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Old 05-07-2016, 12:36 PM   #11
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In the 19, is there room on the wall between the stove and bed area to hang anything on the bed side such as small shelves? Will we need to reinforce that wall if there is?

Also, I need a flat place to lay watercolor papers to dry. I am thinking that there might be a way to attach something to the front of the shelf that is over the rock guard window in the front of the trailer so that I could hook on (when I need it) a lightweight wire shelf that would extend out over the table. The watercolor paper is attached to a foam backing, and I don't do large sheets when we travel so the wire shelf would only need to be about a foot wide. Any suggestions on how I could do this, and would the trailer shelf be strong enough to make it work?
Hi Trav . I would make all my walls reenforced . 2 walls in bed and both walls in bath .at the least ,the dinette, bath wall and bed frig's wall. As for shelf over dinette , on the other side add piece of ply on other side of shelf about 1/4 in or 3/8 in thick . When you attach to the front of that shelf , your screws will go into the piece of wood you put behind and give what you are attaching support . The screws you use you don't want to be long that they go through to other side of your support wood . If you feel screws will ,you can use wider wood blocks like 3/4 in thick . Hope this makes sence . Also always make sure Escape doesn't have any wiring running where you are screwing through . If you are having your trailer built ask them to reenforce that front piece for you , explaining what you need . Pat
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Old 05-07-2016, 12:48 PM   #12
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In the 19, is there room on the wall between the stove and bed area to hang anything on the bed side such as small shelves? Will we need to reinforce that wall if there is?

Also, I need a flat place to lay watercolor papers to dry. I am thinking that there might be a way to attach something to the front of the shelf that is over the rock guard window in the front of the trailer so that I could hook on (when I need it) a lightweight wire shelf that would extend out over the table. The watercolor paper is attached to a foam backing, and I don't do large sheets when we travel so the wire shelf would only need to be about a foot wide. Any suggestions on how I could do this, and would the trailer shelf be strong enough to make it work?
I'd probably consider building some kind of drying rack that would go in my tow vehicle and be out of the way in the trailer. Lots of ready made racks that could be retrofitted. You don't list your tow vehicle??
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Old 05-07-2016, 01:18 PM   #13
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Not sure if you mentioned this previously. When our 2014 19' was built we paid for 4 reinforced walls. I found the 'reinforcement' was simply placing additional plywood pieces between the existing pine 1x2" framework and only 2/3 approximately of the upper wall. I intended to mount a few things lower and had to span the wall with aluminum pieces to reach the 1x2" outside frame, or get behind the wall and add wood.


I checked with ETI and, at that time, all the reinforced walls was only the top 2/3rd of the wall.
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Old 05-07-2016, 01:34 PM   #14
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Thanks guys. We currently have a Casita, and we hung a wire shelf from the floor of the cupboard on the back wall to use as a drying shelf.

We tow with a Pilot. It is usually pretty loaded up with stuff that won't fit in the Casita. I know the Escape has more storage, but I expect the Pilot will still be stuffed with clothes boxes, and other camping accoutrement.
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