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Old 10-05-2015, 03:38 PM   #31
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Actually you can see through the smoke lens, if you check out my modifications to my 19' Escape there is a picture taken of the sight.
Hi Jim, that picture of the Maxx Fan, that's the smoke lens ? looks very clear in daylight. Nice. Thank you
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Old 10-05-2015, 03:50 PM   #32
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Hi Jim, that picture of the Maxx Fan, that's the smoke lens ? looks very clear in daylight. Nice. Thank you
yes, and it was a cloudy day.....
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Old 10-05-2015, 03:51 PM   #33
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Thanks, Robert. If it is that close maybe I can dig out 4" of dirt. That would give me 2" clearance.
Be careful, Escape does not install a 13,500 a/c, all they use is the 11,500 model, if it is smaller then you are good.
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Old 10-05-2015, 03:57 PM   #34
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Be careful, Escape does not install a 13,500 a/c, all they use is the 11,500 model, if it is smaller then you are good.
Yes, my mistake on the BTUs. However, the height is the same: about 9 1/2" tall.
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Old 10-05-2015, 05:23 PM   #35
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Another thought - get it "AC ready" and you'll have a vent instead, but it'll be simple to drop the AC on later should you choose.
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Old 10-05-2015, 05:58 PM   #36
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Another thought - get it "AC ready" and you'll have a vent instead, but it'll be simple to drop the AC on later should you choose.
Good suggestion, Charlie. I may go that way so options are open. Thanks.

I am assuming 9-1/2" height is a flush mount so that puts the trailer height @ 8' 7" + 9'-1/2" or 9' 4-1/2", 2-1/2" above my 9' 2" limit. Maybe I could just deflate the tires.
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Old 10-05-2015, 06:17 PM   #37
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Rob, years ago when I ordered a Scamp, I wanted to store it in the garage but the huge emergency escape vent would not allow it through the door. I thought about deflating as well. Instead Scamp did not add the big sombrero sized vent to the roof, at my request, and I have been pushing it into my garage ever since. If you are not wild over AC why spend $ on it and upset your trailer storage place. It can always be dropped it later.
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Old 10-05-2015, 10:08 PM   #38
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I hope my question fits in this thread. Forgive me if not.
I live in a cool area and like to avoid camping in hot weather/areas. Despite that in building my 2016 21 I thought I would include a/c mainly for possible resale concerns. Specs for the 21 say the height is 8' 7". My potential existing storage area is 9' 2" high. My question: What is the height of the 21 with the a/c unit installed?

If higher than 9' I either get to build another pole barn or exclude the a/c from the build.
I am buying to keep not to resell.
A/C is a big resale concern. Most buyers for used units seem to want it and they will pass up the unit many times if it is not there. They either live in a hot climate or they intend to take the trailer to a hot climate. They have no interest in finding a unit and having it installed themselves. So that is definitely a valid concern. You also might find that you can use it some or your long-term plans change.


I think of the height as being 9 1/2' to make sure it is covered for any arches or whatever. As far as storage though, you would want taller such as ten feet because you cannot work on anything on the roof without some more room.
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Seems confusing; if on one point Escapes sell in a flash...then why be so concerned about an appliance that van be dropped in later? When we sold our 17B, some asked/passed when we didnt have A/C. It still sold.

Said it before....order options to fit your needs. Most everything else (except oven) are not too difficult to install later.Get the outside shower tho!
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Several Escapes for sale sat for several months. There was plenty of interest but prospective buyers all wanted A/C. One seller went so far as to install A/C to get the unit sold. At the moment, hard to say if that would happen again because of the much longer wait time.

We have had some other items installed in ours that we feel most buyers would want but we do not expect to use.

Even Canadians like to go to Arizona and Florida and all of those hot places! And many of them want A/C.
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