Originally Posted by Loren & Cathy
My usual advice is to put it all on during the initial build as it is difficult or expensive to add a lot of these options later. And I guess you really appreciate what you get and don't miss what you don't have. One thing we haven't used yet is the exterior gas line. We bought a Weber grill and after using it decided to stick with the little propane bottles as we take it out to our deck to grill. But we are getting one of those gas fire pits, so will be using it for that. We like the cubbies. It was one of the first things that Cathy wanted when she saw them. The u-shaped dinette was one of the hardest and back and forth decisions we made. Finally went with it as we like the finished look in the rear, but also there is just the two of us. A hydraulic pedestal is one major change coming up. I appreciate the exterior light on the driver's side as have been in the dark more than once. A light over the storage box would be handy for after dark but I wouldn't leave it on. Good luck with your choices and it is a lot to think about. I breathed a big sigh of relief when the build sheet went in. And if you factor in the exchange rate as it stands today, it puts all of these options on sale.
We looked at the Casitas but decided that we wanted a little more room. And at 6' the extra headroom is really appreciated. Loren
Like Loren we have yet to use our exterior propane in the two years of owning our trailer. We also use the small weber with the small propane canisters. We also use our little red campfire on quick overnight stops with an additional 20# canister that we throw in the back of the truck. I donít know if we will ever use it. If Escape ever comes out with a Super Duper 5.0 TA, there are only two changes that I would make:
1) No exterior gas line. Donít use it like I thought we would. It kind of sticks out a little and is sort of exposed to road debris.
2) A 12-volt exterior plug next to the 120 Volt. Tammy mentioned this to me when we were finalizing our build sheet, should have done this. I plan on installing one this spring for an endless breeze 12 volt fan to keep the mosquitos down while sitting under the awing with a nice Malbec.
Everyone here has his or her own style of camping/travel. I had just as much fun with the build sheet as I have had with our trailer. Enjoy, Scott
Scott, Lori and Fritz the melting arctic ice Schnauzer