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Old 02-08-2019, 01:53 PM   #1
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Hello from Florida! U shaped dinette or not?

Just ordered our 19 and will be picking it up in June. It will be just 2 of us and a dog, and we can't decide on whether we should opt for the u shaped dinette or not. Any advice??
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Old 02-08-2019, 02:38 PM   #2
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It is a perfect size for two people to lounge and looks great. Personally I don’t like the white wall without it. If your handy you do your own...check out post 132 here Modifications to Eggscape

Also if you want to put large bins under the bed you may not want the doors mounted under the bed so you can make drawers. Check out posts 14 and 52 here Modifications to Eggscape

I say the following to as many 19 purchasers as possible...if you like looking out the windows while seated there...order the raised floor. I am 5 10 and my chin was level with the bottom of the window without the raised floor. Good I guess if you are not wearing anything.
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Old 02-09-2019, 08:48 AM   #3
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Thanks for your input. We are still weighing a lot of things. This forum is great for new people like us! Another question: I read somewhere about someone who bought their own microwave and put it in.... but I can't find the thread again. I think it included the model that had been purchased from Walmart.
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I personally consider a 19 too tight for a U dinette. I’d only consider it in a 21. Or maybe a 5.0. And only if you don’t mind losing some of your table’s limited surface area as well. We are all different though, so YMMV.
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I personally consider a 19 too tight for a U dinette. I’d only consider it in a 21. Or maybe a 5.0. And only if you don’t mind losing some of your table’s limited surface area as well. We are all different though, so YMMV.
I have the U shape in my 19, and I have to agree with you. It's a bit too tight to take advantage of the U. But, it does look better than the blank wall, and it does afford a bit more underseat storage.

The one thing I would definitely do there with a 19, U shape or not, is to have Escape raise the benches as much as they are willing to do. Ours were raised 4 inches, but I understand they now go only 3. Raising the benches makes for a much better view out the windows, and makes the bench storage that much deeper.
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I read somewhere about someone who bought their own microwave and put it in.... but I can't find the thread again. I think it included the model that had been purchased from Walmart.
I was one of the people that did this...post # 30 here: Modifications to Eggscape
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Old 02-09-2019, 01:16 PM   #7
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I was one of the people that did this...post # 30 here: Modifications to Eggscape
Thank You for sharing all your mods on the 19, it helped solidified my decision to get the 19 later this year or early 2020
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Old 02-09-2019, 02:20 PM   #8
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Thank You for sharing all your mods on the 19, it helped solidified my decision to get the 19 later this year or early 2020
That’s great!
I am always afraid posting all the modifications to a 19 that some would think it is not great from the factory...of course which it is. I just like adding our own touch. Still many more mods to post and do.
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That’s great!
I am always afraid posting all the modifications to a 19 that some would think it is not great from the factory...of course which it is. I just like adding our own touch. Still many more mods to post and do.
I'm driving to Chilliwack this summer, would love to see your 19 before visiting ETI
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Not a problem...anybody is welcome to stop by and see it. I sent you a private message which you should find at the top right of the page.
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