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Old 04-01-2016, 01:44 AM   #31
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Thanks for the photos...having not seen a raw shell with a backlight (sun) and what amazed me was how translucent the fiberglass shell was. Thought maybe the white gel coat or whatever would make it more opaque. DSC04045 the sun is shining thru it and it appears the Escape logo is visible thru it on the right in the pic!
I've attached a photo of the same front window (with rock shield!) of another 19' that we viewed last year. What you're seeing through the window is the logo/graphic they had put on the rock shield. So, yeah, you can always see that. Interesting - I hadn't really thought about that too much since we were originally wanting to get a 5.0TA and then switched to a 21'.

Also remember, you're seeing this trailer without the internal insulation and wall covers. But, yeah, it was quite interesting seeing just the (basically) raw shell like that and to be able to see it from the inside.
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Old 04-01-2016, 01:46 AM   #32
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Gawd, I keep hitting "submit reply" too quickly. Here's that photo.
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Old 04-01-2016, 01:49 AM   #33
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yes I am very interested in seeing the new insulation,hopefully they will post pics of this new demo trailer as it progresses in production.
I will have to visit the factory at some point prior to next year to get a first hand look at this critter, but all the pics everyone has posted both 16 and 17 model years are appreciated.
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Old 04-01-2016, 01:53 AM   #34
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DSC04053 Is the plywood floor sealed on the top side with fiberglass? I was under the impression (maybe incorrectly) that the plywood was sealed on both sides with fiberglass mat/gel so water could not penetrate it.
DSC4042 Propane base appears to still be mounted with screws in the top of the trailer frame rather than screwed to L- brackets welded to frame!Hopefully this can be rectified in a note in my build sheet....
Did not notice any changes at this stage of production with regard to the mounting of the solar unless they added core material to the inside of the roof where the mounts are to make the roof thicker/stronger at those points.
Not a fan of the awning but since its standard now in 2017, just have to grin and bear it.
Again thanks for the photos..no show stoppers visible, just need now to get in the 2017 line if possible.
Can't supply any more info on your above comments. Dirk's an engineer and used to looking at mfgr stuff due to his job at Boeing. He might be able to tell ya what all I saw, but since he's snoring away right now, I can't help ya. Nor is that stuff I generally pay attention to (that's what he's for!).

And we both agree with you on the awning. But I could fall in love with it once we get The Trailer and start using it left and right. Or get a separate pop-up type cover with buggie screen, like that clamshell one that's been mentioned before.

I also don't know if the outside stuff is finalized, so maybe the propane base might be changed. I wish I had asked about the solar, as I know it's a great concern to many - and rightly so. We're not getting it added at build (although it will be pre-wired for solar), so it's not high on my list of things to remember.

Fingers crossed (mentally, of course!) for you (and everyone else!) tomorrow.

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Old 04-01-2016, 01:57 AM   #35
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yes I am very interested in seeing the new insulation,hopefully they will post pics of this new demo trailer as it progresses in production.
I will have to visit the factory at some point prior to next year to get a first hand look at this critter, but all the pics everyone has posted both 16 and 17 model years are appreciated.
have you asked ETI if there are any owners near you willing to show you their trailer? I found it very worthwhile doing that, even before we went to the factory. I thoroughly enjoyed talking to the owners and seeing what all they did to personalize their trailers. And finding out how they stashed stuff in the storage areas. You can't see that at the factory!
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Old 04-01-2016, 02:06 AM   #36
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As I was typing all this up, I was imagining you (yes, YOU, Brian B-P) going through each photo and looking at them in great detail. And thinking "so that's how they're gonna do that", or "interesting", "but I wish I could see more" or whatever.

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Old 04-01-2016, 02:13 AM   #37
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have you asked ETI if there are any owners near you willing to show you their trailer? I found it very worthwhile doing that, even before we went to the factory. I thoroughly enjoyed talking to the owners and seeing what all they did to personalize their trailers. And finding out how they stashed stuff in the storage areas. You can't see that at the factory!
Yes I saw a 2015 year 19 in my neck of the woods. Very nice owner and very helpful explaining it to me, but a 2016 factory visit is a good excuse for a road trip..even if it is a 4k round trip!
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Old 04-01-2016, 02:15 AM   #38
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Lol I'm with Dirk on this one As soon as the order is made I will happily be handing over all the interior details and decisions to my D.W. along with my check book. again thank you for such a thoughtful and appreciated narrative and look forward to your future pics
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Thanks and you're welcome! Yeah, Dirk's left all that up to me. I'm the one that's spent hours and hours on this forum and other places learning this and that. I just tell him what all I think he needs to know. But it makes sense as I'm far pickier than he is. Yeah, yeah, that's what we'll call it - picky! HA!

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I've attached a photo of the same front window (with rock shield!) of another 19' that we viewed last year. What you're seeing through the window is the logo/graphic they had put on the rock shield. So, yeah, you can always see that. Interesting - I hadn't really thought about that too much since we were originally wanting to get a 5.0TA and then switched to a 21'.
When we are setup and camping we always have the rock guard in the open position. Then you do not see the back of the rock guard or the graphics coming through - just the beautiful nature surroundings of the campground. At night you simply close the blinds.
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Old 04-01-2016, 05:03 AM   #40
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I am thinking that with those windows it will take the fan on to get much ventilation. We are used to our pop up trailer with big windows that all zip open completely. But even with them open we generally have a fan going to create the breeze and that requires us to have shore power, and then when it rains they all have to be zipped up unless under the deployed awning. So advantages and disadvantages to everything.

Yes, thank you for posting all of the pictures!
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