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Old 09-28-2014, 08:05 PM   #11
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I tried it on my 2014 WhiteHawk 30DSQB.....it is made to be placed in 3 different positions.....when positioned in front of the door the door cannot be opened......when we went thru our demo with our dealer, he said to always place it in front of the door when traveling as a safety measure to keep door from opening accidently while moving....one should be able, on our model, to open kitchen window next to door, remove screen, and reach outside and move the handle if someone were to lock you inside.....haven't tried that yet but I think I could reach it if necessary.


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Old 09-28-2014, 08:38 PM   #12
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I tried it on my Jayco Eagle. It pushes it right open. The detention when in the stored position is not as deep.

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Old 09-29-2014, 12:01 PM   #13
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Pretty sure ours locks into push. Originally our dealer told us to put it over the door in case the door would come open. I did that for the trip home and haven't done it since for three reasons. 1.) I've never had a door come open in the 30 years I've been around campers 2.) It left a mark on the door trim and the handle where it was rubbing 3.) I have another door on the camper that doesn't have one of the handles to hold it closed and it stays closed just fine. Therefore, it now goes back toward the wall and doesn't rub anything.
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Old 09-29-2014, 01:34 PM   #14
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Much to my surprise the door would not open with the handle there..

jwstewar: The door on my Keystone TT would routinely pop open going around a corner.. so I always put the handle against the door.. Mind you Jayco builds a better product so I dont envision having the same problem I had with the other hunk of junk... (passenger side wall fell off going down the highway when the RV was 4 years old)
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Old 09-29-2014, 02:07 PM   #15
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I had heard that this was a "prank" that can happen at CGs over holiday weekends that usually involve alcohol so when I looked into them decided to add it just to the living room door, and not on the bedroom since we rarely use it anyway.

I believe the mount can be modified a bit so that it will move when you push from inside by filing off some of the plastic. Start out very conservatively and test it as you work it down.

In the event of a real emergency, that handle will not slow down my 240 lb body.

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