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Old 12-03-2009, 04:50 PM   #1
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Escape 5.0 on order

Hello folks;

Dave & Deb here. We live in Memphis, TN and currently own a 1999 17’ Casita. We placed our order for an Escape 5.0 yesterday, with an October 26th delivery date. We will be towing with our 2003 4.0 L 2wd Ranger, with plans to replace it with a 4wd version in a couple of years.

I’ve been lurking here for about a month and am compiling a list of options for the new trailer. Thank you all for your expertise and opinions. I’ll try to search the forums before bombarding you with noob questions.

I haven’t had an opportunity to talk with Rease about this particular brainstorm yet, but was wondering if anyone had tried to get the 5.0 built with a front window in the “bedroom.” We like the great ventilation we get in the Casita (the Towster) with windows on three sides of the rear bed and were hoping for the same in the Escape.

We travel with three mid-sized dogs so we are looking forward to having a bit more floor space for them. Currently, nighttime trips to the bathroom resemble a game of Twister with grumbling dogs for a soundtrack.

I look forward to getting to know you better in the future.

Dave
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Old 12-03-2009, 05:09 PM   #2
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Re: Escape 5.0 on order

Congrats!! Now the hard part the waiting..

Ask away on the questions as there's always someone that has an answer or at very least point you in the right direction.
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Old 12-03-2009, 05:41 PM   #3
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Hi: Dave& Deb...And Welcome!!! As for a front window I wouldn't say it's out of the question, but structuraly may not be feasible. On the inside there is a wood crossbar in the insulation from one side to the other in that wall!!!
We always sleep with the MaxxFan on and tow with it open and almost never have the windows in the front open.
Then again we don't have any dogs to contend with. Alf
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Old 12-03-2009, 05:43 PM   #4
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Congrats!! Now the hard part the waiting..

Ask away on the questions as there's always someone that has an answer or at very least point you in the right direction.
Thanks Jeff...I'm not shy
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Hi: Dave& Deb...And Welcome!!! As for a front window I wouldn't say it's out of the question, but structally may not be feasible. On the inside there is a wood crossbar in the insulation from one side to the other in that wall!!!
We always sleep with the MaxxFan on and tow with it open and almost never have the windows in the front open.
Then again we don't have any dogs to contend with. Alf
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Among the benefits of dogs (even greater than the excellent security system they provide), is the convenient excuse they provide when Deb looks around with a horrified expression on her face, and I can say "It wasn't me...must been one of the dogs" (However, after more than 20 years, I can't get much past her).

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Old 12-03-2009, 06:31 PM   #6
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Re: Escape 5.0 on order

Dave, congrats on your purchase, and welcome to the ranks of Escape owners.
So.....you blame the dogs too. That works both ways though, our dog has got me blamed for his smells too.

Alf, either they built your trailer crooked, or you were standing on your short right leg when you took that photo.
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Old 12-03-2009, 06:47 PM   #7
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Hi: Jim...New camera!!! and for the rest of my faults I just "Play Possum". Works for Red Green Alf
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I respect Red Green lots, therefore you are off the hook on that one.
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Old 12-03-2009, 07:34 PM   #9
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Hi Dave,

Did Reace mention that there is a new vent over the front bed?

We will take some photos and post them here shortly.

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Hi Dave,

Did Reace mention that there is a new vent over the front bed?

We will take some photos and post them here shortly.

Tammy
Wow, that would be nice! A few evenings, we thought, "Wouldn't it be nice to have a vent over us?" Of course, we already have a hole over our bed, placed there by Demon Jim, when he was trying out Rease's reciprocating saw! But, the nice telescope we installed over the bed, works great on starry nights, and is a "one of a kind" modification : - ) Below is a picture of Jim causing his mischief!
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