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Old 04-22-2015, 07:46 AM   #21
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The front window option eliminates the bed headboard shelf inside, a very handy item to have while sleeping. In addition it is off center on the outside, some may see it as somewhat askewed?
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Old 04-22-2015, 08:39 AM   #22
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The 21' is my second favorite ETI build. Love my 5er! Adding a front window to the 21' is a tough decision. Glad I didn't have to make it. Frankly, I don't see any usefulness except extra light. The only way to look out the window is to be on the bed on your hands and knees. It's too far away to see much of anything from the foot of the bed or other areas. And the visual from the front exterior just doesn't have the clean unbroken lines of the 21' without the window. And, I'm a visual person. Like I said, I'm glad I didn't have to make that decision.
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Old 04-22-2015, 09:40 AM   #23
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We opted to do over the bed cubbies and absolutely love them! I think they were the first ones to be done. And we also added an extra wardrobe over the drawers..you can kind of see that in the picture.
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Old 04-22-2015, 09:58 AM   #24
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We opted to do over the bed cubbies and absolutely love them! I think they were the first ones to be done. And we also added an extra wardrobe over the drawers..you can kind of see that in the picture.
How did you do your mattress cover? Looks very neat and tidy.
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Old 04-22-2015, 10:01 AM   #25
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How did you do your mattress cover? Looks very neat and tidy.
Thank you! We used customized fabric, so we ordered extra fabric for the cover and Escape made the cover for us.
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Old 04-22-2015, 10:20 AM   #26
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Mary,

Love your fabric and formica! Great choices. I think, for me, that was one of the hardest decisions to make and I really didn't know how it would turn out until we picked up the trailer! I agree with Donna, the front window being offset would drive me crazy and inside the bed area doesn't seem as cozy. To each his own though, it's sooo much and it's all good!

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Old 04-22-2015, 10:51 AM   #27
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What may be cozy to some, may be confining and claustrophobic to others. The more windows the better for someone like me. But that's what is great about Escape trailers...to each his own.
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Old 04-22-2015, 11:33 AM   #28
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Yeah, every bit of info I had said it would slide front to back. Thought that all u-shaped dinettes had that. My next mod will be to replace the two poles with a gas operated telescoping single pole. Gonna wait until we install Allure flooring though. That way we can cover up the mounting holes from the original pole bases.
Thanks for info on this, build should start soon for me and I was expecting table to slide front to back. Contacted ETI today to put in my preference for this option.
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Old 04-22-2015, 11:46 AM   #29
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The 21' is my second favorite ETI build. Love my 5er! Adding a front window to the 21' is a tough decision. Glad I didn't have to make it. Frankly, I don't see any usefulness except extra light. The only way to look out the window is to be on the bed on your hands and knees. It's too far away to see much of anything from the foot of the bed or other areas. And the visual from the front exterior just doesn't have the clean unbroken lines of the 21' without the window. And, I'm a visual person. Like I said, I'm glad I didn't have to make that decision.
Yes, Donna (and Jim, too) - those are all reasons we didn't think we'd bother with the front window. You (of all people) know I've never thought it a priority to have a view of the back of our tow vehicle; thus, I've always seen it as a plus that our Casita does not have a window across the front. And I like that narrow shelf at the head of the bed in the 21; seems perfect for charging a phone, stashing reading glasses for the night, etc. But now that I've seen it both ways, I find that adding daylight in the front of the 21, adjacent to the bath-closet, makes for a beautiful space. It opens up the whole room. I should've taken a picture...
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Old 04-22-2015, 11:54 AM   #30
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We opted to do over the bed cubbies and absolutely love them! I think they were the first ones to be done. And we also added an extra wardrobe over the drawers..you can kind of see that in the picture.
Ah, the cubbies do look good - thanks for posting the pic. I see that you have a stooge table on your drawer stack, which looks important since you added the extra wardrobe.

Huge disappointment for us is the size of the mickeywave cabinet. I had wanted to use the oven we already have in that space - but there is no way it will fit.. I wonder if moving the wardrobe to the drawer stack would give us a different option for configuring a better (bigger) cabinet for the microwave... One reason I like the one we have is we leave it at home when we'll be off the grid.
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