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Old 12-07-2016, 02:11 PM   #21
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Thanks for the info! I figured the closet would be a pretty penny but it was a request of my Dear One. The cost of rotating the stove top is a quote from Sarah at Escape soo I guess it's not standard for the 5.0TA. The light switch will be worth it so I'm not stumbling around in the dark (well at least outside of my mind...)

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One of the best things we did was add the tall cabinet on the passenger side at the steps. We had shelves put in...3 I think. We had the shelves spaced so that our coffeemaker, toaster, and crock pot would fit in the bottom, and our satellite receiver would fit in the top. The other shelf is spaced evenly between the other two.
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Old 12-07-2016, 02:49 PM   #22
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SJK: Is the area under all three stairs accessible by an interior hinged lid?
ESC: The bottom two stairs do open for storage however the top step is part of the structural integrity of the trailer and does not open.
That's interesting. If it is correct (and not just a misunderstanding), it suggests that the top step is a useful shear panel which helps reduce distortion of the front of the trailer, likely twisting rather than bending. It makes me wonder how Reace and company realized that retaining this panel is prudent - analysis in design? early testing?
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Old 12-07-2016, 02:55 PM   #23
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and what about those who opened up this area for extra storage, are their units more suspect to perhaps stress cracks....?
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Old 12-07-2016, 02:58 PM   #24
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I (SJK) have been working on the build sheet for my new 5.0TA and Sarah at Escape (ESC) has answered some questions and special requests. I thought others may have the same questions so I'm sharing some of the conversation here. Not as exciting perhaps as the screenplay for an episode of Sherlock but helpful I hope for those of you sharpening your pencils for the build sheet.

SJK: Is the area under all three stairs accessible by an interior hinged lid?
ESC: The bottom two stairs do open for storage however the top step is part of the structural integrity of the trailer and does not open.

SJK: What about outside access to any of the spaces under the stairs?
ESC: There is a storage hatch under the nose of the trailer, however, this does not connect to any existing storage inside the trailer.

SJK: Is there outside access available on the passenger side to the lower cabinet by the stairs?
ESC: Yes, please see photo attached. This is Standard
Attachment 20444

SJK: What are the Sand Pads and what are they used for?
ESC: These are used to create more surface area on your stabilizer jacks.

SJK: How are the window blinds attached in the new frameless window design. Do you have pictures?
ESC: Unfortunately, I don’t have any pictures, however, they are installed the same way as they were in the previous style of windows. Perhaps someone on the forum has posted some?

SJK: How much fabric is required for custom interior?
Esc: Custom Fabric (Single Fabric $100, Additional Fabrics $50/each) 5.6m or 6.1yds * Please note fabrics with a repeating pattern will require the amount to be doubled

SJK:. How much fabric would be needed for just the valances? I want to provide a separate fabric for cushions and valances.
ESC: You will require 2.2 yds. of fabric for the valances. You can delete this amount from the total required for your trailer.

SJK: Is there a stainless steel kitchen sink option?
ESC: This is standard. See attached photo.
Attachment 20442

SJK: Also requesting the addition of a light switch by the door to operate interior overhead.
ESC: This is not standard, it is $75 to add a switch.

SJK: Requesting the addition of an exterior water shut off valve for just toilet water supply.
ESC: Cost: $25.

SJK: requesting cooktop be rotated 90 degrees to facilitate more counter space. ESC Cost $50

SJK Requesting the cabinet/counter space on the passenger side of the bed beside the stairs be made into a long cabinet (like the closet opposite it on the other side of the stairs).
ESC: I have attached a photo of what I think you are looking for. Can you confirm if this is correct.
SJK: Yes. Waiting for cost·
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SJK: Requesting no shelves in closet but a bit of added reinforcement so if I change my mind later, shelves can be added safely.
ESC: Are you referring to the cabinet below the microwave or the one on the driver side at the top of the stairs?
SJK: Driver Side Top of Stairs. Waiting for cost.

SJK: What is the size of the side seating area without the U shaped dinette Length and Width of the seat?
What is the size of the seat for the U shaped portion Length and Width of the seat?
Also what is the size of the dining room table?
I am considering a Dicor or Springfield table leg to replace the two standard legs.
ESC: TBD, we should have a completed 5.0TA to measure soon.
Is the single handle faucet standard? Thanks.
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Old 12-07-2016, 03:07 PM   #25
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This is an image of the toilet shut-off valve Chris installed in his 5.0TA. It's inside the hatch, on the back wall which faces the bathroom
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Old 12-07-2016, 03:13 PM   #26
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I'm still mulling that top step. I see it as a completely framed box with a lid. I borrowed this picture from Chris' modifications
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Old 12-07-2016, 03:22 PM   #27
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I'm still mulling that top step. I see it as a completely framed box with a lid. I borrowed this picture from Chris' modifications
Hi: Donna D... I'm thinking the attached "L" shaped ply wood step would be more rigid and less flexible than just the 1X2 framing with a hinged ply panel. Besides... more storage under there just adds to the tongue weight... and lord knows we don't need more of THAT!!! Alf
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Yes the top adds rigidity to the enclosure, like a storage container becomes more solid with the top in place.
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Old 12-07-2016, 04:21 PM   #29
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Zardoz, Good Job. Love the facts.
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Old 12-07-2016, 04:21 PM   #30
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Is the single handle faucet standard? Thanks.
Not certain. Sarah from Escape didn't specify but sent that photo in answer to my question regarding stainless steel sink....
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