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Old 07-02-2016, 09:46 AM   #31
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Maybe cut a hole and install a clear panel to allow the sun to hit the panels. I have never covered any of my trailers in 10 years, never had any issues.
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Old 07-02-2016, 10:00 AM   #32
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Maybe cut a hole and install a clear panel to allow the sun to hit the panels. I have never covered any of my trailers in 10 years, never had any issues.
Hi: cpaharley2008... How many trailers have you had to buy covers for in 10 yrs.? I lost count!!! Alf
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Old 07-02-2016, 10:01 AM   #33
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Maybe cut a hole and install a clear panel to allow the sun to hit the panels. I have never covered any of my trailers in 10 years, never had any issues.
You may not even have to do this. I have the original Escape cover & a 95 watt panel. Enough sunlight gets through the cover to maintain the batteries over the winter. My controller shows anywhere from .1 to .4 amps, and with the battery disconnect switch off, that is enough to keep the batteries up.
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Old 07-02-2016, 10:04 AM   #34
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The bathroom interior is all exposed gelcoat.

Also the inside of the entry door on the classic Escapes.

If you haven't already I would strongly recommend you contact ETI and get a referral to see a trailer.

Well, I thought the bathroom insert was acrylic or ABS - not gelcoat. But, wasn't really talking about the bathroom. And, I mentioned the area around the door.


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Old 07-02-2016, 02:44 PM   #35
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The bathroom interior is all exposed gelcoat.

Also the inside of the entry door on the classic Escapes.
That's the door frame which Robert mentioned. It is in the new style as well, for the same reason - just no longer curved because the walls are vertical.

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Well, I thought the bathroom insert was acrylic or ABS - not gelcoat.
I'm pretty sure that Escape moulds the bathroom shells (upper and lower) in gelcoated fiberglass to fit the outer shell shape.
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You may not even have to do this. I have the original Escape cover & a 95 watt panel. Enough sunlight gets through the cover to maintain the batteries over the winter. My controller shows anywhere from .1 to .4 amps, and with the battery disconnect switch off, that is enough to keep the batteries up.
We have a Calmark cover on our 17, also covering the 150W. solar panel. About noon I happened to be in the trailer, and
was pleasantly surprised to find the same thing. There is just enough sunlight to trickle-charge the battery.
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In the classic Escapes the inner surface of the door itself is gel coat.
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Old 07-02-2016, 08:08 PM   #38
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In the classic Escapes the inner surface of the door itself is gel coat.
Ah, right, sorry - sometimes I need to slow down and read what's there rather than what I first see...
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Ah, right, sorry - sometimes I need to slow down and read what's there rather than what I first see...
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