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Old 10-17-2017, 09:08 AM   #1
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Is this an option on the 5.0TA or is this a standard feature? I've seen several conversation that discuss the height of the step but I can't figure if this is required?


Also wondered if the high lift axle option would change the need for the step?
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Old 10-17-2017, 09:30 AM   #2
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Is this an option on the 5.0TA or is this a standard feature? I've seen several conversation that discuss the height of the step but I can't figure if this is required?
I asked Escape the same question for the 21', not the 5.0TA, and the answer was it is standard and is required due to everything underneath. I expected that answer and I assume it applies both to the 21' and the 5.0TA but that is an assumption.

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Old 10-17-2017, 04:10 PM   #3
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Is this an option on the 5.0TA or is this a standard feature?
The step is an inherent feature of the current design.

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I've seen several conversation that discuss the height of the step but I can't figure if this is required?
Most of the discussions about a step up for the dinette area are talking about either additional height, or a step up in dinettes that don't normally have one (front of the 19', rear dinette of the earlier design of the 5.0TA and 21'). Certainly extra height is not needed, but some people prefer it.

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Also wondered if the high lift axle option would change the need for the step?
The original reason for the step up in the frame and floor at the rear of the Trillium design (which was the origin of the Escape design) was to provide ground clearance for the rear of the trailer. While a tall suspension would improve clearance, the trailer still isn't going to be built without the step in the frame, so it will still have a step in the floor.
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Old 10-17-2017, 09:15 PM   #4
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Brian, thank you for your reply. You are right. I emailed ETI to check and they answered a little later than you did:

Thank you for your email and your interest in the Escape Trailer.

In the 19 Escape we do offer the option to raise the dinette and benches 3. This helps create a better view from the dinette windows. In the 5.0TA the floor is slightly raised to help accommodate the fresh water tank.

The height from the floor to the top of the cushion is approximately 20.


I was hoping to eliminate that tripping hazard because I hate that tiny step that always seems to get me, but, hey, I'll live with it.
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Old 10-17-2017, 09:32 PM   #5
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I was hoping to eliminate that tripping hazard because I hate that tiny step that always seems to get me, but, hey, I'll live with it.
One gets used to the step quickly. I don't recall ever tripping on it in four years. Even if I did, I couldn't really fall as the table is right there to catch me. It really is not an issue...unless, of course, you're actually running through the trailer (with scissors no less) and there's no table in place.
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