Thanks for the compliment 71 safari! The camera loves her, but the naked eye definitely sees a few cosmetic flaws. On the streetside something scraped by close enough to tear the Land Yacht plaque off (thanks to Markus, that was one of the first things we got fixed). And if the door were closed, you'd see a diagonal gouge across the top. But she's sound, and that's the most important thing right now. We need to give her a good wash and wax as soon as we can. The walbernize is waiting in a bag by the door.
The campground is relatively remote for having full hookups - the best of both worlds to me, but might be expensive for some: $32 a night. It's in the Inyo Nat'l Forest, about 20 miles SWest of, and 4500 ft above Bishop, CA.
Thanks for posting the picture Tim. I now understand the "F" concept, This would definitely work for my trailer. I don't want to put in a deadbolt if I don't have to. My husband thinks putting in a new striker plate should pose no problems.
You definitely have a dilemma regarding keeping your door secure. When we noticed our shroud lifting halfway home, we attached a heavy duty ratchetting cargo strap from one wheel well, over the top of the shroud and hooked on to the other well. Snugged down, but not tight enough to crush the shroud or pull out the skin around the wells. There is simply nothing to tie to! The price we pay for aero-dynamics I guess: Although we keep the gas tank topped off, we could have made it to our destination on one tank of gas, not doable w/ our old 16' SOB. I was amazed. Also on the way home,other rigs had pulled off because of the wind, and those that stayed on were definitely listing (one semi truck was literally blown across the 4 lane road!), but not us!