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Old 06-01-2014, 12:20 PM   #21
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We were taught at a very early age (like 2 yrs old) and passed it on to our 2 boys that if a door/curtain was pulled, that you knock before entering a room. Even if you were sick, you knocked before going into mom & dad's bedroom.
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Old 06-01-2014, 12:27 PM   #22
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Yep, you are definitely a VW guy with that attitude. Not saying there's anything wrong with that...to each their own. But that would work better in a college roommate environment.

My kids are 11 years, 8 years, and 3 months. So while I know that whatever I come up with won't be totally older kid-proof (if they messed with it for a few min.), I still need more than a sock.
A 3 month old?? Sounds like you need to give it a rest anyway!! LOL

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I can relate to your concern. We found out the hard way that the lock on our bathroom door was broken

I would take a loo at using a Sliding Glass Door Security Bar
CRL Aluminum Telescoping Security Bar Lock for Sliding Glass Doors by CR Laurence - Rakuten.com Shopping

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The link in my sig should show the lock I put on the sliding bathroom door. You're <$5 from a solution. Look in the Sabre album.
Saw it in pics 32 and 33. That should work quite nicely. Thanks! Problem is I saw all of your other mods too. Jealous!
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Old 06-01-2014, 07:04 PM   #25
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A 3 month old?? Sounds like you need to give it a rest anyway!! LOL

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Planned too, believe it or not. A rest??? Although a rest sounds good, sleep doesn't happen much these days. Oh, you mean that...
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Old 06-01-2014, 07:10 PM   #26
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Man I was laffin' so hard I almost spit beer on the monitor. How about getting a good movie going in the other room and cranking the volume. It's always worked when our kids were young. Then it's the attack of the beast with two backs.
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Old 06-01-2014, 07:19 PM   #27
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We were taught at a very early age (like 2 yrs old) and passed it on to our 2 boys that if a door/curtain was pulled, that you knock before entering a room. Even if you were sick, you knocked before going into mom & dad's bedroom.
Yes, well my kids were taught that from age 1.5. Beat you there...

LOL No really our kids are polite and have manners regarding closed doors generally. Trust me, mine are the kids you would want to run into at the campground. The kind if you dropped a penny on the ground they would hunt you down to give it back to you. Not that they're always kind to each other...but we have tried to teach them what is right.

The closed and locked door concern generally comes from my "paranoia" with "if it can go wrong it will and often does." A 11PM nosebleed, a bad dream, etc. And although we would drop everything and attend to these things, I wouldn't want the kids to see, well you know...we aren't naturists.

Also I would add this has never been an issue in our house (of one of them trying to open our locked door, anytime.) But I was also thinking it would be nice to have the option to lock the door from time to time when changing for swimming or just when general privacy is needed when a relative visits, etc.
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Old 06-01-2014, 08:22 PM   #28
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If the door is structural at all, just install a pocket door lock.

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Good luck, mine are 18 and 20, youngest just graduated high school and oldest is about to start third year of college. They can get over it!
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A locked door isn't the only consideration. You want to be sure the TT/5er is well stabilized so you aren't rocking the kids asleep/awake. We had camping neighbors whose awing had a suspicious rocking & a rattle, maybe OC's awning support would be a fix. Most important, no loud celebrating as you near the finish.

& lots of 'wrestling' engagements. Some of us will be sitting around the drinking a little & about it.
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A locked door isn't the only consideration. You want to be sure the TT/5er is well stabilized so you aren't rocking the kids asleep/awake. We had camping neighbors whose awing had a suspicious rocking & a rattle, maybe OC's awning support would be a fix. Most important, no loud celebrating as you near the finish.

& lots of 'wrestling' engagements. Some of us will be sitting around the drinking a little & about it.
You have reached official smiley capacity. Is it just me or are your smileys looking a little more happy than usual??? Perhaps it is the subject matter being discussed.

The awning and overall stability should be taken into consideration, you are right. Glad you brought that up.
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So now the cat is out of the bag as to why we are always looking for ways to "stabilize" our rigs..!..lol.. tire chocks, x chocks, multi stab Jack's, strong arms, jack stands.......errrr....u remember the pocket door hasp honey?...LOL

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Rocking the trailer was our major concern also, not the door. Our "kids" are now 22 and 23 but they camped with us from the time they were born. When they were very young the rockin' didn't really matter. When they got to the age of 9 or 10 we just refrained. Kids are smarter than we give them credit for, they would figure what was going on.
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Rocking the trailer was our major concern also, not the door...
With your username I'm not surprised...

Oh you mean Ford.
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With your username I'm not surprised...

Oh you mean Ford.

First thing I thought of, too. LOL
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And what about sound proofing?
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And what about sound proofing?
My wife and I have a special top secret weapon for that. "Stealth Mode"
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Rocking the trailer was our major concern also, not the door. Our "kids" are now 22 and 23 but they camped with us from the time they were born. When they were very young the rockin' didn't really matter. When they got to the age of 9 or 10 we just refrained. Kids are smarter than we give them credit for, they would figure what was going on.

Our friend has a 13 or 14 year old daughter who started asking what the shaking was. "It was the wind"or "the dog was scratching" only worked for so long- their kids finally got the boot and sleep in a tent now.
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Our friend has a 13 or 14 year old daughter who started asking what the shaking was. "It was the wind"or "the dog was scratching" only worked for so long- their kids finally got the boot and sleep in a tent now.

Dog Scratching!! LMFAO!!!
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My real issue is that we're planning a longer trip and for 3 weeks of it, my mother-in-law will be with us. Worse yet, she's a late owl- often staying up way past us. There's no amount of cute excuses that will work...

I have a feeling he "chore" will be doing the laundry.
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