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Old 03-23-2019, 03:30 PM   #1
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I Wish I Had ...

I wish I had ….

One year plus with my Escape 17B, I can reflect on my choices for options:

Very glad I chose the upgraded fridge, solar package, storm windows and extra insulation, storage box, bathroom window, high lift and aluminum wheels.

Neutral on the kitchen window.

I wish I had ordered the detachable power cord.

I also wish I stepped up to the 19 footer. Well, maybe!

Your reflections?
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Old 03-23-2019, 03:59 PM   #2
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https://www.amazon.com/Cynder-00637-...s%2C191&sr=8-5

Here is an example of the easiest way to have a detachable power cord. The original stays coiled up and the extension plugs into it.
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Old 03-23-2019, 04:35 PM   #3
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Here is a conversion kit...https://www.amazon.com/ABN-Outdoor-M...gateway&sr=8-9
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Old 03-23-2019, 11:30 PM   #4
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I wish I had ….

One year plus with my Escape 17B, I can reflect on my choices for options:

Very glad I chose the upgraded fridge, solar package, storm windows and extra insulation, storage box, bathroom window, high lift and aluminum wheels.

Neutral on the kitchen window.

I wish I had ordered the detachable power cord.

I also wish I stepped up to the 19 footer. Well, maybe!

Your reflections?
Great post! Why are you glad you upgraded the fridge and got the high lift axel and why do you wish you had gotten the detachable power cord? I hope others chime in on this and give their “whys”.
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Old 03-23-2019, 11:59 PM   #5
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I'm glad I don't have the detachable cord. Haven't forgotten it anywhere. I only have as much cord as I need to reach the post ( the rest is still inside the trailer, clean and dry ).

I don't struggle with connecting it at the trailer ( there are solutions apparently ).

You'll hear contrary opinions, about now.
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Old 03-24-2019, 05:39 AM   #6
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I agree with Lisa. Great Post. I'm working on my build sheet this morning and am wondering where you needed the high lift axle? I would prefer to skip this option.
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Old 03-24-2019, 05:46 AM   #7
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https://www.amazon.com/Cynder-00637-...s%2C191&sr=8-5

Here is an example of the easiest way to have a detachable power cord. The original stays coiled up and the extension plugs into it.
I think I will do this. It gives an added option when the power pole is more than 25' away. I just deleted this option.
Thanks
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Old 03-24-2019, 07:11 AM   #8
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I agree with Lisa. Great Post. I'm working on my build sheet this morning and am wondering where you needed the high lift axle? I would prefer to skip this option.
-Bill

We’ve towed our trailer (unintentionally) through a couple areas well off the beaten path where we probably should not have, and would not have if we’d known what we were getting into. In those couple of instances we were very glad to have the lift kit. So for that purpose, we’ve used it about as much as we’ve used the air conditioner, which is our most expensive option that we rarely use.

On the other hand, we ‘use’ the high lift axle every time we empty our holding tanks. The few extra inches provides a little more help to gravity to get things out, and there have been a few times in unusual circumstances when we needed the extra height to create any downhill grade at all for the stinky slinky. Worth it to me just for this ‘feature’, and I’m reminded every time I do the slooooow gray dump in particular.
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Old 03-24-2019, 07:19 AM   #9
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I wish we had room darkening shades, an option not available from Escape. Also wish we had 2 more inches in the bed, 2 more inches of cooking space around the stove, and 2 more inches in the bathroom. (19??).
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Old 03-24-2019, 07:23 AM   #10
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I wish we had room darkening shades, an option not available from Escape. Also wish we had 2 more inches in the bed, 2 more inches of cooking space around the stove, and 2 more inches in the bathroom. (19??).

The bigger bed was the primary reason that we sold our 17B for a 19, but I greatly appreciate the couple extra inches in the bathroom every time I use it.
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