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Old 10-10-2017, 07:24 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, 07:26 PM   #2
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in front there is a compartment -they are hidden!
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there is a storage area under the steps accessible from the outside
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Old 10-10-2017, 07:28 PM   #4
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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, 07:35 PM   #6
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Fresh off the lens.
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Thanx Jim and everybody. What a great place!
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Old 10-10-2017, 07:45 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, 09:32 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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