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Old 11-09-2013, 12:15 AM   #61
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Sorry, another newbie question - I thought the various control panels (like solar) are installed in upper cabinets, which seems to make for easy viewing. Is there a particular advantage for you to have the solar/propane panels mounted down low under the bench seat? j
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Old 11-09-2013, 12:51 AM   #62
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Just to mention, on an EMS monitor for instance, just anywhere is not good because it constantly flashes the numbers, rolling through them, so you do not want to have it where it might bother you.

When we plug in, I always go to check the EMS monitor which can be seen from the doorway, so as not to think that the refrigerator is on, only to find later that the electric at the pedestal is off.
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Old 11-09-2013, 07:22 AM   #63
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Sorry, another newbie question - I thought the various control panels (like solar) are installed in upper cabinets, which seems to make for easy viewing. Is there a particular advantage for you to have the solar/propane panels mounted down low under the bench seat? j
Depends on the model, the Escape 19' solar is upstairs, with the 21' and battery in the rear, it makes sense to put it downstairs. The propane is always mounted low since propane is a heavy gas.
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Old 11-09-2013, 08:38 AM   #64
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Can't wait to see this....droooling till July/August. I am going to have to tow my rig over to you so we can tweek some mods! Nice work Jim
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Old 11-09-2013, 09:41 AM   #65
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The window over the sink looks a fair bit larger than they have been using. Is this so, or am I just imagining things?
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Old 11-09-2013, 09:53 AM   #66
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Yes, it is larger, it is similar in size to the side curb rear on the 17, I believe. It is a slider and thermapane.
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Old 11-09-2013, 09:55 AM   #67
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The window over the sink looks a fair bit larger than they have been using. Is this so, or am I just imagining things?
I had a similar thought. Window does look bigger than in the 19'.
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Old 11-09-2013, 10:00 AM   #68
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One of the items I had Reace change were the small marker lights. I noticed on my 19' that the marker lights were sealed led models and were riveted to the trailer, whereas the large tail lights were screwed. Thinking ahead, in the event of a failure, I did not wish to have to drill/rivet the the marker light for replacement. I asked and Reace said he still had some of the older bulb type market lights which he can install (with rivets) but use modern LED bulbs. These can easily be replaced in the event of failure without having to remove the entire marker light.
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Old 11-09-2013, 10:06 AM   #69
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I also requested Escape install LED lights under the bed, by each hatch. I was told that by code they could not do that, BUT, they can install the wiring and leave the lights in a drawer for later install by owner. The extra 120v outlet seen under the bed will be my future 120v source for an electric heater, seen here Amazon.com: Broan Model 170 Wall Heater, 500/1000 Watt 120 VAC, White Painted Grille: Home Improvement
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Old 11-09-2013, 10:09 AM   #70
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I will install an inline time switch like this Woods 59013 Decora Style 8-4-2-1 Hour Electronic Timer, White - Amazon.com
this will keep the bath and front of the trailer warm since the propane furnace 8012 is next to the refer in the kitchen.
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