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Starstream 06-26-2015 04:37 PM

What is this and what does it do???
 
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Can someone please tell me what this is, attached to the door and what it is suppose to do??

Outside on the door

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Inside on the door

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dino242 06-26-2015 04:46 PM

Homemade deadbolt?

BIGED52 06-26-2015 04:48 PM

Well....
 
I would guess it might be some sort of dead bolt lock. Check the door frame edge for any hint of a bolt pocket or door edge for bolt itself. Or It may be just a door buzzer. Ed

mandolindave 06-26-2015 04:59 PM

???????? well you have me curious
 
Judging by the screws, it is most likely an aftermarket modification.

Perhaps part of a system to prevent the door from opening while in transit. If a door does open while moving, the wind can slam the door open, and cause damage.

Perhaps part of a system to keep the door open while camping.

Have you checked the side edge of the door for a dead bolt. It could be a homemade lock. ( Conventional store bought dead bolts are a chore to install)

To be honest….I don't know what it is…….but I really want one

Starstream 06-26-2015 05:07 PM

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.

AWCHIEF 06-26-2015 05:23 PM

Could you possible take another outside picture showing more of the door and side. Hard to tell anything from the limited area shown.

r carl 06-26-2015 05:26 PM

You will have to take it off to see what it is.

mandolindave 06-26-2015 05:41 PM

It coulda happened that way
 
Let's just say the previous owner had a dog. The said owner slept au natural. The dog liked to " water " the lawn, at precisely 45 seconds past bedtime. The then naked previous owner could attach the leash AND unattach the leash to retrieve the dog without advertising his " shortcomings " to any pain in the neck innocent bystanders.

xrvr 06-26-2015 05:43 PM

How high up on the door is it?

Starstream 06-26-2015 06:06 PM

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Originally Posted by AWCHIEF (Post 1642820)
Could you possible take another outside picture showing more of the door and side. Hard to tell anything from the limited area shown.

Yes I will. First thing in the morning.

Thanks for the help

Starstream 06-26-2015 06:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mandolindave (Post 1642835)
Let's just say the previous owner had a dog. The said owner slept au natural. The dog liked to " water " the lawn, at precisely 45 seconds past bedtime. The then naked previous owner could attach the leash AND unattach the leash to retrieve the dog without advertising his " shortcomings " to any pain in the neck innocent bystanders.

Now that gave me a huge smile and made me laugh.

If this is the case...... wonder how well it will work with the 5 dogs we have?

Starstream 06-26-2015 06:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by avionstream (Post 1642836)
How high up on the door is it?

I am not sure. But will find out when I get more pictures tomorrow.

Starstream 06-26-2015 06:17 PM

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Originally Posted by r carl (Post 1642822)
You will have to take it off to see what it is.

Love it......

mandolindave 06-27-2015 08:58 AM

Hmmmmm
 
I don't think you need to take it off to see what it is. It's a nut and bolt. The only thing that is not visible is some threads.

DAVID LETTERMAN TOP TEN OPTIONS

#1 Keep it as a conversation piece.

#2 Lie……Tell people it is to attach a flux capacitor

#3 Use the hole to install a door bell

#4 Find the previous owner and ask him or her

#5 Use it to hang a do not disturb sign

#6 Lock a spare key to it.

#7 Attach fishing line and a pulley system for practical jokes

#8 Use the hole to install a peep hole

#9 Install a fake gun barrel to it.

#10 Fagedda bout it

mandolindave 06-27-2015 09:05 AM

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.

JCWDCW 06-27-2015 02:24 PM

looks like a place to attach a dog tether to me!
JCW

Mexray 06-27-2015 03:35 PM

I dont know what it is, but it's sure ugly..! Sorry, couldn"t resist....

Starstream 06-27-2015 03:48 PM

Pictures
 
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Here are more pictures of the mystery part

Attachment 241714 Attachment 241715

Attachment 241716 Attachment 241717

Attachment 241718 Attachment 241719

Starstream 06-27-2015 04:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mexray (Post 1643180)
I dont know what it is, but it's sure ugly..! Sorry, couldn"t resist....



Yes......yes it is.......

Gnorts 06-27-2015 06:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Starstream (Post 1642813)
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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