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Old 07-02-2016, 01:33 PM   #11
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Thanks for the info. We notice our new unit did not have locks either. My wife was like oh we need to get some, then I asked when was the last time we locked the bathroom door at home or in the last two campers? She thought, then said, never mind.

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Old 07-02-2016, 02:24 PM   #12
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I don't see the need for a lock. Our rule is, if the door is shut, someone is in there, and if not sure, you knock first. We don't use locks in our home either.

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Old 07-02-2016, 02:40 PM   #13
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Our first tt had a lock on the bathroom door. First trip out dd then 3 1/2 yrs old locked the bathroom door. Fortunately she wasn't in there, she had locked all of us out of it. DH had to disassemble the handle as the hinges were in the inside. this took awhile and we were fortunate to have the right tools with us. I can only imagine if that was hot weather and she was on the other side. The bathroom is small enough that busting in the door could hurt someone on the other side.
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Old 07-02-2016, 02:50 PM   #14
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Every bathroom and bedroom door in my house has a "lock". But, like mentioned earlier, all can be easily unlocked with a small coin or inserting a toothpick. And it's going to stay that way.
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Old 07-02-2016, 02:51 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by OldCoot View Post
Can't little sister be taught to close the door?

Yes and she has. She was two at the time and needed a little "persuading" to get to where she'd remember. That was our previous fiver that I wrecked. Haven't added locks on our new one. I was just adding to his point to make sure you have a way in easily.
Good thread and I hope many read it and think thru it rather than get defensive like we all typically do.

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Old 07-03-2016, 12:20 PM   #16
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By design, these door locks cannot be locked so that people cannot get out, only to stop people from getting in. All one needs to do is turn/ pull the door handle/ knob. Nothing at all wrong with locks on the door.
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Old 07-03-2016, 12:43 PM   #17
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I swapped the bathroom lock set for the type every home bathroom has. Problem solved.
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Old 07-03-2016, 01:28 PM   #18
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That's a good tip for many. I put a locking knob on ours and put the emergency unlocker in the kitchen drawer. Our bathroom also has an outside door. In our case we can have privacy with safety.
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Old 07-03-2016, 02:12 PM   #19
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By design, these door locks cannot be locked so that people cannot get out, only to stop people from getting in. All one needs to do is turn/ pull the door handle/ knob. Nothing at all wrong with locks on the door.
Yes and no a child does not always know how to open the door an as the old refrigerators may get trapped inside and in this case die from the heat......... it can happen. Putting a lock on an RV door is putting a child in danger of death.........

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I appreciate Oaklevel's concern and sharing of his/her experience. I'm sure it was a scary situation.

But to each his own. I wish I had a lock on ours. RV bathroom doors are so flimsily made, one good push or kick would most likely bust it open. But then you have a damaged door frame.

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