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Old 03-02-2014, 08:57 PM   #21
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Thanks - don't know why it didn't show up in my search.

That thread is about the drain piping (which has problems irrelevant to an Escape owner), and only incidentally mentions the venting/overflow, so I'll just Donna's word for it being an overflow at floor level... although it appears to be just a bypass between sections of vent piping, with no outlet. I only read 8 pages before skipping to the end, but the funniest/saddest thing I saw was that people are going directly from the Casita factory where they pick up their brand new trailer to a shop where they have the defective drain plumbing fixed.

I have to hand it to those Casita owners for willingness to do work on their trailers. Also, there are so many Casitas out there that there's a whole aftermarket industry to support them - sometimes there are advantages in numbers.
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Old 03-02-2014, 09:11 PM   #22
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This was the piece Brian, from the first post:
In a nutshell, the mod must include all the following steps:
1. The gray tank MUST be vented using the standard revent tube many of us have already installed


Which is the picture I showed of the overflow.

I agree, there are tons of folks who immediately go to Larry's to fix/modify their brand new Casitas. In fact Larry quit a perfectly good job to work on Casitas full time. Serious business.
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Old 03-03-2014, 07:43 AM   #23
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Old 03-03-2014, 09:39 AM   #24
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The Casita grey tank is amidship, and the shower is in the front.

As one who has both stepped into a shower full of grey water with the valve open and the tank getting too full

and

found himself butt naked ankle deep in a shower with the valve closed (valve is OUTSIDE on older Casitas)

the hepvo valve was a welcome mod.

Not an issue that I know of on the Escape.
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Old 08-30-2016, 12:50 PM   #25
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Thinking of a different kitchen sink

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There have been some responses from folks wanting double sinks or different sinks than provided from ETI. But, has anyone actually done it?

Plotting and planning.

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Restarting this thread in the hopes that I can find someone who has put a different sink in the kitchen of their Escape. ETI has informed me that they will do this and I have started looking at some choices. The questions are how deep and how big and where to buy? Never having had a trailer before I am at a lost on where to start. Thanks to all.
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Old 08-30-2016, 01:17 PM   #26
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Many people have had custom sinks put into their trailers. Some have even gotten double sinks. This is one I found on Amazon that I'd love to have if it will fit.


The things I like about it include:

1. It's larger and deeper. I believe it would fit if installed with a HEPVO valve.

2. It accommodates a single hole faucet on a corner. This reduces the depth of the countertop vs the sink.

3. The rim is raised a tiny bit, directing water back into the sink.
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I went with a double stainless, which ETI provided, same as at home but smaller basins.
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Restarting this thread in the hopes that I can find someone who has put a different sink in the kitchen of their Escape. ETI has informed me that they will do this and I have started looking at some choices. The questions are how deep and how big and where to buy? Never having had a trailer before I am at a lost on where to start. Thanks to all.
Lots and lots of options, and lots of factors that go into your choice.

As I mostly boondock, and most often do dishes outside in a dishpan, for the galley sink I am looking for something as small as possible to save water and counter space, yet large enough for the task at hand.

We have also used the dishpan inside, which works if you have a large sink and want to preserve water.

The deeper the sink, the more space it takes up below, and if you only use say 4" of water, there is no need for deep.

I had a heck of a time finding a sink to match my preferences. I wanted a square one to match the Dickinson stove top I had, be the right size to fit a dishpan, and not be too deep. Unfortunately most sinks the size I was looking for were bar prep sinks and quite deep. I finally settled on the Ruvati RVH7110. It is 14 x 18 x 8 inches. I wanted something a bit smaller, but could not find one I liked as much.

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I went with a double stainless, which ETI provided, same as at home but smaller basins.
How do you like it? We have one in our temporary kitchen and find that it is a counter space hog. My wife would much rather have counter for when she does food prep inside. We have used the trailer a lot this summer, but have never used the second sink other than for placing a rack in for washed dishes, something we just put on the counter in our 19.

But, we all use our trailers and its components in differing ways. Makes them all unique in one way or another.
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Some good friends have done it, so I considered it; but FOR US I decided the stainless sink ETI uses is the perfect size: it holds a Rubbermaid dishpan, which I use most of the time. If I ever need double sink space, I can put a dishpan on the counter. A little awkward, maybe, yes, but it's not something that's needed very often, and I'd rather have that counter space for other things, 95% of the time. YMMV...

FWIW, I have 4 of those dish pans, and they are handy for lots of things (corralling objects in the under-bed storage area, catching the drip from the air conditioner or leaky city water connection, rain runoff the awning, etc., etc. etc.) Sometimes I wish I had 6 of them.

For drying dishes, I have a folding rack that I got from Camping World eons ago. It sits on top of the stove cover when deployed, keeping the clean dishes off the counter while they drain. I don't even use it unless there are a lot of dishes: usually I just let things drain on a cup towel.
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