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Old 02-06-2019, 06:10 AM   #1
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Escape 21 - Full height Cabinet or not??

Hi All,
We at crunch point and have to sign off by close of play on the 7th and having added the above mod to our build we are having last minute second thoughts. As previously mentioned we are novices hence the majority of our build has been influenced buy you folks already. So we would appreciate feedback from our learned friends on the pros and cons before we press the button.
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Old 02-06-2019, 06:18 AM   #2
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Hi All,
We at crunch point and have to sign off by close of play on the 7th and having added the above mod to our build we are having last minute second thoughts. As previously mentioned we are novices hence the majority of our build has been influenced buy you folks already. So we would appreciate feedback from our learned friends on the pros and cons before we press the button.
Thanks
John
John,
I completed my build a few months ago. At the end I decided that if an option was in question, I could afford it, and it would be difficult to add later, I just added it. The ones that I questioned and could be easily added later, I passed on. My option total was around $10,000.00 and I'm pretty frugal in nature. Our last camper a Casita, was a 2001 model and still looked and worked like new. What's a few thousand dollars if it brings you many happy years!
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Old 02-06-2019, 06:29 AM   #3
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We got the full height cabinet. Some people prefer the more open space and the window or wish to put a TV there (we don't watch TV in bed). Also, the 21' has a lot of storage already. But we go for longer periods of time and have found the full height cabinet to be convenient and easy to access storage. We would get the full height cabinet again.
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Old 02-06-2019, 06:57 AM   #4
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This will be our second E21, our first was a 2014 classic and now 2019 2ndG model. There is so much more room inside, you do not need any more storage. The weight is already approaching 4500# as it is. The optional window and "nightstand" without the closet IMHO a lot better option for light and air inside. That corner was dark in our first E21 and we are looking forward to the additional benefits.
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Old 02-06-2019, 07:34 AM   #5
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We have the full length cabinet in our 21 and would definitely get it again. Once we retire, we hope to spend a few months in California a year to be closer to our daughterís family. We donít think it closes things up too much and have outfitted it as a wardrobe.
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Old 02-06-2019, 08:30 AM   #6
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Escape 21 - Full height Cabinet or not??

We took advantage of the full height cabinet and love it. Initially, we ordered the cabinet without a shelf, but then realized we could maximize the storage area by adding one.

I would order this option again. Good luck with your decision!

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Old 02-06-2019, 09:06 AM   #7
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I LOVE the full height cabinet! I had them put one shelf in the middle (additional cost, but Dirk said he didn't want to put in shelves; I'd probably still be waiting - ). The upper shelf has my laundry basket (I got the 17" wide), which fits perfectly:


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The lower shelf has items such as the toaster, rice cooker, waterpik, etc. They're all at an easily reached height.


We felt this option was well worth the cost.
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Old 02-06-2019, 09:32 AM   #8
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Escape 21 - Full height Cabinet or not??

We value the small counter space on the standard cabinet. We charge our devices there and our stereo is mounted there as well. As much as another cabinet would be helpful, I donít think I would want to give up the counter space so handy to our bed. I guess you could put your devices in the full cabinet as well, but I do like open counter.
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Old 02-06-2019, 09:58 AM   #9
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We chose not to get the extra cabinet because we wanted the more open feel you get without it. We are very happy with our decision as we have more storage space than we need. If you choose not to get it I would highly recommend getting the optional window over the drawer stack. The window also contributes to the bright open feel that we like.
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Old 02-06-2019, 10:32 AM   #10
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We have that option and love it. Tv is closer for these old eyes. Plus we can store items there that otherwise would be underneath or in the truck.
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