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Old 08-21-2018, 01:06 PM   #1
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We just purchased a new 19 foot Escape. We’re on the road and have to finalize our options before returning home. It would be very difficult to change the interior colors at this time. In your opinion are the colors Escape have chosen for the flooring, counter tops, table top and cushions a good choice? Thank you for your opinion.
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Old 08-21-2018, 01:59 PM   #2
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Not my style but many are happy with them. The counters and floor are very neural you can always make changes later in the upholstery its pretty neural too.
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Old 08-21-2018, 02:10 PM   #3
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You will get alot of opinions on that. Tastes differ. I don't care for the stock upholstery or flooring, but I don't mind the stock formica.

That's what's so nice about an Escape - you can customize all that, or not.
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After 4 Escapes I think I finally fit the right combo, stay with the stock flooring but use brown trim, it highlites the dark in the floor whereas the standard white trim makes the floor look washed out. A green bedspread highlites the countertops. Stay with the black belly band, the white is too hard to keep clean. The trim change is free. These are some views of brown trim
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Old 08-21-2018, 03:37 PM   #5
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my wife /hates/ the default cushion fabric ours has, and has temp covered them in some fabric remnants while she ponders permanent fabric covers . countertops and wood paneling are fine, the floor has a rug runner on it now, so thats fine too.
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Old 08-21-2018, 04:07 PM   #6
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I think the "fifty shades of brown" is fine, although I did do custom formica on my new 19. As someone else suggested, the dark trim (instead of white) looks nice. While I'm not crazy about the fabric on the dinette, there were a heck of a lot of other options I wanted that were a much higher priority (air conditioning, electric jack, oven, extra drawers). A person can always add colorful pillows and throw blankets to their dinette, and a colorful runner (rug) on the floor can almost completely cover it up. So for me, customizing the floor and fabric was not something I thought was worth the trouble or expense. Custom formica, on the other hand, was easy and I thought worth it, so I did it.
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Everyone's opinion won't matter one bit as YOU'RE the ones that will have to live with the choices. Not anyone else.


Can you look at the fabric without thinking it's gonna boggle your brain and give you an intense headache looking at it? Do you like brown tones? If you can answer yes to both, then stick with what ETI offers.


If you answer no, then you need to pick something else out. You say you're on the road. Unless you're way out in the toolies somewhere, I'm sure Google can find ya a flooring and upholstery store in the nearest big town. Go in and see what they have on offer.



You won't need your upholstery delivered to you (or ETI) when you finalize your build sheet, but you will need to let them know what you've chosen. Most folks use Sunbrella fabric. Our local Calico Corners store had a huge sample book of that brand and made the decision making much easier. They even had a couch covered in Sunbrella so we were able to see what it felt like to sit on (I thought it would be a rougher finish than it actually was).



Same with the flooring. When you find what you like, contact Pioneer Building & Supply in Chilliwack to see if they carry the brand you want. They order tons of flooring for ETI and they'll know exactly how much you'll need for your trailer. We ordered and paid for our flooring months ahead of when the trailer was going into production. That way Pioneer had time to get it in from their supplier. They can also tell you if their supplier has it on hand - that way you won't have to worry that it'll be discontinued and you won't be able to get it.


For the countertop, you can go to the Formica website and see large images of what they have. ETI will only install the Formica brand, so don't waste your time looking at other brands. You'll need to tell ETI what you want when you finalize your build sheet and they'll order it from Pioneer. I found that the samples I got from Formica were pretty accurate to what I was seeing on my monitor. But, of course, your monitor/phone/whatever may show the colors differently than mine did. Hardware stores do have some samples on hand, but their website shows way more offerings than I found at Lowe's and Home Depot.


If you're happy with the flooring and/or the countertop choices that ETI offers, but not the fabric then just change that one item. You don't need to change all 3 of them. We did because we didn't like their choices one bit and we were willing to pay the extra money for what we liked far better. But, lots of folks are happy with ETI's choices (although I would love to know how many change just the upholstery! ).
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Everyone's opinion won't matter one bit as YOU'RE the ones that will have to live with the choices. Not anyone else.
True enough, we choose what we like, and we have to live with our choices. But the OP actually asked for opinions about the stock colors, and thanked us in advance for giving them.
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Old 08-21-2018, 05:12 PM   #9
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yes for me the decorating was the fun part -still is!
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Old 08-21-2018, 05:13 PM   #10
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If I was going to order a new Escape I would be happy with the stock colors for four reasons
1 ) I am extremely frugal ( Read Cheap)
2 ) There are many other options we would rather spend our money on
3) My taste in colors and decorating skills are poor at best
4) The stock colors look just fine to me .
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