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Old 01-10-2015, 05:38 PM   #1
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Another 5.0ta on order

Hi All - well after some pondering we have decided to order the 5.0TA for delivery on Sept. 4/15.. Hmmmmmmm long time to wait, but lots of time to work on the build sheet.

Would appreciate any and all offers of info on mods etc. Have got quite a few so far, just looking to cover all the bases.

Thanks
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Old 01-10-2015, 05:39 PM   #2
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Congrats to you and Diana, Ken. Lots of fun with the build sheet awaits you.
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Old 01-10-2015, 06:12 PM   #3
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Congrats on your very good decision. We just picked up ours and love it. Two recommendations that come to mind are the LED awning lights with the hand held dimmer. Also, I highly recommend the bi-pod. The bi-pod gives one a sense of security regarding stability of the trailer when parked.
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Old 01-10-2015, 06:18 PM   #4
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Also, I highly recommend the bi-pod. The bi-pod gives one a sense of security regarding stability of the trailer when parked.
I've noticed no instability without a bipod, we do use an X-Bal chuck though.
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Old 01-10-2015, 06:31 PM   #5
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Bob, I agree, its not unstable, the bi-pod provides a little insurance which never hurts.
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Old 01-10-2015, 07:52 PM   #6
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Would appreciate any and all offers of info on mods etc. Have got quite a few so far, just looking to cover all the bases.
The unlisted options we got, at least I think they are unlisted.
Wintering T valve
Battery Monitor (customer supplied) cables installed
Delete range hood
Texas Fan (probably useless for these fridges)
Digital Thermostat
Additional 12v outlets, 1 inside, 1 outside
Hitch lock
Door for microwave cabinet
Prewire Solar and stereo
Double SS sink
U Dinette
Counter Extension next to sink
Switches at door for interior and exterior
Foot flush toilet
A few solid walls

Wish I had gotten opening loft windows as opposed to the double pane.
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Old 01-10-2015, 08:49 PM   #7
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Hi All - well after some pondering we have decided to order the 5.0TA for delivery on Sept. 4/15.. Hmmmmmmm long time to wait, but lots of time to work on the build sheet.

Would appreciate any and all offers of info on mods etc. Have got quite a few so far, just looking to cover all the bases.

Thanks
Congratulations! You're going to love it. Ours is a 19, but most of the options we ordered are also applicable to the 5.0TA:

2 Burner Stainless Steel Stove and Range Hood
6.7CF Fridge (RMD8555 Dual Door)
1 additional 12V interior outlet (DS rear ovhd)
1 additional 120V outlet (cabinet face kitchen counter)
Reinforce wall 6 and wall 2
Additional set LED Brakelights
Additional opening window over sink
AC
Digital Thermostat
5 Aluminum Rims
Cabinet Door at end of Bench
Additional Drawer under wardrobe closet
Dual 6V Batteries
Ext. Propane Quick Connect
Extra Insulation and Thermal Windows
1500W Inverter w/transfer switch on all outlets
LED Interior Light Package
LED Exterior Light on D/P side - Amber
2 LED Captains lights head of bed
Interior Light switch on doorframe outside screen
Exterior light switches on oh cabinet end inside screen
Opening Window in Bathroom
Toilet Shut off Valve (under front dinette DS)
Foot Flush Toilet
Filled Propane Tanks
2 Shelves in wardrobe closet - evenly spaced
Stainless Sink and Chrome Faucet
Prewire for stereo - speaker wire to all 4 corners in OH cabinets
Storage Box
Surge Protector
Jack Power Amplified TV Antenna - Includes TV ready package
160W Solar Panel with Charge Controller
Custom Formica - Metal Sun
Custom Upholstery - Sunbrella Astoria Sunset - All sides - no vinyl
Install provided Wilson Trucker 3G/4G antenna on roof, install provided Wilson Sleek Power amplifier cradle in OH cabinet (ds front Dinette)
Install supplied Horst Probes in Black and Grey Tanks
Install Overhead Cabinet across front of trailer instead of shelf
4 12V Drops in OH Cabinets DS and PS Dinette and Bed area
Convert Bench to U-shaped Dinette
Raise Dinette Floor 4"
2 Counter Extension flip ups - Head of bed at standard depth, foot of bed at 6" deep
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Old 01-11-2015, 03:23 PM   #8
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Thanks for the congrats and very much for the info...Now I have a few questions:

1. does the dimmer on led awning lites come as part of the package.
2. who supplies bi-pod and what is x-bal chuck.
3. can u provide info on battery monitor and source, relative cost etc.
4. why do you need a shut (almost miss spelled that) off valve for toilet.

I wonder if anyone has installed the large D shaped entry door handle?

thanks again
Ken and Diana
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Old 01-11-2015, 04:20 PM   #9
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Thanks for the congrats and very much for the info...Now I have a few questions:

1. does the dimmer on led awning lites come as part of the package.
2. who supplies bi-pod and what is x-bal chuck.
3. can u provide info on battery monitor and source, relative cost etc.
4. why do you need a shut (almost miss spelled that) off valve for toilet.

I wonder if anyone has installed the large D shaped entry door handle?

thanks again
Ken and Diana
Hi: kvermeulen... Can't comment on #1- #2 IMHO Bi-pod not necessary for stability when set up. Bal X Chock goes in between wheels for stability... again not necessary IMHO. #4 extra shut off for toilet is good only if you don't drain properly for winterizing, and have to change the flush valve on the toilet.
Reace is now using a different supplier for door lock/handle. Alf
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Old 01-11-2015, 04:41 PM   #10
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The awning LED with remote and bi-pod are both options available from Escape.
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