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Old 07-05-2016, 06:04 PM   #1
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A Stronger Lock - And It's White

Swapped out the entry door plastic lock for a powder coated steel version. I also like that it's white, a subtle change.

An interesting note about the installation. When I removed the original lock, I found that Escape had built a 'gasket' out of very thin wood around the door opening. I suppose this was necessary to make the door the right thickness for the lock, or maybe it was for structural strength as well. I left it in place when I installed the new one and it fit perfectly.
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It looks the same, what was wrong with the original?
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It looks the same, what was wrong with the original?
Steel vs Plastic
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It looks the same, what was wrong with the original?
Nothing. It's mainly for the look of white instead of black - like changing the belly band from black to red. I just received a white grab bar as well, to replace the black one.

It is a stronger lock because it's steel instead of black plastic, but in all honesty, RV locks aren't known for their security either way.
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mine was steel, when did they start with plastic?
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mine was steel, when did they start with plastic?
I have no idea Jim. Pretty much every one I've noticed is plastic.
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I have no idea Jim. Pretty much every one I've noticed is plastic.
Mine's plastic, most noticeably on the inside handle.
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Robert where did you get the new lock from and do you have the part number?

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Originally I had the Fastec lock which was recalled and replaced, maybe the newer (non Fastec) ones that Escape switched to are plastic?
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mine was steel, when did they start with plastic?
Our 2013/15B had steel and our 2015/17B has plastic.
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