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Old 06-05-2016, 09:07 PM   #1
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Child-Proof Door?

We just got back from our first weekend out with our camper. We had a nice time. Everything went well except we need to figure out a way to keep our 2 year old inside. Whenever he wants out her knows how to unlatch the door and out he goes! Tried the 'deadbolt' - no go - he just flips that and he's off!

Any good ideas out there? Is there a childproof deadbolt or lock that we can keep him contained? Looking on RV Locks now.
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Old 06-05-2016, 09:21 PM   #2
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Just say no worked the best but adding a screen door hook to the door helped a lot............
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He's two and bull-headed like his dad. He'll probably pull it out of the wall.

Looks easy enough but not sure how it will hold up.
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Someone in this forum, I forget who this was so I can't give him diserved credit.
I thought this was a great idea for our grandkids.

Anyway his idea was to reach thru the opening in the screen door, lift a pull the hand bar over in front of the screen door.


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Someone in this forum, I forget who this was so I can't give him diserved credit.
I thought this was a great idea for our grandkids.

Anyway his idea was to reach thru the opening in the screen door, lift a pull the hand bar over in front of the screen door.


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This is what we have been doing with our 2 year old and it's working good. She is trying to push through the mesh though. Gotta figure out how to stop that
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Old 06-06-2016, 07:31 AM   #6
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This is what we have been doing with our 2 year old and it's working good. She is trying to push through the mesh though. Gotta figure out how to stop that
I added plexiglass to my door to prevent this. I cut it to fit in the inside slots that go around the door.
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Teaching them the real meaning of NO works best.
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Teaching them the real meaning of NO works best.
Thanks for the parenting advice....I would if I wouldn't get tossed in the can and lose the kid to child services.
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Teaching them the real meaning of NO works best.
This ^^^^^^^ We never had an issue,they did as they were told,but that was the 80's.
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Thanks for the parenting advice....
Just giving you the benefit of own experience. No offense intended,
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This ^^^^^^^ We never had an issue,they did as they were told,but that was the 80's.
A solid swat to back of the gourd always worked for me....but as I said...That'll get ya tossed in the can now.
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I asked this same question earlier and was bombarded with parenting advice.

I did the hook trick up high on the door and it has worked well so far.

Good luck-I also have a two year old.


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I am going to visit ACE Hardware and see what I can come up with. There has to be something that would work good. Maybe I should market it when I figure it out!
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Found it,
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Inside door lock

This is the write up on the tip:
Learn To RV: Quick tip- baby proof screen door

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Tried the outside grab handle idea. If you push on it it pops open. Must be a safety thing.
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Tried the outside grab handle idea. If you push on it it pops open. Must be a safety thing.

Some do, some don't. My daughter couldn't put her hip thru enough to pop open the grab handle with our tests. But, she didn't get nutty with it.

We only use it with the screen door and when we are awake. I wouldn't use it at night and rely on it popping open in case of an emergency.
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Old 06-24-2016, 06:40 AM   #17
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We tried it when my wife needed something for when she was showering. She had our 10yr old autistic child, the 6 yr old and the 2 year old. My 10 yr old won't watch the 2 yr old; my 6 yr old does a good job but the 2 yr old can get away from her. She's not very strong or assertive. She needed to confine them when I was away at work.

Still brain-storming a good lock / hasp without making too many holes. The good, old fashioned hook may be the best.
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Is a simple baby gate enough to deter them?
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We were thinking of a baby gate just need to mount it. We were thinking about it for the dogs. We were not sure how they would be camping - they enjoy it. They made themselves at home! They are better behaved then the kids.





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We were thinking of a baby gate just need to mount it. We were thinking about it for the dogs. We were not sure how they would be camping - they enjoy it. They made themselves at home! They are better behaved then the kids.





That is why I purchased our TT with bunks, for the dogs to enjoy. Since we don't have kids, it was intended for them. Oh, and anyone else who would like to join us. As for the kids escaping, you can always leave them at home. That would solve your problem (just kidding of course).

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