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Old 06-27-2014, 11:02 PM   #11
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Amazing, considering the post was from 2009. Only how many hours and seconds until you have your very own Escape to start making yours.

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Old 06-28-2014, 08:44 AM   #12
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You do not have to use the "Auto" on the refer, just hold and select which source you want, for me it is either 120v or propane. I do not use the "auto" button. Yes you can mount a handle to the screen door go to #84 here Planned modifications for my 19'
you can see the handle which had an identical one on the outside with utilizing the same holes. Be sure and mount far enough in to avoid the spring in the latch. You can glue down the door seal along the bottom, no harm. If you see any light around the door, pull away the seal on the door and install some weather stripping behind, it will make it thicker and close any draft holes.
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Old 06-28-2014, 07:22 PM   #13
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How about a handle that doesn't need screw holes? I'm going to work on that approach. Sounds like a good product for Widget Works.

Would be easier if I actually had my 21. Can probably find a local one to measure around Portland, Oregon.
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Old 06-28-2014, 07:30 PM   #14
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I added the door handle but it doesn't work for me. It's beneficial for opening so you have something to hold on to but when you try using it to close the door it puts it in a bind and not functional. Or I installed it incorrectly, so it's coming off.
Probably puts too much torque on the track slider with a handle that sticks out that far. Does it bind if you just use the factory pull?
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Old 06-28-2014, 07:33 PM   #15
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I'm going to look for a set of window sash pulls.
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Old 06-28-2014, 07:34 PM   #16
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Probably puts too much torque on the track slider with a handle that sticks out that far. Does it bind if you just use the factory pull?
There is no factory pull, you have to use your finger tips on the frame lip, hence the issue.
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There is no factory pull, you have to use your finger tips on the frame lip, hence the issue.
Thanks! Pic I saw looked like the slider latch could be used for a pull. Would be easier to design a handle if I had my 21!
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If it helps... Door open, door closed.
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Bob, thanks for the pics. I'm thinking a long handle that could be worked from either the top step or the ground. On my Escape I'd probably defeat the latch mechanism as it seems pretty goofy to lock a slider door.
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The door will not stay shut without the latch, it is under tension. You will see what happens the first time it does not latch and slams back into the open position.
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