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Old 09-19-2013, 10:40 PM   #41
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Maybe the question you should ask yourself... if you're getting the white stove top and white stove vent, would you be happy with the look if the sink and faucet wasn't the same color? Maybe the white sink will take more care (?) but... I'm visual... I wouldn't be happy mixing the look. YMMV
We most definitely will be having both the sink and stove the same. So the question is stock sink and stove or upgrade both to stainless. Leaving them stock saves $120 and gains us a little depth on the sink. Going stainless costs more and looses depth on the sink (or gains cupboard space depending on how you look at it).

As I don't mind either look, I'm not spending more for stainless unless there's some functional improvement. The only functional improvement I could think of would be if the sink (or stove for that matter) were prone to staining. Then I'd pay extra for the stainless. It sounds like the stock sink/stove are not very prone to staining and that Vim does a good job cleaning them so I think I'll put that money towards some other option.

Thanks all for sharing your experiences. It's very valuable to us newbies, and very much appreciated!
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Old 09-20-2013, 12:39 AM   #42
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Just so you know, it's not really that bad having them mismatched. I'm a stainless girl, and have all stainless in my home kitchen, and I would think it would bother me but our used Escape came with stainless sink and white stovetop and hood and I honestly don't even think about it, and it doesn't bother me at all! I think in 2005 the stainless sink was an option but maybe the stovetop wasn't yet, I'm not sure. I find myself being so damn happy with the trailer that the little things aren't even on my radar!
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Old 09-20-2013, 09:39 AM   #43
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Just so you know, it's not really that bad having them mismatched. I'm a stainless girl, and have all stainless in my home kitchen, and I would think it would bother me but our used Escape came with stainless sink and white stovetop and hood and I honestly don't even think about it, and it doesn't bother me at all! I think in 2005 the stainless sink was an option but maybe the stovetop wasn't yet, I'm not sure. I find myself being so damn happy with the trailer that the little things aren't even on my radar!
Agreed on all points. We have the "unmatched" SS sink with white stove. The main deciding point for us was that you can't melt SS by accidentally putting something too hot into it.
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Old 10-17-2013, 06:16 AM   #44
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We haven't had any staining with our standard white sink. We do wipe off our dishes with paper towels before washing them. Maybe that helps.
We haven't purchased a 19ft yet, but plan do so soon. We've traveled a lot over the past 6 years with a pop up trailer that has a white sink. We also wipe down first and there are no noticeable stains yet. We'll go with the white sink when we order.
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Old 10-17-2013, 03:31 PM   #45
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We do not have stainless steel. Anything with a tomato base or the like, I pour down the strainer, not into the sink. We have plenty of trivets and do not put hot items in there. I am glad we have the off-white; we are Floating Cloud!
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Old 10-17-2013, 11:22 PM   #46
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You might want to get a stainless steel deep bar sink. If you wash larger pans a deeper sink is nice. I am the dishwasher in our trailer.
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Old 10-18-2013, 12:26 AM   #47
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I hear you. I'V added one of these to my mod. list .
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I hear you. I'V added one of these to my mod. list .
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Very nice. Don't forget to get the wine and beer fridges too.
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Old 10-21-2013, 03:57 PM   #49
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So, the white sink is PLASTIC?
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Old 10-21-2013, 05:33 PM   #50
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So, the white sink is PLASTIC?
Yes, I assume so.

The kitchen sink in my motorhome - which is set into a Corian solid-surface countertop - is white plastic. The only other white alternatives to moulded plastic that I can think of would be enameled steel (I wouldn't want that) and fiberglass (which is just moulded plastic reinforced with glass fibres). There are Corian sinks intended to be integrated with Corian countertops, but that's still moulded plastic. Fiberglass sinks are rare if they even exist, although some complete countertops with integral sinks are fiberglass - that would be nice option for Escape to offer.

I checked a typical RV parts catalog, and all the sinks I saw were stainless steel or moulded plastic.

Our motorhome sink is somewhat stained on one side after many months of full-time use. I would rather have stainless steel, but the plastic works.
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