On my way home with my first egg,a 73 Trill 13' (the brown/orange one)as I pulled in to my street I noticed the door open for the first time!
Only God and the others on the Highway were aware as I sure was not.
Somehow I did not loose anything despite the potential that it had bee open for several hundred miles.
I got it home and slapped a small hasp on there so I could keep it shut for sure.
Then I figured out that the entire door jamb had been rotting away over the years and I repaired it and rehung the door and I never had an issue again.
I did not like the hasp idea really due to the potential of being locked inside the trailer somehow so I kept it locked open when I used the trailer.
Since then I have had three newer egg' all with tighter fitting doors when I got them.
I recently installed a deadbolt lock on the Scamp
for the obvious extra security and I also have made some hinge retainers for the inside hinge side so the door can not be removed even if the hinges are.
The other just bizarre feature to me of the Scamp
latch design is the lack of any practical way to lock the door when inside the trailer.
All it has is a small pin you must slide into a tiny hole which then prvents the latch from being thrown open......very weird to me.
So the deadbolt has also given me a great,simple and reliable means to lockk the door from the inside,no real dexterity required.