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Old 10-21-2015, 04:09 PM   #11
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I like to have us sleeping with our heads on the driver's side. I sleep on the outside, and can turn on the furnace and water heater in the morning without even getting out of bed. Yeah, lazy... but comfy.

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Old 10-21-2015, 05:27 PM   #12
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So, if an open window at our head is important, which is the better opening window, driver-side or passenger-side?
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Old 10-21-2015, 06:33 PM   #13
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Also, which side is the Escape default if you do not choose a side?
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Old 10-21-2015, 07:37 PM   #14
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We are looking at placement of the head of the bed in our 19'. Any thoughts on driver's side v. passenger side. We will not be ordering any tv, so that is not a consideration. Is there any noise from the refrigerator on the driver's side? Cooking issues on the passenger side? We will place a counter extension and 12 volt adaptor at the FOOT of the bed (either by stove or refrigerator, depending).

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I think that counter extension might actually be useful in reach of the cooking area. There isn't much counter there to work with and a bit more could be a big help.

Personally, I always sleep facing the door.

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Old 10-21-2015, 07:47 PM   #15
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Also, now that we have the easy to adjust electronic thermostat, as opposed to the original hard to operate thermostat, the decision would still be heads on the fridge side because I don't even have to sit up to tap the temperature up or down.

As far as an opening window goes, my little computer fan at the foot of the bed in front of the window provides a more diffuse breeze, acceptable to my wife, who hates a cold draft on her head.

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Old 10-21-2015, 09:34 PM   #16
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for opening windows the escape window on the driver's side is way bigger and better flow to both of us. you have to be careful of the latch but after both ways we like heads to the west best.

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Also, now that we have the easy to adjust electronic thermostat, as opposed to the original hard to operate thermostat, the decision would still be heads on the fridge side because I don't even have to sit up to tap the temperature up or down.

As far as an opening window goes, my little computer fan at the foot of the bed in front of the window provides a more diffuse breeze, acceptable to my wife, who hates a cold draft on her head.

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Question about thermostat . Can I move it down or does it need to be where it is . The TV arm is over it . I know there will be a hole , so I will have to put a piece of oak and maybe add wires . I did change it to digital . I would like it lower though . Higher if that would be better . Pat
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Old 10-21-2015, 11:26 PM   #18
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I took this photo when I had my fridge out and marked off a few dimensions in case I wanted to do a mod in this area. As you can see there's a lot of hollow wall there.

Unfortunately the area where the thermostat is located is just above the top of my photo. I just took a quick look in my trailer and tapped the wall. It sounds and feels to me like there may be a horizontal piece of wood just under where the thermostat is. If the wires come up from the bottom it might be impractical to consider lowering it because the blocking would make it difficult.

You might want to examine and tap on the area to see if you detect any underlying framing. If you know anyone with a stud finder that detects wires that could help determine if it's easily movable.

One option would to be make an oak plate for the thermostat, large enough to go from the present wiring hole to the new location and have the wires, in effect, run of the surface of the wall, in a channel on the bottom of the wood plate, if that makes any sense.


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Old 10-22-2015, 12:14 AM   #19
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I took this photo when I had my fridge out and marked off a few dimensions in case I wanted to do a mod in this area. As you can see there's a lot of hollow wall there.

Unfortunately the area where the thermostat is located is just above the top of my photo. I just took a quick look in my trailer and tapped the wall. It sounds and feels to me like there may be a horizontal piece of wood just under where the thermostat is. If the wires come up from the bottom it might be impractical to consider lowering it because the blocking would make it difficult.

You might want to examine and tap on the area to see if you detect any underlying framing. If you know anyone with a stud finder that detects wires that could help determine if it's easily movable.

One option would to be make an oak plate for the thermostat, large enough to go from the present wiring hole to the new location and have the wires, in effect, run of the surface of the wall, in a channel on the bottom of the wood plate, if that makes any sense.


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Hi Ron that pic is what mine looked like . So if a cut a channel in a piece of Oak on table saw , running the wires in the channel on backside of wood ,would be ok? Also I won't have any problem adding wire to make longer ? I remember when I added the digital thermistat the wire didn't have much
wire there . Also the thermostat will work lower on the wall ? I guess I mean where it is doesn't have anything to do with temp , it's alright to lower won't affect anything ? I should of taken care of this when I had the frig out . I was just thinking of frig at the moment . Pat
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Ah, thanks for that, I feel so much better. Don't know what made that side our preference. Maybe the fact that I knew I'd be adding a countertop extension or maybe thinking about slight odors from the kitchen. Who knows, it wasn't a biggie for us but in retrospect, looking at the blue light from the fridge would be annoying for me.

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