Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 09-06-2012, 05:08 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
bigbird's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: southern ontario
Posts: 496
If you move it LOCK IT

We were leaving our site to go home on our last trip but were going to stop at the dump station first. I didn't lock the door because it was only a short distance to the dump station where i would lock it from there. As I slowly pulled in I noticed my door open up. Don't trust the latch, lock it. I won't do that again.
__________________

__________________
emptynesters
2012 Jayfeather 228
2012 F150 FX2 ecoscrew reg. tow pkg.
equalizer 1000# hitch
bigbird is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2012, 05:56 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
tinlizzie23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Luray, VA (central Shenandoah Valley of VA)
Posts: 1,416
Very good point.
__________________

__________________
2003 Ford F-350 V-10 Crew Cab 4WD Long Bed
2004 Jayco Designer Medallion 29 RLTS 5th wheel
Bill, Gayle, and Mindi (dachshund)
Retired at last !

Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool.
tinlizzie23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2012, 06:19 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Jagiven's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 4,114
As a kid I recall my parents old Nomad had that issue.
Jagiven is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2012, 06:59 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
bigbird's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: southern ontario
Posts: 496
After looking at the door latch i realized its just spring loaded so it probably just worked its way in with the movement of the trailer but in the lock position the latch won't move.
__________________
emptynesters
2012 Jayfeather 228
2012 F150 FX2 ecoscrew reg. tow pkg.
equalizer 1000# hitch
bigbird is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2012, 08:30 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Central PA
Posts: 1,236
Thanks for the tip. I have been tempted to not lock the door, but so far I always have, and I will continue to do so.
__________________
No I am NOT retired. I work full time.:D

Tracy from Central PA

2010 Jayco 17Z Ex-Port
2004 Ford Explorer V8 with the tow package
2010 Camping Stats
Nights Camping 132 - Nights Camping in My Z 102
2011 Camping Stats
Nights Camping 107
2012 Camping Stats
Nights camping 133 - Nights camping in my Z 128
2013 Camping Stats
Nights Camping 66 Nights
tlhdoc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2012, 08:35 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
LongIslandCamper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 832
LOL. I left the CG in mid July and dumped around 11am before heading home. I finished dumping and was driving away from the dump station when I noticed the TT door open. Luckily I only got about 15' before noticing. Also luckily, I had to make a slight right out of the dump station so the right side of the TT was easy to see. I might not have noticed the door if I had to pull straight or to the left.
__________________
2013 Jayco Jay Flight 26RLS - 2013 1500 Ram Big Horn
2013 Jayco White Hawk 28DSBH - 2010 V8 Tundra

2012 Jayco X17Z SOLD!:Beerchug:
LongIslandCamper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2012, 09:17 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: North Idaho/Arizona
Posts: 5,303
We always place the assist bar infront of the door so it won't come open. We also lock it every time we tow.
__________________
2011 Eagle 330RLTS with just about every option.
2017 Silverado 1500 4x4 5.3 with tow package.

I was born with nothing and I still have most of it left.
clutch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2012, 09:23 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
rwilley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Northern Cal
Posts: 409
I always lock my door everytime I move the 5er. We where in Yellowstone this summer and saw a tt being pulled down the road with the door swinging open.
__________________
2012 Jayco Eagle 321RLTS
2008 Dodge Cummins 3500 DW Crew Cab 4x4 6 speed Auto, Exhaust Brake
rwilley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2012, 10:44 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Arizona City
Posts: 5,082
Quote:
Originally Posted by clutch View Post
We always place the assist bar infront of the door so it won't come open. We also lock it every time we tow.
X2
__________________
2011 jayco 33rlds, 2002 Ford excursion, v-10, 3:73 gears 4x4 mine. 2008 Suzuki sx-4, hers. Retired Air Force, now Retired.
Parcany is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2012, 11:04 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
JAMMFAM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 147
ouch, that door swingout around could do some damage, thanks for the heads up.
__________________

__________________
2008 Chevy Silverado 1500 5.3/ 3.73 Tekonsha Primus brake controller
2011 JayFeather Select 29L
Husky Centerline WDH
w/ active anti-sway
JAMMFAM is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia State Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:09 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.