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Old 02-11-2016, 06:55 PM   #41
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We also like the curved door and the wide open screen door.
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Old 02-11-2016, 07:02 PM   #42
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In my opinion a flat door would negatively impact the visual appeal of the Escape design .
It would be easier to manufacture and instal. That is likely why others do it.
I hope Escape does not change their moulded door design in the future.
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A flat door will allow for a much better seal. The fit of our curved door on the 19 was probably the thing I liked least about the trailer. Besides, the new door needs to follow the reshaping of the mould.

I am really keen on the revealing of the trailers from the new moulds.
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Old 02-11-2016, 07:46 PM   #43
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Glad to know I'm not the only one that finds it challenging to clean by the door. I'm cleaner in the trailer than in my house -- microfiber sounds good -- we use the hand vac --
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Old 02-11-2016, 10:28 PM   #44
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Curved doors don't have a sealing problem because they are curved - just look at your car or truck doors and frames, which seal better than any RV and are nowhere near flat or straight. The important thing is that the door and frame match, and that's tough to achieve and to maintain in moulded non-cored fiberglass.

Most RV manufacturers use flat doors because their walls are flat, or because they can readily and inexpensively buy flat doors.. and door frames, and latches, and integrated screen doors.

The outside of the door could be curved to follow the trailer wall, while at the same time the inside could be flat to match the frame against which it would seat. This would require substantial changes to four or five moulds (door inner skin, upper and lower body shells, door frame, and possibly door outer skin). I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for that.
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Old 02-12-2016, 12:07 PM   #45
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I carry a small vacuum for the dog hair....
You should obtain one or two Labradoodles. Great dogs and the don't shed. Although:

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Glad to know I'm not the only one that finds it challenging to clean by the door. I'm cleaner in the trailer than in my house -- microfiber sounds good -- we use the hand vac --
We carry a dustbuster to "sweep" between the screen track and door frame.
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Old 02-12-2016, 02:47 PM   #46
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And the little extra we get inside the door frame . Pat

When we took our grandsons camping for the first time they called the door an "airlock". And when you look at it through their eyes it's easy to see. Now anytime we exit/enter our Escape it's through the airlock.
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Old 02-12-2016, 04:12 PM   #47
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When we took our grandsons camping for the first time they called the door an "airlock". And when you look at it through their eyes it's easy to see. Now anytime we exit/enter our Escape it's through the airlock.
I can totally see that . Love the imagination of kids . Pat
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Old 02-12-2016, 09:16 PM   #48
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With the exception of Airstream, every other RV door I've seen is flat. I like the look of Escape's curved door, but mine at least doesn't seal well. I think a flat door would seal better.
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With the exception of Airstream, every other RV door I've seen is flat. I like the look of Escape's curved door, but mine at least doesn't seal well. I think a flat door would seal better.
Why couldn't the seals be better . Car and trucks aren't straight . We like the look of the curved door and as has been mentioned the air lock coming and going . Pat
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Old 02-13-2016, 12:24 AM   #50
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Cars are solid metal (mostly). This makes them rigid. I would bet that there is minor differences in the shape of every Escape shell. The door itself is likely more uniform in shape than the shell is.

I like the idea of a well sealing flat door.
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