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Old 10-06-2015, 02:51 PM   #61
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No A/C, no awning? You rebel you.
Greg, trying to keep in the spirit of "camping". Where do we draw the line ?
We use an RV to see the country even when its parked for days. We use it as our local hotel room while we enjoy the surrounding towns and people. When at National Parks or Canadian equivalent, same deal, get out and explore. the RV is a comfortable version of the old tent. I own four by the way, one, two, three and six people tents.
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Old 10-06-2015, 03:06 PM   #62
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Hi Cathy I noticed your solar on your roof . It looks like 4 feet attaching instead of a rail? Did Escape install that way ? Pat
Pat, they are now bolting all panels so that is the feet you are seeing.
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Old 10-06-2015, 03:08 PM   #63
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Hi Cathy I noticed your solar on your roof . It looks like 4 feet attaching instead of a rail? Did Escape install that way ? Pat
Here is a better photo. Yes, ETI did that. We did not do anything on it.
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Old 10-06-2015, 03:18 PM   #64
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Did ETI credit you Santiago or just a straight delete? Any blocking on the inside for future mounting?
Hi Bruce, yes as I recall they did credit a small amount and that was unexpected. Had it been $0 it would not affect our decision, in fact I would pay extra not to install it.

Please folks I am not knocking the ETI awning, its perfectly good, easy to deploy and works as expected. Were it the Mercedes Benz of awnings it would not affect our decision to skip it. Less is best for people like us. I fully understand others have different views and likes and that is fine if you use and enjoy it. We had it and never cared to use it, that was pre Scamp days. We made same rule when we bought the Scamp and have been perfectly happy without it.

Yes I will make sure awning areas are blocked for us to take advantage of should our travel style change or a future owner comes along. Should we change our mind many years from now, I doubt it, we will look at all makes, sizes and designs at that time and select best of breed to install. Make sense ?
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Old 10-06-2015, 04:13 PM   #65
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I am with you 100% dude.

After being on the cusp of wrecking mine in a wind storm, I look forward to the day an electric one can be put on. For now its zap strapped into closed position.
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Old 10-06-2015, 04:38 PM   #66
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I look forward to the day an electric one can be put on. For now its zap strapped into closed position.
Bruce, an electric one that deploys at flick of a switch would certainly be one huge step forward especially when you need to do so in a hurry. I see people excited over SUV and minivan seat that are motorized. I see more and more with motorized rear hatch doors, why not an awning ?

By the way, I was very late jumping from B&W TV to color TV, late to let go of photo film SLR cameras, don't touch point and shoot ones, don't take pics with phone or iPad and very late to adapt to battery powered tools, very late. Many of these self imposed obstacles have been overcome except for the pics from phones still a no go. When wife and I backpack overseas, half my pack weight is real glass lenses. Painful I know but don't take shortcuts. Hope this helps explain my quirkiness.
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We used our awning every time out this year and the screen room over half the times. Used the air in May and early June but not since. Everybody camps differently and it's nice that the Escape is so adaptable to the many styles. We've been in about 20 states and three Canadian Provinces. About the same number as
where you'll find my picture in the post office. Coincidence?
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Old 10-06-2015, 04:58 PM   #68
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Had an electric awning on my Lance trailers, one time the motor did not work and a storm ripped it to shreds, would not want one that I could not take manually and quickly, they are also very slow, for safety reasons.
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Had an electric awning on my Lance trailers, one time the motor did not work and a storm ripped it to shreds, would not want one that I could not take manually and quickly, they are also very slow, for safety reasons.
I have two awnings on my motorhome; one is manual and the other is electric (because it is too high to reach reasonably) but they are otherwise essentially the same design. The electric one deploys in a fraction of one minute - probably faster than I could pull out the manual one. I haven't checked how to manually retract the electric one if the motor fails so I don't know if that's a problem.

This sort of detail varies between designs, and the type I have would not fit with the curved side of an Escape.
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Here is a better photo. Yes, ETI did that. We did not do anything on it.
Thanks Cathy . Now that is a improvement . When I spoke to Escape before my trip up North , I was only 92,miles away . I didn't get the solar because they wanted to add those rails and bolt that down . I wanted the feet , bolted down . I was told they would use the rails . Guess I need to talk to Escape again . I really wanted the solar . I do have pre-solar already . I felt those rails were part of problem , couldn't flex . Maybe I'm nuts but that is what I felt . Maybe the solar is in my future now. Pat
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