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Old 06-30-2014, 05:54 AM   #1
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Door came open

Not sure if this has happened to anyone... We had our main door come open while driving. Only thing I can think of is a very rough portion of road and enough flex in the frame. Door was fully closed and locked. Fortunately no damage etc. so we"ll be locking the door and deadbolts now when traveling...
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Old 06-30-2014, 06:34 AM   #2
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If your trailer has an outside assist handle, fold it over the door when you are breaking camp, or ready to hit the road.
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Old 06-30-2014, 07:04 AM   #3
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Yep what Lloyd says. When we got our first unit, the PDI person pointed this out to us. They said roads are rough and there is a lot of flex there move the handle over the door as cheap insurance
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Old 06-30-2014, 08:26 AM   #4
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We always lock the deadbolts when travelling and never had a problem. The latch lock only could easily come loose from the twist in the trailer during travel but you will never have a problem if you deadbolt your door.
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Old 06-30-2014, 09:27 AM   #5
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That's not good. I always latch, deadbolt, then move grab handle in front of door too.
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Old 06-30-2014, 10:08 AM   #6
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I only deadbolt door. I've had the situation when I have forgot my key and had to send my kid in through a cabinet to unlock the door. This way you can close the door again without it locking you out again.
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Old 06-30-2014, 10:58 AM   #7
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And keep a spare key on a magnetic holder somewhere on the frame or inside the propane, area or even in the battery box, so you always have a key....been there-done that..
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Old 06-30-2014, 11:41 AM   #8
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We lock the deadbolt and flip the door handle to hold the door. Never had a problem
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Old 06-30-2014, 02:50 PM   #9
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Thanks guys we'll do that for next time !
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Old 06-30-2014, 06:43 PM   #10
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Never had a problem with the door coming open. Keeping my fingers crossed. However we will keep it crossed the door for added insurance while in motion. Thanks for the warning!!
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Old 06-30-2014, 07:35 PM   #11
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Well I wasn't worried about it till now, thank you!!!
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Old 06-30-2014, 09:09 PM   #12
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Can't believe that your door came open with the dead bolt on. Was the road not paved or were you driving in Pennsylvania???
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Old 07-01-2014, 07:44 AM   #13
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Just a thought about the deadbolt...look where the bolt goes into the frame and make sure it goes in all the way . I had to drill and file the frame (that is visible when looking into the striker plate) to allow deadbolt to fully engage.
I also swing the grab handle across the door , but what do you do if you have 2 doors and the 2nd one does not have a grab bar?
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Give the wife a second set of keys and let her be responsible for the door. lol
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My wife knows EXACTLY where every pair of her 200 shoes are,
but keys? not so much !!!

We found that the deadbolt is the best way too... in fact our first trip the door came open and wore the paint off the door where it vibrated against the assist handle ! wasn't a happy camper
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I have just been using the deadbolt. No assist handle on the Z1. Thought about adding one.
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