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Old 11-06-2016, 01:40 PM   #11
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Could someone please confirm that all Escapes are now built with reinforcement to take an A/C, in case someone wants to install it later.
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Old 11-06-2016, 03:12 PM   #12
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Could someone please confirm that all Escapes are now built with reinforcement to take an A/C, in case someone wants to install it later.
There's no "A/C ready" in the options list, so I hope so.
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Old 11-06-2016, 03:33 PM   #13
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I paid for the A/C ready option. I wanted all the wiring to be under the vinyl without me needing to run wires myself. You'll need to double-check with ETI to see if the area is reinforced as a default build.
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Old 11-06-2016, 03:35 PM   #14
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And, I believe you want to make sure you have digital thermostat.
I'd discuss with ETI and then report back to us.
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Old 11-06-2016, 04:17 PM   #15
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Having reinforcement for an A/C is different from A/C ready which was a wiring option. As far as I understood, the reinforcement has been there in all models for several years now. People paid for the wiring under A/C ready. Perhaps they are now doing that wiring also as standard but someone with an order in will know that.
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Old 11-06-2016, 06:52 PM   #16
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Having reinforcement for an A/C is different from A/C ready which was a wiring option. As far as I understood, the reinforcement has been there in all models for several years now. People paid for the wiring under A/C ready. Perhaps they are now doing that wiring also as standard but someone with an order in will know that.
True, there are two aspects to being "A/C ready". Whether it is the struture or the wiring, if either aspect is not standard, there should be an option. Of course, either part (likely just the wiring now) may just be an undocumented option.

The readiness for air conditioning in standard form could have changed - and can change again - at any time, for any model.
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Old 11-06-2016, 07:28 PM   #17
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Having reinforcement for an A/C is different from A/C ready which was a wiring option. As far as I understood, the reinforcement has been there in all models for several years now. People paid for the wiring under A/C ready. Perhaps they are now doing that wiring also as standard but someone with an order in will know that.
We just finalized our build sheet and enquired about A/C ready as A/C is a popular option particularly for the resale market. However at this point we wanted to spend the A/C $ on other options and extra height is an issue for where we will be storing our trailer. However, we were told that all Escape trailers are now produced as "A/C ready" for the wiring, although this didn't address the thermostat issue.
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We just finalized our build sheet and enquired about A/C ready as A/C is a popular option particularly for the resale market. However at this point we wanted to spend the A/C $ on other options and extra height is an issue for where we will be storing our trailer. However, we were told that all Escape trailers are now produced as "A/C ready" for the wiring, although this didn't address the thermostat issue.
That is good information. So they probably had so many people making inquiries after the fact as to whether some particular trailer could take A/C that they have just made the wiring standard also.
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Old 11-06-2016, 07:55 PM   #19
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However, we were told that all Escape trailers are now produced as "A/C ready" for the wiring, although this didn't address the thermostat issue.
I believe the trailers have always been A/C ready, I know our 2009 was.
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I believe the trailers have always been A/C ready, I know our 2009 was.
But, my 2008 is not A/C ready. I was asked if I wanted that option and turned it down. I think it cost $200 or so at that time. $200 buys a lot of beer.
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