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Old 08-30-2013, 10:11 AM   #1
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I will be receiving trailer #3 in the production line on October 14th. Of the 27 Escape 21s sold to date, 6 are in our state of Washington. I'd like to hear from other Escape 21 soon to be owners. What are your options, ideas, and first outing plans? Modification plans sound funny at this early stage, but we plan on modifying the closet, bathroom, space between the bathroom door and the exit door, plus others we haven't worked out the details yet. One of the great things, other than the trailers themselves, are the people who own and love them. The comradeship build around these unique trailers, our experiences with them, in them, and with each other are cherished. Hope to hear from you, Tom
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Old 08-30-2013, 10:23 AM   #2
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We're planning the following modifications: Bathroom; mounting a Marine T/P holder to keep things dry, two towel bars on the inside of the door, and a combination Toothbrush/Toothpaste holder with Paper cup dispenser, and a long mirror on the outside of he door. Closet: Reducing the hanging space to about 8" and installing two shelves about 13" wide. Space between bathroom and exit door; Design, build, and install a cabinet that will hold bathroom toiletries.
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Old 08-30-2013, 10:41 AM   #3
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I was up to Chilliwack Wednesday so probably saw your 21 building. Mine (CA) will be hatched Nov. 6 and I'll be picking it up shortly after (good lord willin and the snows don't fall over the Siskyous). I ordered almost every listed extra except the TV and stereo stuff. Will also be having shelves in the wardrobe and adding a wardrobe above the bedside drawers instead of the counter. Reace talked to me about your idea for the side of the door. It's a great idea! But I don't want shelves to the floor as -at last- there is a set up where one can put a trash can without tripping over it. I was thinking of a medicine cabinet type thing with a towel rack on it? But will take whatever he decides.
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Old 08-30-2013, 11:33 AM   #4
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Sally, nice to hear from you, and so soon after this post. I hadn't thought of adding another wardrobe above the bedside drawers, great idea! I'll run that by my wife. When I recommended the cabinet next to the exit door, Reece got all excited. It was great to see a manufacturer getting excited over a customers suggestion. He suggested making it out of thermoplastic which I think is a great idea. I don't think it will be available in time for our delivery so I'm going to make my own. The vision right now, prior to delivery and proper measurements, is a cabinet that's half wall height that can hold toiletries etc. The top will have a small rail to keep things in-tact, and there should be room for a trash can at the bottom. We want the upper area on that wall to have the hooks for hanging hats and jackets.
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Old 08-30-2013, 11:36 AM   #5
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Sally, I forgot to add, I'll be re-configuring our wardrobe closet. I'll be maintaining about 8" of hanging space on one side while the other will have two shelves about 13" in width. I did this in our Casita and it really helped out.
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Old 08-30-2013, 12:30 PM   #6
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The 21 seems to have more overhead storage than our 19, so you might not need as much shelving in the wardrobe. In our 19 we are easily able to store our clothes in the bins, and hang shirts and jackets in the wardrobe. We do have a layer of 'stuff' on the bottom of the wardrobe though.

Though, a reason to make my wife bring less than 8 different sweaters/jackets might be a good thing.
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Old 08-30-2013, 12:40 PM   #7
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Plenty of storage space for me in the 21. I could live in a 15. But there are these dogs, you see. And they need food, and dishes, and grooming equipment, and beds, and, and, and.
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Old 08-30-2013, 01:20 PM   #8
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Jim, good reply, it got a laugh out of my wife. I don't think she'll give up on having choices though. We found that in our Casita we needed less hanging space then was provided for in the standard closet, but we needed more storage space, so the closet conversion. The 21 has a great deal more storage in it, but the converted Casita closet worked so well, we plan on doing it again. We'll do it ourselves because we haven't decided on the dimensions yet.
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Wow sure sounds nice, congrats. If you are able to post any photos when it arrives we'd sure love to see them or maybe is should say drool over them
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go to post #35 of this thread where I list my Escape 21 options New 21' build sheet options "BlackJack"
I had an Escape 19 which I sold in anticipation of the 21' and I'm familiar with Reace's miracles. He said he was working on some sort of storage for the area between bath and door. I'm #12
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