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Old 09-02-2021, 07:22 PM   #1
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Default Bottom door latch

We have a 50 lb lab mix who loves to slam up against the bottom half of the door when the top is open and then escape and race around the campground loops endlessly. Iím trying to come up with a latchingsystem that could be latched from the side or outside. Other than gluing velcro attachments and going with a strap type arrangement, does anybody have a better idea or has anyone come up with a different latching system? I also thought of boring a hole thru the door and putting in a latch like what is on our wood fence gate.

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Old 09-04-2021, 04:30 PM   #2
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I added a latch to the top edge of my 1999 Towlite 22TL bottom door. I Had to drill a hole in the door frame to allow the latch bar to slide into it but by selecting a flat style bar latch, there were no clearance issues with the upper half of the door. By installing on the top edge of the door, it is easily opened from the inside or outside.
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You wouldnít have a photo of that, would you? Do you mean you mounted it flush on the top edge?
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My trailer is away at my storage location so I don't have a photo but I surface mounted the slide bolt on the top edge of the lower door. Here is a link to the bolt I used: https://www.menards.com/main/hardwar...970658&ipos=26.

In case you don't want to follow that link, it is called a Security Slide Bolt made by First Watch. I got mine at Menards. It is low profile and does not interfere with the upper door closing.
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Thanks. That helps!

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