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22-10-2019 18:57
jiwawa Hallo Robert, welcome to the forum. And thanks for your input.
22-10-2019 12:15
ATVRobert I have a Rapido 8086DF-2019, it does not have auto lock on the doors
18-03-2019 11:57
rayc On the coachbuilt models autoclose is a standard function of the cab. Perhaps as a cost cutting exercise Rapido do not enable it on their A class 8*** series but do on the more expensive 9*** series?
18-03-2019 11:36
rogerblack All the doors in my Vectra Estate (2005) autolock as soon as I pull away and remain locked until I remove the ignition key, unless I press a release switch on either front door.

Some areas we drive through in the motor home remind me to press the door lock but this only operates the cab doors; our hab door is manual but we usually remember to lock it before setting off.

Carrying one of those hammers is a great idea, Andy, I'll have a search and buy one for each of our family vehicles.
17-03-2019 19:57
Originally Posted by Pudsey_Bear View Post
I thought the auto door locking was introduced to stop doors bursting open in a collision, keeping the occupants inside the vehicle.
ALL passenger vehicles have been fitted with “anti-burst” door catches (note not locks) for many many years now! I cannot EVER recall attending a crash where the doors have burst open, in fact it’s the reverse, they get wedged SHUT and can be an absolute ******* to get open.

That’s why I have one of those “window hammers” fixed alongside my seat so IF I ever am in the situation I can smash the SIDE window to get out. Don’t ever try to smash a windscreen, they are all laminated these days and a sledge hammer won’t smash them enough to gain access.

Plus of course most vehicles now have electric windows so, in the event of the battery being smashed in a crash, you cannot operate them!!

17-03-2019 11:58
kabundi My 2014MY Rapido 7065FF also auto locks the doors just after you set off
17-03-2019 09:25
MickAm Hi, I have the new 7096F
The doors auto lock just after setting off.

It’s a good safety feature as previously mentioned, doors cannot be opened when stopping at traffic lights etc.
16-10-2017 09:26
Pudsey_Bear I thought the auto door locking was introduced to stop doors bursting open in a collision, keeping the occupants inside the vehicle.
16-10-2017 08:12
Matolb Hello
I have a 9083 DF 2008 and the autoclose work perfectly when I reached for about 20 km/h.
15-10-2017 21:02
TheAirRove Hi Andy,

The thing about 12mph is that once you drive away and reach 12mph, the doors lock & STAY locked if you stop at say traffic lights, to prevent just as you say anyone getting in, especially through the Hab door, they can of course be opened anytime from inside

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