last better than their competition.

Edited to add: Dayum, should have thought of Amazon! Sesame original pin-setting right there on top! THANKS man!

Hope you find what you are looking for.
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Old 04-03-2014, 08:31 PM   #3
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Old 04-03-2014, 10:40 PM   #4
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Abloy Enforcer

A trucking company I used to work for used the Abloy brand for the trailer doors.We went to some areas where you really questioned your own safety but I never heard of those locks failing.
If the driver lost the key it was much easier to cut and repair the metal on the door than to even scratch the lock.If things get bad it's also heavy enough to use as a club
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Old 04-03-2014, 10:52 PM   #5
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That Sesamee lock in your picture has been my go to lock the last couple of years. I buy the marine grade ones, and they've been bomb proof.
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Old 04-04-2014, 02:13 PM   #6
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This thing gets mixed reviews but I love them! What I like about them is you can open them at night in the dark purely by feel.

http://www.amazon.com/Master-Lock-15...pr_product_top
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Old 04-04-2014, 02:24 PM   #7
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My opinion of the general ADV forum members is that there's a lot of smarts here; people with varying interests and knowledge that might be able to give some great suggestions.

This doesn't have to be about locks that see use on vehicles that are actually moving - it can be about just locking down what we have. The reason I wrote that caveat is that I've been searching and researching padlock information, and the best I've come up with is that combination padlocks are not recommended for vehicles as the vibrations eventually cause them (or at least the ones with settable combinations as per an Amazon.com review) to change their settings.

Sure, I'd like something like this:

but based on how I'd be using it (on a vehicle or trailer, or both), I've come up with http://www.commandolock.com/collections/all :

I have this one. It lives outside on my trailer and has worked perfectly for 7 years. Not overly expensive!
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Old 04-04-2014, 02:26 PM   #8
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This thing gets mixed reviews but I love them! What I like about them is you can open them at night in the dark purely by feel.

http://www.amazon.com/Master-Lock-15...pr_product_top
You can with the Sesamee combination locks as well since they stop at the Zero number when turned backward. See this lock ehre: http://www.amazon.com/Sesamee-K436-R...s=sesamee+lock

Again, though, it seems that such a combination lock isn't for high-vibration applications like on vehicles.
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Old 04-04-2014, 02:55 PM   #9
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Old 04-04-2014, 03:50 PM   #10
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You can with the Sesamee combination locks as well since they stop at the Zero number when turned backward. See this lock ehre: http://www.amazon.com/Sesamee-K436-R...s=sesamee+lock

Again, though, it seems that such a combination lock isn't for high-vibration applications like on vehicles.
I've been using one on my trailer for over 20 years with no problems.
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Old 04-04-2014, 06:49 PM   #11
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After getting pissed at having different keys for the locks around here...trailer hitch, trailer doors, camper hitch, shed, back fence, gate, etc...I finally bit the bullet and bought 4, 4 packs of Masterlocks at Lowes. Had to dig thru the display a bit, but I finally found 4 packs with the same key code.
I keep one key on my keyring and can open all the locks. Saves me a bunch of time and I don;t have to fuss with a big janitor key ring anymore.
Should have done this years ago.
Anyone wanna buy 12 assorted locks??
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Old 04-04-2014, 07:45 PM   #12
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Since this is a padlock forum, how about http://www.boltlock.com/
I like the idea that I can use my car key. Yea, I understand that if I get a different vehicle I am screwed with the one key for everything deal. But I keep rides for a decade and am only a few years into this one. Since I only have one tow vehicle, and even if I used something else I still have the truck key on me with the house key anyways.
I have held them in hand, they feel good. Just have not heard any real world experiences with them.

Right now I use an old Master Lock (keyed) to lock the bike to the trailer. Anyone serious will still get the bike, but it is enough that it takes out the opportunity factor to the local meth head walking through the parking lot. Taking a key off the ring would be nice.

As for the 4-digit combo locks changing numbers. I have had it happen twice on trailers. Don't know if the combo changed or something else went wrong, just know it wouldn't open. First time was in the driveway, plasma made short work of that lock. Second time was at work, cut off wheel took care of that. They are great where I work. Everyone knows the combo. But sitting in a parking lot there is still a padlock on the trailer to keep rifraf from getting in too easy. But the not unlocking part isn't good. So far not a huge issue, but someday it will be. So I will be watching this thread and see what comes of it. Oh, one of the locks that died was the one that can't be spun backwards. Really sucks when the combo has a 9 in it. But we have a mix of all brands, just whatever gets picked up when we need more.
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Old 04-04-2014, 08:23 PM   #13
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I'd recommend finding a lock that has the minimum shackle exposed so nobody can use a bolt clipper on it. There are locks available that are usable on semitrailer/cargo container type doors that resemble a metal hockey puck with no shackle exposed.
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Old 04-04-2014, 11:12 PM   #14
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Best security - lost in plain sight?

Is this just a Europe thing?
I've seen this in London, Paris, Frankfurt happens other places too, I've heard.
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Old 04-05-2014, 02:30 AM   #15
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http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/vic...-1226807848575
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