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Old 02-24-2016, 06:03 PM   #31
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There are many pictures of the 21 and other units being built on the It's Friday thread. For example, Post 2524 showing the under-bed access door:

http://www.escapeforum.org/forums/f1...-3244-253.html
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Old 02-24-2016, 06:46 PM   #32
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Thanks Karen...for the link. As fas as the door, it ca be put on any of the 3 vertical sides, standard kitchen opening door, maybe 24x18"
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Old 02-24-2016, 07:20 PM   #33
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The standard access door under the bed of a 21 is small. Just big enough for a 10x12 drawer to be installed. The flip-up access is half the bed width, maybe 24-18 inches, but the black tank is next to the bathroom, and there is bed framing to contend with. I couldn't figure out a way to put lawn chairs in there so they ride in the tow.
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Old 02-24-2016, 07:23 PM   #34
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I carry 2 lawn chairs at the foot of bed between the bed and night stand or under the rear dinette, both places work.
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Old 02-24-2016, 07:32 PM   #35
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I carry 3 chairs (along with a stove with legs, screen room, Paha Que canopy, roll up table and an awning shade) under the forward 1/2 of the bed accessed from the outside hatch.
The back 1/2 is configured like Charlie's without drawer.
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Old 02-24-2016, 07:38 PM   #36
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The standard access door under the bed of a 21 is small. Just big enough for a 10x12 drawer to be installed. The flip-up access is half the bed width, maybe 24-18 inches, but the black tank is next to the bathroom, and there is bed framing to contend with. I couldn't figure out a way to put lawn chairs in there so they ride in the tow.
Thanks much Charlie for posting the pic.

I wont get the (optional, I assume?) drawer.... i want to keep that under bed space as open as possible

I'll probably ask ETI to add TWO interior access doors to be able to access the under bed space from the curb side, as well as from the dinette side (if that makes sense?)

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The hot water tank is there. At least on mine.
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Thanks much Charlie for posting the pic.

I wont get the (optional, I assume?) drawer.... i want to keep that under bed space as open as possible

I'll probably ask ETI to add TWO interior access doors to be able to access the under bed space from the curb side, as well as from the dinette side (if that makes sense?)

Installed under-bed drawers in a 2 day old 21 yesterday and the water heater is still under the bed at the foot against the drivers side wall. No room to make the single hatch any bigger.
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Old 02-25-2016, 12:15 AM   #39
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Installed under-bed drawers in a 2 day old 21 yesterday and the water heater is still under the bed at the foot against the drivers side wall. No room to make the single hatch any bigger.
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Installed under-bed drawers in a 2 day old 21 yesterday and the water heater is still under the bed at the foot against the drivers side wall. No room to make the single hatch any bigger.
Maury&Julie's photo of the street side (from the It's Friday thread) shows (from front rearward along the side):
  1. hatch - storage area behind it
  2. water heater door (big vented square) - water heater is a cube this size
  3. furnace vents above the forward wheel
  4. flood light (optional)
  5. refrigerator access/cooling intake vent panel above the rearward wheel
  6. water inlet and fresh water tank fill (below refrigerator panel)
  7. space for rear access door
  8. shore power cord access

The photo of that corner from the Escape web site (which Donna showed) includes furnace intake and exhaust vents between the hatch and water heater, but that's the original furnace location, and it is no longer there.

The front hatch could extend further rearward than in this photo, because the furnace isn't there yet there seems to be the same gap ahead of the water heater as there was in the photo from the web site. Perhaps the front hatch extends a bit further forward now than it did - I don't know of a reason not to go to all the way to the front of the flat area of the body, unless there is a body structure issue with an excessively large opening.

Escape web site photos (with old furnace location)

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