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Old 11-05-2016, 02:08 PM   #1
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Why the new screen doors on 17/19.

We love the sliding screen doors on our 2 year old 17B. Why did Escape change to traditional swinging screen doors which I found to be a PIA?
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Old 11-05-2016, 02:10 PM   #2
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We love the sliding screen doors on our 2 year old 17B. Why did Escape change to traditional swinging screen doors which I found to be a PIA?
Probably because the entry door and screen door can be supplied in sets, saving alot of money. We love our hiding screen too, but they're not without their problems.
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Old 11-05-2016, 03:20 PM   #3
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We love the sliding screen doors on our 2 year old 17B. Why did Escape change to traditional swinging screen doors which I found to be a PIA?
Same here. Love the sliding one!
We had the swinging one on our previous trailer. What I did not like about it, is that you have to step back when you open or close it, that you have to keep the outside space clear where the door swings, and that you have to make sure to close the little slider in order to keep bugs out.
You might want to call me old fashioned, but looove the classic!!
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Old 11-05-2016, 03:24 PM   #4
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Nothing classic about that sliding screen door.
Classic is the bifold on my 2008.
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Classic is the bifold on my 2008.
That's old!
Too young for that.
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Old 11-05-2016, 03:43 PM   #6
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Yup, love the retracting screen door. Had the traditional ones on 3 RV's. Hated it, what a nuisance opening the little port, reaching through to the door handle, dealing with two swinging doors etc.

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Yup, love the retracting screen door. Had the traditional ones on 3 RV's. Hated it, what a nuisance opening the little port, reaching through to the door handle, dealing with two swinging doors etc.

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Another vote for sliding screen door . Really was happy to see this improvement after dealing with other doors on previous camper and motorhome . Pat
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Old 11-05-2016, 04:16 PM   #8
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I find this reaction interesting. I've always viewed my sliding screen door as an accident waiting to happen, and figured that the flat door and flat screen door would be an improvement. But people who've had experience with both are saying they like the sliding door better. I wouldn't have guessed this.
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Old 11-05-2016, 04:16 PM   #9
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I think the Campster door has them all beat- built like a storm door with a panel that goes up to open to a screen in the door itself. One door to open and close, with or without ventilation.

Although, to be fair, the door also pops open during transit...

I like the sliding screen but am worried that I'll have a dog go right through it.
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Old 11-05-2016, 04:52 PM   #10
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I'm just glad I have a screen door! Any screen door... I can't believe several manufacturers where it's considered an option or isn't offered at all. Wow.
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