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Old 11-09-2011, 03:52 AM   #11
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Re: Our new Escape

In regards to the motorcycle, I ordered the trailer "bike rack ready" - Reinforced for 500 lbs.

The Suzuki weighs about 230 lbs and the motorcycle carrier itself is about 100 lbs. It comes with a ramp that slides out so you can roll the bike up onto it. Then the bike is secured to the rear bumper using straps. Seems to work fine for my hubby's Suzuki but it is a small
motorcycle. Don't think you could strap your Harley on the back!

We went for the dual batteries, dual propane tanks and solar panel plus the 2way hot water tank. When (and if) my hubby returns from hunting with the trailer, I'll post some interior pictures. I know I enjoy seeing pictures of other trailers - it's fun to see the choices people make. When we were getting our "tour", there was a large delivery of cushions and mattresses. Looks like many people are supplying their own fabrics and the fabrics are probably as varied as the owners. I think it's great that we have the option if we want to add some more personal input into the final product. I'm sure it's not something you can do with many other trailer manufacturers.
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Old 11-11-2011, 01:27 AM   #12
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Here's a couple of pictures showing the motorcycle and carrier on the back of our Escape.
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Old 11-13-2011, 04:14 AM   #13
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Some interior pictures ...
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Old 11-13-2011, 07:57 AM   #14
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Hi: LBaranyai... WOW!!! A very clean...bold... yet subtle statement. Works well with the S/S and chrome and the dark edges on the table/counter looks great. Well done!!! That's so personal and different. Alf
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Old 11-30-2011, 12:03 AM   #15
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As you can see by the pictures, we are not afraid of drilling holes to add accessories. We added an acrylic mirror and towel ring to the
bathroom door as well as a mirror over the cook top to brighten up the area. A magazine holder and a couple of wall pouches to hold miscellaneous items like portable radios. My next project is shaping a poly cutting board to fit the recessed area of the stainless stove cover for more prep space.
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Old 11-30-2011, 01:40 AM   #16
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Hi LBaranyal,
Thanks so much for sharing your decorating ideas. Your trailer looks lovely. We are currently in the process of deciding the options we want in our new 19' which will be built in the latter part of January. You and others who have posted ideas have been so helpful to us.
We really liked your choice of colours for the fabric and laminate. We were wondering what kind of fabric you chose.
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Old 11-30-2011, 06:35 AM   #17
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Where did you get the magazine rack from? I had thought about making one or two to put by the bed and dinette, but if they can be bought for a decent price..........
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Old 11-30-2011, 12:55 PM   #18
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Like Jim, I am very interested in your source for the magazine rack. I would also like to see a photo of the pouches that you have installed and a source for those.
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Old 11-30-2011, 01:59 PM   #19
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The wall pouches and magazine rack were from Camping World. They are often on sale but they're not expensive to start with.
The magazine rack was around $10.00 when I bought it - you can see it at:

www.campingworld.com/shopping/product/solid-wood-racks/4919

The magazine cover mounts with screws from the front - we put plastic screw covers over the heads so you don't see the silver screws.

They also have several small wood racks for condiments etc.

www.campingworld.com/shopping/item/oak-remote-holder/32499

These wall pouches come with adhesive strips to mount them but we chose to mount them through the cabinet using #6 wood screws instead. We tested the adhesive strips but felt they might lose their "holdability" over time. A right angle drill would have made the mounting a bit easier. My hubby masked the outside of the cabinet and marked the outside dimensions of the pouches then drilled the
holes through the cabinet face. Then I held the pouch in place while he inserted the drill bit from the back side of the cabinet, through the hole and drilled slightly to mark the backside of the wall pouch. Then I removed the wall pouch and he was able to see where exactly to make the pilot holes for the screws. Again I held the wall pouch up to the face of the cabinet (make sure you remove any masking tape that will be behind it) then he screwed it in place from inside the cabinet. They are super secure and no worries about them falling off in transit.

Remember - just because something comes with the screws, doesn't mean those screws will work in your situation. Check the screw size and depth - you may have to purchase new ones to avoid splitting wood or protruding too far out into the cabinet space (you can always use a small backer board inside to give the screws more material to mount into). I ordered my trailer with reinforced walls around the fridge because I knew it would be the likeliest place for mounting coat hooks, the TV and other accessories. I also ordered blocks in the wall above the cook top so I would have a way to safely mount a back splash panel. Hope the photos help.


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Old 11-30-2011, 02:07 PM   #20
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In case you didn't see it in my other post, a picture of the wall pouch for the TV remotes.
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