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Old 03-11-2016, 09:00 AM   #121
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I'd like to see ETI bring back the low point drains for winterizing and draining the water system.
Me too Donna, I loved that feature. Simplicity at its best. No forced air, no RV antifreeze. Too bad the design of the toilet valve now does not allow it to drain.

Maybe a low point drain with a way to evacuate the water from the toilet valve?
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Old 03-11-2016, 09:00 AM   #122
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I heard from a reliable source that all of the new Escapes are going to use a baby blue gel coat rather than the old white gel coat.
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Old 03-11-2016, 09:10 AM   #123
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and I take that that reliable source was "blue with envy"....
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Old 03-11-2016, 09:31 AM   #124
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The hinges aren't robust enough for the door, and it's well documented here that the doors start sagging and mis aligning so they no longer catch and stay closed. We are experiencing this already on ours and yes, we did just get it in Nov. I'll come up with a solution to fix it, but since it is a documented issue, I hope the 2017 has a better hinge solution coming.
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Old 03-11-2016, 10:13 AM   #125
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I heard from a reliable source that all of the new Escapes are going to use a baby blue gel coat rather than the old white gel coat.
Yes I heard this too. However, my sources tell me it will be the Araucana option and will cost a dollar two- ninety eight extra. And I'm not yolking.
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Old 03-11-2016, 10:39 AM   #126
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The hinges aren't robust enough for the door, and it's well documented here that the doors start sagging and mis aligning so they no longer catch and stay closed. We are experiencing this already on ours and yes, we did just get it in Nov. I'll come up with a solution to fix it, but since it is a documented issue, I hope the 2017 has a better hinge solution coming.
That's news to me. So far so good with my 2009. I wonder if there were interim changes?
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Old 03-11-2016, 10:40 AM   #127
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I heard from a reliable source that all of the new Escapes are going to use a baby blue gel coat rather than the old white gel coat.
If that is true, then how would UV light affect it?
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Oliver did that too. Extra labor $$ to spray the color then clean out all the spray lines and gear. will be fun to see if its an option or standard. That snoozy tan color had owners clamoring for a bigger a/c in the summer.
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The hinges aren't robust enough for the door, and it's well documented here that the doors start sagging and mis aligning so they no longer catch and stay closed.
If you read all the posts on this subject, you will see that the more likely culprit for the door not latching properly is that the door contracts or swells with humidity. This may require adjustment of the latch.
My 2008 bath door has required no adjustment, doesn't sag and closes just fine, but I haven't spent weeks in the Arizona sun.
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Old 03-11-2016, 11:23 AM   #130
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If you read all the posts on this subject, you will see that the more likely culprit for the door not latching properly is that the door contracts or swells with humidity. This may require adjustment of the latch......
FWIIW the door swelling and shrinking is (similarly) the case with my Casita 17' and it merely needs a tiny latch adjustment, very occasionally.

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Old 03-11-2016, 11:24 AM   #131
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Oliver did that too. Extra labor $$ to spray the color then clean out all the spray lines and gear. will be fun to see if its an option or standard. That snoozy tan color had owners clamoring for a bigger a/c in the summer.
Back in '08 I inquired with Oliver about using another colour gelcoat for the interior, as I really didn't care for the stark institutional white look, but they would not do it. I guess they have changed things.
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Old 03-11-2016, 12:02 PM   #132
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Wow .......... hard to imagine " baby blue " Escapes with red/orange/green or other graphics ..... really ?
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Old 03-11-2016, 02:52 PM   #133
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The hinges aren't robust enough for the door, and it's well documented here that the doors start sagging and mis aligning so they no longer catch and stay closed. We are experiencing this already on ours and yes, we did just get it in Nov. I'll come up with a solution to fix it, but since it is a documented issue, I hope the 2017 has a better hinge solution coming.
Thanks for the info..hopefully that is not a permanent problem as some have indicated it is not for them. Have not completely read this forum but from what I have read and looked at build pics...as more info is digested it appears even after spending 30k+ it may also require a number of fixes for various things which ain't so good ... Being new to trailers , maybe my expectation for spending 30k you can get a well engineered trailer from anybody is a false assumption. Guessing a visit to the Escape factory will be required.
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Old 03-11-2016, 03:01 PM   #134
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My bathroom door too suffered no ills in over six years. Not even the latch needing adjusting. I drove a lot of though roads too.
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Old 03-11-2016, 03:08 PM   #135
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We had our 19 for 5 years with no problems and our new 5.0T is just about a year old, just went out and looked at the door, all good.

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One can read and retain only the information that reinforces what they want to believe.
It was determined that the hinges were not an issue.
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Old 03-11-2016, 08:17 PM   #137
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Now that I've had a chance to spend time with the bathroom door hinges, I hope there is a better hinge solution coming. Maybe a piano hinge type setup that would have better support for the door.
Do not understand our trailer is 2013 and the door is not sagging etc. ,the hinges are fine . My previous camper had a heavier door made of real oak with same hinges 3 , never had a problem except on that one had to adjust the door latch once . Never have so far had to adjust latch . The camper was a 1992 , much older . I have installed snaps with a vinyl strap and snap door closed just in case . Pat
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Old 03-11-2016, 08:27 PM   #138
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Freespirit, I don't think that that has been the case for the vast majority of Escape owners. Our 2010 17B has been and still is very well built and has experienced very few problems
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Old 03-11-2016, 08:36 PM   #139
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I think you'll find anyone who has cabinet making experience would say 'it looks too small'. And IF ETI trailer designs were reviewed by an engineer and 'signed off' they would have the size increased.

I replaced mine, I would rather be proactive because I often drive off road and it was obviously undersized to me. It was 1 of many things I improved. I was a Union Cabinet Maker back in the day.
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Old 03-11-2016, 08:41 PM   #140
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Given the washboard and rutted roads I often travel, I am constantly surprised when I arrive and find every thing intact. Doesn't hurt to employ some bungee cords, however.
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