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Old 01-06-2019, 11:00 PM   #1
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Hello, I'm Gary and I took delivery of my new Escape 21 on Friday, I'm in Seattle tonight but heading down to Central Oregon tomorrow (depending on road conditions). I've never pulled a large trailer before and have a lot to learn, so far so good but I haven't backed up yet! I live in South America most of the year but if all goes as planned I'll be in Quartzite for a few weeks before I head back. My intention is to use the trailer off the grid so it's equipped with a high lift axles, solar and a 6 cubic foot compressor refrigerator. I also had a heat strip added to the AC and I have a generator if I need if I need to run the AC or heat..
My experience with Escape from sales to orientation and delivery was superb, what a great company! And I wanted to mention that this is a great forum, I lurked here and learned a lot before I ordered my 21, thanks.
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Old 01-06-2019, 11:06 PM   #2
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Nice job on your interior choices - looks great! Will you be at the Quartzsite Gathering so we can meet you?
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Old 01-06-2019, 11:07 PM   #3
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Excellent.
Is the plan to tow in South America too?
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Old 01-06-2019, 11:15 PM   #4
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Yes on Quartzite, I'm looking forward it and the 21 will stay in the USA, I plan to store it at a friend's ranch near Bend, Oregon.
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Old 01-07-2019, 12:33 AM   #5
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Welcome Gary! And, congratulations on your new rig. See you at Quartzsite.

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Old 01-07-2019, 06:58 AM   #6
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Congratulations on your new home on wheels and would agree 100% about what you can learn from this site, great group of people with lots of good advice. Enjoy your time in the US.

Happy and safe travels,

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Old 01-07-2019, 07:21 AM   #7
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Hello, I'm Gary and I took delivery of my new Escape 21 on Friday, My intention is to use the trailer off the grid so it's equipped with a high lift axles, solar and a 6 cubic foot compressor refrigerator.

Gary, please tell me more about compressor refrigerator. When I asked, it was not an option and they would only leave the existing fridge out, do custom cabinets (for a reasonable fee), and not install anything else. Has that changed? Do they have an option now of a compressor fridge? Did they install it or did you? Which brand/model is it?



We love our 21' and I hope you do to.


Thanks for the information.
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Old 01-07-2019, 08:30 AM   #8
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Gary, please tell me more about compressor refrigerator. When I asked, it was not an option and they would only leave the existing fridge out, do custom cabinets (for a reasonable fee), and not install anything else. Has that changed? Do they have an option now of a compressor fridge? Did they install it or did you? Which brand/model is it?
Eric: Not sure when you asked Escape, but these two users got compressors fridges installed at the factory. They will not delete the standard ventilation openings in the shell. As I understand it they only did that for one trailer in existence.

Dometic CRX1110:
BC Made 12 Volt compressor fridges

Dometic DMC2642:
Finalizing our new 21' this week
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Old 01-07-2019, 08:50 AM   #9
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I assume the op's E21 is a 2019 model?
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Old 01-07-2019, 09:08 AM   #10
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Eric,
I ordered the 6 cubic foot compressor refrigerator from Escape, it's a Dometic DMC-2642, I paid $200 for the upgrade and another $200 for the cabinet modification.
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