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Old 03-05-2014, 11:37 PM   #171
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No Escape model uses a 7912. This furnace has a strong fan. Escape only installs the 8012 which does a good job in the trailers.
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Old 03-06-2014, 12:58 PM   #172
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It looks like we have some confusion here: although we understand that an Atwood 8012 is quieter than an Atwood 7912 (and why) we have conflicting messages about which one ETI puts in an Escape 21'. Maybe it has changed, or owners have requested specific models?
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Old 03-06-2014, 01:22 PM   #173
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No confusion, all Escapes use the Atwood 8012 unit, I have no idea where the other model 7912 was mentioned.
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Old 03-06-2014, 07:55 PM   #174
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No confusion, all Escapes use the Atwood 8012 unit, I have no idea where the other model 7912 was mentioned.
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It is quieter because it does not have any furnace tubes. The hot air comes out the front grill. It does not need a big fan like the Atwood 7912 has for pushing lots of air through vents to registers.
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... although now I don't know why Chuck was comparing the current 8012 to the 7912 because:
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No Escape model uses a 7912. This furnace has a strong fan. Escape only installs the 8012 which does a good job in the trailers.
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Sorry - fixed typo:
Okay, all have the 8012, and the mention of the difference was a red herring.
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No, all have the 8012
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Old 03-06-2014, 08:16 PM   #176
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Yes, just typed the wrong number in that place - now fixed!
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Old 03-14-2014, 06:26 PM   #177
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I installed my Fastway emergency cable today 4' ZIP Breakaway Cable (Universal Replacement) [80-01-2140] - $12.49 : Fastway Trailer Products Store and noticed my chains are welded on the bar so they can not move, removed the clevis hook end to shorten 4 links. I also switched jacks to a 2000 lb tongue jack with removable handle. It is about 2" smaller than the stock handle and with the new extended 1" stinger bar, I'm hoping my tailgate can be opened all the way. Will take pictures tomorrow after hooking up.
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Old 03-14-2014, 11:20 PM   #178
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I installed my Fastway emergency cable today 4' ZIP Breakaway Cable (Universal Replacement) [80-01-2140] - $12.49 : Fastway Trailer Products Store and noticed my chains are welded on the bar so they can not move, removed the clevis hook end to shorten 4 links. I also switched jacks to a 2000 lb tongue jack with removable handle. It is about 2" smaller than the stock handle and with the new extended 1" stinger bar, I'm hoping my tailgate can be opened all the way. Will take pictures tomorrow after hooking up.
CP I sell the Zip cables and think they are the best to use. Don't know why Escape doesn't install them on every new trailer.
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I like the Zip cable as well. I got the idea from the original mods that Jim did to his 19. Just easier not to have to worry about the loop in the original cable. I have been very happy with it.
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CP I sell the Zip cables and think they are the best to use. Don't know why Escape doesn't install them on every new trailer.
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Good to know for other forum members, Chuck is a commercial member over on the FGRV sister forum and his products can be found here.Fiberglass Travel Trailers RV
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