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Old 09-13-2018, 07:46 AM   #1
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Smile Changes to the 21' down the road ?

While we like the 21', we prefer the floor plan of the 19' ; wish the bedroom on the 21 was located in the rear and dining area located in the front. Does anyone have any idea that ETI might offer this new arrangement down the road ?
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Old 09-13-2018, 08:02 AM   #2
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Does anyone have any idea that ETI might offer this new arrangement down the road ?
No any time in the near future. Sales are pretty good for them as is, and I don't think they would want, or could handle, additional production. I would imagine the mould would need to be reworked as there would be lots of factors to consider with the location of appliances and the such. New bathroom shell, new cabinet jigs and the such.

A note to Escape by those interested, and there are many, might help get those thinking wheels of Reace's working.
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Old 09-13-2018, 11:57 AM   #3
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Does anyone have any idea that ETI might offer this new arrangement down the road ?
I've been making the comment for quite awhile, "the only way that I'd buy a 21 is if it had a 19 floorplan".

Lot's of others have expressed the same comment but I don't think anyone has specifically asked Reece if there's even a remote possibility of that happening.

As Jim says, changes in the 21 mold would be necessary. I drew it out to scale, just in case a flood damaged write-off 21 ever came available. The door location just doesn't work. I wouldn't mind doing a complete interior rebuild but I draw the line at cutting the shell and putting in the door in a different location.

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Old 09-13-2018, 03:02 PM   #4
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There are quite a few comments on this forum by 21' and 5.0 owners, extolling the fact that sitting at the dinette in the back, enjoying the view it offers is preferable to staring at a tow vehicle from a front dinette.
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Old 09-13-2018, 03:33 PM   #5
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I can say it is beautiful when the bugs are horrible to and sit at the table in the 21 enjoying glass of wine watching the sun go down. My wife and I are against climbing over each other to get in and out of bed.
That said each to their own.
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Old 09-13-2018, 08:39 PM   #6
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@Ron in BC: I've wondered the same myself about the layout of the 19 in the shell of a 21.
Would be very interested in seeing your sketch and why door location does not work. Can you take a pic or scan?

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Years ago, forum members were trying to design what would become the Escape 19. Quite a few of them forgot to include wheel wells, which tend to take up a lot of space if you put the shower there.
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Old 09-13-2018, 10:32 PM   #8
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yeah, we turned DOWN the 19 due to the crosswise bed, we do NOT want to be climbing over each other in the middle of the night. I *like* the rear dinette. and the kitchen area in the 19 seemed more cramped than the 21 with the huge fridge across from the oven+stove, etc.
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I wish Escape would do a layout similar to the Kimberley Kruisers. North/South bed, bathroom at the opposite end and side table & seats.
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Old 09-13-2018, 11:55 PM   #10
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the 21's layout is very comfortable for us.

the layout you describe sounds like that of a casita, except for the N-S bed. with an 80" long bed, and a side dinette and the bathroom at th eother end, where would the fridge and closets be, next to the bath ?
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