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Old 09-19-2012, 06:29 PM   #1
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Put our deposit down today on an Escape 19'. Clock is now ticking with 207 days until it is completed (April 2013). Now we gotta get to work deciding on options.

Thanks to DMac for showing us his 19 last weekend.

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Old 09-19-2012, 06:45 PM   #2
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Put our deposit down today on an Escape 19'. Clock is now ticking with 207 days until it is completed (April 2013). Now we gotta get to work deciding on options.

Thanks to DMac for showing us his 19 last weekend.

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Old 09-19-2012, 06:48 PM   #3
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Congrats on the expected arrival of your 19!!! We are expecting ours on the 23rd of November and the anticipation is exciting. We placed our deposit down the 23rd of August and sometimes think I feel rushed, but all by choice. You will be sure to find LOTS of valuable advice here. Enjoy the planning and look forward to hearing of choices you make.
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Old 09-19-2012, 07:07 PM   #4
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Congrats on your order. Exciting times ahead.

I say skip the front box, as there is a ton of storage, but as you can see, folks differ on this.
But do the lights, I just retrofit a set on myself after the fact, as we are taking off Friday with bikes.
Lots of good reading on here which will just about cover all the options available.

Enjoy the planning.
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Old 09-19-2012, 08:25 PM   #5
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YAY! Welcome!

We have 2 weeks minus one day till we pick up our 19. Picking out the options seemed to happen very "organically" for us and actually quite easily. We were both glued to the forum (still are...) looking at ideas and pros and cons.

We were very lucky to be able to view Ernie and Sherry's 19 in Victoria; Ernie is a master do-it-yourself-er 8) and had great ideas. What we finally came to terms with is that we are NOT do-it-yourself-ers (much as we'd like to be ), and really appreciated the time and thought Reace and Tammy have put into the options they offer. In the end we thought we may as well spring the extra $$ to have it done at the factory or else it probably won't happen - things like the air conditioning, solar panels, surge protector, storage box etc might have less expensive (or just different) options elsewhere, but we are happy not to have to look any further for now.

The things we knew we wanted from the start were the dual pane windows & extra insulation (tho not the spray on), and custom upholstery. By the time we finished our build sheet, they were already two weeks into the build and it's now almost fully loaded. Sigh - in for a penny, in for a pound - but we don't regret it and are excited.

Good luck and have fun with your planning!
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Old 09-19-2012, 08:29 PM   #6
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"Clock is now ticking with 207 days until it is completed (April 2013)."

Oh dear!
Don't do that!
Counting down, I mean.

I was listening to a show about life on CBC the other day.
What I learned is that the average life-span is 1,000 months.

That gets your attention.

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Old 09-19-2012, 08:38 PM   #7
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Hi Glen & Rosemary,

I see from your post that you did the extra insulation but not the spray on kind..could you please expand and tell me what it was you did and did you have Reace do it.

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Dave congrat's to you and your wife , we were the other couple Dave aka Dmac was kind enough to show his trailer too that day and it looks like escape is gonna get some of our hard earned cash as well lol , cheers
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[quote=JanetW ]
Hi Glen & Rosemary,

I see from your post that you did the extra insulation but not the spray on kind..could you please expand and tell me what it was you did and did you have Reace do it.

Thanks & Cheers Janet
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I believe the extra insulation is interior and the spray foam is the entire exterior bottom plus tank heaters. I got both as I camp in the winter and want the warmth and the ability to camp below freezing.
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Old 09-20-2012, 12:22 AM   #10
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Hi Glen & Rosemary,

I see from your post that you did the extra insulation but not the spray on kind..could you please expand and tell me what it was you did and did you have Reace do it.

Thanks & Cheers Janet

Hi Janet,

Yes, it's as Jim describes; at the factory they add an extra layer of insulation to the walls before putting the headliner in. It is an extra option to have the tanks and underneath sprayed with foam insulation. We don't plan for any really cold weather camping, so didn't go for the underneath part, which is to help prevent water lines & tanks from freezing. However, we would like to be extra cosy for rainy days (which our West Coast sees alot of!) and were thrilled that they had the dual pane window option.

If you want the extra insulation and dual pane windows you have to have it done in the factory as they build the trailer - so you need to know before they start your build. I believe we were told that the underneath spray insulation is something that can be done at a later date - better check that though. We were told that the extra windows (over the sink & in bathroom) could also be added later, but we decided to do it all in one go. BTW- the opening window in the bathroom does not come as a dual pane window, but the fixed sink window does.

Having just insulated and replaced all the aged double pane windows in our home, we REALLY appreciate the difference this can make in comfort levels. The single pane windows in the Trillium trailer I had 30 years ago used to sweat; the condensation could be quite bad, dribbling down onto the bedclothes and making it all very uncomfortable (and potentially mildewy! )

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