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Old 03-22-2016, 12:09 AM   #71
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Originally Posted by bouterse View Post
I may be a bit biased, and obviously in the minority here, but personally I prefer the old look.

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Your not alone . I have been trying to sit on my hands but I can't any longer . Was a little taken back when I saw pictures . Really glad I have trailer and my door . Please don't shoot me either . Pat

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Old 03-22-2016, 12:11 AM   #72
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Originally Posted by Mary F View Post
I especially like the new awning, in that it need not be fully extended when there isn't room for it or if conditions are too windy.
You don't have to fully open the current awning either.
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Old 03-22-2016, 12:22 AM   #73
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That new awning would make me nervous and the old door beats the new one, at lease in the looks department. Wonder what the new storage box will look like.(if there is a new one)
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Old 03-22-2016, 12:31 AM   #74
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I just realized that the Wayback Machine is still operational... so earlier versions of web pages can be retrieved, including The 19 Foot Escape - Features.

Changes in the 19' Features:
Added to Kitchen Area
  • Black 2 Burner Cooktop
  • Stainless Steel Sink with Single Lever Chrome Faucet
Changed in Kitchen Area
  • 5 Cubic ft. 3-way Dometic Fridge
    replaces 4.3 Cubic ft. 3-way Dometic Fridge
Added to Complete Bathroom
  • Medicine Cabinet with Mirror
Added to Exterior
  • Additional Set of High Mounted Brake Lights
Changes in Exterior
  • 12 Dometic Electric Awning
    replaces 12′-3″ Fiesta Awning (7′ extension)
  • Integrated Screen Door
    replaces Screen Door (Side-to-Side Retractable)
Changes to Holding Tanks
  • 28 Gal Fresh Water Tank
    replaces 20 Gal. Fresh Water Tank
The fresh tank size has been updated since my earlier post this evening... this content is a moving target, and not necessarily changing one whole page at a time.
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Old 03-22-2016, 12:33 AM   #75
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2017 19' Exterior Photos

Just an opinion

Frameless awning style windows, with an opening rear window!

Cleaner lines without the awning arms.

New Americana fridges with what equates to an ST climate class rating.

Awning not as sturdy as the Carefree Fiesta, and problematic in breezy conditions.

No more hiding screen.

Door not molded fiberglass.
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Old 03-22-2016, 12:39 AM   #76
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Originally Posted by Patandlinda View Post
Just wondering , looks like the awning will hold water . How do you tilt it on one side ?
It slopes down toward the outside edge; Dometic says the tilt angle is adjustable (5 degrees to 15 degrees, if I recall correctly). The support arms are close to the fabric, so might tend to support the fabric in wet conditions, but I haven't seen one shedding a rainfall. I assume that the only way to tilt one corner down would be to tilt the two support arms differently, but I don't know if this is practical to do, and I would guess not.

I think I would just set the slope as steep as possible, and let the water run off. I can tilt the awnings on my large trailer to one side, but not either awning on my motorhome (one power, one manual, but both the same mechanism) - if overloaded, the awning just tilts down and dumps by itself.
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Old 03-22-2016, 12:51 AM   #77
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The awning in AZ needs to be able to adjust to fairly extreme angles front to back and side to side in order to get maximum usage. Dometic does mention that there is some manual tilt capability, but I can't find any examples of how much or what way. Also, doesn't say anywhere that if you manually tilt does it kill the power retract and wind sensor retract. With the momentary wind gusts we experience down in the SW I could see being all setup for a nice happy hour on the patio and suddenly the awning retracts.
Need more info and demos on how the awning works before it can be assessed, there isn't much info out on it on the web.
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Old 03-22-2016, 01:29 AM   #78
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Old 03-22-2016, 01:30 AM   #79
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Hi: All...Just trying to get a word in edge wise. Seems the new design has raised more questions than supplied answers. My hope is that it will stand the test of time. Alf
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Old 03-22-2016, 02:07 AM   #80
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Reace said above "The windows shown in the photos are all opened as far as they go. "

My concern is that even with all the windows open as much as possible.... i dont think they'd let very much air in.

and i prefer to not run the roof fan much..

the older style of windows could be slid open much wider..... no?

however this new style is better to leave open when there might be a tiny bit of rain, correct?


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