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Old 11-01-2008, 06:52 PM   #1
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17' Escape Plan B

Pic with boats in marina is Deep Bay, B.C
Other is Spences Bridge, BC, on the Thompson River.
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Old 11-14-2008, 06:36 PM   #2
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Beautiful! Where do you stow the chair?
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Old 11-14-2008, 07:24 PM   #3
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We keep the rear dinette as a double bed so I just lay them side by side on the bed, atop the blankets. They seem to stay in place during travel. They are heavy, but comfortable. I have been thinking about getting one of those storage platforms from etrailer.com that fits into the receiver on the rear of the trailer, but I'm concerned about weight back there. For that reason, I also keep the Q and a 10 lb. tank inside for travel. They sit on throw rugs to keep them from sliding around ( the tank is in a crate ). Advantage is you can shift them forward or aft or keep them close to the axle for balance.

If you're looking at chairs, my best advice is to sit in one and read a magazine before you buy it. I've got half a dozen camp chairs that never go camping and I've left more than one next to the garbage at a campsite.

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Old 11-14-2008, 10:14 PM   #4
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Re: 17' Escape Plan B

I eliminated my BBQ tank by going to the propane supplier and putting together a T fitting that connects to one of the main propane tanks, and the line to the trailer connects to it. Off it I have a connector with a 15' hose that goes to the BBQ. Saves having to have that extra tank. Ultimately I would like an exterior quick coupling hooked right in to the trailer propane system like some manufacturers do.

And you are right, a comfy chair makes a huge difference.
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Old 11-15-2008, 10:09 PM   #5
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Beautiful! Where do you stow the chair?
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I'm thinking I should clarify, since I'm not sure where you are or what security is like where you camp. For travel, the chairs go on the bed. At camp they are left wherever they happen to be unless rain is forecast, in which case they're folded and go under cover of some kind.

I do think about security from time to time, but have never done anything more than putting the BBQ and tank on the other side of the table so it isn't easily viewed from the road. I've never heard of anything being stolen in a BC Provincial campsite, although I guess it's happened. You'd think a cooler full of beer would be an easy target, but I've never had a problem.

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Thanks for the replies and ideas. I should have clarified my inquiry. It was in regard to traveling. The propane hookup is also a good idea as even the small cannisters of propane add weight.
Over the weekend I saw a vinyl shower curtain at Kohls (a department store) that has mesh pockets for items such as shampoo, and other shower necessities. I thought the idea was good, but don't know how much wear and tear it could handle.
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Your comment on the shower curtain reminded me that there was a post, either here or there, wondering about how to keep the toilet dry. You can buy spring loaded closet rods. Would require no holes and easily support a shower curtain.

Still in the bathroom, I'm wondering how many people have actually used the sink in there?

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Super idea and so easy. Thanks, I'll give it a whirl in July, if not before!
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Still in the bathroom, I'm wondering how many people have actually used the sink in there?
Myself, almost never. I would be glad to give it up if it meant more usable space.
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So far, I've used it to store shampoo bottles.

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