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Old 12-06-2014, 04:08 PM   #991
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Hi Alf

Thanks for the info.
I'm looking at the open space on the bottom of the closet. I thought I was seeing the back of the landing gear switch on the forward wall of that space. Are you saying that is actually where the driver's side forward hatch space will be?
Hi: iamunique127... The dark square that you can see are the push buttons for the landing gear. Once the hatch is cut in from the outside you will be able to look in at the back of the wall at the steps. The access panels to the landing gear are part of the propane bottle cabinet walls.
Our 5.0TA was #2 build so some things may have changed since. Escape trailers are always in transition even without owner mods. We were pleasantly surprised at the amount of storage Reace created in the front of the trailer!!! The door side exterior hatch for instance is all the space under the drawer. The other side houses some of the larger black tank. Alf
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Old 12-06-2014, 06:35 PM   #992
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When I was getting the build pics of my 19, there were some moments of question, but I knew it was a work in progress and it'll be fine when it's done. The answers you get from the current owners here are great and a big help.

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Old 12-06-2014, 06:43 PM   #993
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Great news, Donna. I wasn't aware there was storage behind the stairs. I thought the two outside hatches were behind the stairs but I guess it's just the propane that's behind one of the stairs.

I haven't visited Ten Forward for a couple of weeks. I need to go over sometime (when it's not POURING rain) this next week. I'll take pictures of the step area and take measurements and post. Stand by.

One of my future MODs, when the carpeted area in the steps wears out... and it will. Is to hinge that top step. I figured I could slide a pretty good sized table into the area, although putting something between the second step and the top step would stop "slop." Since I don't have a dining table, having a table to use, when needed, would be good. Hummm...
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Old 12-06-2014, 07:46 PM   #994
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Thanks again for the info, Alf. Your explanation certainly makes it a lot clearer where the different things are located. I had always appreciated these Friday photos but when I see shots of my own trailer I find I'm looking much more closely at the details. It's great to learn what is here and there behind all the finished walls. The black tank for example. It makes perfect sense it would be there, of course. I'm curious, is the bottom step hinged? You mentioned using it for shoes.

Thanks for the offer, Donna. Don't go out of your way though. Hinging that step was one of my first thoughts after you mentioned how that space is configured. I've been following another thread with great interest about gaining some storage space above the wheel wells. Ease of access is always a good thing.
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Old 12-06-2014, 07:57 PM   #995
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I had always appreciated these Friday photos but when I see shots of my own trailer I find I'm looking much more closely at the details.
I actually looked at posted photos with a magnifying glass and/or saved them to my Escape file to zoom in on them before I submitted my own build sheet. It's amazing what one can learn from them.
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Old 12-06-2014, 10:54 PM   #996
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Hi: iamunique127... Care must be taken before making any mod's to the top step. The propane compartment must remain sealed from the inside of the trailer due to possible leaks from the tanks. I'd check with Reace about doing anything in that area. Alf
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Old 12-06-2014, 11:30 PM   #997
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Hi: iamunique127... Care must be taken before making any mod's to the top step. The propane compartment must remain sealed from the inside of the trailer due to possible leaks from the tanks. I'd check with Reace about doing anything in that area. Alf
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Old 12-07-2014, 08:42 AM   #998
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Hi: iamunique127... Care must be taken before making any mod's to the top step. The propane compartment must remain sealed from the inside of the trailer due to possible leaks from the tanks. I'd check with Reace about doing anything in that area. Alf
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Yes, point taken. But, the area under the top step actually is part of the compartment for the second step. All that's missing is the top step hinge (for convenience).
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Old 12-12-2014, 10:42 PM   #999
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“Escaping Reality” is finally in production

In Chilliwack she’s known as VIN #1713, she may not look like much right now but to me "Escaping Reality" is a real beauty 8)
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Old 12-12-2014, 10:49 PM   #1000
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Me thinks it says "17B"....our trailer's VIN ends in 911, meaning that was the number of total trailers built to that point last September. Number 1000 finished already or soon. I do agree however it looks right fine!
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