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Old 11-11-2018, 10:54 AM   #1
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Hand rail

Someone in our park had a practical joke played on them while they were in unit. It appears if someones closes the grab rail unless u have 6 ft arms u can not reach handle from window.
Has anyone come up with a safety lock for the grab rail. Yes there are emerg exit but they are not friendly unless u have a fire forceing u out????
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Old 11-11-2018, 11:11 AM   #2
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interesting this same question was posted a couple of months back on FB. With it being a practical joke at a campground
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Old 11-11-2018, 03:29 PM   #3
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That's not very funny unless the jokster is standing nearby to move the hand rail back.You could very well damage your door and the hand rail trying to get it open.
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Old 11-11-2018, 03:32 PM   #4
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These handrails are designed to be very easily opened when put across the door. If you look at the grooves the handrail sits inn open position it is deeper than when in closed/across door position.

I tried ours when I seen this same issue posted earlier this year, and had NO issue opening door when it was across the door panel.
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Old 11-11-2018, 03:34 PM   #5
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There is a previous discussion of this concern HERE with a number of provided solutions.
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Old 11-11-2018, 04:16 PM   #6
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After reading this, I went outside, closed the door, closed the handrail across the door, and easily opened the door and the handrail swung open when I opened the door. I'm not sure what the problem is, unless a handrail is not working properly.

This is a YouTube video I just did, hope it works
https://youtu.be/GOHBQYgM--0
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Old 11-11-2018, 06:16 PM   #7
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I did the same and gave it a good shove. Worked ok
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Old 11-11-2018, 09:58 PM   #8
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Never had that happen but we tried it and DW had no problem opening the door.
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Old 11-12-2018, 08:02 AM   #9
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Could be that a different make of camper with a different hand rail works differently, but you wouldn't think so.
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