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Old 04-30-2013, 01:47 PM   #1
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I've noticed that some of the other fiberglass trailers have fiberglass cabinets as well. Is there a reason why Escape doesn't do that?

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Old 04-30-2013, 04:30 PM   #2
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Our guess would be , all sizes would need specific molds - with 6 sizes - that would be a lot of molds .There would also likely be a serious limit on alterations and modifications . Having had another brand with molded cabinets with no mods available , we are so happy to have an Escape ( aside from all the other positives of coarse ) .
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Plus many, (myself included) don't care too much for the institutional look of white fiberglass interiors. They would be good from a maintenance point of view though. I had looked at Oliver trailers that do the moulded interiors, where everything inside is fiberglass, and asked if they would use a different colour gel coat, and they wouldn't.
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Have to agree with Jim. I prefer the wood cabinets, and, having done a few alterations, it is easier with wood. They also use the woodwork to provide structural support for the roof & AC.
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:27 AM   #5
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This all makes sense. What I am thinking about is the outgassing and trying to keep it to a minimum.

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Ruthe, the outgassing has been discussed, and most people found either no issues, or that any there were cleared up quite quickly.
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There is definitely off gassing , but ventilation does look after that . Our last new FG trailer (04) did have moulded fiberglass cabinets , it also had off gassing , possibly more than our Escape .
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Thanks Gabeck. That's interesting to know. I know I've mentioned outgassing before but it's not a trivial concern to me. As we get closer to buying the trailer I want to make sure that I think things through. (Our Airstream was about 20 years old when we bought it so any outgassing was pretty much over with.) For example, I'm thinking about getting a different kind of mattress -- one with fewer chemicals -- we've slept on futons for years partly because they don't have the same chemicals as the regular mattresses.
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Although fibreglass cabinets really do have appealing features , the material is completely non-porous , wood products ( even those veneered on one side ) are not , this seems to add a level of comfort when in humid areas - especially cool dampness .. just our feeling .
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I think as long as the cabinets are not particle board -- and I don't believe Escape uses particle board at all -- then the outgassing could happen fairly quickly.
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