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Old 04-12-2016, 09:27 PM   #31
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I noted in 2017 19' Exterior Photos that there was nothing to hold the door open, which is particularly important with the new style of screen door; my guess that it just wasn't installed yet. I see that in this more finished example, there is a holder of the traditional tee style, mounted low on the door and trailer wall.
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Old 04-12-2016, 09:34 PM   #32
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I agree that the door's outer skin is likely Filon or a similar gelcoated fiberglass sheet. I'm sure the door can be painted - the one on my motorhome is, like everything else - but I doubt it's an option from the door supplier, especially in the small quantities that Escape will use. There might be a choice of gelcoat colour, but that would presumably be quite limited.

Painting already-assembled components can be time-consuming and can have questionable results (in the masking, rather than the finish - I have examples on my motorhome), so I wouldn't want the door painted unless the colour mismatch is noticeable and the paint is done very well.
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Old 04-12-2016, 09:47 PM   #33
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Spray with the same gel-coat they use on the trailer. Perfect match.

Proper prep work is very important, but not that tough to do.
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Hmm... What kind of awning is that?
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Old 04-13-2016, 12:41 AM   #35
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Old 04-13-2016, 12:44 AM   #36
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Spray with the same gel-coat they use on the trailer. Perfect match.

Proper prep work is very important, but not that tough to do.
I agree that either painting or gel-coating would adhere well and produce an excellent finish on the fiberglass panel surface.

Jim, are you picturing gel-coat running right over the extrusions that form the frame of the door and the window in the door? That seems iffy to me, but it's not my area of expertise. The alternative is to mask off everything except the fiberglass panel surface, and that routinely goes wrong when people attempt this to avoid removing trim from vehicles... and it would leave colour-mismatched parts.

The Lippert Components RV Entry Doors page suggests that they can help, at least with the panel:
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Fiberglass: LCI can accommodate virtually any fiberglass option available to the market. Want to use your own design? No problem. LCI U-Skin-It program lets you supply us
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Trim Kit: Snap trim, drip cap and threshold included with door and shipped loose
It looks like Escape is taking advantage of this option:
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Windows: Frameless window option available.
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Jim, are you picturing gel-coat running right over the extrusions that form the frame of the door and the window in the door?
No, just the door panel. All the metal extrusions would be fine as is.

If either the option of supplying the door manufacturer with the gel-coat painted panels, or having the door supplied with the trim loose to be installed after painting at Escape, would seem like a better, easier solution than masking and painting after receiving them.

By no means is it any kind of deal breaker, just me striving for that perfect look.
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Hmm... What kind of awning is that?
This awning is described throughout the thread of 2017 19' Exterior Photos. A very good read.
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The Lippert Components RV Entry Doors page suggests that they can help, at least with the panel
I looked all around their site but didn't find this info. You must have access to some secret pages at all the sites you go to, Brian.

So, how's this for personalizing your trailer? Whip out your paint brushes and blue painter's tape to paint it whatever color you want. Purple and gold if you're a Univ of Washington Husky fan. Ghastly green and blue if you're a Seahawks fan. Slap on the colors of your favorite sports or school team.

Or a vinyl skin wrap which is what I think Brian BP was referring to with the quote on their U-Skin-It program. Now that would be interesting and fun! All sorts of ideas pop into my head there. Change it on a yearly basis.

Hey, gotta think outside the box here. Put some fun into your trailer's exterior to make it stand out from the others. And it'd make it easy to find your trailer when you're stumbling back to your site after all that beer you drank at other campsites. (Not that I'm thinking of anyone at all, nope, not at all, on this forum.)
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... Ghastly green and blue if you're a Seahawks fan.
Wow! Aren't you now in danger of being tarred and feathered, and run out of the PNW?

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......Or a vinyl skin wrap ..... Put some fun into your trailer's exterior to make it stand out from the others. And it'd make it easy to find your trailer when you're stumbling back to your site after all that beer you drank at other campsites.....
You may not be able to find it if it looks like this:

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