•Locking Water Fill Hatch - Page 2 - Escape Trailer Owners Community

Go Back   Escape Trailer Owners Community > Escape Tech > Escape Systems | Water, Waste, Charging & Propane
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 08-09-2013, 05:03 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: N/A, Indiana
Trailer: Escape
Posts: 931
Is the locking cover design recessed into the trailer body ? Where does the locking arm catch the housing ?
__________________

__________________
"Never argue with an idiot. They only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience." George Carlin
Jubal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2013, 05:03 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
paulw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Marysville, Washington
Trailer: 2014 Escape 21 & Chevy Silverado 5.3L EcoTec
Posts: 607
Not exactly like the one on my 2009 17B, but close.
EDIT-- If you look at the picture of the 21' on the Escape Trailer Industries site, it looks like the same part as yours is installed.
Attached Images
File Type: png fil hatch.png (205.0 KB, 7 views)
__________________

paulw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2013, 05:12 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: N/A, Indiana
Trailer: Escape
Posts: 931
Is this the style of water fill with locking cover used on the Escapes with the device ? Recessed rather than flush mount.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Water fill.jpg (17.0 KB, 11 views)
__________________
"Never argue with an idiot. They only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience." George Carlin
Jubal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2013, 05:17 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
Jim Bennett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Trailer: 2017 Escape 5.0 TA
Posts: 11,934
That style is definitely not locking. I have seen them before. They do look to be the same size as the locking ones though. Maybe a swap out if you want. Either way, I would query Escape on it.
__________________
2017 Escape 5.0 TA
2015 Ford F150 Lariat 3.5L EcoBoost
2009 Escape 19 (previous)
“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” — Abraham Lincoln
Jim Bennett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2013, 06:00 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
Zardoz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Marana, Arizona
Trailer: 2017 5.0 TA
Posts: 1,050
I picked up my 19' in late June and I too have an "exposed" fresh water fill/hook up. If they're supplier couldn't fulfill their production needs, I understand. But I do recall the original ad/website noting a locking cover and believe they should let us swap-out what was provided in the interim with a locking hatch cover. As Jim noted above, they do appear to have the same screw pattern and threaded connections so it wouldn't be too difficult. Who's going to contact Tammy?
Zardoz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2013, 06:52 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
techfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Longview, WA, Washington
Trailer: 2013 Escape 15B - 2014 Nissan Frontier SL
Posts: 858
Had the non-locking on our previous trailer for 3 years. Have the locking one on our new 15. The locking one is not going to stop anyone from messing with your system if they are determined (kind of like the door locks) I have to say in 3 years we never had a problem with any tampering. We actually find the plastic door and flap kind of a pain. Still, it would be interesting to know why the change. Hey, on the other hand, it sounds like most people are now getting 15 inch wheels.
__________________
Tim and Julie
2013 Escape 15B
2014 Nissan Frontier, Previous 2012 Santa Fe
techfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2013, 07:20 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: N/A, Indiana
Trailer: Escape
Posts: 931
Changes are somtimes good but not inherently so. It seems that the 19 will have 15" wheel and a stronger frame.
The locking water fill hatch is listed on the web site. I emailed Escape concerning the locking water fill hatch. The results are pending.
When I added water to the fresh water tank nearly 20% of the water runs back out of the fill tube. I thought the vent was plugged but I can blow air through it. Some water continues to run back out after I have added 8 gallons.
The 1/3 full indicator lights up after I have added 4 gallons.
__________________
"Never argue with an idiot. They only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience." George Carlin
Jubal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2013, 07:34 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
Kountrykamper's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Middle, Tennessee
Trailer: 2017 Escape 19' #2
Posts: 1,442
I have notice the non locking on several production pictures in recent weeks. I kind of like it as it looks a lot easier to hook up and I don't see the locking ones that I have had on previous trailers stopping anyone from doing anything anyway. Also I don't see anyone in a campground messing with it anyway.
__________________
Tom
Kountrykamper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2013, 10:14 PM   #19
Senior Member
 
gbaglo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: North Vancouver, British Columbia
Trailer: 2009 Escape 17B - "Toad". '08 Toyota RAV4 V6
Posts: 10,729
This is the locking door on my 2008.
The recess makes it difficult to attach the hose to the city water. I don't have fat fingers, but it takes some doing.
The lock itself is flimsy and the cover is as sturdy as the cover on a Tupperware container. I'm easily bending it in the second photo.
That said, it does cover the fresh water inlet.
Of course, if somebody wanted to put LSD in your fresh water tank, they'd not want to take it themselves.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg fresh water.jpg (105.3 KB, 3 views)
File Type: jpg fresh water 2.jpg (125.4 KB, 6 views)
__________________
2009 Escape 17B "Toad"
2008 Toyota RAV4 V6 Sport
North Vancouver, British Columbia

What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?
- Bertolt Brecht
gbaglo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2013, 10:59 PM   #20
Senior Member
 
hillary's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Olympia, Washington
Trailer: 2008 Bigfoot 25B17.5G
Posts: 161
Quote:
Originally Posted by gbaglo View Post
Of course, if somebody wanted to put LSD in your fresh water tank, they'd not want to take it themselves.
HAH! Is that the worry? I've been trying to figure it out. On the 2005 I doubt it was even an option and it's never even occurred to me to worry about the water tank access. Mine has a 19 gallon tank, so someone would have to really want to waste a lot of LSD to put enough in for us to actually drink (versus washing dishes or showering with).
Is there a rash of water tank tampering issues I should know about but don't because I'm a newbie?
__________________

__________________
Hillary & Jeff
Camping with the sighthound variety pack
hillary is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off






» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:27 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.