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Old 02-25-2009, 09:50 PM   #71
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Re: 19ft Escape - Progress



I forgot to ask Tammy when emailing with her today about the inverter thing because there is no mention of it in the specs for the trailer. Maybe it is an expected standard, does anybody else know?
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First thing I did when I got my Escape is I bought a binder to store all the instruction manuals that come with it.

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The electrical system in your RV is composed of 120V and 12V capabilities. All installations are made in compliance with CSA codes.

Skipping ahead here: When connected to an exterior 120 V outlet, power will be supplied to operate you refrigerator, wall receptacles and any other 120V item.

The second electrical system in your RV is the 12 Volt DC system. It will provide power for lighting and other living needs when 120V is not available.

Your RV is equipped with a 120V AC to 12V DC converter, which will automatically switch the load from battery to converter when the RV is plugged into a 120V source.

Included in the converter is a battery charge circuit, which is designed to recharge the RV battery and automatically shut off when the pre-set required voltage is reached.

A Ground Fault Interrupter (GFI) protects the kitchen outlet.

If you want, you can google Parallax Power Supply L.L.C. series 7300 Power Center

Back to my confusion, I know that I plugged my laptop and shaver into AC to charge them while boondocking. I'm just going to have to unplug the trailer, re-connect the battery and plug a 120V lamp into an outlet to confirm this.

I'm not gonna worry about the TV. I'd only use it if at a campground with cable. It came with a cable to connect it to a PC to use as a monitor. At 15" compared to my 13" MacBook, there doesn't seem much point.

Anyway, I'll try to check out the AC outlets in the next day or two.

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Old 02-25-2009, 09:51 PM   #72
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Does anyone know how many 19' are ordered? I'm guessing 5 at this point. (My 17' is going to be between 19's.)
I was just talking to Tammy and indicated that I would pick mine up when ever it was ready, no rush
I just need it by early June. I was number 6 but told them they could bump me to 10 if needed.
There are busy she said, no sleep for Reace.
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Hi Glenn, a converter takes 120 volts AC and changes it to 12 volts DC to run the furnace fan, water pump and lights etc.
To plug anything 120 volt in you need a inverter (Large metal thing with heat sinks wired direct to your battery with heavy cable)
Hope this helps, Oh by the way Escape doesn't offer this as an option, it would have had to be put on afterwards.
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Glenn, where are you headed on your first major trip with your new Escape 19?
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Old 02-25-2009, 10:28 PM   #75
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No 19' for me ( assuming you're asking me ). I've had the 17' for less than a year and I have no desire to move up. It's lighter weight makes it an easy tow with the RAV and best of all, there's no room for the kid to move in. I'm looking forward to the RV show in Chilliwack for a first-hand look at the 19 and the new 17.

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Oops, I meant Doug. I read both your posts and got all confused.

I had thought about going out to see the Escape 19 at the Chilliwack show, but I would bet that Reace and Tammy will be quite busy then, so I will likely to the following weekend.

What new 17 is there?
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Hi Jim, going to pop down in a couple of weeks to pick colors, options etc.
Then May, June when ever its ready to pick up and take a week or so to get home.
After that.... going all over northern BC and AB.
How about you.
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I am headed to meet with a bunch of photography friends in Northern Oregon the first weekend in June. I will take of the weekend before, and then home the following weekend. Other than that, a bunch of shorter trips this year with it. I am doing a 2 week canoe trip in early September, so that will limit the amount of time I can get away.

In the future, we plan to do a bunch of extended trips to all the far reaches on North America, with the first focus on Alaska and other points north, and out to the Maritimes.
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My previous attempt to reply seems to have disappeared.

Anyway, second hand via my buddy Keath, the new 17 has an inch more headroom after Reace modified the frame. Also has LED interior lights and tail lights and the new screen door.

Back to inverter / converter, my memory has returned and I believe I charged the laptop via an inverter in the RAV, not in the trailer.

So, since the Sirius Executive Dock is powered by an AC cord with an in-line converter, I'll have to see if there is a 12V cord in my collection of accessories and I'll have to get one or two 12V outlets installed.

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That's right, I do remember Reace sometime saying something about redoing on of the 17's moulds.
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