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Old 04-09-2013, 01:04 AM   #1
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I'm looking at buying the Escape and I had a question regarding the cabinetry. Is the cabinetry in the Escape wood or partical board?
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Old 04-09-2013, 01:37 AM   #2
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The cabinet frames are all solid wood and the panelling is oak veneer plywood. Reace also adds in reinforcing plywood if you are going to mount heavy objects such as TV's on the side of your cabinets.

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Old 04-10-2013, 12:51 AM   #3
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Escapes are made of quality products that should last many years. No junk wood is used. You can get walls in bedroom and bathroom reinforced for heavy things like TV swing arm. These trailers are hand made by skilled workers and Reace works on the line with them.
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Old 04-10-2013, 12:59 AM   #4
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Thanks Scott and Chuck. I was a little torn between the Escape and the Casita. The one thing I didn't like about the Casita was the Carpet Walls. From everything I've g]read both brands are very good quality wise. Your responses have help me make up my mind.

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Somebody correct me if I am wrong, but the cabinet and door faces and paneling are not genuine oak veneer, but a fake veneer of some sort. There is a repetitive pattern to the veneer (I think) which indicates it is not genuine wood. In an old post somewhere people cautioned about using any sort of tape even temporarily on the veneer as that can cause it to peel off. --Liz
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Old 04-10-2013, 12:09 PM   #6
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You are correct. It is not real veneer but a vinyl film applied to a plywood core. Be very careful attaching things to it with tape.
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Old 04-10-2013, 06:32 PM   #7
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And be careful with any corrosive chemicals...such as bleach. Had a small amount spill on an inner shelf. It will, and did, remove the film.
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I'm sure this will generate some controversy but I'm one that isn't all that thrill with the cabinetry. 1/16' panelling is hardly what I'd call oak veneer plywood. The cabinets seem adequate in most places but in some such as the bottoms of overhead cabinets, the panelling is really insufficient for my comfort zone. I'm particulary concerned about the bottom of the large cabinet under the sink and stove in my 19'. The space available invites a heavy load of canned goods or liquids that I'm not sure can be supported by the "wood". One thing I'm really not excited about is the large hollow door leading to the bath. I'd have liked to see a couple cross pieces in the door to help it hold it's shape and to support hooks or a towel road.
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Most people don't carry heavy items, such as canned goods, in the upper cabinets. The reason is to keep the centre of gravity low. Things you'll find in my upper cabinets are towels, linens, clothing etc.
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I'm sure all you need to do is ask Reace to install cross pieces in the door, and he'd be happy to accommodate the request. Same with the floor in question. You might think also about other walls where you might want to hang hooks or heavy objects, those can be reinforced as well. I use the lowest cabinet in my 17B for heavier stuff like cans and bottles, and in my case that means directly on the floor.
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