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Old 09-07-2013, 10:10 AM   #71
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Oh I think anyone that owns an Escape is lucky and I'm sure it feels like Christmas upon delivery. Tom & Cheryl now only have to count on fingers! (We need a Happy Dance smilie!)
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Old 09-07-2013, 10:21 AM   #72
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Well....poo! I wanted to be #10! Seriously tho, congratulations Donna!!

I am still pouring over fabrics and more fabrics, 'til I'm crossed eyed! Oh, did I mention...I am definitely NOT a designer! I do want to try to keep the colors on the light side, kind of subtle beachy.

Trying to decided on other options,ie outside shower, surge protector (in or out), removable power cord. Anyone have any thoughts on these?
Pros and cons?

Guess I'll have to settle for # 11
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Old 09-07-2013, 10:22 AM   #73
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(We need a Happy Dance smilie!)


We need a whole set of better smilies here, akin to the ones at FGRV.
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Old 09-07-2013, 10:40 AM   #74
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Well....poo! I wanted to be #10! Seriously tho, congratulations Donna!!

I am still pouring over fabrics and more fabrics, 'til I'm crossed eyed! Oh, did I mention...I am definitely NOT a designer! I do want to try to keep the colors on the light side, kind of subtle beachy.

Trying to decided on other options,ie outside shower, surge protector (in or out), removable power cord. Anyone have any thoughts on these?
Pros and cons?

Guess I'll have to settle for # 11
While not a 5.0, I have all these in my 17B. I don't use the outside shower all that much, but the times I used it there were not many alternatives. Very handy for washing large pots, and for those that have them, kids & dogs! The biggest con other than the additional cost is it is easy to forget it when winterizing.

I added an internal Progressive Industries EMS-HW30C Surge Protector (they were not an option when I bought my trailer) and it has tripped 4 times since I owned the trailer - twice for reverse polarity & twice for low voltage. The remote readout is handy when plugged into 15 amp receptacles to make sure you are keeping the current draw under the breaker rating. I recommend it.

Another monitor that is worth considering if you dry camp is a Tri-Metric battery monitor. I don't believe it is an option available from Escape although I suspect that if you supply it, they can make it part of the build.

I like the removable power cord - it doesn't get stuck in the storage area, it is easier to clean, and, since I made a Marinco to 15 amp adapter, makes it simple to connect to 15 amp campground receptacles. On the other hand, you can't pull out just as much cord as you need, and some have accidentally left the cord in a campground.
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Old 09-07-2013, 10:42 AM   #75
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We need a whole set of better smilies here, akin to the ones at FGRV.
YEP http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/i...lies/dance.gif

How did you make that work Jim? I thought I posted the right URL..
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For us, the outside shower is probably the highest "bang for the buck" option. We're of the "live outdoors" mentality. The outside shower gets used primarily for doing dishes. It lets us be outside, and it's actually more convenient than doing them in the sink because it allows us to use larger and multiple dish pans, get more people helping, and generally have more room. It also gives us the option of dumping the dish water in the bushes (or in a pit toilet, or whatever) rather than filling up the grey water tank.

And, yes, it has been used for shower-like functions, if you include washing feet.

We don't have the removable power cord, and while we have the surge protector it's one of those "good to have, hard to get passionate about" things.
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Old 09-07-2013, 10:42 AM   #77
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I keep going back and looking at Jim's modifications to his 19 to get ideas. Sure glad everyone shares info!
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Old 09-07-2013, 11:40 AM   #79
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Surge protector a big yes. It tripped twice on our maiden voyage home in our 19. Once for open ground, once for low voltage. May have paid for itself already.
I like the removable power cord. No chance of it getting tangled and pulling something loose around the hot water heater. Plus it leaves a very nice space for storage of some seldom needed items.
Didn't get the outside shower. Will use a solar shower if we ever need it. For us it was on the wrong side of the trailer and didn't want another hole.
Jon, do you have a picture of the 15amp adapter you made for the power plug?

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For us, the outside shower is probably the highest "bang for the buck" option. We're of the "live outdoors" mentality. The outside shower gets used primarily for doing dishes. It lets us be outside, and it's actually more convenient than doing them in the sink because it allows us to use larger and multiple dish pans, get more people helping, and generally have more room. It also gives us the option of dumping the dish water in the bushes (or in a pit toilet, or whatever) rather than filling up the grey water tank.

And, yes, it has been used for shower-like functions, if you include washing feet.

We don't have the removable power cord, and while we have the surge protector it's one of those "good to have, hard to get passionate about" things.
We have rarely used our outside shower, but would love to more for the reasons you state here. The biggest issue is having to go around to the backside of the trailer to use it, which is sometimes tough to get at.

I would consider it on the frontside if I was doing it again, but off to one end. On the 5.0 it would work great on front end.
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YEP http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/i...lies/dance.gif

How did you make that work Jim? I thought I posted the right URL..
Just copy the image URL and insert it here as an with the IMG tags.
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