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Old 09-04-2015, 12:29 PM   #1
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has anybody installed one of these hand rails? the Canadian exchange rate is tempting me to jump on the waiting list. still checking for used 19s and 21s. took a pic. maybe it will show. have a great Labor day!!

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Old 09-04-2015, 12:39 PM   #2
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That link you have posted doesn't work. Server can't be found, repeatedly.
Anyway, go to Posting and account help | Forum 101 for instructions on posting pix. Scroll down to post #7.

Just noticed. There is an extra http: in the address.
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Old 09-04-2015, 12:52 PM   #3
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Fixed. Yes, the OP's link had duplicate http headers.

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Old 09-04-2015, 01:02 PM   #4
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I've seen them on the larger, bus type, RV's No reason they couldn't be used on an Escape although a smaller one might be usable also.

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anyone know the thickness of the bulkhead I will be drilling into just aft of the door. there is a hand hold in that area. so there might be a stringer there.
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Old 09-04-2015, 04:30 PM   #6
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ETI rivets their door handle on. That bulkhead is hollow and serves as the door frame. It contains a vent line and wires.

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anyone know the thickness of the bulkhead I will be drilling into just aft of the door. there is a hand hold in that area. so there might be a stringer there.
Email ETI with the link, I'm sure they'd be willing to install it instead of the one currently used. There are no "stringers" in fiberglass trailers.
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yeah ETI said they would not install it. so I am looking at using a couple pieces of square tubing. and fabricate something up from the frame.
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Old 09-05-2015, 03:27 PM   #9
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The only consideration that I can see is, if a larger handle, projecting out more, is used then the base plate for it should be a little larger to spread the load out a little more. You wouldn't want the f.g. to flex if someone really pushed of pulled sideways on the handle.

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Old 09-05-2015, 06:22 PM   #10
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yeah Ron, I am certainly going to try the one I can buy off the shelf..smaller if at all possible.and use bolts and huge washers. just a little help with my balance since I wear a leg brace. it's going to be a long wait but we are selecting our options to place order in 2016. thanks for the support!
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