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Old 08-09-2016, 11:26 AM   #41
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We knew exactly what we were putting in the second hatch and have used those items for the exterior many times. In a 21', whatever you have stored under benches has to be accessed by going inside to the other end of the trailer including when there is rain, mud, sand. With a 19', those items are near the door.

Stephen, second hatch is at rear driver's side.
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Old 08-09-2016, 11:56 AM   #42
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In our 21 there isn't really that much storage room by the power supply and electrical panel under the DS seat. It is fairly easily to access by sliding the table back and lifting the lid to that compartment. I keep things I only use occasionally there. I don't regret not getting the hatch. Maybe it's more useful on a 5TA.

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Old 08-09-2016, 12:24 PM   #43
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We got that hatch, and so far haven't used it. I want to partition the space so what we do put in there doesn't bump anything else. One of these days...
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Old 08-09-2016, 01:01 PM   #44
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In our 21 there isn't really that much storage room by the power supply and electrical panel under the DS seat. It is fairly easily to access by sliding the table back and lifting the lid to that compartment. I keep things I only use occasionally there. I don't regret not getting the hatch. Maybe it's more useful on a 5TA.

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Ya, all we have in there is a couple box fans, but the newer 21s don't have the furnace in that space like ours do, so a hatch might be useful.... hose and chocks, etc could go in there if you don't have a front box.
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Old 08-09-2016, 01:08 PM   #45
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One thing on these options that no one considers when asked is how much someone will use the trailer. Perhaps you are a young working family and you are going out for two weeks a year and a few weekends. Maybe you are retired and plan to be in the trailer a great deal.

If you don't use the trailer a lot, you can forego plenty of these options. You can also get many of them later, if wanted. (If American, however, keep in mind that it will likely cost you more to do at home due to the exchange rate.)

People who use the trailer a lot will notice these things, or lack of, much more.
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Old 08-09-2016, 05:34 PM   #46
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Now under the bed in front I ordered the extra cabinet door and I will build a sliding shelf hopefully 2ft by 4ft or so ? the other will have place for shoes .There is so much storage in these Escape trailers compared to other FG trailers .
The usable doorway space under the 21 bed is a bit over 12 inches wide. You may choose to wall off the space between the doorway and the black tank to keep cargo from sliding into there if you're going for a really long drawer. I build them 36 inches long, which limits the depth of the bath side drawer to about 14 inches (see pics) before that drawer hits the long drawer in the side. Same doorway width.
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Old 08-09-2016, 06:06 PM   #47
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Not sure why they say that, just so long as tires are not directional. I have always rotated vehicle, whether truck, passenger or tandem trailer in the first pattern shown here.

FirstJim, I always took you to be a multi-directional kind of guy!
So I guess we can use the spare as a regular tire, that they are all the same, or not?
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Old 08-09-2016, 09:41 PM   #48
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So I guess we can use the spare as a regular tire, that they are all the same, or not?
Yes, unlike most cars, they're all the same. Even if you have a spare on a steel wheel and the rest on alloy wheels, the wheels should match in size and offset so they are functionally interchangeable and can be intermixed in use.
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Old 08-09-2016, 11:04 PM   #49
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Yes, unlike most cars, they're all the same. Even if you have a spare on a steel wheel and the rest on alloy wheels, the wheels should match in size and offset so they are functionally interchangeable and can be intermixed in use.
Thanks, Brian. Just wanted to make sure about that. Thought ours are all the same Carlisle radials.
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Old 08-10-2016, 08:59 AM   #50
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We pick up ours in Goshen Indiana in Nov. We sold our Lil Snoozy in July. I can't believe all the inquiries . I went out to ETI in July and finished build sheet a few day before due . I think we got everything we need . Some additions I think I will add
1-inverter 1000-2000 watts
2-maybe a radio? we never play it so maybe don't need it?(wire in overhead cabinet
3-back up camera (we wired in with running light a 12 volt wire in dinette cabinet
4-probably buy or build a alum box up front but smaller so I can get full turning out of the 21 escape with a pull along every little inch counts .
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