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Old 10-02-2014, 12:50 PM   #31
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Need to confirm replacement parts -- Me too

We were recently traveling some NV "county roads", aka washboards made of gravel, with our 17B and the fridge door of the 4.3 Dometic came off. On the way down it took off the cabinet doors under the sink. I need to replace the hinges but need to confirm the part numbers. I did try some from my local hardware store and although the hole spacings matched, the other key dimensions didn't.

My question:
Is the hinge used on the cabinets an RV Designer, p/n H240? I want to confirm this before online ordering.

BTW, I've had to fix the Dometic fridge a couple of times, each fix/mod more extensive than the last. The plastic latch just can't handle the G loads. I have done the same method of strapping as the pix here show but used a velcro and elastic strap. That is to be replaced by 1" nylon and polycarb buckles.
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Old 12-05-2014, 07:35 AM   #32
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Just a quick update.
We are not ignoring you fine folks and are finally at a point where we can start working towards a bolt on shock kit for the Escapes that use the Dexter #10 Torflex axle.
We did crawl under one at Pinekot but seem to have lost our photos from that event. Are there any Escapes in the Dallas area we could look at?

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Old 12-05-2014, 07:51 AM   #33
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That would be a nice addition, shocks to our Escapes.
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Old 12-05-2014, 11:51 PM   #34
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Another Boon docker considering shocks

When I toured the factory I asked Reace about adding shocks, but they didn't have this option. We go down some very rough roads and as slow as possible, but there are always surprises. We had shocks installed on our previous stick trailer for this reason.

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Old 12-06-2014, 01:44 AM   #35
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Shocks would be great, I travel a lot of dirt roads in my area. The suspension set up on the new Oliver trailers looks really nice!
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Old 12-06-2014, 06:41 AM   #36
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We are in Flower Mound, have a 21 and would be glad for you to look at it it that would help.
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Old 12-06-2014, 06:46 AM   #37
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Perfect. I'll contact you by private message tomorrow.
Thank you

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..and thanks to floorpanel we now have notes,measurements and pictures.
We need to chew on it for a bit - but it looks possible.
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Old 12-19-2014, 12:47 PM   #39
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To answer my own question wrt hinges, yes, the H240 hinge is a proper replacement. These can be gotten from Camping World.
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Shocks for Escape 21

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..and thanks to floorpanel we now have notes,measurements and pictures.
We need to chew on it for a bit - but it looks possible.
Thanks,

Jim
Any progress on this? We just received notice that we need to firm up our build sheet before March 1st.

Also I have a couple of questions about the rubber torsion axles on the Escape 21.

1. Is the range of vertical motion for a wheel with this rubber torsion axle any more or less than if the axle was on springs?

2. Is there any chance that adding shocks might result in too stiff a response to big bumps and potholes?

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