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Old 03-29-2014, 06:44 PM   #1
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Newbie - Dumb question right away

Hi all, just picked up my first camper, Rockwood HW276. Love the unit!!! I can't wait to open 'er up and start camping. My first issue/question, when I got home I noticed the travel door was nearly unlocked and open. Thank God it wasn't open cuz it was pouring the rain on the way home. Is there a trick to locking the travel door? It's got a Illinois lock on it and the keys turn the handle to engage the lock, but there is nothing preventing it from being manually unlocked/opened. Am I missing something?? Something so small and trivial right away is bothering me.
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Old 03-29-2014, 06:49 PM   #2
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First off welcome to the forums.
Second here there are no "dumb questions" just ones you need answered.
Rain or unwanted water in your unit is not trivial.
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Old 03-29-2014, 07:22 PM   #3
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X2 Ford's comment - welcome and no such thing as a dumb question! We are all learning something new!

Not sure I understand your question - when we had our popup, the door to the camper was secured when the top was lowered. Is this not the case with yours?
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Old 03-29-2014, 07:24 PM   #4
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Thanks for the welcome! Been reading the forums for a long time now!!

I can close the latch on the door to secure it, however there is no way of locking it. The top does not secure it all the way (when closed) and anyone giving it a good tug could open the travel door.
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Old 03-29-2014, 07:32 PM   #5
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Thanks for the welcome! Been reading the forums for a long time now!!

I can close the latch on the door to secure it, however there is no way of locking it. The top does not secure it all the way (when closed) and anyone giving it a good tug could open the travel door.
Hmmm...that does not sound right -- I think I would have a visit with the dealer and have them check your unit out!

(it was almost 15 years ago, but our Popup door was secured when the top was cranked down - I would have though that "feature" had not changed! )
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Old 03-29-2014, 07:38 PM   #6
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Welcome to the forum from the Top Side Land Of Lincoln.
I had 3 pop-ups and 2 of the 3 I could open the door when the top was down.
I kinda like having it open myself, but you should still be able to lock it. Sounds like the lock and or handle is not working.
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Old 03-29-2014, 08:03 PM   #7
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We would always lock that door while traveling. So if you twist the lock/latch to secure the door, does the key not lock it? If not, call your dealer and have them order a new one pronto.
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Old 03-29-2014, 08:05 PM   #8
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I have a lock on my 228 that locks the entrance door and does a decent job. It is not secured by the roof. But just for clarity, are you talking about the entrance door or the little cargo door in the front? Asking cause you say "travel door."
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Old 03-30-2014, 10:40 AM   #9
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FIXED IT!! After pondering it all night, I knew it had to be something simple. They installed the lock upside down/backwards. Took the travel door off and corrected the mistake.

Thanks for all the input/help. Looking forward to years of PUP camping.
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Old 03-30-2014, 10:52 AM   #10
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Glad you could fix it. Good thing nobody's life depends on things being assembled in the correct manner or direction. It kind of makes me chuckle.
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