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Old 07-26-2014, 09:24 PM   #1
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Dog House Latch

My wife cut her ankle a few camping trips ago on the latch of the dog house. I just sliced my toe and needed stitches from the latch. Any creative ways to cover the dog house latches? Anyone else have this issue or is it just us being a clutz?
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Old 07-27-2014, 02:04 AM   #2
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At this point I wouldn't worry about creative or cosmetic, I'd just slap some foam over those suckers and duct tape it in place.
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My wife cut her ankle a few camping trips ago on the latch of the dog house. I just sliced my toe and needed stitches from the latch. Any creative ways to cover the dog house latches? Anyone else have this issue or is it just us being a clutz?
Do the latches look like this?


I have scraped my ankle on this numerous times. I may know of a replacement latch suggestion for this one if this is the case.
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Old 07-27-2014, 10:25 AM   #4
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Do the latches look like this?


I have scraped my ankle on this numerous times. I may know of a replacement latch suggestion for this one if this is the case.
Is that the latch in question-- immediately beside the accelerator pedal? Boy, that's a fine piece of design work.
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I'll take a picture of it later today. Ours is a vertical, fully metal latch apparently with razors for sides. Temporarily, were using duct tape but want something a little more aesthetically pleasing.
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How bout filing the metal edges smooth. Then coating with the liquid rubber used on handles of hand tools. It comes in different colors and should look ok.
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Visit thrift stores and see if you can find old cell phone cases as they are about right size to slip over the handle.

Otherwise old sock.

Both above are temp ideas...but a cover of some sort is needed
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ON our old gasser, I put hatch latches from a marine supply store to replace the stock latches. Much better quality
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