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Old 11-02-2015, 02:38 PM   #31
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is the fresh water tack in the front of the trailer or back?
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Old 11-02-2015, 03:01 PM   #32
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Thinking about joining the RV community when I retire. I like the looks of the Escape. I know nothing much about trailers in general. I know from reading other posts in this forum that the shell thickness is about 1/8 inch. How is the shell insulated? If you order the extra insulation option what exactly are you getting above and beyond the standard build?
My understanding is that the basic insulation is the visible liner which has a small R Value. This liner does not cover 100% of the wall areas, mostly just what is visible.
The extra insulation is the reflective insulation that is added to all the wall areas along with the standard visible liner and the double pane windows.
So some areas have two layers of insulation and others only have one layer being the reflective insulation.
As others noted, the floor is not insulated unless you get the foam underneath.

Hope this makes sense?
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Old 11-02-2015, 05:19 PM   #33
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i like the foam insulation keeps the floor warm
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Old 11-02-2015, 05:37 PM   #34
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i like the foam insulation keeps the floor warm
We use floor runners and three dogs that sleep under the dinette. Always warm feet under there!
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Old 11-02-2015, 09:57 PM   #35
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is the fresh water tack in the front of the trailer or back?
The fresh water tank is in the back on the 19, below the queen bed.

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Old 11-02-2015, 11:22 PM   #36
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is the fresh water tack in the front of the trailer or back?
I believe that all models have the fresh water tank behind the axle(s), under the floor. Similarly, the grey tank is ahead of the axle(s), and the black tank is always on top the floor, under the toilet and generally extending into the bottom of an adjacent seat base or cabinet.
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Old 11-02-2015, 11:56 PM   #37
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I went to a carpet outlet, paid 20 bucks and wall to walled my whole floor.
Have a decorative runner down the middle. Looks pretty nice
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Old 11-03-2015, 05:28 AM   #38
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What Ron wad referring to is correct, Thr tanks are supported by the frame along two edged and secured with straps.
I strongly advise getting the foam as it encapsulates the entire under belly and frame. A lot less frame exposed to road salt with the foam option and definitely a lot warmer
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Old 11-03-2015, 11:16 PM   #39
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What Ron wad referring to is correct, Thr tanks are supported by the frame along two edged and secured with straps.
Do you have a photo of this, Jim? I've seen tanks with stepped sides supported by framework under the step (such as Myron's fresh tank), and tanks supported by straps (such as Myron's grey tank), but I haven't seen the same tank supported by both methods yet.

In an earlier discussion - Water tank security - the freshwater tank of the 5.0TA (which is apparently the same as the 5.0) was shown supported by two straps, like Myron's grey waste tank.
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Old 11-04-2015, 05:00 AM   #40
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I can not find the pictures, it was way back when ETI changed their frames and showed the tanks sitting inside the new frames. But with changes from 3-4" frames and new 21 and 5.0 TA models, I'm no longer that sure of what is now on the units. But either way I'm sure Reace is on top of any issues. Why not get then answer from the horse's mouth so to speak. He could explain better than anyone.
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