Screen Lock Solution

Door Lock


We have enjoyed RVing for more than 40 years but have always wondered why RV screen doors come without a secure lock. We often leave the main door open to get fresh air, most often at night. Our solution involved a trip to a hardware store for three packages that include an Everbilt sash lock and nuts and bolts, a drill bit and a screwdriver. We attached the sash lock to the screen door, and the problem is solved! We’ve found that having a secure lock on the screen door comes in handy, especially when traveling with animals and young children. Our trailer has three steps, and with our 10-minute quick fix, we no longer worry about the kids or pets falling out of the trailer. I’m sure this will also give others peace of mind.

Burke Grilione | Fresno, California


 

9 COMMENTS

  1. I love this idea. I have wanted to find a way to secure the screen door but couldn’t come up with an idea that didn’t look really cheesy. Thank you so much for this idea. I too love to leave the main door open at night. We camp a lot on our private ground so I don’t worry about people coming in, but more that the smaller grandchildren might fall out.

  2. I think this is a great idea, but – to me – the slide portion of the screen door still offers a way for someone to reach in, unlock the sash lock and open the door.

  3. After I almost fell out the back door while making the bed, we also put a secure lock on the screen. Problem solved.

    • Everbilt sash locks are available in various finishes (white, brass, satin nickel) at hardware stores and home-improvement centers, and online on Amazon and websites for retailers such as the Home Depot and Lowe’s, among others. To find them, type “Everbilt sash lock” in your web browser.

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