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Old 01-04-2014, 06:20 PM   #21
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I have had several Harleys, some very customized with a lot of chrome. Spending hours polishing up the wheels and motor while other's were riding drove me nuts. My last Harley had flat black paint, never needed waxing. Airstreams are high maintenance in regards to keeping them shiny, fiberglass trailers are low maintenance.
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Old 01-04-2014, 10:35 PM   #22
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Ruthe have you requested any outside hatch doors? Since mine is a 17B, and I am not too familiar with the layout of the 19, it appears that an exterior hatch could be placed. I had hatches placed on the passenger rear side, and on both sides of the front. (The box was not available then.)
I have found mine so handy as I keep the outside hook-up stuff within reach.
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Old 01-04-2014, 11:39 PM   #23
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Sandra, it's too late now. I remember talking about this with Kim and we decided not to. The hatch in the airstream was a slim compartment that didn't actually go into the inside of the trailer. It was just large enough for some tools.
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Old 01-05-2014, 07:42 AM   #24
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I thought the hatch on the rear door side was standard on the 19? Someone here enlarged it too. Maybe Jim Bennett?
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Old 01-05-2014, 09:53 AM   #25
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Donna, the hatch is standard -- I was talking about something else -- maybe the word hatch was incorrect. I was talking about a compartment that wouldn't actually go inside the trailer.
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I think Ruthe is referring to the rear bumper storage where tools or sewer hoses can be stored, standard on some Airstreams. Escapes have a comparable, the front storage box option.
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Old 01-05-2014, 11:07 AM   #27
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oooh now I understand. More like a cargo "box."
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Old 01-05-2014, 11:39 AM   #29
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I thought the hatch on the rear door side was standard on the 19? Someone here enlarged it too. Maybe Jim Bennett?
I did put a larger hatch door on, about twice the size (area wise). It is not as doable with the newer 19's, as the awning supports are moved forward. I sure do like the new access a whole bunch better.

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Old 01-05-2014, 11:49 AM   #30
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I have to wonder too how easy it is to do your own mods on an Airstream, as compared to the fiberglass shell of the Escape.
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