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Old 09-13-2015, 08:49 PM   #1
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Door Hinge security

I am new to Escape but not new to trailers. Has anyone put bolts through the hinges instead of the 1 to 1&1/2 screws that ETI fastens the door with? I guess one would need backing plates inside to reinforce but right now just undoing six screws lets anyone remove the door completely. Any suggestions?

Going to use it anyway

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Old 09-13-2015, 08:56 PM   #2
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Any determined thief could be through the door and into your Escape in seconds, even with bolts in the hinges. My advice is to have good insurance and don't worry about door hinge security.
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Old 09-13-2015, 09:02 PM   #3
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Believe me, if your lock ever fails, it is nice being able to remove the door.
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Old 09-13-2015, 10:46 PM   #4
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Believe me, if your lock ever fails, it is nice being able to remove the door.
Hi: cpaharley2008... WHY? Alf
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Old 09-14-2015, 08:13 AM   #5
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Because you can remove the door to get inside to fix the lock, that is what I had to do when my lock failed, it was locked.
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