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Old 09-15-2009, 02:05 PM   #1
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I can't claim originality for this. I saw it at the Emily gathering in July and thought that I would pass it along.


Many Boler owners, and others, have had their door fly open while travelling due to body flex.
Here's a simple solution.....


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Just a piece of 3/4 X3/4 aluminum angle


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I used a couple of keeper pins from an old pack frame.


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Old 09-15-2009, 02:09 PM   #2
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To keep from losing the piece of angle just drill a third hole

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Old 09-15-2009, 02:28 PM   #3
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Certainly a cleaner installation than the hasp I've seen used. Besides, those things rust! Thanks for sharing the description and pictures
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Old 09-15-2009, 02:32 PM   #4
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Yeah! It's neat, simple quick and inexpensive.
Something that I could handle.
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Nice!
A couple of small padlocks will beef up security while the trailer is unattended for extended periods.
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Old 09-15-2009, 08:01 PM   #6
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What an elegant bit of engineering!
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Simple is best ... and sometimes the hardest to come up with.
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Makes for a cleaner "line" when you're going down the road too! Clever.
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[quote]To keep from losing the piece of angle just drill a third hole

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I don't know if I'd leave that piece out in the campground at night or some smart alec that's had a few of these might pin ya in your trailer.
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Old 09-16-2009, 12:16 AM   #10
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Thanx, James - for sharing a REALLY terrific solution. We recently replaced our worn door latch when our door started to open on some incredibly bumpy backroads, but this is something we will consider just for that extra peace of mind. I love the idea of 'downtime storage' but have to agree with Greg's concerns about some prankster thinking it would be cute to 'bar the door'. Guess the padlocks would protect again that. Thanx again - take care, L 'n D
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I don't know if I'd leave that piece out in the campground at night or some smart alec that's had a few of these might pin ya in your trailer.
That's always been my fear with hasps and the like. At least this bar could be stowed inside at night.
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Certainly a cleaner installation than the hasp I've seen used. Besides, those things rust!
I upgraded my old hasp to a stainless steel model this summer. No more rust!


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Old 09-16-2009, 11:49 AM   #13
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A couple of small padlocks will beef up security while the trailer is unattended for extended periods.

This is a great idea! After traveling 150 miles to my seasonal lot I found I'd left my keys for the trailer at home, it took me about 2 mins with a cresant wrench and I had the door off. They were not built for security!
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Good thinking re the padlocks and preventing all you perverts out there from locking me in.I didn't realize that there were so many that thought that way. Maybe a couple of good quality luggage types with identical combinations so that I don't lose the keys. 'Course I'll forget where I wrote the numbers down.
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