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Old 12-10-2014, 02:08 AM   #11
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Absolutely get the extra insulation option. The front window isn't double pane because of the cover. The difference in condensation levels is very noticeable.

The only two options that I would strongly recommend are the kitchen and bathroom windows, with the bathroom one at least, opening. Opinions seem to vary on the usefulness of the opening bathroom window but we use it a lot and are glad we got it.

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I guess I'm going to have to work nights too. The bathroom window was not on the list.
It's had to stay on budget. There are things I can add later but most feature are better installed in the build stage.
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Old 12-10-2014, 02:11 AM   #12
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Or you can move to Lytton and take the ferry for free.

Inland Ferry Schedules
Not fair
I don't know anything about that ferry but I don't think I would take my new escape on it. Looks like two dragon boats lashed together.
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Old 12-10-2014, 02:26 AM   #13
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My first job at age 18 ( or maybe 17 ) was construction labor.
We had to dig up a septic tank at an apartment building in Powell River.
That's when I figured out that being a photographer was easier.
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Old 12-10-2014, 09:31 AM   #14
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Escape staff told us that another benefit of the insulation package was that it helped to muffle outside campground noise. We went for the insulation package.

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Old 12-10-2014, 11:20 AM   #15
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Our favorite options -opening windows kitchen and especially bath . Also front storage box, reinforced walls ,stainless sink , fancy wheels , extra insulation and of course AC for summer . .
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Old 12-10-2014, 11:28 AM   #16
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Yes Doug, the ferry fares are a pain. I read a real estate article recently that gave me some comfort. For the price of an average Vancouver home I can get a Powell River home and afford to ride the ferry every day for 40 years.
Well, when you put it that way........

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Old 12-10-2014, 01:23 PM   #17
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Another opening bath window fan here - we hang really wet drippy coats in there and the water vapor needs somewhere to go as they dry.
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Old 12-10-2014, 05:10 PM   #18
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Congratulations Jake, I am sure you will love your Escape.
Our 19' was just completed and waiting for us to pick it up in the spring. I have the build of our Escape posted on my website.
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Old 12-11-2014, 12:37 AM   #19
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Our favorite options -opening windows kitchen and especially bath . Also front storage box, reinforced walls ,stainless sink , fancy wheels , extra insulation and of course AC for summer . .
The bathroom window seems like a good idea. I've got a budget, and plan to add things like the storage box over the years to keep the initial cost down.

Are there any features that anyone got that they tend not to use?

I'm planing on getting the outside shower but I've seen posts that it's not used often. Seems like a good idea for washing dishes outside, washing kids hands,....
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The bathroom window seems like a good idea. I've got a budget, and plan to add things like the storage box over the years to keep the initial cost down.

Are there any features that anyone got that they tend not to use?

I'm planing on getting the outside shower but I've seen posts that it's not used often. Seems like a good idea for washing dishes outside, washing kids hands,....
Never used my outside shower - most places it would just result in a mudhole after a few uses.
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