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Old 05-31-2017, 04:30 PM   #1
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Questions on Escape 17B

I have been researching the 17B, and I think I can find more answers if I keep looking, but I'll ask them now.
1. Is there storage under four person dinette?
2. How long is the single bed?
3. How wide is the single bed?
4. How much of a PITA is it to setup the single bed? Trailers do vary from tolerable to really irritating. If you are familiar with the good system on an Airstream, compare it to that.
5. I read that I should get a bathroom window to clean out the black water tank. Is that really needed?

If we buy a trailer (I am the person testing the concept with a Casita), I am leaning towards an Escape and simply leaving the back set up as a bed all the time.

Thank you in advance for your responses.
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Old 05-31-2017, 04:36 PM   #2
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Not difficult to set up bed. Not sure of size I think size of bed is listed on the Escape web page. lots of storage under four person dinette. I don't have a bathroom window haven't missed it but I'm sure ETI could add one if i asked.
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Old 05-31-2017, 04:45 PM   #3
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Thanks. The bathroom window is an option on the website. The post I read said they wish they had purchased the bathroom window so that they could feed a hose through it to clean out the black water tank.
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Old 05-31-2017, 04:45 PM   #4
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30"x77" for front bed.
Am looking forward to BR window for added passive ventilation and light. Will see... (not getting my 17B until first week of August)
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Old 05-31-2017, 04:48 PM   #5
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yes i agree i am getting one on my next trailer.
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Old 05-31-2017, 04:54 PM   #6
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yes i agree i am getting one on my next trailer.
I assume you agree on getting a bathroom window to help clean out the black water tank.
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Old 05-31-2017, 05:00 PM   #7
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that and i like windows that open to increase ventilation
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I have been researching the 17B, and I think I can find more answers if I keep looking, but I'll ask them now.
1. Is there storage under four person dinette?
2. How long is the single bed?
3. How wide is the single bed?
4. How much of a PITA is it to setup the single bed? Trailers do vary from tolerable to really irritating. If you are familiar with the good system on an Airstream, compare it to that.
5. I read that I should get a bathroom window to clean out the black water tank. Is that really needed?

If we buy a trailer (I am the person testing the concept with a Casita), I am leaning towards an Escape and simply leaving the back set up as a bed all the time.

Thank you in advance for your responses.
If you look on the Escape Trailer Industries website on 17' specs and features and options, you will have a great deal of information. Just try to keep it all straight.
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Old 05-31-2017, 06:11 PM   #9
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Concerning the bathroom window: I would NOT want one! When in Osoyoos we had the full view, while sitting outside, of a brand new 21 with bathroom window. Someone taking a shower with the light on was for us like watching tv (with blurry eyes). You can follow every movement.
Our 19 does not have a bathroom window. After seeing this display, glad we didn't.
Just pull the hose through the door if needed.
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Concerning the bathroom window: I would NOT want one! When in Osoyoos we had the full view, while sitting outside, of a brand new 21 with bathroom window. Someone taking a shower with the light on was for us like watching tv (with blurry eyes). You can follow every movement.
Our 19 does not have a bathroom window. After seeing this display, glad we didn't.
Just pull the hose through the door if needed.
No way I would do without the bath window but I saw this problem coming. Can use a curtain or block-out material.

We cannot put a hose through the window because of screen screws. We go through the door. Our bath window is for ventilation and the vent has a fan to help that greatly.
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