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Old 01-06-2014, 12:17 AM   #11
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The walls are glued to aluminum studs with Azdel or other material on the interior and the cavity is filled with styrofoam...
A pet peeve of mine: Styrofoam™ is a trademark for a specific brand of material, which is made by Dow, is usually coloured blue, and is always extruded polystyrene foam. The foam in an RV wall sandwich is never (as far as I know) genuine Styrofoam, and I've never seen even another brand of extruded foam. It is normally cheap expanded polystyrene beadboard, which is crumbly garbage compared to any brand of extruded foam.

The misuse of the trademark may not be important, but the difference in materials between extruded polystyrene foam and beadboard is significant. Of course, neither is used in an Escape...
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Old 01-06-2014, 03:23 AM   #12
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Search the form archives here, and you will quickly find out there is no such thing as "Leakproof" here or with any brand.
Further to gocamp's comment:

Nature trumps anything "people kind" (TBPC) makes... However, as a rule of thumb, the fewer joints... the better the chances.

And remember, trailers, unlike houses... MOVE!!!

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Old 01-06-2014, 05:52 AM   #13
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There's one downfall to owning a small all molded towable. And it's not about the trailer, it's about the owner. These trailers attract attention. The smaller the trailer, the more attention it attracts. If you're an extrovert... you'll love it. If you're an introvert, it may drive you a bit nutz. As every time you stop, whether for fuel or parked in a campground, there will be a good chance at least one person will want to see the inside. Buy a stickie... and you'll not be bothered
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Old 02-03-2014, 09:03 PM   #14
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We made the plunge - 17b

Thanks for all the responses.

We decided on a 17b and have a due date of Oct-6
We'll let it off-gas a few months in Chilliwack and pick it up in the spring.

? Is there an easy way to find examples of 17b build sheets on the Forum

We've enjoyed reading Escape Forum threads and look forward to the Escape building process.

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Old 02-03-2014, 10:13 PM   #15
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I see a lot of Winter Texans migrating to and from the Rio Grande valley. Occasionally I'll see a fiberglass skinned RV that has siding loose on the front corner. Generally you will see them trying to hold things together with duck tape just trying to get back home.
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Old 02-03-2014, 10:51 PM   #16
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Linda and I take delivery of our 17B in July and the wait is killing us, even though we haven't even finished our build sheet! As the former owner of a 24' stick built, I'll chime in on the constant battle to keep water out. Had constant problems with seams opening up between the rubber roof and body of the trailer - there's nothing like crawling into your "cozy" stick built in a driving rain only to find water dripping on your bed pillows! It was a major leak that finally did me in with a squishy floor that I almost put my foot through. Got rid of it before the mold and mildew set in. We're very much looking forward to our new Escape!
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Old 02-03-2014, 11:19 PM   #17
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Linda and I take delivery of our 17B in July and the wait is killing us, even though we haven't even finished our build sheet! As the former owner of a 24' stick built, I'll chime in on the constant battle to keep water out. Had constant problems with seams opening up between the rubber roof and body of the trailer - there's nothing like crawling into your "cozy" stick built in a driving rain only to find water dripping on your bed pillows! It was a major leak that finally did me in with a squishy floor that I almost put my foot through. Got rid of it before the mold and mildew set in. We're very much looking forward to our new Escape!
I too had a 24' Sticky before buying my 19. It was developing lots of issues. My saving grace with it was I rarely towed it as it was more of a cabin on our rec land, which is where a lot of the wear to components happens, as their structural integrity is not near as good.
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