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Old 05-21-2017, 05:56 PM   #1
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Thinking about buying a5.0 I have a question about the under coach insulation. Is there any type of cover that protects the insulation? To me that's important for our winter Alaska roads that are sanded. I'm 5'5" can I reach the ceiling lights and fans. We had that problem in our Arctic Fox so we sold it. Also are the seat cushions comfortable? In the Fox they were hard and uncomfortable. Want something small and comfortable. Respectfully, Arnold
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Old 05-21-2017, 06:29 PM   #2
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Arnold, welcome, sent you a PM. Next time you make a Costco run up to Los Anchorage we would be more than happy to show you our 5.0 TA which is the "classic" model. If you cannot access the PM give Escape a call and they will give you the contact information. The trailer still brings smiles to our faces every time we use it. Scott

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Old 05-21-2017, 08:21 PM   #3
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Thinking about buying a5.0 I have a question about the under coach insulation. Is there any type of cover that protects the insulation? To me that's important for our winter Alaska roads that are sanded.
Arnold: The stock ETI underfloor insulation application of spray foam is not covered. If we add insulation to our trailer I have considered covering with something like this myself:
http://www.lowes.com/pd/Parkland-Pla...-Panel/3436816
Impervious to water, not affected by solvents/petroleum, light and fairly strong.
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Old 05-21-2017, 09:02 PM   #4
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Hi Arnold! Welcome to the EscapeForum. As a 5.0TA classic owner who's 5'6" tall (and shrinking), I can reach the MaxxFan controls if I stand on the loft steps. All the lights I can reach. Now... comfortable cushions? That's subjective. I like the cushions in the dinette and have taken some great naps back there! But, I also like a firm mattress.

Scott and Lori have offered you a tour of theirs, you should really take them up on it so you can decide if the build will work for you.
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I would not call the seat cushions comfortable. I don't know what you would call them.
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Now... comfortable cushions? That's subjective. I like the cushions in the dinette and have taken some great naps back there!
Subjective is the best comment. I, too, have great naps on the stock cushions. But could I sleep on them all night? No. I can sit or lounge on them for long periods of times while reading and I do appreciate that they are extra firm and are not going to break down anytime soon.
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Old 05-21-2017, 10:52 PM   #7
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I would not call the seat cushions comfortable. I don't know what you would call them.
We are with you Cathy not comfortable at all But we are all different in our likes or dislikes . What we don't like others like . Need to check out a trailer and see if they will work for you right Cathy Pat
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We are with you Cathy not comfortable at all But we are all different in our likes or dislikes . What we don't like others like . Need to check out a trailer and see if they will work for you right Cathy Pat
Yes, just clueing in the OP that many of us don't find them comfortable when that is what the OP wants. There are people such as yourself, I believe, who have made deeper cushions to try to remedy that. Also, can always add outdoor furniture cushions to them if someone doesn't like them.
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Old 05-21-2017, 11:06 PM   #9
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Yes, just clueing in the OP that many of us don't find them comfortable when that is what the OP wants. There are people such as yourself, I believe, who have made deeper cushions to try to remedy that. Also, can always add outdoor furniture cushions to them if someone doesn't like them.
I know Cathy . Darn tooting ,raised floor 3 1/2 in floor under dinette, added extra 2in high quality foam to seat to make 6 in.thick , and added large pool noodles behind seat back to make that slant . Someday maybe have dinette cushions redone . Great idea about outdoor cushions . Pat
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I know Cathy . Darn tooting ,raised floor 3 1/2 in floor under dinette, added extra 2in high quality foam to seat to make 6 in.thick , and added large pool noodles behind seat back to make that slant . Someday maybe have dinette cushions redone . Great idea about outdoor cushions . Pat
Escape used to add foam to the cushions long ago, if ordered, but I believe that they stopped doing that. So people have to do it themselves if they want more. As you did.
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