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Old 10-04-2019, 12:57 PM   #1
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Hello all,

My wife and I are getting ready to place an order for an Escape 21 and Iím hoping to learn a bit more about preferred options from the forum.

There is so much to love about the Escape! Iíd love to hear your favourite things about your trailer spec as well as things you might have done differently if you had the chance for a do-over.

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Old 10-04-2019, 01:34 PM   #2
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Welcome Greg to the forum and your 2020 Escape which you'll love. You'll get many ideas from all the helpful people on this forum.
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Old 10-04-2019, 01:53 PM   #3
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Use the Search function at the top right and you will find dozens of posts on options for 21.
Or, go here:

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Old 10-04-2019, 02:18 PM   #4
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Use the Search function at the top right and you will find dozens of posts on options for 21.
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One of the recent threads that I found interesting was the ďthree favorite optionsĒ thread. Reading through it youíll find repeated references to some options. That might help you on you essentials list and allow concentration on personalization. Good Luck, I know youíll have a lot of great experiences and meet some real nice people.
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Old 10-05-2019, 11:41 AM   #5
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ETI's new internet site list the 10 most popular options. That list makes a nice review.
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Old 10-05-2019, 12:07 PM   #6
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ETI's new internet site list the 10 most popular options. That list makes a nice review.
I found the list interesting and as I went over it I mentally endorsed or rejected items we have and use or things we donít have and arenít interested in. The ďrejectionĒ dollar total was significant and it was easy to see where those dollars could be more advantageously used for options useful to the way we camp. Itís all theoretical for me as I donít expect we will ever replace our 2013. Unless we get an ARK.
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Old 10-05-2019, 12:25 PM   #7
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Thanks everyone. These are some great leads.
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Old 10-05-2019, 03:25 PM   #8
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I donít expect we will ever replace our 2013. Unless we get an ARK.
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I doubt we'll replace ours either. You would need an ark in site 114 this weekend, good thing the rally was last or we'd be at the IA county park.
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Old 10-05-2019, 06:11 PM   #9
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Hey Adrian,
You could do a lot worse than one of the fine parks in the Iowa county parks systems. I stayed in three this past season and all were very good. Someday I’ll tell you the story of the Custers last stand Anheiser Busch painting at the historic village in Scott County.
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Old 10-05-2019, 08:12 PM   #10
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We have a 19 on order

Really all I want is somewhere comfortable to sleep. AC, furnace, and a comfortable mattress. I liked my 1977 Trillium the most. It was simple.

Our build sheet will include,
AC
2way hot water heater
Outside shower (often we wash dishes outside with it)
Led awning light strip
Opening window in the kitchen and bath
Door on dinette seat
Propane disconnect
4 captains lights

Items I will add after we get home.
I will replace 2 captains lights with Maradyne 12v fans
Install a 1500 watt pure sine wave inverter
Use my current 4-40 watt portable solar panels
Eventually upgrade to an AGM battery.
Smart plug 30 amp and Tv Coax plugs

I prefer to keep the trailer light, easier to tow, and simpler. When I get away, I donít need to fiddle with things.
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Old 10-05-2019, 09:21 PM   #11
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............ Unless we get an ARK.
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You may be needing one, the way rain water has been accumulating in the eastern half of Nebraska and Iowa, this year.
If the ARK has a GPS nav., you could set it to follow I-29 without running aground (according to my friends in NE NE.)
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Old 10-05-2019, 09:39 PM   #12
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I lived in Council Bluffs for 8 years. We never had a significant high water during that time. The epic flood of 1953 was the prominent memory at that time. Since I left in 1978, the Big Mo has been flexing her muscles on a regular basis. We had levee access roads in a couple areas. We’d get a fast food lunch and go for a levee inspection drive. Good times, your tax dollar at work.
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Old 10-09-2019, 12:08 PM   #13
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Hello all,

My wife and I are getting ready to place an order for an Escape 21 and Iím hoping to learn a bit more about preferred options from the forum.

There is so much to love about the Escape! Iíd love to hear your favourite things about your trailer spec as well as things you might have done differently if you had the chance for a do-over.

We ordered our 5.0TA a couple of weeks ago. We went to the Escapes showroom in Chilliwack looked at the trailers and decided on the 5th wheel. Just our preference, they are all great. We sat down with a representative and did our build sheet with the options we wanted. When we asked questions they were answered quickly and had the chance to pick our interior colours, flooring, cabinets oak or maple etc. We added about $10,000 in options. To many to list here. As you are not to far from Chilliwack it’s worth heading over for a day and checking out trailers and options. Call ahead and they will make an appointment with rep. To go through everything with you. You are located not far from us as we are in Campbell River.
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