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Old 11-15-2016, 10:25 AM   #1
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New to Escape Forum & a couple of questions

While camping on the Guadalupe, our friends gave us a tour of their 21' Escape. It felt like going from the Casita to a castle on wheels. I have many questions and would love to have someone on the forum, give me thoughts.

What is the Cot to Cot ready?
Can you have the DVD wired to play on the tv if plugged in at the dinette and at the area at the foot of the bed. We would like to not have that cumbersome looking arm, if at all possible.
Can you sit up and read with the position of the shelf above the bed?
Husband has a CPAP...do you have pictures to help us know how to order the configuration for setting it up and plugging in?

Thank you for being there for all of us...Charlotte in Texas
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Old 11-15-2016, 10:42 AM   #2
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Welcome Charlotte,
First off you need to see an Escape 19 and 17, they have the cot ready option, not the 21 model. As far as reading in the bed, yes it is achievable, you can place your tv location either in the rear dinette area or by the bed or even both locations. CPAP requires electric by the bed and there is an outlet in most models by the bed.
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Old 11-15-2016, 11:53 AM   #3
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Welcome Charlotte,
First off you need to see an Escape 19 and 17, they have the cot ready option, not the 21 model. As far as reading in the bed, yes it is achievable, you can place your tv location either in the rear dinette area or by the bed or even both locations. CPAP requires electric by the bed and there is an outlet in most models by the bed.
Thank you so much for your answer to my questions. I believe our only concern is being able to comfortably sit against the wall and read or watch TV. We'll have to take a closer look at our friend's 21.

Again, thanks so much...Charlotte
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Old 11-15-2016, 12:05 PM   #4
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My wife and I decided to delete the shelf above the permanent bed in our 2017 21'

we could not sit up and have our backs against the front wall with the shelf there.

however I seem to recall that some people turn 90 degrees, and lean against the bathroom wall, and look out the window.

we'll keep our 'clutter' (phones, ipad, etc) on top of the drawer stack, and my wife wanted to have her back at the front of the trailer, thus no shelf.

So awesome to have all these choices.

We just sold our 17' Casita and are very excited to have, as you say, a castle to camp in.
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Old 11-15-2016, 12:24 PM   #5
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My wife and I decided to delete the shelf above the permanent bed in our 2017 21'

we could not sit up and have our backs against the front wall with the shelf there.

however I seem to recall that some people turn 90 degrees, and lean against the bathroom wall, and look out the window.

we'll keep our 'clutter' (phones, ipad, etc) on top of the drawer stack, and my wife wanted to have her back at the front of the trailer, thus no shelf.

So awesome to have all these choices.

We just sold our 17' Casita and are very excited to have, as you say, a castle to camp in.
I wonder if y'all could send pictures of you sitting on the bed? Also, how you have your television mounted? Anything else you could think of, I would just love to see your ideas.
We are 2 + hours from the nearest 21' foot. Thanks so much...Charlotte
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Old 11-15-2016, 12:43 PM   #6
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I wonder if y'all could send pictures of you sitting on the bed? Also, how you have your television mounted? Anything else you could think of, I would just love to see your ideas.
We are 2 + hours from the nearest 21' foot. Thanks so much...Charlotte
we wont mount a tv. we use ipads and laptops for movies....

if you are interested in maybe upgrading to a 21' Escape I'd encourage you to drive the 2 hours to see one..... or go to a nearby rally (if there are any) and see a few different Escapes. It was very very helpful for us to make all the right decisions for customizing ours.

plus many super nice folks go to fiberglass rallys.
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we wont mount a tv. we use ipads and laptops for movies....

if you are interested in maybe upgrading to a 21' Escape I'd encourage you to drive the 2 hours to see one..... or go to a nearby rally (if there are any) and see a few different Escapes. It was very very helpful for us to make all the right decisions for customizing ours.

plus many super nice folks go to fiberglass rallys.
We have seen the 17 and 19. But! While camping, our friends showed us their brand new 21". They are wonderful, writing to us and answering questions. We love our 17' LD. Wayne put in twin beds and has made lots of modivications. But, with wanting to see America, we are thinking the 21' will be such a luxury.

Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts...nice to be in the Escape neighborhood...Charlotte
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Old 11-15-2016, 01:02 PM   #8
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FWIW... Just another idea for you. I do not use a TV arm, actually rarely use it. But when I do, it sits on the stove cover, which is in the same place as on in a 21. Our bed is in a different place then on a 21 so no help with the viewing angle from there.
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While camping on the Guadalupe, our friends gave us a tour of their 21' Escape.

Can you sit up and read with the position of the shelf above the bed?

Thank you for being there for all of us...Charlotte in Texas
Welcome.
No, you cannot sit up in bed. That is why we had the shelf omitted.
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We were able to sit up crossways, looking out the side window, we also sat up length wise but used the pillow for a 45 degree elevation, whereas sideways we were more erect. The shelf became indispensable for the alarm clock, tissues, eye glasses at night.
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