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Old 07-15-2016, 12:14 AM   #231
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I'd order a 2017 19' trailer.
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Old 07-15-2016, 12:19 AM   #232
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We ordered 3 of the small fold-down tables on our 21 - one by the door, and one on each side of the dinette. We have never used the ones on each side of the dinette, and they make it harder to raise up the cushions to get to the storage underneath or to put the table down, so I would leave those two off.

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Old 07-15-2016, 12:19 AM   #233
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What would you do differently if you were to order your Escape again?

The only change I'd make is to add the power Jack option. There's a lot more cranking than I anticipated, and when setting up camp and breaking down camp, that's when I start to sweat. Everything else is slower paced and comfortable
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Old 07-15-2016, 12:45 AM   #234
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We ordered 3 of the small fold-down tables on our 21 - one by the door, and one on each side of the dinette. We have never used the ones on each side of the dinette, and they make it harder to raise up the cushions to get to the storage underneath or to put the table down, so I would leave those two off.
Hmmmmmmm very interesting. I had not thought of this..... This is very interesting info.

Our child will be using the dinette bed every night, and we got the pedestal to make that daily transition easier.

I was going to get one small fold down table - for one of the sides of the dinette - to give our child a space to put a book, a water bottle, a flashlight, etc .... At night.


I wonder .... If you could guess what side would be less annoying to have just one of those tables - would it be stove side or fridge side (in a 21')


FWIIW we will get the rear driver side exterior hatch to get to the space under there, on the driver side. So maybe we put the one flip down table by the fridge?

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Old 07-15-2016, 12:49 AM   #235
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The only change I'd make is to add the power Jack option. There's a lot more cranking than I anticipated, and when setting up camp and breaking down camp, that's when I start to sweat. Everything else is slower paced and comfortable
The good news Steve is that it is fairly easy to retrofit one on..... I have read.

And

A couple different places to steal power from. I have read.

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Old 07-15-2016, 01:11 AM   #236
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If you could do it again, what would be different?

The flip down tables are removed in less than 5 minutes. The Power Jack install takes less than 30. I'd like to see folks thoughts on a major component or feature that they'd change.


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Old 07-15-2016, 06:18 AM   #237
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Depending on your 21' unit, if you get the "U" option ETI put my batteries on the curb side and everything else on the street side. I had the entire rear compartment free for storage and the dual flip up table which were ideal when making the rear into a lounge area, removing the center table, adding a filler board and just using the flips. See #230 here Planned modifications to BlackJack….
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Old 07-15-2016, 09:00 AM   #238
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Options I would delete:
- I have the reading lights above the bed in my 21. I never use them. They might be more useful to me in the dinette area, though.

Options I would add:
- A hard-wired rear view camera. At first I thought I could do without it, but more recently I've been in situations where it would really help. I have installed a wifi rear-view camera but the screen updates slowly, limiting its usefulness.

- A digital control for the A/C, since from what I've read here it allows the A/C's fan to run slower and quieter.

- An oven. The Escape 21 has much more storage than a single person needs, so I'd be willing to sacrifice some of it for an oven.

- More windows. I'd be tempted by the front window. Also, I think Escape offers a second window in the kitchen area (could be wrong). I have the small bathroom window and I like it. You can't have too many windows IMHO.

- That power filter / conditioner gizmo. I guess I could install one.
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Old 07-15-2016, 09:09 AM   #239
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Mike,
The additional window in the 21 has been on the street side, over the night stand area.
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Old 07-15-2016, 10:14 AM   #240
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Hmmmmmmm very interesting. I had not thought of this..... This is very interesting info.

Our child will be using the dinette bed every night, and we got the pedestal to make that daily transition easier.

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I know ur NOT getting the u-dinette, but if you were there would be no need to make it into a bed every night for lil camper. Sleeping bag and child fit very comfortably on the rear bench of the U. Our 16 yr old still fits comfortably on there so it's good for years to come.
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