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Old 06-12-2016, 09:43 AM   #1
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Our 2014 19' (RIP) had a raised floor under the bed. (We had loaned it out to relatives and they rolled it in Utah) The good news it the insurance company was good to deal with and I really like some of the 2017 features. This is also our chance to redo the options.
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Old 06-12-2016, 12:09 PM   #2
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My due date for the 19 is March 22nd but will not start traveling to get it until next year at this time. I know they willing store the trailer until we get there but should I think about switching the completion date to a date closer to when I arrive?
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In my 2012 I had the raised floor under my bed, do you not have that in yours?

Yeah, it's raised a bit. The photos looked to me like it was raised more, so I was thinking reversed floor plan. Guess not.


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It appears the insulation seen around the rear window as well as the baggage door is the new style and substantially thicker than the old style. In fact it is almost twice as thick as the stock elephant hide if you look at the first picture where it meets over the wheel wheels.
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It appears the insulation seen around the rear window as well as the baggage door is the new style and substantially thicker than the old style. In fact it is almost twice as thick as the stock elephant hide if you look at the first picture where it meets over the wheel wheels.

It looks to me like foam sheeting, similar to what is used in packing?


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Also note the solar install looks unchanged and the awning mounts to that faceplate shown,
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Old 06-12-2016, 02:58 PM   #7
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It appears the insulation seen around the rear window as well as the baggage door is the new style and substantially thicker than the old style. In fact it is almost twice as thick as the stock elephant hide if you look at the first picture where it meets over the wheel wheels.
Yes... but the term "elephant hide" is normally used for the Ensolite used on the eggs of the 1970's, due to its texture and its very tough vinyl skin with very firm rubber foam underneath. Escape has always used a much softer foam and vinyl.

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It looks to me like foam sheeting, similar to what is used in packing?
It looks like that to me, too: a closed-cell foam, perhaps polypropylene. I look forward to hearing what it really is. Although the wheel wells are covered in clear/white foam, I see a pink sheet inside the right rear access door, and I note that packing foam sheet is available in pink.
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My due date for the 19 is March 22nd but will not start traveling to get it until next year at this time. I know they willing store the trailer until we get there but should I think about switching the completion date to a date closer to when I arrive?
I don't think there's any advantage to having it produced any sooner. You'll be waiting either way.
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My due date for the 19 is March 22nd but will not start traveling to get it until next year at this time. I know they willing store the trailer until we get there but should I think about switching the completion date to a date closer to when I arrive?
My inclination would be to have the completion date as late as possible. ETI sometimes makes small product changes as they learn things. Having a later delivery date would assure of the most current build possible. There probably won't be any difference between the two dates, but just in case. No point on having it sit around the lot.
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No point on having it sit around the lot.
And it could make another buyer very, very happy to be moved up in the queue.
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