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Old 06-19-2003, 08:06 PM   #15
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Kind of a dumb question, but----why isn't the door made to open in the opposite direction. While it wouldn't keep the door closed, the door also wouldn't catch the wind if it did come open. ( unless you're going backwards real fast. ) Wondered this when we purchased our unit, but since ours already has a dead bolt, it's not a problem, except to remember to turn the key before driving off.

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Old 06-19-2003, 08:10 PM   #16
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I've wondered that myself!

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Old 06-19-2003, 08:15 PM   #17
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Because it would get in the way of the awning arms.

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Old 06-20-2003, 08:03 AM   #18
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It would also block the view from the front lounge on the larger models.

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Old 06-20-2003, 10:46 AM   #19
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I think it is actually a safety issue. On most buildings, I think it is code to have a door move outward in case of fire. I think in a panic situation, most people would general push a door outward, rather than have to pull the door inward, requiring one to probably have to back up, maybe into trouble.

I suppose a sad example of this are the two nightclub incidents that occured in Chicago, and Rhode Island.

Another thought would be that who wants a giant door inside their AS?

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Old 06-20-2003, 08:37 PM   #20
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I think I might be misunderstood as to the direction of travel for the door. I wonder why it could not be attached on the other side of the frame, so it would swing out but towards the trailer front. I didn't mean for it to swing into the trailer. Aslo I always thought it was a code for doors on public building to swing outwards, however in Minnesota that apparently is not true, as most doors swing inwards. For that reason I am ALWAYS careful in going into public bathrooms when alone. A person which works were the wife does, had an experiance where he went into a restroom & was attacked. Because the door swung into the room the person blocked the door & he was easily trapped & robbed. Anyway I still think that if the doors swung towards the front of the trailer it would be better, but who knows.
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Old 06-20-2003, 11:55 PM   #21
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Some vintage ones *did* hinge on the opposite side, and still swung out.

See this photo from the Shady Dell, of a 1949 model.
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Originally posted by Safari Tim

Any pictures of this device? I would like to see one.
Come on, some one must have one they can post a picture of. Now you guys got me scared.

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