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Old 03-16-2018, 06:50 PM   #1
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Door issue 2017 19’

I know I’ve seen posts that address this, but cannot seem to locate them.
We have a 2017 19’. When we are in windy areas, the wind moves the door so we can’t securely leave it open. Also, when it is wide open, we cannot open the window over the passenger side settee.

Would a magnetic door stop be the answer? Has anyone done a mod they’d be willing to share a photo of?
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Old 03-16-2018, 07:03 PM   #2
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I wouldn't trust a magnetic latch. Others might. There are some pretty strong magnets available.

Maybe you could cover both bases by using the same positive latch as the classics. But cut the stem, insert a piece of tube to extend it. The door would then be positively held and out further from the trailer side to allow some opening of the window.

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Old 03-16-2018, 07:10 PM   #3
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go here for an answer For those 2ndG Escape 19 with the awning windows...
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cpaharley,
Thanks! It was your post that I was thinking of. That’s what we need.
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Old 03-16-2018, 08:05 PM   #5
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Can I ask, do you have the friction door? (on the newer models)
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Can I ask, do you have the friction door? (on the newer models)
Can I ask, what is a friction door? Never heard of such a beast.
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Can I ask, what is a friction door? Never heard of such a beast.
It’s the door on the 2nd gen Escaps. No latches. Works fine in little to no wind conditions.
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Old 03-16-2018, 10:47 PM   #8
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Can I ask, what is a friction door? Never heard of such a beast.
Is a deliberately high-friction hinge. The Lippert doors used by Escape now offer this as a feature.
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Lippert Components integrated Friction Hinge™ holds the door open in any position, eliminating the need for gas struts and door catches, which can lead to costly warranty claims. The high performance fringe torque also prevents the door from slamming open or closed, and keeps the door steady in winds up to 15 mph!
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My door closes easily. Maybe this high fiction came in after I got mine.

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Jim you should ask for a commission, I think you're driving door stop sales. The last time I went to the link for your recommended longer doorstop (on the other thread) they were sold out. Now that I ordered mine there are only 3 left.

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My friction door works really well. At first I though the hinges needed some oil, but then I learned at last year’s rally from Reace that that is How it is designed to work.
I did place a small black round rubber “bumper” on my door where it would come in contact with the window just to protect it. It works surprisingly well and blends into my black stripe on the door.
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My door closes easily. Maybe this high fiction came in after I got mine.
Escape didn't start using the the high friction doors for a while after the 2nd gen started. Our 19 was built last January and still has the old door stop.
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I think that I should get one for my classic 19. That window is my "lounge" window and with the door open there's not much breeze that gets by it.

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Ideally, the metal one is what I'd want but I contacted the supplier and was told they stopped making the longer metal hook. Maybe with new demand we will see a revised model. Makes sense to replace plastic items (roof vents, door stops) with metal.
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Is a deliberately high-friction hinge. The Lippert doors used by Escape now offer this as a feature.


“Lippert Components integrated Friction Hinge™ holds the door open in any position, eliminating the need for gas struts and door catches, which can lead to costly warranty claims. The high performance fringe torque also prevents the door from slamming open or closed, and keeps the door steady in winds up to 15 mph!”

In our experience, the door does work in winds up to 15 mph, but on this trip we have frequen5ly encountered winds 20-25. Hence the need for a latch. But where to install it?
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Old 05-07-2018, 10:16 AM   #16
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My door closes easily. Maybe this high fiction came in after I got mine.

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Our 2017 17B door is very stiff, which is fine, but when inside we have to slam it to close the latch. This is most annoying and noisy at night. What are we doing wrong? Help!
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i don't slam mine i close open latch then press to click it . When slammed repeatedly things shift and screws loosen.
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when opening i have to push closed then open latch. its tight but it works well.
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i don't slam mine i close open latch then press to click it . When slammed repeatedly things shift and screws loosen.
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