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Old 02-17-2015, 11:27 AM   #11
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The latch should have an adjustment to make it more secure. If your trailer is not level it will make a difference on how the latch works.
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Old 02-17-2015, 11:33 AM   #12
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I once ordered the right handed handle instead of the left handed handle. The right handed handle has the shaped tonged on the wrong side. When the screen door was closed you had a very hard time closing the door. I had to open the screen and then latch it to the door to close the door in a normal manner.
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Old 02-18-2015, 11:25 AM   #13
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Would it not be better to train the pups to not bump the door? We have a 4 yr old mutt that after about a week, learned not to touch the screen door.
One dog or cat - OK (maybe). Ever see two cats playing "catch me if you can"? They swoop and swirl, bouncing off all kinds sofa backs, chairs, walls and, yup, screen doors.
If they're not playing, they don't touch the screen. They do this:


The latch is for piece of mind. You'd have a hard time convincing me that even a well-trained pet could withstand a squirrel sitting on the steps, looking in the screen door.
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Old 02-18-2015, 11:33 AM   #14
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The latch is for piece of mind. You'd have a hard time convincing me that even a well-trained pet could withstand a squirrel sitting on the steps, looking in the screen door.
Lol I'd put money on mine!
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Old 02-18-2015, 11:41 AM   #15
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One dog or cat - OK (maybe). Ever see two cats playing "catch me if you can"? They swoop and swirl, bouncing off all kinds sofa backs, chairs, walls and, yup, screen doors.
If they're not playing, they don't touch the screen. They do this:


The latch is for piece of mind. You'd have a hard time convincing me that even a well-trained pet could withstand a squirrel sitting on the steps, looking in the screen door.
Exactly...animals love watching outside the door!!

We, also, sometimes bring our grandkids with us and want a more secure door.
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Old 02-18-2015, 12:24 PM   #16
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Lol I'd put money on mine!
My three fuzz heads did really really good the last time out when a very, VERY rude squirrel decided to sit on the rug and stare in the door at them! Just some whining could be heard and the "please dad please....open the door!" looks!

But I still enjoy the peace of mind of the latch I installed! Now I am sure that if I or the DW were in "harms way" outside then that door wouldn't stand a chance!
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My three fuzz heads did really really good the last time out when a very, VERY rude squirrel decided to sit on the rug and stare in the door at them! Just some whining could be heard and the "please dad please....open the door!" looks!

But I still enjoy the peace of mind of the latch I installed! Now I am sure that if I or the DW were in "harms way" outside then that door wouldn't stand a chance!
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Lol I'd put money on mine!
Me too on ours.
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My three fuzz heads did really really good the last time out when a very, VERY rude squirrel decided to sit on the rug and stare in the door at them! Just some whining could be heard and the "please dad please....open the door!" looks!

But I still enjoy the peace of mind of the latch I installed! Now I am sure that if I or the DW were in "harms way" outside then that door wouldn't stand a chance!
Hey, I have one of those latches but after I bought it I didn't think it would work...looks like you got it working just fine...so I'll give it a shot!!
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Old 02-21-2015, 12:41 PM   #20
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Thanks! It works great and easy to open from the outside!
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