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Old 06-27-2015, 09:05 AM   #15
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This is still bugging me

Do you have a handle next to the door to help you get up into the trailer. Mine does. When my lock broke I used it ( in a pinch, just to get on the road) to secure the door in transit. Could this mod be a way to tie the door to the handle.
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Old 06-27-2015, 02:24 PM   #16
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looks like a place to attach a dog tether to me!
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Old 06-27-2015, 03:35 PM   #17
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I dont know what it is, but it's sure ugly..! Sorry, couldn"t resist....
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Old 06-27-2015, 03:48 PM   #18
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Old 06-27-2015, 04:09 PM   #19
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I dont know what it is, but it's sure ugly..! Sorry, couldn"t resist....


Yes......yes it is.......
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Old 06-27-2015, 06:08 PM   #20
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I thought it was a dead bolt as well, but there is nothing in the frame or the edge of the door.

It has screws on both sides.

And what I would think as something to move a lever is on the outside of the door.

I don't see anything for it to attach to, if the door is open or closed. And it is such a heavy piece.

I tried to turn it by putting a screwdriver through what I figured was a moveable part. And I couldn't get it to budge.
So, I'm guessing you slid a screwdriver through the hole in the stud on the outside. Correct?

And the stud wouldn't turn. Correct?

Have you tried loosening the big nut behind the stud? If not, loosen it and see if the stud will turn.

The big nut on the inside looks like it might be a cap. Have you tried removing it?

Just a couple of idle thoughts. I really have no idea what the thing is.
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Old 06-27-2015, 06:10 PM   #21
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Some sort of mechanical doorbell, seized up and missing the outside twist knob?

If not, then I give!

Maybe taking it apart will give more clues.


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Old 06-27-2015, 06:15 PM   #22
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I know exactly what it is. It is an adjustable flux capacitor. I know because I have one. When you come into the trailer and remove your tin anti flux skull cap you adjust the nut until the hum goes away. That's one advantage of an tin trailer - it keeps the random flux radio waves out.
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Could it be some sort of tie point for a bungee cord to hold the door open or closed? The hardware could of been laying around the previous owners garage and they had a light bulb moment and drilled the hole.
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Gotta be a place to attach a dog tether.
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Old 06-27-2015, 06:30 PM   #25
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Here's my imaginative idea. Say it is a dog tie-out tether bracket. Say that you could install a doggie door on the bottom half of the screen door. Say that you would have a double clip leash. Have the leash clipped onto the tether-bracket. Open the main door. Have other end of leash on Fido. Now Fido may go in or our without disturbing you as you sit and enjoy your evening beverage by the fire.

Yes I am clearly just making this up.
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