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Old 04-09-2013, 02:38 PM   #1
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E-Day is Nearly Here

After placing our order for a new Escape 19 last September, E-Day (Escape pick-up Day) is nearly here. My wife and I are traveling to Chilliwack to pick-up our new Escape on April 19. It has been a long wait and it seems that as the pick-up day approaches, each day is much longer than the previous one. We have been getting pictorial updates from the folks at Escape on a weekly basis for the past few weeks, and that has only increased our anticipation.

Thanks to Dave Macrae for showing us his 19 last September, and to all of the very knowledgeable folks on this forum whose contributions and experience have helped us to design our own Escape. Our final build list looks something like this:

Electrical and Lighting
- Removable power cord
- Dual 6V batteries (Mounted under front passenger side bench)
- 95W solar panel
- 4 interior 12V outlets
- LED interior light package
- LED captains reading Lights (2 @ dinette, 2 on passenger side bed)
- LED exterior porch light
- Additional set LED brake lights
- Additional LED exterior light (Front)
- All exterior lights wired to internal switches
- Surge protector (Mounted on black tank)

Appliances and Water/Plumbing/Propane
- Two way hot water tank (propane/electric)
- Stainless steel sink & chrome faucet
- Exterior shower added to interior shower pkg
- 6.2 cu-ft fridge
- Oven with three burner cooktop
- Air conditioner (11,000 BTU)
- Exterior propane quick connect

TV and Radio
- Stereo system
' - JHD910BT Motorcycle stereo (owner supplied)
' - 2 rear face mount speakers (owner supplied)
' - 2 front under cabinet mount speakers
' - On/off power switch
' - Interior am/fm antenna (within trailer wall)
- TV antenna with power amplifier (Includes TV Ready)
- Wall mount extendable TV arm (For 15" - 19" TVs)

Structure
- Cabinet door at end of front passenger bench
- Extra insulation & thermal windows
- Opening window in bathroom (non-thermal)
- Additional opening window over kitchen sink (non-thermal)
- Additional drawers below wardrobe (2)
- Spray foam insulation on underside (without heat strips on tanks)
- Additional counter extension in bed on passenger side
- Exterior access hatch on front drivers side
- Front storage box

Decor and Misc. Options
- Dark red graphics
- Aluminum rims
- Bike rack ready
- Cot
- Equalizer hitch
- Install Tekonsha Prodigy RF brake controller (owner supplied)
- Custom formica
- Custom fabric (owner supplied)
- Custom cupboard door handles and drawer pulls (owner supplied)
- Starter kit

I know that pictorial evidence is a must in cases like this, so I will post pictures of the finished product after we pick it up.

Again thanks to all of you for your help.

regards
dave
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Old 04-09-2013, 02:52 PM   #2
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Dave, It looks like when you arrived at the proverbial fork in the road you took the spoon as well! Bon appetit!
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Old 04-09-2013, 03:28 PM   #3
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Very nice! Looks like a well thought out build. Hope all goes well.
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Old 04-09-2013, 04:04 PM   #4
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You'll love it and have wonderful trip !
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Old 04-09-2013, 04:35 PM   #5
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Sounds great, Dave. Lots of fun ahead now.

Could could have made it way easier, and just listed what the trailer does not have, it seems you have it pretty much fully outfitted.
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Old 04-09-2013, 04:47 PM   #6
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Pretty much a copy and paste from the full order sheet, with a few nice personal touches
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Old 04-09-2013, 04:57 PM   #7
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Thanks all for the well wishes.

It was tough deciding what options to choose, and being the weak willed person that I am, there were few options that I said no to.

To Reace's and Tammy's credit, they provided some great advice as to what they thought would be worthwhile additions, and I did follow their advice for some key items (such as deleting the heat strips on the tanks but keeping the extra insulation).

We did luck out on the fabric choice. Went to several stores in the city looking for something we liked. After not finding anything and almost deciding we were going to go with the standard factory fabric, my wife remembered a bolt of fabric that she had bought years ago to redo a couch but had never used. After digging it out of the basement (all kinds of treasures hidden away down there), we both agreed that we liked it better than the factory fabric and decided to send it to Escape for use on our trailer. So I used the money I saved on buying new fabric to buy new aluminum wheels for the 19.

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Old 04-10-2013, 09:17 AM   #9
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Congrat's on the trailer Dave the wife and I were the other couple that the other Dave was kind enough to show his trailer off to the day you saw it , we are looking at ordering as well but are waiting to see the 21 before making our final decision , cheers mike
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Have a nice trip. I don't know if that list is long enough.. You still have time....
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