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Old 07-21-2018, 12:54 PM   #1
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have Escape install the outside compartment door on the travel trailers upside down, that way when open they would drop down without the need to use one of those plastic hooks that seem to fall off after awhile. I believe the entire perimeter has a lip for keeping out rain, so can anyone think of a reason not to reverse them?
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Old 07-21-2018, 01:08 PM   #2
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have Escape install the outside compartment door on the travel trailers upside down, that way when open they would drop down without the need to use one of those plastic hooks that seem to fall off after awhile. I believe the entire perimeter has a lip for keeping out rain, so can anyone think of a reason not to reverse them?
Makes sense to me, but someone out there probably has a good reason why they are installed the way they are! You are right about the fiddly little plastic hooks. If they don't break, the spring comes loose and they are are useless.
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Old 07-21-2018, 01:29 PM   #3
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It would make sense if the door could hang straight down when open. If it can't when fully open I'd be concerned about leaning or pushing on it while reaching inside and stressing the hinge.

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Very true Ron, and in the classic style it would work but with the new style that could be an issue, thanks for your input.
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Old 07-21-2018, 04:18 PM   #5
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Many people install them upside down. It's not a problem regarding leaks.
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I wanted mine to hinge down but ETI would not install it that way when I asked. I picked up my trailer last May.
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If not secured properly it could hang open while under way? Rather than hanging in the closed position.
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Built differently, but Oliver does it with their outside wash station. If doing this I probably wouldn’t just flip an ETI door over. At All-Rite.com they make custom access doors and they ask for hinge location. This makes me think the door is designed differently when you specify bottom.
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