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Old 01-27-2010, 07:49 PM   #29
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Hi: Ken C... Most of the fasteners around the joint seam just hold the metal base for the rubber rub strip. There are however places where they hold into the wood blocks glassed in to hold the interior cabinets in place. For that reason I think Escape uses screws to do the job whether they just bite into the multi layers of fiberglass or into the wood blocks. I have yet to pull open that seam cover but am going to when "Our Escape Hatch" is out of storage!!!
The top and bottom molds are glassed together and then left to dry before being unmolded. This vital step makes them align perfectly and allows the cabinettes to be made to a set of templates and installed all at once. There is a good set of pic's on escapetrailers.org. I'm sure Reace could explain better than I. Here's a pic of the storage area under the dinette bench. I think it shows one of the awning anchors tho!!!
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Old 01-27-2010, 08:00 PM   #30
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Hi: Ken C... OOps wrong pic.
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Old 01-27-2010, 09:31 PM   #31
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[quote]I just had another escape construction question. The belly seam photo, are screws or rivets used all the way around? and what purpose do they serve? Since the two halves are fiberglassed together, do they simply hold the seam trim or add strength to the whole structure by screwing all the way through the top and bottom half lips? Third, do the penetrate all the way through the shell? Thanks again.

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The details of the band attachment can best be answered by Reace. I have a couple pictures of our 19' that might help illustrate how the top and bottom go together. (fingers crossed that I have actually attached the pictures)
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Old 01-29-2010, 06:34 AM   #32
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Hi: Mike Morrison... It's really hard to show the construction process your pic's do...from a finished trailer. I have never been to the factory to see the build but I know the time and effort Escape takes really shows!!!
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Hi: Mike Morrison... It's really hard to show the construction process your pic's do...from a finished trailer. I have never been to the factory to see the build but I know the time and effort Escape takes really shows!!!
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We are fortunate to live about an hour away from the factory so I was able to do a weekly visit and take construction progress pictures. I missed a few things, but still saw enough to get a pretty good feel for how they go together. Unfortunately the day we picked it up I forgot my camera.
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Hi: Mike Morrison..."I forgot my camera"... I forgot to put film in mine when our youngest daughter was born. DUH!!! I feel your excitement!!! Can you post more pic's anyhoo???
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Hi: Mike Morrison..."I forgot my camera"... I forgot to put film in mine when our youngest daughter was born. DUH!!! I feel your excitement!!! Can you post more pic's anyhoo???
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I haven't had a chance to get "finished" exterior pictures yet. We brought our trailer home at night and promptly put it to bed under a cover. I did take weekly pictures of the construction process (mostly interior as the Escape shop is a bit tight for good exterior shots) but unless you are looking for a specific shot of something that I did capture during the build, I am not sure if any of my pics would be very interesting.
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Hi: Mike Morrison...Did you get a custom cover from Escape???
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Hi: Mike Morrison...Did you get a custom cover from Escape???
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Yes we did. Pretty easy to put on (even for the 1st time), it fits pretty well and undoing a couple of zippers gives you access to the door.
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