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dedmiston

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Posted: 04/14/21 09:08pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you push on the door, the grab handle will open. Try it with a partner you trust.


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Posted: 04/15/21 12:26am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yes I believe this and seen punks doing stupid dangerous stuff in campgrounds at many locations. Heathens raising heathens American style.


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Posted: 04/15/21 04:23am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

toedtoes wrote:

It's been posted as a potential problem before:
2013 post

And there was a blog about it before that:
2011 blog


Yep, urban legends tend to have long lives.


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When my Tri-Mark striker bolt broke (I have several comments I could make on the design of those striker bolts but I do not wish to melt your monitor). I got real good at the emergency exit window.. Real Real good.

It happened twice. to me.

Kids will be kids.. I am reading ads for a new "Peal and stick" video doorbell (like the RING but no wires) pairs with your phone and I suspect it can record but not sure... Would be nice to hand the police a video of the kids. or park management.


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rlw999 wrote:

After my RV's door latch failed (the mechanism that retrieves the latch broke so I couldn't open it from the inside or the outside)........

It was relatively easy to unscrew the lock from the inside and force the latch open with a screwdriver.


I had the same issue. I was inside my truck camper when the latch broke. After a few seconds of panic, I was still not able to force the latch open but I was able to unscrew and remove the latch.

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trailernovice wrote:

I am a skeptic, and grew up in Missouri.. Show Me.. seems likely an urban legend.. think 'stay away from walmart because gangs are kidnapping random people as initiation' or 'don't flash your headlights--unknown maniacs will kill you if you do'


This stuff is as old as lighting a bag of dog poo on fire and then ringing the doorbell. When gramma and pop-pop go lights out in their RV at 9:00 pm, there are still mischievous teenagers running around the CG.

These posts come around every so often. A good reminder to always look down before you step out of the RV, kind of like the reminder not to click on links in emails from people you don't know....


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Stairs folded in? Yes, certainly could be an issue, HOWEVER, I usually make it a point to watch where I'm stepping, especially when it comes to stairs, elevator shafts, and the like. Common sense and just plain paying attention could alleviate any potential missing stairs problem.


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rlw999 wrote:

After my RV's door latch failed (the mechanism that retrieves the latch broke so I couldn't open it from the inside or the outside), I was glad I had a class C so I could just use the chassis door to get in. If I were out in the wilderness in a single door RV, I'd have had to break a window to get in, .


Your RV should have escape windows that open without breaking them.

On edit, I re-read and see you were trying to get in ,not out.

Ignore :-)

* This post was edited 04/15/21 08:21am by way2roll *


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dedmiston wrote:

If you push on the door, the grab handle will open. Try it with a partner you trust.


After reading some of the previously mentioned posts, I tried this on my TT. It does, in fact, open as Dave said.


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K_and_I wrote:

dedmiston wrote:

If you push on the door, the grab handle will open. Try it with a partner you trust.


After reading some of the previously mentioned posts, I tried this on my TT. It does, in fact, open as Dave said.


I tried it in both my 2003 Wildcat TT and my 2018 Arctic Fox and it worked with both of them - and I mean easily.

I think this one went straight from "what if..." to urban legend.

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