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Old 10-18-2017, 02:45 PM   #1
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bye bye stripper pole?

I was looking at the new Escape website and noticed they changed the area around the door again on the 19.
The stripper pole is gone and it looks like a white "fiberglass?" part takes its place. And the scalp remover has a bit more protection at the top.
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Old 10-18-2017, 02:49 PM   #2
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The curvature on the door any frame makes me think that's a photo from the previous generation.
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Old 10-18-2017, 02:54 PM   #3
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Yes, that looks like the "classic" rather than the 2017+ models. But, it does seem that there should be a more elegant solution than that ugly stripper pole! :-)
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But, it does seem that there should be a more elegant solution than that ugly stripper pole! :-)
You can change it to whatever you want, that works for the application. It's sorta like those Fugly twisty rods Scamp uses. I've seen a bunch of really great changes made. But truly, after owning Ten Forward for more than three years now, I hardly even "see" the stripper pole any more.
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Old 10-18-2017, 03:05 PM   #5
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Makes a great addl grab handle I would imagine as well. Pic is definitely a classic as the retractable screen door among other things gives it away. Nice interior though!
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It's not a stripper pole, it's a handhold to grab as you exit the trailer. (Well not really, but it works great for that too.)
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Old 10-18-2017, 03:15 PM   #7
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Darn, I was hoping the scalp remover ( the thin metal edge right at the top of the door) was enclosed. If so I was going to inquire if it could be retrofitted.

For those under 6 foot tall that may not make any sense.
Even though I am aware of it I still make contact with it at least once every trip. Usually when I am carrying something.
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Yes, that looks like the "classic" rather than the 2017+ models. But, it does seem that there should be a more elegant solution than that ugly stripper pole! :-)
Actually like the looks of the pole and added to our 19 which didn't come with it . Pat
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Old 10-18-2017, 05:13 PM   #9
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For those under 6 foot tall that may not make any sense.
Even though I am aware of it I still make contact with it at least once every trip. Usually when I am carrying something.
I'm 5'10" and have hit my head too many times to remember on the door opening. Dirk is 5'8" and he has too. Really hard, I might add.

So, I think you'd have to be wwwaaayyyy under 6' to not hit the top of the stupid door opening. One of the things I want to do this winter is add some sort of padding up there.
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I'm 5'10" and have hit my head too many times to remember on the door opening. Dirk is 5'8" and he has too. Really hard, I might add.

So, I think you'd have to be wwwaaayyyy under 6' to not hit the top of the stupid door opening. One of the things I want to do this winter is add some sort of padding up there.
Karen at 5'6" has not hit it she clears it without ducking. Usually I clear it fine. It's when I'm moving stuff around, a little tired and distracted and almost every time carrying something out the door that I make contact.
I looked at the top and am not sure how to fill in the area since that is what the door seals against. So the picture showing the area filled in made me take notice. If that had been the new new style I would have been asking if I can retrofit it to mine.

We like the stripper pole, but Karen does not like that name for it.
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