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Old 03-08-2020, 10:01 PM   #81
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Not necessarily. There is chrome plating and then there is chrome plating. The OEM hinges probably did not get the best quality plating job from their factory. There's no reason that chrome can't go many years without pitting or noticable corrosion - provided the surface is prepped properly, and the plating is done right.
Robert I think it is the whole hinge which is cheap pot metal . Sure if the hinge was better metal rechroming would for sure be the way to go . The whole hinge is pretty cheap . I will have to look in my files I think I found some stainless hinges that I was thinking to get before I came across Western Hardware . Pat
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these are the ones from western hardware. ordered them awhile ago. but havent installed them. steps would be helpful. currently on the road so dont worry if i dont reply right away
You got it Leon and glad you got the Western Hardware hinges . Pat
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Old 03-08-2020, 10:03 PM   #83
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I notice ads for 'black edition' trucks. Why not just paint them black, as the Stones would say?
Glenn that would be another solution for some . Pat
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Old 03-08-2020, 11:04 PM   #84
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Worn hinges

The hinges on my 2008 17 B have worn out the washers at the bottom of the vertical rod. (Or whatever that is called). I was trying to find a metal washer, that I could slide in, but have been unable to do so. I am thinking about trying a hard rubber washer, or a hard nylon one, where I can cut it, and force it around the cylindrical part. This needs to be done on both hinges.
Because they are worn, the door has slid down slightly, so that I cannot lock it from the inside. In order to do that, I now have to lock it from the outside, with the door open and then go inside and pull the door closed. I don’t want to have to replace them if at all possible... I don’t know if those hinges currently sold by Escape would fit my curved door.
I wonder if anyone has encountered this particular problem. Otherwise the hinges look great, and it took me a while to figure out what was happening with the door.I wonder if anyone has encountered this particular problem. Otherwise the hinges look great, and it took me a while to figure out what was happening with the door.
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Here’s another choice for a replacement hinge
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You got it Leon and glad you got the Western Hardware hinges . Pat
Went through my files and I must of thrown all that away . But I do have picture and drawing of the size needed for our trailer from Western Hardware .Only hole off a little which is very easy fix I can tell you how to do is the one front hole . Pat
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The hinges on my 2008 17 B have worn out the washers at the bottom of the vertical rod. (Or whatever that is called). I was trying to find a metal washer, that I could slide in, but have been unable to do so. I am thinking about trying a hard rubber washer, or a hard nylon one, where I can cut it, and force it around the cylindrical part. This needs to be done on both hinges.
Because they are worn, the door has slid down slightly, so that I cannot lock it from the inside. In order to do that, I now have to lock it from the outside, with the door open and then go inside and pull the door closed. I don’t want to have to replace them if at all possible... I don’t know if those hinges currently sold by Escape would fit my curved door.
I wonder if anyone has encountered this particular problem. Otherwise the hinges look great, and it took me a while to figure out what was happening with the door.I wonder if anyone has encountered this particular problem. Otherwise the hinges look great, and it took me a while to figure out what was happening with the door.
First off you can buy the stock pot metal hinges from Escape, secondly I believe that one or the forum members used the hinges from Etrailer and they said they were a little stiff at first but they worked fine after a little while. I can look at my messages to see who it was

It was member named Nindy
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Old 03-10-2020, 12:30 AM   #88
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The hinges on my 2008 17 B have worn out the washers at the bottom of the vertical rod. (Or whatever that is called). I was trying to find a metal washer, that I could slide in, but have been unable to do so. I am thinking about trying a hard rubber washer, or a hard nylon one, where I can cut it, and force it around the cylindrical part. This needs to be done on both hinges.
Because they are worn, the door has slid down slightly, so that I cannot lock it from the inside. In order to do that, I now have to lock it from the outside, with the door open and then go inside and pull the door closed. I don’t want to have to replace them if at all possible... I don’t know if those hinges currently sold by Escape would fit my curved door.
I wonder if anyone has encountered this particular problem. Otherwise the hinges look great, and it took me a while to figure out what was happening with the door.I wonder if anyone has encountered this particular problem. Otherwise the hinges look great, and it took me a while to figure out what was happening with the door.
Sandra do you know if you have the stainless hinges or the cheap pot metal ones ? Reason I ask is because Escape had Western Hardware make those hinges at first but not sure when or for how long they were buying them .If the Stainless ,yours would be the ones I would want to keep . I had purchased a new set from Escape before I found the stainless because I could see that were not lasting . I gave them away to forum member just for shipping even though I paid over 60 USD to Escape .my stainless were less then 32.00 a set . Pat
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Sandra do you know if you have the stainless hinges or the cheap pot metal ones ? Reason I ask is because Escape had Western Hardware make those hinges at first but not sure when or for how long they were buying them .If the Stainless ,yours would be the ones I would want to keep . I had purchased a new set from Escape before I found the stainless because I could see that were not lasting . I gave them away to forum member just for shipping even though I paid over 60 USD to Escape .my stainless were less then 32.00 a set . Pat
Mine are real shiny and they look brand new...no bubbles or rust..look like chromed?
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Mine are real shiny and they look brand new...no bubbles or rust..look like chromed?
Hi Sandra sounds to me with the year of your trailer you have the stainless hinges . I think I would bet on it ! If it was what we had no matter what you did they degraded and corroded in 6 mo -9 mo. They were not shiney anymore or looked nice . So definetly would keep and fix yours ! Pat
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Resurrecting an old thread to help others in search of SS door hinges for Gen1 trailers.
The hinge that was posted by oldtimer from etrailer earlier in this thread should fit and comes in polished stainless steel.
https://www.etrailer.com/Trailer-Doo.../PLR104SS.html
If the stamping on the etrailer ones is correct they are actually not Polar but are made by Sierra Pacific Engineering and Products and are model 1001SS. They look to be as close to the Escape originals as you are going to find in polished stainless. You can use the SPEP page for detailed dimensions
https://spep.com/item/industry/vehic...er/sku-1001ss/
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FYI

The first link to eTrailer didn't work for me. The second one did.
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Old 08-15-2023, 09:20 PM   #93
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The first link to eTrailer didn't work for me. The second one did.
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Try again, I fixed it.
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Yeah not sure what happened but I recopied the link and it is working now
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This is just an update of the thread to keep it alive and provide a second source of door hinges for owners of first generation Escapes. I was provided the source by a gentleman I met at the recent Osoyoos rally. I have been told (unconfirmed) that Escape no longer has the original hinges in inventory, so I thought I should have a spare set in my repair kit. That's the best way I know to make sure I never need them.



I ordered the hinges from 1st Source Products in Jeffersonville, Indiana. They are listed under part #SP-1001SS. They are very nicely made of stainless steel with a beautiful polished finish and appear to be an exact fit replacement for my original pot metal hinges, though I haven't actually made the replacement yet.



You can contact 1st Source Products by googling them on the internet.
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I ordered the hinges from 1st Source Products in Jeffersonville, Indiana. They are listed under part #SP-1001SS. They are very nicely made of stainless steel with a beautiful polished finish and appear to be an exact fit replacement for my original pot metal hinges, though I haven't actually made the replacement yet.



You can contact 1st Source Products by googling them on the internet.
Direct link to the hinges: https://www.1stsourcehardware.com/st...sp-1001ss.html
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Thank you Donna D. for posting the link.
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The hinges on our 2014 15A were allowing the door to sag due to wear between the hinge, leaves and pin even with little use.

I ended up finding a heavier duty hinge with nylon washers between the hinge "leaves". The new hinges are larger and significantly more robust. After 4+ years of very heavy use (much rough off-road towing...), they continue to operate with zero wear and zero door sag/movement.

I filled the original hinge's mounting holes with epoxy and used threaded 10-24 inserts for the new hinge's mounting hole locations. The new hinges are drilled for #8 screws, however I wanted to go with #10 for better load distribution & support.

https://www.mcmaster.com/1264A12/
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Hinges for Older Models

Thank you,

I have a 2014 5.0TA.

Excellent information George Johnson, and dstreight.
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Hinge pin

I forget what happened, but a hinge pin went south. As a temporary fix, I used a clinch pin as a hinge pin that I had "on hand". The pin diameters were the same, and so years later, it's still in place and doing fine.
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