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mr_andyj

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Posted: 04/15/21 09:16am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I anticipated this on my cargo trailer that has a similar bar that closes over the door, though it is not a hand rail at the same time. I made a fix, so to never get locked in by a prankster.
I have never had anyone close the bar, but that does not give me comfort...

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Posted: 04/15/21 09:27am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

dedmiston wrote:

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


Now you’re taking all the fun out of people scaring themselves over nothing...


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Posted: 04/15/21 09:41am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The best way to keep things like this happening is to ....... keep putting on the internet so some kid that would never think about can read about it and play copy cat.


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valhalla360 wrote:

Yep, urban legends tend to have long lives.

Remind me to tell you about the time I found a hook hanging on my car door handle. It's a true story. [emoticon]

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schlep1967 wrote:

The best way to keep things like this happening is to ....... keep putting on the internet so some kid that would never think about can read about it and play copy cat.


Pretty safe from the kids here I'd say...

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here's a solution.

Took a piece of round plastic, cut it in half and screwed on so handle won't drop in when swung forward over door. Handle will lock in when swung in opposite direction.



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valhalla360 wrote:

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.


First rule of urban legends:

If the story says "I knew someone" or "a friend/relative of a friend/relative" or "heard from" it is an urban legend.


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Or it starts with "Tell everyone you know...".


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We actually do that, fold the handle over across the screen door when the main door is open. We do that to keep our cat inside. He is a Maine Coon and can easily reach the screen door lever and open it.....he's a smart little bugger. He did it one time when we were sitting outside close by. Good thing he is not a runner, just wanted to be with his people and came right to us. Surprised us to no end so now we fold that handle over the screen door. That keeps him inside.

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ken56 wrote:

We actually do that, fold the handle over across the screen door when the main door is open. We do that to keep our cat inside. He is a Maine Coon and can easily reach the screen door lever and open it.....he's a smart little bugger. He did it one time when we were sitting outside close by. Good thing he is not a runner, just wanted to be with his people and came right to us. Surprised us to no end so now we fold that handle over the screen door. That keeps him inside.


Best cats ever!
We're not "cat people" but last time we needed a new mouser, we ended up getting, presumably, a purebred maine coon from the shelter (as a kitten).
He's basically a 4th dog around the house. Super friendly, no litter box required for even when he is in the house, he goes outside just like the dogs. He's equally as comfortable sleeping on a kid's bed all night or locked outside, hunting. Based on the number of rodents he leaves for us, I'd say he averages about 300 kills a year.
Spends the vast majority of his time outside (we're in the woods effectively).

Also a far better topic than discussions from people who thing they'll be trapped in their camper by a plastic latch!

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