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Old 07-29-2015, 06:23 PM   #1
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Escape 5.0 TA Questions

My wife and I where looking at the 5.0 TA online today and came up with couple of questions that maybe some of you 5.0 TA owner could answer .
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1. What is the distance from the edge of the mattress to the ceiling? Basically if you're sitting on the edge of the bed how much head clearance do you have?
2. Now if your are laying down in the bed how much head clearance do you have above your head to the ceiling?
3. Where did you locate your TV in the trailer and can it be seen from both the bed and dinette?
4. Can you feel the A/C blowing on when you are laying down on the bed?
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Old 07-29-2015, 07:35 PM   #2
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I didn't take measurements, but will tell you my height (5'10") and experience in the locations you're asking about.

1. I can easily sit up with plenty of room about my head. If fact, I can stand on the second step down and still not touch the ceiling.
2. I can easily sit up without making contact with the ceiling.
3. You can wire the Trailer for two locations using only one TV. The mount sold by ETI has two mounts for the wall and one removable and adjustable arm for the TV. You simply move the TV to your desired location. ETI wired the bed area on the passenger side and the dinette area on the driver's side. I put one mount on the refer wall and one on the divider between the cabinet on the right side of the entry.
4. Yes, the A/C has vents so you can direct the air in any direction.
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Old 07-29-2015, 09:01 PM   #3
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Measurements

#1 = 37"

#2 = 31-32" I'm 5'11" and have 2" memory foam pad on mattress. If I sit totally erect, I can just feel the ceiling. Measurements taken without memory foam.

#3 = not sure, don't have TV in trailer, but agree with previous answer on possible mounting locations.

#4 = yes, especially if you only open toward bedroom
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Thanks guys looks like for a 6.0 ft person I would have no problems both sitting on the edge of the bed and sitting up on the bed mattress. I am glad to hear there's plenty of AC flow to the bed area. Now here is a loaded question how is the noise level from the A/C unit in the upper bed area? To me the noise from the A/C unit in the Escape 19 queen bed area is horrible. I am hoping that some one who has owned both trailers could tell if the noise leve is the same or maybe less because it being farther away from the AC unit.
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Mark,
One way to reduce any noise is to get the digital thermostat upgrade, it has a low fan and low cool option which keeps noise down anywhere in the unit.
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One way to reduce any noise is to get the digital thermostat upgrade, it has a low fan and low cool option which keeps noise down anywhere in the unit.
Hi Jim,
We do have the digital thermostat upgrade option and you are right it does help a lot to run the AC in low-speed. The first few camping trips with our trailer I did not realize that the low-speed could be used with the AC I thought it could only be used in the fan mode. I first found out about running the AC on low fan speed here on this forum last fall after the hot summer was over
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Thanks guys looks like for a 6.0 ft person I would have no problems both sitting on the edge of the bed and sitting up on the bed mattress. I am glad to hear there's plenty of AC flow to the bed area. Now here is a loaded question how is the noise level from the A/C unit in the upper bed area? To me the noise from the A/C unit in the Escape 19 queen bed area is horrible. I am hoping that some one who has owned both trailers could tell if the noise leve is the same or maybe less because it being farther away from the AC unit.
Never having a 19 I can't compare but on high it's just plain too loud, low works okay though, I can sleep with it. For the size of the trailer I have yet to experience a time when low was not enough. The A/C probably cools better then the fridge.
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Are you having better luck with the refer on your return part of your trip?
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Here is some info on the storage area above the propane tanks on the 5.0ta. The inside dimensions are 17.5"d by 19"high by 39" long,,, the door opening is 13" high by 35" long. This was given too me by eti. Hope it may help some with planning container sizes etc.

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Here is some info on the storage area above the propane tanks on the 5.0ta. The inside dimensions are 17.5"d by 19"high by 39" long,,, the door opening is 13" high by 35" long. This was given too me by eti. Hope it may help some with planning container sizes etc.

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Hi Ken,
Thanks for the information so when is your delivery date on the 5.0TA?
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Hi Ken,
Thanks for the information so when is your delivery date on the 5.0TA?
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Mark - picking up this coming Wednesday and then heading to the big island for a month or so. Really looking forward to the double solar panels.

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Ken,
Wow you must be getting excited and then to have a month or two of a camping trip on the first usage of your new 5.0 TA trailer.
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Wow you must be getting excited and then to have a month or two of a camping trip on the first usage of your new 5.0 TA trailer.
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Mark - yes looking forward to it fo sure. Buy one u will love it. Really liked our old 5.0sa.
If u want any more info will be happy to provide.

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Mark - yes looking forward to it fo sure. Buy one u will love it. Really liked our old 5.0sa.
If u want any more info will be happy to provide.

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Thanks Ken if we do decide to purchase a 5.0 TA I will have to get in contact with you on what are the most have accessories for a 5.0TA.
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Do you know anyone who wants a Escape 19 trailer?
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Thanks Ken if we do decide to purchase a 5.0 TA I will have to get in contact with you on what are the most have accessories for a 5.0TA.
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Do you know anyone who wants a Escape 19 trailer?
Mark - no one comes to mind, but simply post your adv, and it shud not take too long to find a buyer.

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Hi MARKVT. My wife and I just completed 2200 miles in our new T.A. traveling through California, Central Oregon, Southern Idaho, and back home to Palm Desert California. We learned a few things along the way and I may be able to answer some of your questions about the 5.0 T.A. The short version - it's a great trailer with some pretty sophisticated equipment.
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We've had ours for 13 months- it runs great.
We do most our camping off-grid, and the 5.0TA is a fine set-up.
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Mark,
One way to reduce any noise is to get the digital thermostat upgrade, it has a low fan and low cool option which keeps noise down anywhere in the unit.
Seems they are only selling with the thermostat now for 2016.
We added it.
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Hi MARKVT. My wife and I just completed 2200 miles in our new T.A. traveling through California, Central Oregon, Southern Idaho, and back home to Palm Desert California. We learned a few things along the way and I may be able to answer some of your questions about the 5.0 T.A. The short version - it's a great trailer with some pretty sophisticated equipment.
Hi Craig,
Thanks for offering to help answer questions. Here one from my wife she would like to know what is the lenght of the kitchen counter top.
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If it is the same as the 21', mine is approximately 4' long
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