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Old 05-28-2016, 04:00 AM   #2761
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The effect of the moulded relief for the awning will have no bearing on storage being up so high in the upper cabinets, and will be more than offset by the effectiveness and look of the new awning setup.
I had seen the new trailer design when I voiced my observation that there was a reduction in the volume of the overhead cabinets along the awning side. Even for soft items like t-shirts and towels, you will not be able to get the same quantity/volume of items into the new upper cabinet, awning side, as you can in the older model trailers. I did not measure the bottom depth of the new cabinets but it appeared to be about the same in the old and new design.

A different look cannot offset the volume reduction. An owner may be willing to give up some volume to obtain a different look/function but that is totally different than saying the volume loss is offset. Seeing is believing.

The volume reduction in a 19' may be less of an issue than in a 17' where you have less storage volume to start with. I know I would certainly miss that volume in our 15' if they were still producing them in 2017 as that is where I store most of my clothes and I usually have that upper cabinet, awning side, stuffed full. That being said, I do need to learn to take less clothes though!!
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Old 05-28-2016, 09:51 AM   #2762
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Long awaited Escape 19 started production this last week. We have a June 29 due date and are scheduled to pick up on July 15th. Only problem is our truck engine started to make a noise. Hopefully we can get it taken care of before then.
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Awesome!!! You know why: ours is next in line to hatch.
So much fun to watch those trailers grow into your personal own. Enjoy this time of Escape creation!!
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Old 05-28-2016, 10:43 AM   #2763
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Excellent AKCamper! It's all coming together so fast. The fun is just beginning
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Old 05-28-2016, 11:22 AM   #2764
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Wow, congrats on joining the 19ers. June month will go really fast for you.
Can't wait to see more.
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Old 05-28-2016, 11:42 AM   #2765
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Long awaited Escape 19 started production this last week. We have a June 29 due date and are scheduled to pick up on July 15th. Only problem is our truck engine started to make a noise. Hopefully we can get it taken care of before then.
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Good for you! It will be done faster than you think.

I wonder if that light on the front of yours is standard. We had a light added up high on the front and one at the back that had to be put at the middle like yours (due to high standard exterior lights in the way). They cost a bundle for installation but we use those lights.
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Old 05-28-2016, 03:27 PM   #2766
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I had seen the new trailer design when I voiced my observation that there was a reduction in the volume of the overhead cabinets along the awning side. Even for soft items like t-shirts and towels, you will not be able to get the same quantity/volume of items into the new upper cabinet, awning side, as you can in the older model trailers. I did not measure the bottom depth of the new cabinets but it appeared to be about the same in the old and new design.

A different look cannot offset the volume reduction. An owner may be willing to give up some volume to obtain a different look/function but that is totally different than saying the volume loss is offset. Seeing is believing.

The volume reduction in a 19' may be less of an issue than in a 17' where you have less storage volume to start with. I know I would certainly miss that volume in our 15' if they were still producing them in 2017 as that is where I store most of my clothes and I usually have that upper cabinet, awning side, stuffed full. That being said, I do need to learn to take less clothes though!!
thanks for the onsite info...kinda guessed it from the available pics and yes storage space vs new awning design requirements is for each camper to decide. like you said maybe less clothes is the solution...
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Old 05-28-2016, 07:50 PM   #2767
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Good for you! It will be done faster than you think.

I wonder if that light on the front of yours is standard. We had a light added up high on the front and one at the back that had to be put at the middle like yours (due to high standard exterior lights in the way). They cost a bundle for installation but we use those lights.
No, the light on front is extra. We thought it might be a good idea for accessing the front box or the truck at night. We have one interior light switched, the porch light switched, and the front and port side switched together. I thought about a rear light but I think I can use a headlight for something.
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Old 05-29-2016, 12:39 AM   #2768
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I had the front light on my last 2 Escapes, reminds me to add one to my present build list....one each prt and starboard are standard now, with the curb side light on a switch. Have to decide on amber versus clear for lenses....
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Old 06-01-2016, 04:25 AM   #2769
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Final 19' photos - picking up June 10
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Old 06-01-2016, 08:52 AM   #2770
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Very nice Hugh! Great color choices
Pick-up is right around the corner
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