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Old 10-10-2017, 06:24 PM   #1
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stupid new guy question,...yah, it is

Ok, so I've been reading everything I can find about the Escape 5.0 TA and we've been working out details of a build sheet while waiting for an opportunity to actually lay hands on one; a.k.a. see one in person.

However, I've been looking and just can't figure out,...where the heck did they put those propane tanks?
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Old 10-10-2017, 06:26 PM   #2
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in front there is a compartment -they are hidden!
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Old 10-10-2017, 06:26 PM   #3
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there is a storage area under the steps accessible from the outside
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And, um, that's properly vented and such so there's no problems of gassin' me ta' death? Whew!

What's the chance of this picture showing up on the film strip at exactly this moment when I ask that question:
http://www.escapeforum.org/forums/me...-picture62.jpg
Even shows the vents!
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And, um, that's properly vented and such so there's no problems of gassin' me ta' death? Whew!
Correct, it's the lower front opening in this early build picture.
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Old 10-10-2017, 06:35 PM   #6
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Thanx Jim and everybody. What a great place!
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Old 10-10-2017, 06:45 PM   #8
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And, um, that's properly vented and such so there's no problems of gassin' me ta' death? Whew!
The compartment is sealed off from the rest of the trailer, and has a vent to the outside in the bottom.
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What you think are vents on either side of the propane hatch are actually the hatches to the motorized landing gear. You may need to retract or extend the landing gear IF the battery(ies) are dead. So... a place to hand crank. The vent for the propane tanks is underneath. Propane is heavier than "air."
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Old 10-10-2017, 08:32 PM   #10
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Bill, If I'm not mistaken, some 5.0TA owners use the space on top of the propane tanks to store broad, flat things like their grill, and I believe some have even posted photos of such. Perhaps they can point you to those photos, if you are interested....
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Bill, If I'm not mistaken, some 5.0TA owners use the space on top of the propane tanks to store broad, flat things like their grill, and I believe some have even posted photos of such. Perhaps they can point you to those photos, if you are interested....
I only saw one photo, and personally would not put anything there as there is only a few inches of space above. Maybe if I was pressed for space, but would likely create it elsewhere.
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stupid new guy question,...yah, it is

Ok, so I've been reading everything I can find about the Escape 5.0 TA and we've been working out details of a build sheet while waiting for an opportunity to actually lay hands on one; a.k.a. see one in person.

However, I've been looking and just can't figure out,...where the heck did they put those propane tanks?
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Bill, If I'm not mistaken, some 5.0TA owners use the space on top of the propane tanks to store broad, flat things like their grill, and I believe some have even posted photos of such. Perhaps they can point you to those photos, if you are interested....

Not enough room for grill but I fit my water hose, filter, table cloth and a tarp. Everything comes out in about 15 seconds to change a tank.





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Now that is a great idea and good place for your hoses. They are pain when stored in the box above and hard to stack anything on them.
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Now that is a great idea and good place for your hoses. They are pain when stored in the box above and hard to stack anything on them.
The shelf just sits on top of tanks, held in place by 2 discs that have a light press fit to top of tank





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Old 10-11-2017, 10:29 AM   #16
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Hi: All... Here's my full blown pic of the propane bottle storage area. First on the 5.0 then on the 5.0TA. The 5.0TA has a second tier storage that fits a Spitfire 180 BBQ with slight modification. Some specs may be different with the new 2017 model.
Another reason I liked the Escape design as they were in side... not out!!! Alf
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Old 10-11-2017, 10:36 AM   #17
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Very helpful pics y'all! Thanx!
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Old 10-11-2017, 03:17 PM   #18
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Hi: All... Here's my full blown pic of the propane bottle storage area. First on the 5.0 then on the 5.0TA. The 5.0TA has a second tier storage that fits a Spitfire 180 BBQ with slight modification. Some specs may be different with the new 2017 model.
Another reason I liked the Escape design as they were in side... not out!!! Alf
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Must have a little more room in newer ones, I can fit a Q1000 grill with no modification and still have quite a bit space left over for my rug, hammock and some other stuff.
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Hi: All... Here's my full blown pic of the propane bottle storage area. First on the 5.0 then on the 5.0TA. The 5.0TA has a second tier storage that fits a Spitfire 180 BBQ with slight modification. Some specs may be different with the new 2017 model.
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Wow Alf you must have taken that pic of the 5.0 when it was still pretty new. I see it's before the head banging nut protection, and is everything clean looking. Doesn't quite look the same now, mind you it is 10 years old!

There's room in the tank container in the old 5.0 to store the hose wrapped around the top of the tanks. Wish we had the extra storage above though. Perhaps a new 5.0TA is in our future

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