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Old 12-21-2015, 01:52 AM   #11
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Baglo's sense of humor is like fine wine, it's an acquired taste.

I took his joke as "the way you're adding extras, you won't be having extra cash"
Maybe more like Greek Retsina or Newfie Screetch... but I took it the same way and found it good for a grin.
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Old 12-21-2015, 02:00 AM   #12
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Foot flush toilet. I don't have one (or three) in my sticks 'n bricks... the standard works just the same. I flush at the "tank" at home....
A good point. On the other hand, I don't have a sprayer beside the toilet in the house to be used to rise the bowl contents down, so keeping both hands free by using a foot flush lever is not as useful there. I'll avoid unpleasant details of how the toilet is used and what might need to be flushed, which I understand varies between individual users.

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Rearview camera. Can't do a dang thing about what's going on behind me during travel. Roads I travel are twisty enough that I can see when I need to pull over at the next opportunity. If it was an option, I would prefer a periscope to see what is happening in FRONT of me (road debris, etc.) And, I never want to rely on a camera to help me back up.... G.O.A.L.
The list said "wireless back up camera", so I don't think the intention is to use it on the road. I find the backup camera on my motorhome (sorry, don't have one on the trailer but the idea is the same) quite useful when backing up. It's not a substitute for getting out and looking at the spot on foot before backing up, but it is helpful to see just how far I have gone... since I have to get back in behind the wheel to back up.

With a hole in the shell and the wiring involved, I assume that the backup camera falls in the category of stuff that is a good idea to have done at the factory during the original build.
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Old 12-21-2015, 05:54 AM   #13
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Only thing I'd reconsider is the group 29, if I was getting an inverter I'd go for all the battery storage I could get and go with the twin 6's.
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Old 12-21-2015, 08:22 AM   #14
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3. $150 credit for not getting the bed mattress as I'm putting in a long twin mattress from SelectComfort - a lot of thought has gone into the bed decision; I need some comfortable sleep!

If you switch to a different size mattress I am assuming there will be a gap where the old mattress used to be. What do you do with the gap?
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Old 12-21-2015, 09:25 AM   #15
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Good for you. That build sheet can be a hair puller! I can only tell you why my build sheet was a bit different than yours and my thinking at the time (STILL very much pleased)

Custom flooring. I actually like the standard. It doesn't show dirt/grime. Besides all but a few inches along the sides doesn't show because I use throw rugs. If/when I decide I don't like the vinyl, I can change it to something else.

Foot flush toilet. I don't have one (or three) in my sticks 'n bricks... the standard works just the same. I flush at the "tank" at home....

Spray foam. I live/camp where it's more wet than cold. No one get mad... but I think it's FUGLY and I'm all about the visual. I'd rather wear insulated boots inside my trailer than have that foam. Obviously YMMV.

Rearview camera. Can't do a dang thing about what's going on behind me during travel. Roads I travel are twisty enough that I can see when I need to pull over at the next opportunity. If it was an option, I would prefer a periscope to see what is happening in FRONT of me (road debris, etc.) And, I never want to rely on a camera to help me back up.... G.O.A.L.

Fan w/remote. I can't keep track of my reading glasses... a remote? For me I'd always be looking for it. Granted if I remembered to put it in a cubie at bed time and needed to turn it up/down during sleeping time, that would be good. The rest of the time a bit of exercise has never hurt me.

I didn't get the mattress either, not because I'd heard it wasn't comfortable... but I wanted a twin and I can sleep on a brick!

But, in the end this is your trailer being built to your wants/needs. I hope you get exactly what you want and make a ton of memories!





We have been hanging around the same corner of these interwebs too long, as I am mostly agree with all you said. Scary, eh?

We might do custom flooring though, it all depends on whether I plan to do cork in the near future, or not. This is mostly because I WANT to do things to make it customized to us inside. Many, many mods will be done new.

I am torn on the foam. I like the potential warmth idea of the foam, but I too think it does not look so good under there, and it makes some mods tough to do if needing to run anything underneath. I also have to wonder what it will look like after a few years of gravel roads which we travel a lot.

And we are going to go with the mattress we put in the 19, a firm foam base, with a 2 1/2" latex foam top. We loved the feeling of sleeping on clouds.
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Old 12-21-2015, 09:48 AM   #16
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Laura & Dirk,
What is the option? (filler boards w/cushion, 2 ) just curious .
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Old 12-21-2015, 09:55 AM   #17
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Laura & Dirk,
What is the option? (filler boards w/cushion, 2 ) just curious .
I wonder if the filler boards w/cushion is to fill up the gap left by the smaller than normal mattress.
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Old 12-21-2015, 10:18 AM   #18
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Take these for what there worth, but my vertically challenged wife the remote for the fan. Otherwise she couldn't reach the controls without getting on a stool or the bed. There is a holder for the remote that we attached to the wall of the closet.

She also loves the foot flush toilet. Darned if I can figure out why. We had the regular toilet, but she became so enamored of the foot flush to the point she was willing to pay ETI $200 for the swap. As for me, $200 is cheap to keep a good woman happy.

If you are short ( I am 5'7", and Lindy says she is 5'), you should consider getting a raised floor in the dinette area. It was another thing we added after the fact, along with a pedestal table, and it made a huge difference in how comfortable it is for us to sit at the table. Some of this is due to my sciatic issues, but Lindy loves it too.

The nice thing about Escape is that you can actually have a build sheet as opposed to just taking what's on the lot!
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Old 12-21-2015, 10:24 AM   #19
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Laura & Dirk,
What is the option? (filler boards w/cushion, 2 ) just curious .
This is likely for the U dinette to fill in some of the area for lounging.
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Old 12-21-2015, 10:26 AM   #20
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I also liked the 8" foam for the older beds. We have a latex topper on the mattress but not sure we don't want something else. Probably a good idea to not get the mattress.

I would get the two six-volts as others are saying. Solar may be wanted sooner rather than later.
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