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Old 01-16-2016, 02:03 PM   #11
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I would assume that certain options are ordered by the vast majority of Escape customers. If an option is purchased on 80 or 90% of units sold , it makes sense to make the option standard and simplify the ordering and manufacturing process . With the expansion of Escape's facilities and the hiring of new staff , it makes both economic and logistical sense. My casita came with the two way water heater , yet on the Escape it was an option.
Never made sense to me considering Escape's position in the fiberglass trailer industry.
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Old 01-16-2016, 02:39 PM   #12
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A barn style sliding door for the bathroom
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I wished I would have thought of slightly above floor level night lights that were flush mounted.
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Old 01-16-2016, 03:04 PM   #15
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If an option is purchased on 80 or 90% of units sold , it makes sense to make the option standard and simplify the ordering and manufacturing process .
The only problem with that is 10-20% of buyers would end up with features that they may not want, things like a/c. I like a la carte ordering and paying only for what you want.

Sliding bathroom door: works in marine situations and would get away from it stiking out into the passage way.

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Old 01-16-2016, 03:19 PM   #16
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I'd be (very) happy if Escape continued to offer the same unparalleled customizing opportunities after their expansion.
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Old 01-16-2016, 03:36 PM   #17
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I really did not like the two-way water heater on our Casita, so jumped at the chance to buy a propane-only unit on the 19 foot Escape that we are scheduled to pick up Feb. 2.
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A better fridge if there is such, and a 2 step pull out. How about an option for a better grade paint job for the frame and such. Mine gets chipped and rusts in no time, guess it's road stone or something along those lines.
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This would be a mold change not viable as an option.
1) A new entry door - which seals properly no matter what the outside temperature is. (And is wider to accommodate #2.)

These could be options.
2) A fridge which works in the southwest US in the summer.
3) An opening front window.
4) Barn style - sliding - bath room door.
5) Reworked cabinets around the wheel wells - a la Ron-in-BC and others.
6) Emergency egress rear window. (To allow opening for ventilation AND good sealing while traveling.)
7) Awning style windows - to allow use in the rain.

This is easy to add so not a big deal either way
8) Stove igniter.
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The only problem with that is 10-20% of buyers would end up with features that they may not want, things like a/c. I like a la carte ordering and paying only for what you want.

Sliding bathroom door: works in marine situations and would get away from it stiking out into the passage way.

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Ala carte ordering to please the 10% has a cost . I just purchased a new vehicle and everything was either standard or part of a package , very little was an individual option. I am surprized that
Escape does not offer a solar option package ( solar panel - 2 6 volt batteries and inverter ) at a reduced price over buying the options individually similar to what the auto industry does.
Try and buy a new vehicle without A/C . Standardization often leads to fewer choices but also to reduced costs and mistakes .IMHO.
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