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Old 01-29-2016, 02:35 PM   #11
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We use the handle to keep dog from pushing open the screen door when we are inside - he doesn't know he could use his 100 pound chocolate lab butt to escape !! He is still confined in the house with a cheap baby gate too though
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Old 01-29-2016, 02:50 PM   #12
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We have to lift our handle to swing it out or back, so I'm not sure if just pushing on it would work. Fortunately, we have two doors, so it will not matter much. I would think about it more if we only had one door.
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Old 01-29-2016, 03:11 PM   #13
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I work for Kenny Schrader and camp with the gang at race tracks and I can guarantee that the handle will be closed now that he knows about it. LOL


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Old 01-29-2016, 03:53 PM   #14
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Guess I'll have to brave the current snow storm and see if if opens with a push. . .
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Old 01-29-2016, 05:45 PM   #15
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I worried more about someone folding up our stairs when we had our fifth wheel. Spoke to a camper once who was waiting for his wife to rehab after an awful fall. They had been overnighting at a Walmart when someone folded up their steps. She stepped out bright and early to walk the dog and down she went. I think of her EVERY time I step out of our motorhome and always check the step first.
Most folding steps make a lot of noise when you fold them up. Even if I didn't hear them being folded, my dogs would go ballistic.

I have heard of people falling out of their RV when the steps were up though, usually with motor homes when they forgot to extend the power steps.
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Old 01-29-2016, 10:44 PM   #16
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I made a small piece (out of metal)(looks like a heavy staple) that goes in the handle slots that keeps it from moving. I won't be able to post a picture until end of Feb. Works good. Someone would have to be looking very hard to see it and know what it is. Very easy to remove and put in if you know it is there. I keep them in an old film canister.
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Old 01-30-2016, 06:50 PM   #17
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I just tested mine. I cannot open the door when the handle is folded against it. May need to find a way to lock it open.
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Old 01-30-2016, 06:51 PM   #18
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What trailer Banda?


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Old 01-30-2016, 07:25 PM   #19
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I left ours out by mistake and when leaving the CG came too close to a hydro pole when making the turn. Believe me the handle does not move under pressure. I ended up with a 3 inch hole in my new TT.
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Old 01-30-2016, 09:24 PM   #20
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I just tested mine. I cannot open the door when the handle is folded against it. May need to find a way to lock it open.

I've read that you can file down the part that holds the handle in each position so that it CAN be forced to move when closed across the door.

I think it was a thread on RV.net that had pictures.
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