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1ed

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Posted: 08/25/20 01:07pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Reading a story of a couple that were locked in the rv due to someone moving assist handle across the door. What if any mods have you done to prevent being locked in you rv? Thanks Ed

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Do you have a window next to your door (or even in your door)? If so, just open the window and release the handle.


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Posted: 08/25/20 01:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Here is one way that has been used by others on RV.Net

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My handle has a landing like the one pictured after the mod,it came that way,no way that it will trap me.
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I have closed and flipped it over the door and with a good push it pops open.

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Get a hard piece of plastic and cut it to fit the opening. Then screw it into the cavity so it will just swing out.


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I wouldn’t have any handle that could even temporarily block my exit.


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dodge guy wrote:

Get a hard piece of plastic and cut it to fit the opening. Then screw it into the cavity so it will just swing out.


Or, just grind down the "bump" that the handle has to go up and over to move it. Then you will be able to push it open with the door.

I never thought of this before. I'm glad you brought it up.

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CavemanCharlie wrote:

dodge guy wrote:

Get a hard piece of plastic and cut it to fit the opening. Then screw it into the cavity so it will just swing out.


Or, just grind down the "bump" that the handle has to go up and over to move it. Then you will be able to push it open with the door.

I never thought of this before. I'm glad you brought it up.


As long as there is a little something left somthe handle doesn't flop back and forth!

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Exactly. You don't want it flapping while you drive and you don't want it to fold up while you're using it.

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I checked my Trailer a 2020 Mini Lite from Rockwood and if you close the handle over the door and pull on the door with any force it will open. When I read this story I was really concerned and
thought of all the terrible situations that could occur with that door not being able to open. Great topic and maybe it will help someone... Thanks Ed

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Keep a little WD40 in the valley, door pops right open.

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