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Old 05-16-2015, 09:13 AM   #11
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Thanks for the suggestions. We met a couple on a camping trip last week at Ralph River on Vancouver island who have a 17 foot Escape. Got a 2 hour tour, lots of great ideas when you actually see this trailer in use. They are very happy with the trailer.
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Old 05-17-2015, 01:49 AM   #12
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Congratulations on your choice and welcome to the Escape family. If you are bike ready you may want to consider additional tail lights. I'm not sure where the taillights are on the 17 but if the bikes cover them you may want additional ones installed. I had extra taillights put on my 19 and am very glad that I did. I also really appreciate the LED light package with LED Captain's lights at the bed for reading. They provide lots of light and little draw on battery. You are going to thoroughly enjoy your new trailer, we are excited for you.
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Old 05-18-2015, 07:57 PM   #13
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Just an update to our 17B, The linoleum will stay factory. Custom Formica will be 6616-58 Dotscreen. I have attached photos of the Dotscreen and the fabric for our cushions. Max Fan 7500 smoke, storage box, opening window above sink, surge protector, so far.
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Old 05-24-2015, 09:41 PM   #14
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Here's Barb, woollymammoth who is married to the dragoon and is looking forward to her birthday, even if it is months away, because that's the day we pick up our 17b. It's cool to see the two colour choices side by side like that. I also factored in the lovely light goldenly oak colour of the cabinets. We met a delightful couple camping a few weeks back. Ya..only 4-5 sites taken in the entire 100 plus campground and then this 17b drove in! Marg,a fibre artist, one of the owners, was thrilled with our colour samples, which we had brought camping ( ya), she says the lighter colours are best in a small space...it fools our eyes somehow that spaces are bigger.
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Old 05-25-2015, 08:44 AM   #15
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Custom fabric, linoleum color, solar panel, raised 2 person dinette by 3 inches ( for looking out the window) it's a wee low for us,SS sink, 4.3 fridge, opening window in bathroom, Thermal windows and extra insulation (winter campers), biker ready rack, dual 6 Volt house batteries, dual propane, all LED lights, spray foam under, so far.
You might want to reconsider the 4.3 refer. It does not cool below 42 degrees F. when the ambient air temps are above 84 degrees F.
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Old 05-25-2015, 11:31 AM   #16
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Congratulations! It's so exciting to be planning your trailer. Your fabric and formica choices are great! I was excited to see you are getting the dotscreen formica. We are also getting the dotscreen formica, but in the Aqua color. Have you decided on the trim color for your forimica? We found the more we read on the forum the more we added to our build sheet. Happy planning!
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Old 05-25-2015, 11:45 AM   #17
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You might want to reconsider the 4.3 refer. It does not cool below 42 degrees F. when the ambient air temps are above 84 degrees F.
Good point. On Vancouver Island it will probably work OK, but if you plan to camp in the Summer in hotter climates, the 4.3 Fridge performance could be a problem.
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Old 05-25-2015, 12:14 PM   #18
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Thanks for all the input! All that cool green dotscreen formica will keep us feeling extra cool, don't forget.
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Old 05-28-2015, 12:25 PM   #19
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Congratulations! It's so exciting to be planning your trailer. Your fabric and formica choices are great! I was excited to see you are getting the dotscreen formica. We are also getting the dotscreen formica, but in the Aqua color. Have you decided on the trim color for your forimica? We found the more we read on the forum the more we added to our build sheet. Happy planning!
Hey there fellow west coasters. ( ya ya, not the kind of coaster which you put your coffee on, but the sort who lives near the big wet salty ocean!) ( and will soon be camping near that lovely ocean in an Escape trailer). I'd love to see a photo of your aqua dotscreen. I am also curious about the fabric you have chosen. Can you post perhaps? And elsewhere in the trailer, what are your favourite adaptations or options so far?
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Old 05-28-2015, 12:54 PM   #20
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Woolly,

A few links that might be useful to you.

If you could do it again, what would be different?

Options that are not on the list

If You Could Design My new Trailer and Pick My Options...... Older posting
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