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Old 04-21-2015, 09:41 PM   #1
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Expecting a 21, mid-September

Hi, all. We are working on our build sheet for our soon to be Escape 21. Build date is Sept. 14, 2015. Other commitments between now and then make the timing perfect for us. We plan to fetch it ourselves and attend the Fall NOG before heading back to central Texas.

Meanwhile, we've viewed a couple of 21's, as well as a couple of 5.0 TA's - in fact today we made a quick trip over to the Bluebonnet Rally (a.k.a. The Blueb) in Bandera, Texas. The rally doesn't begin until tomorrow, but Tammy and Reace and Dennis and Marlene are already there. It was great to meet them and discuss a few aspects of the soon to be. (Wish I had a cool name for it, but as yet I do not.) Rob & Robbie are also already there, and their very nicely appointed 21 changed our minds about several details on the build sheet. Thank you, Robbie & Rob! It was very good to hear their "what we especially like" and "what we wish we'd done differently" comments... I can tell we are going to love our new trailer!
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Old 04-21-2015, 09:43 PM   #2
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We are going with custom fabric and formica. Here are our choices on those. The fabric:
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Old 04-21-2015, 09:46 PM   #3
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The formica is called Seagrass Strand. I had wanted to go with the blue in the fabric, but their closest match just wasn't very close. It doesn't show in these images, but I think the seagrass strand pics up the "movement" in the swampy scene.
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Old 04-21-2015, 09:50 PM   #4
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That should look awesome In the trailer!

Congrats at the bold choice.
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Old 04-21-2015, 09:55 PM   #5
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Other options we're going with are very much YMMV things: no inverter, several extra 12 volt outlets; probably the Andersen hitch; definitely air conditioning and extra insulation; prewired for solar (we already have a panel) and bike rack ready; cubbies by the bathroom (these look really good in one of the 21's we saw today); the big storage box up front... One thing we hadn't thought we'd want is the window up front, but we very much liked it and will probably go for it. Still cannot decide about the oven w/3 burner stove. It's small, but in inclement weather I'm sure it would be very nice to have...
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Old 04-21-2015, 09:58 PM   #6
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Thanks, Bruce. I had gotten pretty discouraged, looking through website after website of fabrics (plus some on the ground looking at fabric stores). I mean I saw lots of things that would do, but nothing said "buy me." And then, there this was! Just like that. It's whimsical (a nice way to say "goofy") but it is us.
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Old 04-21-2015, 10:07 PM   #7
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Major decision struggles, besides the fabric and formica, have been whether to go with the standard or u-shaped dinette; whether to upgrade the galley fixtures to stainless steel (we will); and whether to get the stereo. Add to those today, whether to get the oven...

About the dinette decision: we have seen several configurations, and the u-shaped is probably my favorite for when it's just the two of us; but if we ever needed to have another couple or 3 people for dinner or dominoes (?), the standard dinette (with full size table) is the most useful. So, we are planning to go with that. (So far.)
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As for the u-shaped dinette, we are stalled over this one. Comments?? Loren
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Thanks, Vicky! Have fun at The Blueb!
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