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Old 11-06-2016, 08:19 PM   #21
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I believe the trailers have always been A/C ready, I know our 2009 was.
Escapes have only been made A/C reinforced since some time in 2009. Only just now did we hear that they are also doing the wiring as standard. Many paid for that as an option up until about now apparently. Don't know exactly when they made the wiring standard.
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Old 11-06-2016, 09:33 PM   #22
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I checked with Escape a few weeks ago because I don't want the A/C and I didn't even want the hole cut out.

Their answer was that all trailers come with the reinforced ceiling, wiring for A/C and the 14 inch hole cut out. There is no option to not have a hole. In that place they will install a vent. The vent is considered standard equipment.

I will probably go with two MaxxFans as I don't want the passive vent.
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Old 11-06-2016, 09:40 PM   #23
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The Maxxfan sits between two passive vents in Ten Forward. The big egress one in the loft and the standard 14x14 over the dinette in the rear. I don't have A/C and like the ability to ventilate easily. I don't think you'd get much by installing a second MaxxFan about 3-4 feet from one another after all you're still going to have a hole in the roof.
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Old 11-06-2016, 09:49 PM   #24
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The Maxxfan sits between two passive vents in Ten Forward. The big egress one in the loft and the standard 14x14 over the dinette in the rear. I don't have A/C and like the ability to ventilate easily. I don't think you'd get much by installing a second MaxxFan about 3-4 feet from one another after all you're still going to have a hole in the roof.
Agree. Don't think two fans will get you much more as one does a fantastic job.
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Old 11-06-2016, 09:50 PM   #25
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The Maxxfan sits between two passive vents in Ten Forward. The big egress one in the loft and the standard 14x14 over the dinette in the rear. I don't have A/C and like the ability to ventilate easily. I don't think you'd get much by installing a second MaxxFan about 3-4 feet from one another after all you're still going to have a hole in the roof.
I plan to ask about using a cheaper MaxxFan over the dinette. I would use it as the kitchen exhaust fan as I don't want the range hood. I want the good deluxe one in the loft.

Still pondering this issue for another few months.
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Old 11-06-2016, 09:52 PM   #26
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I believe it's necessary for code to have the big egress passive vent in the loft. I don't think ETI will put a MaxxFan in place of that vent. You'll need to ask, for certain... but don't be surprised if they say no.
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Old 11-06-2016, 09:54 PM   #27
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I believe it's necessary for code to have the big egress passive vent in the loft. I don't think ETI will put a MaxxFan in place of that vent. You'll need to ask, for certain... but don't be surprised if they say no.
This is correct. They can't put a window in the loft big enough for emergency egress, which is a code requirement.
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Old 11-06-2016, 10:00 PM   #28
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I cook in my trailer and wouldn't be without the stove vent. I've painted enough kitchens in stick 'n bricks to know I don't want all the moisture and "stuff" on the wood cabinets or the vinyl on the ceiling in my trailer. Obviously, YMMV.
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Old 11-06-2016, 10:03 PM   #29
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Oops, I didn't mean the loft where the big vent is. Just the standard place on the
5.0 TA where they put the MaxxFan. It is over the stairs and near the loft. The A/C hole is right over the dinette area and since I don't want the range hood that would be a good place for an exhaust fan. I could have Escape put the MaxxFan there and the vent over the stairs but I don't want that.

(I realize you already know all of this, Donna.)
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Hi Carl & Diane, and welcome to the 19ers.

We have traveled starting in a Scamp 13 and lots more since with our toddlers who are now teenagers. (16 & 13) Lots of the Molded Fiberglass folks have watched our kids, known as The Quartzsite Kids, grow up kinda like time-lapse photography.
We just got the 19 Escape last year and the kids sleep head to toe in their sleeping bags on the front dinette and it has worked out fine. We didn't want any other accommodations on this trailer for them since it's moving into the "not cool" to camp with Mom n Dad phase and this is our retirement trailer. When they do go along, it is working out great in the 19, and you'll love the trailer.

Your list looks great and I second the large refrigerator if not currently in the list.
Totally agree with your comment. We've got teens the same age as yours and our older son has already said he doesn't want to camp with us anymore. Same as you, this will be our retirement trailer, so I'm customizing it for OUR needs. They will be fine sleeping at the dinette, or tent.
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