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Old 05-31-2014, 11:08 AM   #1
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Dad and Mom "wrestling" - sliding bedroom door issue

Ok, so I've never had to use the wrestling excuse, as most of our adult "activity" occurs after the kids have gone to sleep in their rooms and it all has been behind a locked bedroom door. Boring I know...

In my planning efforts, as any RV'er should...I've been wondering about well you know....



We ended up with the TT that has a sliding bedroom pocket door. So what kind of suggestions can I get for keeping this thing secure? If we were making one day trips it would be different and not a concern, but we are planning week long trips so it is definitely on the concern list.

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Old 05-31-2014, 11:13 AM   #2
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If it's only a week, I strongly suggest you try COLD SHOWERS. If that doesn't work, try putting the kids to bed, let the camp fire burn down, and find some bushes!!!
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Old 05-31-2014, 11:18 AM   #3
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HAHA! Well I'm 40, not 80. So the cold showers ain't gonna work. And my wife's a few years younger than I am...but your bushes idea, well that's an option...
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Old 05-31-2014, 11:23 AM   #4
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The Expedition with a soft mattress might be an option toooooo.....
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Old 05-31-2014, 11:27 AM   #5
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True, Don (and/or Dona if it was a team contribution) That is a solid option that didn't cross my mind. Those power folding third row seats are convenient...

Surely I thought OC would have been here crafting up a solution right now...that guy can fabricate a satellite dish out of a tuna can. OC???
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Old 05-31-2014, 11:32 AM   #6
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The Expedition with a soft mattress might be an option toooooo.....
Two words:

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Put a sock on the door 😬
Seriously tho, look at the floor where the door slides, a 2x4 between the door and wall on my camper 36" long prevents the door from opening.
No OC overhaul engineering needed

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Old 05-31-2014, 11:37 AM   #8
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Two words:

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100% correct. And their spotlight is something I'd rather not be in at this point...as I said, I'm not 80, I'm 40...but then again...I ain't 20 either!

That would be a true risk/reward scenario.
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Old 05-31-2014, 11:40 AM   #9
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Put a sock on the door 😬
Seriously tho, look at the floor where the door slides, a 2x4 between the door and wall on my camper 36" long prevents the door from opening.
No OC overhaul engineering needed

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That is priceless TURBS. I'm going out to measure and check for valid engineering anchor points.

And yes, I can report back after in depth testing...

And no, no pics...

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Old 05-31-2014, 12:05 PM   #10
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Be thankful you are not in a popup with curtain I still remember those days. But really the sock idea sounds good and can be explained easily where there's a will there's a way.
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Old 05-31-2014, 12:11 PM   #11
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Be thankful you are not in a popup with curtain I still remember those days. But really the sock idea sounds good and can be explained easily where there's a will there's a way.
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.
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Give the kids a roll of quarters and send them to the game room with instructions to make the quarters last an hour. Worked for us! If no game room, then sorry about your luck.
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Old 05-31-2014, 07:46 PM   #13
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Very nice, ddphillips52. And if there is no game room just tell them to look for one, right? haha! I wish I could do this, but my 11 y/o is about as socially advanced as my 8 y/o. So for this summer anyway, it doesn't work for me. Dang it!

If I just had a 5r this wouldn't be an issue. Time to upgrade??? Haha!
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Yep Upgrade CLT - and ya know it really IS nice when they both are in College
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Congrats on the graduation there HSVBamaBob! Gonna be a while for mine. And thanks for the service in Vietnam. I was just sucking a bottle then, but I'm glad guys like you were around.
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Old 06-01-2014, 09:43 AM   #16
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Wouldn't a simple hook and loop lock work?

We don't have locks on our doors in the camper- we just make sure daughter is very asleep before any funny business happens.

And, if she walks in... well, we'll be having a very frank discussion the next day. (If she remembers- she's a sleep walker.)
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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.
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The pocket door on our bathroom has twist latch/vinyl straps on it...can be secured open or closed. I'm thinking a small drill bit and a tiny padlock lock would secure the door.

Or just install a hasp type latch on the door and door facing, drop a 10 penny nail through the hasp. (shrug) If you wanna go fancy paint the latch and 10 penny nail to match the wood finish.
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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.
If you have to buy something would that be considered paying for it?
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Damn...must me nice to be young and have these problems! We could drive to Alaska and back and never have that problem "arise"
But our slider has a loop and snap to keep it open, I think the same could be used to keep it closed.
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