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Old 01-19-2015, 09:51 PM   #101
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also we do post a lot of pictures to help those who wish to replicate our efforts
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Old 01-19-2015, 10:29 PM   #102
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Don't forget that they probably started working a lot earlier though.

(Says she who absolutely loved her job but has been retired for over fifteen years.)
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That still doesn't make it fair.
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Old 01-20-2015, 07:57 AM   #103
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RBRYAN4, will you be at the rally in Bandera in April? While I don't have my 5.0 yet, I live in Bandera and plan to be there to get guidance on finalizing my options list which has to be done by June 1.
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Old 01-20-2015, 09:16 AM   #104
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.... But I do think Charlie , Jim and Myron are being insensitive about having all the time in the world to work on there trailer projects. I think I am turning green with jealousy
Mark, I absolutely agree.
I figured it would be relatively easy to make it the two years until I retire, even after ordering my Escape, but those guys on this forum posting about their projects, and even barraging us with photos, .... and having fun. It's just tough to keep on keepin' on. (I do love my job; 50 pay periods to go).
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Old 01-20-2015, 09:26 AM   #105
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While I do appreciate having more time to work on the trailer and other projects after retiring, I do miss the perks of the job - while I dealt with the electronics of the Theatre Department I worked for, the fully equipped wood, metal & costume shops were available. Sure made any "project" easier. Things like a 24" band saw, a 14" table saw with a 4' X 8' table & Biesemeyer fence, MIG welder, Di-Acro Bender, industrial sewing machines, etc. (and the electronics shop wasn't too shabby!)
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Old 01-25-2015, 09:17 PM   #106
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RBRYAN4, will you be at the rally in Bandera in April? While I don't have my 5.0 yet, I live in Bandera and plan to be there to get guidance on finalizing my options list which has to be done by June 1.
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Yes! We are registered for the entire rally, but we may not be able to attend all 5 days. We will definitely be there on the weekend.
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Old 01-26-2015, 07:19 AM   #107
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RBRYAN4, will you be at the rally in Bandera in April? While I don't have my 5.0 yet, I live in Bandera and plan to be there to get guidance on finalizing my options list which has to be done by June 1.
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Hi Macman,
There will be about 10 Escapes at Bandera-several 19s, an older 5.0, a 21 and possibly the new 5.0TAs. I believe Tammy and Reace are signed up too. This will be a great time for you to visit the owners and check out the options. We will be there too (we are from San Antonio as well if you want to stop in to see our 19).

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Old 01-26-2015, 09:07 AM   #108
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We are putting a front window on the 5.0ta. It is good to be able to see all sides of your camping area especially at nite.

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Old 01-26-2015, 11:07 AM   #109
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Won't a front window on the 5.0 be hard to access the stone guard or if no stone guard that window may make it very cold up there, particularly with the access hatch overhead and surrounded by windows on 3 sides?
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Old 01-26-2015, 11:50 AM   #110
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That sounds like a great idea, Ken. I too love lots of windows around the bed are, like in the 19. I don't imagine a rock guard would be needed on a window up there, would it? What are the specs on this window, dual glazed, operating or fixed, etc?

Jim, as far as being colder, that wee bit of insulation loss would not matter much, and with a forced air furnace, the air circulates anyway. I know cold nights (which we see a lot of) with the big windows around our bed in the 19 are not an issue at all. I do wonder a bit about circulation in the loft area though. Mind you, if it was an issue, a tiny fan up there would circulate things fine.
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