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Old 05-19-2018, 03:57 PM   #1
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Door alignment problem

The door on my 2017 17b has started to stick - the lock assembly scraping on the strike. I was just going to take a hammer and drift pin and push the strike in a little so it doesnt scrape any more, but thought I would check to see if anyone else has encountered this problem. Is there a better way to adjust?
Maybe its a symptom of something more serious? (frame damage etc.)
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Old 05-19-2018, 06:24 PM   #2
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Am having a similar issue w screen door catching. Discussed w eti after sending pics & tightening all screws. Said it will take adjustment by rv tech. Waiting to hear if this is covered by warranty.
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Old 05-19-2018, 06:55 PM   #3
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Try slackening off the hinge screws and lifting the door. Then tighten the screws. If the screws don't tighten they may be stripped. They go into wood backing and other folks have had to put toothpick sized pieces and glue in the holes to make the screws hold the door firmly.

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Old 05-19-2018, 07:37 PM   #4
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Are 2017 17'ers new gen door or old?
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Old 05-19-2018, 09:02 PM   #5
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The door on my 2017 17b has started to stick - the lock assembly scraping on the strike. I was just going to take a hammer and drift pin and push the strike in a little so it doesnt scrape any more, but thought I would check to see if anyone else has encountered this problem. Is there a better way to adjust?
Maybe its a symptom of something more serious? (frame damage etc.)
Thoughts?
Thanks
Dennis
I'm not sure which door the 17 uses. If it's the flat door with the screen door as a part of it the striker plate was installed backwards in ours. It made the door difficult to close and almost impossible to open. It should be installed with the thin part to the rear. That probably is not your problem but figured I'd mention it just in case.
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Old 05-19-2018, 09:44 PM   #6
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I'm not sure which door the 17 uses. If it's the flat door with the screen door as a part of it the striker plate was installed backwards in ours. It made the door difficult to close and almost impossible to open. It should be installed with the thin part to the rear. That probably is not your problem but figured I'd mention it just in case.
I think all the 2nd gen trailers use the same flat door with integrated screen. Here’s a picture of a 17 from the ETI website.
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Old 05-20-2018, 10:52 AM   #7
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Stabilizer tightness affect door operation?

I find that sometimes our door seems to stick or not latch easily. This seems to happen when we are camping, not when connected to the truck. I was wondering if it may be caused by the frame flexing slightly if the stabilizers are not all cranked up to the same tightness? Has anyone found something similar?
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Old 05-20-2018, 11:01 AM   #8
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I find that sometimes our door seems to stick or not latch easily. This seems to happen when we are camping, not when connected to the truck. I was wondering if it may be caused by the frame flexing slightly if the stabilizers are not all cranked up to the same tightness? Has anyone found something similar?
Yes, My Lance trailer would have door issues if not properly cranked. Have not had it with the Escape, but I'm sure it is possible.
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