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Old 06-12-2015, 09:34 PM   #11
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This would be a very easy fix for escape to address, simply use thicker gaskets from the beginning. It would cost very little for them and us on the other end but would eliminate any criticism some people may have and boost the build quality at the same time. It wouldn't add anything to the building process.
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Old 06-12-2015, 09:39 PM   #12
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To me the existing gasket material seems too stiff as well, so it doesn't expand to fill the gaps. I have to say, though, that this is something I know nothing about, so I have no idea what to do about it other than add weatherstripping as some have done.
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Old 06-12-2015, 10:31 PM   #13
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The thing I worried about the most at first with these gaps around the door was water coming into to the trailer well driving down the road in a rain storm. But I have to say in all the rain that I have towed my trailer in I have never got water into the trailer. Because of that fact the gaps around the door are not a big deal to me.
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Old 06-12-2015, 10:57 PM   #14
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This would be a very easy fix for escape to address, simply use thicker gaskets from the beginning. .
If it were that easy, they would have done it long ago. And if it were that easy, Reace wouldn't have been walking around the Osoyoos rally a couple years ago with a roll of weatherstripping foam.
I think they should just eliminate the door.
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Old 06-13-2015, 01:23 AM   #15
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If it were that easy, they would have done it long ago. And if it were that easy, Reace wouldn't have been walking around the Osoyoos rally a couple years ago with a roll of weatherstripping foam.
I think they should just eliminate the door.
That raises the question: At the end of the build, how does the last ETI worker get out?
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Old 06-13-2015, 06:04 AM   #16
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I've had a couple small gaps at the bottom of the door for years. I consider it a safety device to allow heavier than air gases to escape.
Good point.
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Old 06-13-2015, 07:19 AM   #17
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I seem to remember, several years back, ETI did change the door gasket... or at least part of it (bottom?) which helped to address the gap issue... so, if you have an older trailer, maybe it's time to change the gasket. One of those maintenance issues...
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Old 06-13-2015, 08:08 AM   #18
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Mine, at least, is less than a year old.

I didn't add that the gap is worse in the winter as the door and/or the gasket must deform somehow with cold temps. Perhaps Escape designed it that way. "Open" in the winter when you need ventilation, "closed" in the summer to keep bugs at bay. (I seem to have too much time on my hands this morning.)
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Old 06-13-2015, 08:49 AM   #19
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Gaskets have to "seat" so that when new the door is hard to close and when old one has gaps. If you make it too thick then door lock issues will present itself. Some locks are adjustable, as on automobiles. Has anyone noticed the gap around their car doors? This issue is prevalent in a lot of places where new rubber is installed. Easily fixed though.
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Old 06-13-2015, 09:09 AM   #20
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I've never had a vehicle door with air gaps
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