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Old 09-14-2018, 06:43 AM   #1
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Optional front light on the Escape

Just found this picture over on the Escape FB page. That is a good picture of the effectiveness of the optional front light on an Escape. It illuminates the box, box contents, propane tanks and jack areas as well as the ground around. I highly recommend one for your trailer to help with those night time hookups.
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Old 09-14-2018, 07:21 AM   #2
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I had ETI install LED lights on all four sides of our 21' for the same reason(s). They do come in quite handy, especially when we camp in remote places with zero lighting. Really nice to be have some ambient light in the darkness.
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Old 09-14-2018, 07:46 AM   #3
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A light comes stock under the loft on the 5.0TA, and is handy for propane or the storage hatch just like the front light would be on all other models. On my 19 I put one on all sides, but in 6 years I don't think I ever used the driver or rear side light so did not put them on the 5.0TA and have not missed them. On the rare occasion I might need light we carry headlamps and flashlights.
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A light comes stock under the loft on the 5.0TA, and is handy for propane or the storage hatch just like the front light would be on all other models. On my 19 I put one on all sides, but in 6 years I don't think I ever used the driver or rear side light so did not put them on the 5.0TA and have not missed them. On the rare occasion I might need light we carry headlamps and flashlights.
I have a very similar experience. I have lights on the both sides and the front of my Escape but have only ever used the one by the entrance door. I also find that my flashlights or headlamps get used much more than the Escape exterior lights.
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Old 09-14-2018, 09:26 AM   #5
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Seems like we always have "different" use cases than others, but we use our lights on all four sides all the time while traveling. If we want to take a shower in the outdoor shower after dark, we're using the light that just happens to be right next to the outdoor shower fixture! If I need to get something out of the front storage box, there's that light just above the bellyband. Finally, if I need to cover/secure the bikes on the back, we use THAT light.



I knew we'd need all that, hence the addition of them on the build sheet. Works great...for us.
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Old 09-14-2018, 10:07 AM   #6
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I only have the porch light and find that I have to use my key chain flashlight to find the switch.
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Old 09-14-2018, 03:41 PM   #7
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I noticed after heading to a shower and leaving the door light on that these lights really do light up the area
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