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Old 01-20-2014, 03:18 PM   #11
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I can see how some of Jim's points may have merit. I think the loft cold floor issue is more of a problem for Scamp owners than Escape since the loft area of an Esape is tubbed in fiberglass, where an Scamp is not. Less likely to be affected by wind, etc. I know at least one Scamp owner has built a vinyl skirt for the loft for just the cold floor issue. However, since Escape's 5er is an open floor plan, vs front bath model of Scamps, and heat rising... staying warm in the winter is less of an issue than being cool in the summer since cold air sinks. I've heard some install Fantastic Fans (or the like) in the loft because of the heat/stuffy issue.

Besides, I'm having an extra plug put in just for my electric blanket! If I thought it would be better, I may switch out to a heated bed mat. Love me those current bushes!
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Old 01-20-2014, 03:53 PM   #12
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Actually it is the opposite, I just think there is an inherent weakness in some products over
comparables, for certain type of camping or individuals, IMHO! As Donna says , YMMV!
Sorry Jim just trying to help warm things up by tossing a little fuel on the fire...
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Old 01-20-2014, 03:57 PM   #13
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you mean you wanted to add some more hot air fuel??
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Old 01-20-2014, 05:42 PM   #14
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you mean you wanted to add some more hot air fuel??
HI;cpaharley2008... I know you mean well... but some things are better left un said...cheese!!! Alf
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Old 01-20-2014, 06:47 PM   #15
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Alf, looks like you are enjoying retirement……
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Old 01-20-2014, 11:11 PM   #16
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Alf, looks like you are enjoying retirement……
Hi: cpaharley2008... Yes we are!!! Walked over 6mi. today. Found a great sunset just before BBQn' dinner.
BTW the cold floor is a non issue under an 8" thick memo foam mattress. Besides I believe there is some air space under the ply flooring... and dead air is somewhat of an insulator.
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Old 01-21-2014, 08:13 AM   #17
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Yes, I guess it would be hard to spray foam underneath the 5th wheel bed area to help keep the floor warm. Maybe you can can some of that warmth and send it up north here, we are getting 6-10" of snow as we speak.
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Old 01-21-2014, 10:00 AM   #18
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Yes, I guess it would be hard to spray foam underneath the 5th wheel bed area to help keep the floor warm. Maybe you can can some of that warmth and send it up north here, we are getting 6-10" of snow as we speak.
Hi: cpaharley2008... Batten down the hatches boy..."She's a blowin' in. Suns out sky's blue and the lawn guys are trimming the palms as we speak!!! Alf
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Old 01-21-2014, 11:03 AM   #19
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For those comtemplating the purchase of a 5.0, Jim's assumptions are unfounded. Infact there are advantages to the 5.0's sleeping loft that standard pull behind trailers owners do not enjoy.
> The queen size bed and north/south configuration allows one of you to get up without crawing over the other.
> In the 5.0, a wall partially blocks the fan noise from the gas heater.
> Because you are sleeping up higher in the loft, the rising furnace heat keeps you warm and toasty at a lower setting. The thermostate is reachable from the end of the bed.
> The loft can be curtained off and escape hatch covered to darken the area and provide privacy. Blocking all appliance LED's and such. If you and your spouce are on different sleep clocks, this may be the trailer for you. You can be down at the dining area while he or she sleeps a few minutes longer.
> The forward facing AC vent blows cool air right in at your level. If you like fresh, cool air while sleeping, with loft opening windows and the main vent fan on, you can pull moving air right at your body and face level.
> In a emergency, the escape hatch allows another exit point. Or even starry sky to view from bed.

While one could make a case for which trailer best suits his or her needs, a cold, uncomfortable sleeping area in the 5.0 is not one of them.
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Old 01-21-2014, 08:30 PM   #20
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Hello All,

Just so we are not left out....the new Escape 5.0TA will come standard with 1-1/2" styrofoam in the bed area to help reduce the cold in the bed area.

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