ramrog Review

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Poor quality got worse.
 from Colorado,  Apr 28, 2012

Got this at Bass Pro for about $$$ on big sale. Seemed fine for the money for about 2 months. There are a couple of drawbacks i will discuss in a bit... easy to put up with for the money. Then i punched in the code one day and the door opened...the light stayed on and smoke started billowing out of it. It was fried. Oh well, I understand a certain % of all produced goods fail. To be fair, Boyt replaced it without a problem and even paid for all shipping. Took about two weeks. The replacement has been re-engineered. The door that was alittle soft opening but certainly fine before now has additional springs and slams open with a loud bang. The new one is not square. You can see the bad weld along one edge of the base that warps the unit. One good change is that the door opens farther now where before it would open to just shy of 80 degrees frm vertical. Forget getting into it discreetly if you hear a bump in the night. Aside from the slamming open if you fail to hold the door, you cannot turn off the loud beeps as you press each button. I guess the led Flashing with each press isn't enough to tell you it is pressed. Hopefully it will scare a thief away instead of making him/her rush you. The key works fine and the override contacts with the 9-volt battery is a nice feature ...if you lose the key and you wait till the 8 aa batteries go dead. The first was well built and both will keep children out and safe. A teenager up to no good could make short work of it, but in my mind that is not the purpose of the thing so i don't mark off for that. I wish I had just kept the first one and used the key...

  • How accurate was the sizing? NA
  • Please tell us about the quality of the product. Shody construction and unreliable electronics
  • Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? No
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