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Old 02-12-2015, 08:35 PM   #91
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I think this is funny. Like it's ETIs responsibility to educate people when they buy anything in Canada, they pay in Canadian funds.
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Old 02-12-2015, 08:38 PM   #92
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Reace and Tammy have only re-confirmed my decision to buy an Escape. With my 21 only one week into production, I know whatever Reace decides will be the best for me and future 21 buyers.
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As I understand it, only the 21' placement is changing and at issue. We have no such set of very nice drawers in our 19'.

I know some have had benches raised and some others have had benches and floor raised. Do they then have shorter seat rests? (I am seeing a piece of wood in photo above seats on 21' on one side --- don't know what that is. Not on our 19' --- thought this on 21' was what Reace was referring to about the rests) I take it the furnace could also face across from the kitchen from what has been said.

I do not know if they consider the 21' their flagship. Maintaining the present very attractive look at first glance instead of a furnace is hopefully important to them, never mind us.
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Old 02-12-2015, 09:15 PM   #94
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I think this is funny. Like it's ETIs responsibility to educate people when they buy anything in Canada, they pay in Canadian funds.
Donna,

Funny is when tourist come off the cruise ships in Ketchican or Skagway and ask "Do you take US dollars here?"

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Old 02-12-2015, 11:54 PM   #95
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As I understand it, only the 21' placement is changing and at issue.
Right - that's what Reace said. That makes sense: all the other models have the furnace in a counter-height or taller cabinet, combined with various drawers and compartments, so there is flexibility in the height of the cabinet sections and the new furnace can be accommodated. Only the 21' had the furnace under the dinette seat.
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Old 02-13-2015, 10:26 AM   #96
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FYI just to let everyone know the manual for the new furnace is in the "Manuals" section under "Files". It was supplied courtesy of Jeff Hood (see following)

Hello Doug,

This is our new replacement for the 79/80 series furnace. It is a great little furnace for smaller applications. Feel free to post the PDF of the manual.
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Old 02-13-2015, 10:37 AM   #97
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The reality is that in manufacturing of anything in life there will have to be changes and modifications along the way fro situations just like this. Thankfully Reace makes a great effort to find good solutions for situations just like this one. I actually kind of like the new location being more central and with the amount of storage already in the 21 it doesn't seem to me that loosing one drawer will be a huge deal, certainly wouldn't for us . Time will tell if the furnace in the rear on ours will make it difficult to get the front of the trailer warm enough.
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Old 02-13-2015, 10:48 AM   #98
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For anyone concerned about the aesthetics of the new furnace cover, you could also have a custom one made. This company makes some beautiful registers and vent covers to any size you specify and any design you like - from plain to ornate:

Custom Order Custom Grills Custom Registers Custom Vent Covers made to order

I have no idea about the price though.
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I may be mistaken, but it looks like the new furnace draws MORE current than the older version - 2.4 amps vs 1.8 amps. Not a big difference, but it isn't going to save you on battery life. Now, if it is quieter, that would be an improvement.

By the way, I ran my furnace (the older Atwood) for a Casita owner at a rally, and they noted that it was much quieter than their Suburban.
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I may be mistaken, but it looks like the new furnace draws MORE current than the older version - 2.4 amps vs 1.8 amps. Not a big difference, but it isn't going to save you on battery life. Now, if it is quieter, that would be an improvement.

By the way, I ran my furnace (the older Atwood) for a Casita owner at a rally, and they noted that it was much quieter than their Suburban.
Yeah, I saw that too Jon. Maybe when they claim it uses "less power" they mean it produces more heat per Amp Hour of current used? Who knows.
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