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Old 05-30-2014, 02:13 PM   #1
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Escape 21': front window, or shelf?

The build list for our 21' is due in four weeks, and most decisions are made. One that remains is whether to opt for the front window or not.

If you own an Escape 21' and have enjoyed a trip or two please let us know if you chose the window, and how pleased you are with your decision. If you chose no window, how useful has the shelf turned out to be?

If you are like us and awaiting completion of your Escape 21, what are you thinking about the front window option?

In the early morning, darker is certainly better for sleeping, but having more light in the daytime and a view in all four directions is also appealing.

Thanks for your thoughts on this.
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Old 05-30-2014, 02:34 PM   #2
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I'd opt for the window without question.
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Old 05-30-2014, 02:35 PM   #3
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You need to be able to look out the front window to see who is breaking into your vehicle...
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Old 05-30-2014, 02:54 PM   #4
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Old 05-30-2014, 03:37 PM   #5
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21 front window

Our 19 had a window and Nancy told Reace that she wants one in the 21. She made that decision very early and Reace said he would see what he could do and we had it when we picked it up in Oct. If I forget to open the shield over the window, I hear about it quickly. We don't miss the shelf, the magazines fit next to the mattress and the remote fits in a small pouch that hangs from the window.
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Since I like a lot of natural light, I'd opt for the window. In fact, Reace allowed me to put the 19' front passenger window on my 17'. While I lost wall space, I've been very happy with that choice.
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No window here. We like it dark when sleeping; with the huge side window that will be plenty - plus the shelf is very handy; decided to spend the $ on extra outlets instead.
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Old 05-30-2014, 06:02 PM   #8
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No window here. We like it dark when sleeping; with the huge side window that will be plenty - plus the shelf is very handy; decided to spend the $ on extra outlets instead.
Thanks for your thoughts, everyone. Would it work to get the front window option, then close the f/g cover over the outside of it overnight whenever morning light might interfere with sleep?
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No window for us. Reasons are, bed is for sleeping and mid afternoon naps so darker is good, front windows are not dual pane so will make bed area cozier, one less place for leaks and easier to clean bugs from the front without the window.
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Thanks for your thoughts, everyone. Would it work to get the front window option, then close the f/g cover over the outside of it overnight whenever morning light might interfere with sleep?
That's what we do. The front window for us is a must have.
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