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Old 12-14-2014, 10:57 AM   #31
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With Escape's build process, any leak around a window will collect underneath where a built in pontoon allows the water to drain out without impact on the fiberglass encased floor. The spray foam option underneath not only protects the tanks and floor, but also the frame from the elements.
Excellent post. When you see how they're built, most of the common concerns go away.
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Old 12-14-2014, 11:04 AM   #32
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i have my truck sprayed with this stuff called fluid film and it keeps the underside free from rust, it works very well. The other thing that has just occurred to me is fiberglass damage caused by bouncing rocks and other debris to the underbelly of the trailer, the foam would no doubt prevent that from happening.
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Old 12-14-2014, 01:25 PM   #33
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I had my misgivings on the spray foam when I was ordering for the same reason you are thinking about it, lack of access. In the end I went with it for the insulation value. 6 months later I still have my misgivings, would have liked to have access to the tanks to change over the sensors to something better but it's too late now. May be warmer on the floor, hard to tell though as we use area rugs. Does give you some piece of mind when it drops below freezing at night though. Kind of a toss up. On the windows, I wouldn't give up the back window I have (dinette area), if they had a rear panorama window option I would have taken it. I do know where you're coming from though after replacing the floor in my last trailer.
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Old 12-14-2014, 01:52 PM   #34
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When I visited ETI last month Crystal told me the spray foam could be added at a later date. As for windows, for me the more the better. Heck, if the roof could be all window, (and not leak), I'd be a happy camper.
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Old 12-14-2014, 03:38 PM   #35
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Brian,
I was thinking the floor still sitting on its seating place and just have the insulation board butt up against it so the floor would still be the same height.
Jim has provided more detail, but the key point is that the bottom of the trailer is the fiberglass shell - not plywood - so if you are adding below the plywood you are adding on the outside, and not directly against the plywood.

I think adding foam board insulation against any bare flat area makes sense, but that won't be much area, after allowing for the frame, tanks, and non-flat body areas.
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Old 12-14-2014, 03:39 PM   #36
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But, also, that thread has one post that says EZs are now standard. Do we know that is true? Anybody?

My trailer came "Bike rack ready", but I didn't order it that way. And, it's still not standard. I just didn't have to pay for it because I didn't order it.
This is why I avoided trying to determine the actual status of the E-Z Lube feature, and just reported observations. For anyone currently in the ordering process and interested in E-Z Lube, I suggest checking directly with ETI and encouraging them to update either the Feature list (if standard) or the Option list (if optionally available), as appropriate.
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Old 12-14-2014, 07:52 PM   #37
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We ordered E-Z Lube axles for our '19'. When it came to signing off our final build sheet, ETI dropped the total $100 because the axles are now standard.


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Old 12-14-2014, 07:58 PM   #38
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Thanks for the replys!
Jack,
Thanks for the info, I will ask to be sure but sounds like there's no need for that option.

My wife and son are very excited about the coming trailer, which makes me happy, it's going to be a long wait!
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Old 12-15-2014, 02:01 AM   #39
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Last time I camped cold but not freezing my sheets felt cold and clammy I ran electric heat but never really lost that damp clammy feel any suggestions ?
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See post #8 in the condensation thread.
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