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Oaklevel 07-02-2016 11:31 AM

DANGER Do Not Put Locks on Bathroom Doors
 
:eek: Please it can be DEADLY to install a lock on a RV bathroom door as tempting as it might be to do it................................. there is a reason that they do not come with locks any longer.

:( It can be the same as leaving a child in a car on a 95 degree day...........

:( Passing on a near miss....... years ago we nearly could have lost our son. RVs had locks on the bathroom doors back them. We were at an RV dealership in 95 degree weather looking at RVs. Our son while with us locked himself in the bathroom and could not get out. With no power to the trailer there was no AC....... No way to open the bathroom door. An RV tech was rushed out to open the door........ he had to remove the hinges to get him out...... Our son was beat red as it was already well over 100 degrees in the bathroom a little longer and we could have lost him. Luckily we were near by........ :( :(

Come up with another way to let others know the bathroom is occupied !!!!!

:campfire: :campfire:

jtstromsburg 07-02-2016 11:38 AM

I added a lock on our bath and master bedroom on our last fiver. Both could easily be opened from outside with a coin or even just pressure while turning the center piece. My teen-age daughters don't like it when they are showering and little sister opens the door and leaves it open. Just got to make sure the locks are fairly simple to unlock from the outside when needed. Good to think about, thanks for sharing.

nomad297 07-02-2016 11:42 AM

Thanks for the warning, but I think I'll take my chances. I'm more than capable of dealing with a cheap locked RV bathroom door if the lock decides to jam, just as the rest of my family is.

Bruce

Oaklevel 07-02-2016 11:44 AM

Be sure to train the little one on how to get out of the bathroom or you are take a huge risk. And be sure she can't get in the bathroom when the camper is not in use.


:( Would hate to hear that you lost her because you added a lock....... The locks are no longer there for a very important safety reason........

It may only happen to one in a hundred but the one would wish the lock was never there...........................

Oaklevel 07-02-2016 11:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nomad297 (Post 1246534)
Thanks for the warning, but I think I'll take my chances. I'm more than capable of dealing with a cheap locked RV bathroom door if the lock decides to jam, just as the rest of my family is.

Bruce

Can the young ones get out if you are not there............


I deal with people that take their chances daily many of their families wish they hadn't.

nomad297 07-02-2016 11:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Oaklevel (Post 1246542)
Can the young ones get out if you are not there............


I deal with people that take their chances daily many of their families wish they hadn't.

My youngest is 16 years old, 6 feet tall and about 200 pounds. That door is no challenge for him.

Bruce

Bluepill 07-02-2016 12:08 PM

Thanks for the important tip.

CampingGator 07-02-2016 12:13 PM

Let's be kind to one another. Just as with all safety notices, some are for you and some are not. This is a good reminder to think about potential safety issues that might affect you and your family. They are not necessarily needed by everyone. The main thing is to try to think ahead and anticipate safety practices that might be needed. This person is sharing their first hand knowledge about a safety issue. No need to be critical. Please enjoy your July 4th weekend and stay safe out there!!!

Oaklevel 07-02-2016 12:33 PM

I am used to getting beat upon.......:D

I can only do what I can do to educate, I have been in the Safety field for over 35 years :)

Been involved in over 100 fatalities, many many more than that amputations, many that will never walk again , or be the same........

But I always hear:

It does't apply to me, or won't happen to me for what ever reason, or

I'll take my chances (many of their families wish they hadn't.)

:( Sad thing is it does apply...........

:) Have a Happy 4th everyone !!!!!!!!!!!!!

OldCoot 07-02-2016 12:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jtstromsburg (Post 1246531)
I added a lock on our bath and master bedroom on our last fiver. Both could easily be opened from outside with a coin or even just pressure while turning the center piece. My teen-age daughters don't like it when they are showering and little sister opens the door and leaves it open. Just got to make sure the locks are fairly simple to unlock from the outside when needed. Good to think about, thanks for sharing.

Can't little sister be taught to close the door?


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