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Old 03-11-2016, 10:00 AM   #121
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I'd like to see ETI bring back the low point drains for winterizing and draining the water system.
Me too Donna, I loved that feature. Simplicity at its best. No forced air, no RV antifreeze. Too bad the design of the toilet valve now does not allow it to drain.

Maybe a low point drain with a way to evacuate the water from the toilet valve?
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I heard from a reliable source that all of the new Escapes are going to use a baby blue gel coat rather than the old white gel coat.
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Old 03-11-2016, 10:10 AM   #123
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and I take that that reliable source was "blue with envy"....
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Old 03-11-2016, 10:31 AM   #124
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The hinges aren't robust enough for the door, and it's well documented here that the doors start sagging and mis aligning so they no longer catch and stay closed. We are experiencing this already on ours and yes, we did just get it in Nov. I'll come up with a solution to fix it, but since it is a documented issue, I hope the 2017 has a better hinge solution coming.
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Old 03-11-2016, 11:13 AM   #125
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I heard from a reliable source that all of the new Escapes are going to use a baby blue gel coat rather than the old white gel coat.
Yes I heard this too. However, my sources tell me it will be the Araucana option and will cost a dollar two- ninety eight extra. And I'm not yolking.
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Old 03-11-2016, 11:39 AM   #126
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The hinges aren't robust enough for the door, and it's well documented here that the doors start sagging and mis aligning so they no longer catch and stay closed. We are experiencing this already on ours and yes, we did just get it in Nov. I'll come up with a solution to fix it, but since it is a documented issue, I hope the 2017 has a better hinge solution coming.
That's news to me. So far so good with my 2009. I wonder if there were interim changes?
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Old 03-11-2016, 11:40 AM   #127
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I heard from a reliable source that all of the new Escapes are going to use a baby blue gel coat rather than the old white gel coat.
If that is true, then how would UV light affect it?
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Old 03-11-2016, 11:42 AM   #128
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Oliver did that too. Extra labor $$ to spray the color then clean out all the spray lines and gear. will be fun to see if its an option or standard. That snoozy tan color had owners clamoring for a bigger a/c in the summer.
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Old 03-11-2016, 11:54 AM   #129
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The hinges aren't robust enough for the door, and it's well documented here that the doors start sagging and mis aligning so they no longer catch and stay closed.
If you read all the posts on this subject, you will see that the more likely culprit for the door not latching properly is that the door contracts or swells with humidity. This may require adjustment of the latch.
My 2008 bath door has required no adjustment, doesn't sag and closes just fine, but I haven't spent weeks in the Arizona sun.
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Old 03-11-2016, 12:23 PM   #130
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If you read all the posts on this subject, you will see that the more likely culprit for the door not latching properly is that the door contracts or swells with humidity. This may require adjustment of the latch......
FWIIW the door swelling and shrinking is (similarly) the case with my Casita 17' and it merely needs a tiny latch adjustment, very occasionally.

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