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Old 03-06-2013, 12:01 AM   #11
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The newer 19 has very little practical storage under the driver side bench. We considered the second outside hatch(why not, we bought everything else...) but the payback wasn't worth the water leak risk.

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Old 03-06-2013, 12:42 AM   #12
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We picked Our Escape Cottage up in Oct 2012. The awning placement is different than on the first 19s which unfortunately makes enlarging the exterior openings under the bed (like Jim did) no longer practical, although we would have loved to have done that. Reace also talked us out of the extra opening under the driver's side dinette. We did get the storage pod, which is FANTASTIC - one of the best options available IMHO.

No regrets - we keep the extra paper towels and toilet paper in the small storage space there. Since we don't need the dinette to be a bed it was never an issue to get to it if needed. We also got the opening door on the end of the passenger bench - VERY useful - another one of the best options.

With the front storage pod we had more space than we needed for outdoorsy stuff, and the 19 inherently has lots of room for just about anything you need to bring. We were gone a month, brought too much stuff, and still had space leftover.

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Old 03-06-2013, 08:04 AM   #13
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we have a cabinet under our fridge
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Old 03-06-2013, 10:53 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by Floating Cloud View Post
19' driver's side bench

We also added a couple of outlets and an EMS in that area.
Jim, where is your electrical?

We do put some items up there but worried about knocking into electrical.
Thanks for the shots. Until now, I never knew the electrical was moved. As I have lots of good storage in the dinette seat, and keep my BBQ there, I am glad it is under the fridge like it is. But, with the less space afforded now, due to the larger black tank, it does make good sense to use it, and gain another storage cabinet under the fridge.
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:51 AM   #15
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...and that space is fairly deep at the top, over the wheel well!!
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Old 03-06-2013, 03:20 PM   #16
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One of the great things about buying an Escape is that you get to make all of these detailed decisions about your new trailer...

The bad thing is we have to make all of these decisions!

Been fun so far.

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