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Old 07-10-2013, 03:39 PM   #1
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19 Coming to Arizona

We will be getting our 19' in early 2014. (We will drive up to the factory and tow it home.)

We had a 2005 17' Liberty Deluxe Casita which we had customized a fair bit. It is really nice with Escape that we can get most of what we want done by the factory.

2 mods I will undertake after we get it will be to put some of the outlets on a transfer switch to the inverter and add the under bed storage drawers as seen in this forum. (Well - I'll pay a cabinet maker to do the drawers. I am pickier than I can do.)

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Old 07-10-2013, 10:59 PM   #2
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Wooohooo! Casita builds a nice trailer, but you're gonna love the fit and finish on the Escape!
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Old 07-11-2013, 08:01 AM   #3
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Another Casita converter! Welcome and hope you enjoy building yours as much as we have.

47 days and waiting!!
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Old 08-07-2013, 11:01 PM   #4
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Where do you find under bed drawer modifications?

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19' Under-bed storage
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Old 09-28-2013, 12:55 PM   #6
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We live in Arizona and plan to camp in the Western half of the US - without hookups the majority of the time. We had a Casita for 8 years, a big 5th wheel for a few years, and have done a lot of tenting.

We do much of our cooking outside on a propane stove and grill with an extra 20lb propane tank. We have a Honda 2000i generator (and may switch to something slightly larger after testing it with the new A/C.)

Here is our order (subject to change until the last minute.)

Personal preferences:
Custom formica, pearl, 934-58, Formica Laminate Swatches - Product Details
Custom fabric, Sunbrella Dupione Galaxy, 8016-0000, Sunbrella: Fabric Showroom
SS 2 burner stove for more counter space
Replace vent hood with light for more open feeling
opening windows in kitchen and bath
Stereo
Jack TV antenna and TV arm
U-shaped front dinette
foot flush toilet
Planning to use Springfield 1660230 pedestal instead of 2 RV legs
Non-Andersen equalizer hitch
SS sink to avoid concerns with hot pans
large fridge
Additional 110V outlets
Interior switch for driver side exterior light
Interior switched 12V circuit to spare tire for backup LED light
Removable power cord
Surge protector
Reinforced some walls to allow mounting stuff
Additional set brake/turn lights
2 way water heater (for when we do have hookups)
3000lb axles - not needed, but I like the extra margin
Propane tanks full

For hot/cold weather and noise:
Texas (hot climate?) fridge vent fan
Dometic A/C due to reports of extremely noisy new Coleman A/C
Digital thermostat for furnace-A/C
Extra insulation, thermal windows, spray foam under trailer

For storage:
Cabinet door at end of bench
Front storage box and LED light
Vents under bed and benches
Shelves/drawers in wardrobe cabinet
raise bed 2" for extra space below

For no hookups:
Captains LED reading lamps
Additional 12v outlets with 14 Gauge wire
dual 6V batteries and solar
1500W inverter and microwave - I will be wiring in a transfer switch
all LED lights
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Old 09-28-2013, 01:45 PM   #7
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really nice...can you give some detail on the refrigerator fan?
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Old 09-28-2013, 02:48 PM   #8
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really nice...can you give some detail on the refrigerator fan?
It is whatever Escape installs when you ask for a refrigerator vent fan. Tammy/Kim put "Texas Fridge Fan" for $125 on my build sheet.
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Old 09-28-2013, 03:17 PM   #9
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Doug,
Thanks for sharing your build sheet which is very detailed. We are in the process of building ours. We like your choice of fabric and we had sent for samples. Kim told us that they don't install split outlets for solar anymore. Is it easy to install a transfer switch yourself? We are going to have solar panel but we are not sure about having a inverter which only provided one outlet by the factory unless we also order a transfer switch. Please give feedbacks.
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Old 09-28-2013, 03:29 PM   #10
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Cool build sheet Doug alot of thought and time spent congrat's , we would have thought to see alot more build sheets and pics of the 21 foot trailers considering the 1st one built for a reserved customer gets picked up in no less than 10 day's from now , cheers mike
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