Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: barnston, essex
My Motorhome: Autosleeper Nuevo
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Probably the wrong forum but help needed!
Wasn't sure where to post this.
Like all good paranoid motorhomers I like to take reasonable security precautions. One thing I have always done when visiting supermarkets particularly Cite Europe at Coquelles is to set the alarms and also thread a chain through the steering wheel and other points in the van connected with a good padlock.
A strange thing happened a couple of weeks ago when visiting a supermarket somewhere in France I tried to close the padlock (a combination type, picture hopefully attached) but it was fixed in the open position and nothing I could do would close it.
Somehow I had altered the combination and also mislaid the instructions (clever boy I hear you say). I spent some pleasant evenings with a glass of wine and a book fiddling with this lock trying to solve the puzzle. Eventually, I know not how, it closed displaying a changed combination code which I am now using.
The question is does anyone how any knowledge of these type of locks and how one can change or reset the code. It is a Master Lock and all their websites refer to locks that require some kind of probe to change the code. This does not have any orifices to insert a probe and I know there was not one with the lock.
Has anyone any brilliant ideas as I know I am sure to change this code again inadvertently.
No! I don't want to buy another as this is a very substantial lock. Picture attached shows the size against my sigma alarm fob.
Last edited by teljoy; 22-11-2016 at 09:09.