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Old 11-17-2018, 06:11 PM   #1
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My 2019 E21 Build list with some reasons for my choices....

My new 2019 Build sheet is just completed and although not due until Jan, I wanted to sign off before !2/1 to prevent any tariff complications. I wanted to offer my explanations for some of my build sheet options and decisions since this will be my 2nd E21 as well as my 2nd 2ndG Escape.

In my first 2 Escapes I never had an outside shower as the old style was basically a hole in the side that allowed the outside inside. However the newer style shower is more or less a sealed unit that does not allow air infiltration. In my 2016 I installed it on the passenger side which allowed it’s use as an outside sink for cleaning and cooking. On the new E21 I opted for 2 o/s showers, one by the sink as before and the 2nd one is on the drivers side forward, next to the hatch. This should allow me use around the front for those quick bug cleanses as well as use when dumping if need be.. I found the range for the curb side, being further back limited its use to that side and the rear. Thus between the 2 locations I have 360 degree access.
Another duplication is the storage hatch covers. with the “U” dinette and the batteries in the rear as well as the converter, both dinette sides are available for use. This was not the case in the 1st G 21’s with the “U” option. I also dropped the removable power cord option. There were several occasions where we left camp hurriedly and once home I could not find the power cord in its normal place of storage. In addition I have at home a 15amp hookup with a 30 amp adapter which I carry when traveling as an extra power cord. The last 2 times camping was via 15 amp circuits as the 30 amp was out of order. Other than a/c, 15 amps is all that is necessary so I decided on using 15 amp power cord and only use 30 amp when air conditioning is needed. Thus I purchased a 15amp/30amp thru the wall adapter that will be mounted in the storage hatch. This should give me the sealed advantage of the removable power cord as well as the easier to use 15 amp power cord. Finally I had the o/s curb light mounted below the belly band, similar to the last Escape, to better illuminate the step area. For campsite illumination I again got the awning LED strip option.

Now some new stuff. Five 12v runs/outlets in the lower and upper cabinets, closet and bed for future light installs. Three extra 120v outlets for future electric heater as well as power pedestal in kitchen and dinette areas. Additional underbed cabinet door located on the 45 degree bed corner so that when both are open you have similar access ease as the 19 double cabinet door under the bed. I requested that the sink cover not be drilled for possible future shelf in addition to additional flip shelves in the dinette area. Reinforced bath wall for mounting teak hand towel racks. E-Z winterizing IMHO should be standard in all Escapes. Thermal frameless windows again with 2 extras in bath and over the 2 drawer stack. Power awning- will ask for extra remote and the smoke colored MaxxFan with remote with the condition that I will not invoke the warranty with Escape due to the issues they had with the model.

Solar with dual 6 volts, toilet shut off valve, air conditioning,EMS, TV ready with 12v power, aluminum rims package, spray foam, front storage box, extra front LED light, all exterior lights with amber lenses, switching 3 interior pancake lights to captain lights, custom wood flooring from Olson, dark brown trim, sand pads, filled propane and water tanks, special graphics on front “Escape DeJa View”

I'm still waiting for additional info on the new door style.....
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Old 11-17-2018, 06:52 PM   #2
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Sounds like you put a lot of time , effort and thought into your build sheet , evidently experience is a good teacher.
The eze winterizing kit and the toilet shutoff valve should be standard equipment IMHO but others may disagree
Good luck with your new trailer , it looks like you have all the bases covered
You will surely be busy giving guided tours at Osoyoos
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Old 11-17-2018, 06:55 PM   #3
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Sounds great...I do like the no hole in the sink cover.
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Sounds great...I do like the no hole in the sink cover.

You mean the finger hole for lifting the cover?
I drop knives and spoons into the sink through that hole. I've also used it to dump the dregs of a cup of coffee without removing the cover.
What advantage is there in not having the hole?
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What's the bet we now have several pages of intriguing hole/nohole gibberish?
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You go first.
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I'll go first. No sink cover, no problem! I don't know where mine is. I THINK it's under my daughter's bed where I store the dinette table. All I know is I've never used it so I've never missed it. Does it have a hole? Don't know, don't care.
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If you had a 17B, you'd care. Next to no counter space. On the left of the picture is the folding counter extension.
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I say looks good, Jim, as long as whomever your selling this trailer to agrees.
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You mean the finger hole for lifting the cover?
I drop knives and spoons into the sink through that hole. I've also used it to dump the dregs of a cup of coffee without removing the cover.
What advantage is there in not having the hole?

Agggh! I hope it gets removed for sink cleaning at least occasionally.


I agree re: Escape 17's - you need all the counter you can get.




(Edit: just got an idle thought: how many posts until P**t*ne gets mentioned?)
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