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Old 07-26-2013, 01:12 AM   #21
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Nice build sheet Jim. Don't forget venting the storage areas.
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Old 07-26-2013, 07:49 AM   #22
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With the 19' Escape the bed was cut to where it touched all three walls in the rear. In the winter you had some dampness due to the bed and exterior walls temperature change. I found some marine bedding that allows air to circulate around the bed and installed it in my 19. I sold it with the trailer. I'm thinking to avoid issues now so cut the mattress a little smaller to allow air circulation. The length is no issue because you can pull the mattress down a little so I asked to have the width made a little smaller. This will eliminate the dampness while winter camping.
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Old 07-26-2013, 07:55 AM   #23
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I have about 40 little vents purchased for my 19' which I did not install under the bed. I will have the factory install one for the bed. The other areas I'll wait and see and if need be drill some holes and use what I have on hand. Thanks for the reminder, I'll need to add to my build sheet the bed vent. I'm also having an electric outlet installed where I can tap into and put in another electric heater on the bed/bath side. With the smaller bath door I'm hoping the heat will migrate into and keep the bath warm in the winter. It worked nice in the 19'.
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Old 07-26-2013, 09:42 AM   #24
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With the 19' Escape the bed was cut to where it touched all three walls in the rear. In the winter you had some dampness due to the bed and exterior walls temperature change. I found some marine bedding that allows air to circulate around the bed and installed it in my 19. I sold it with the trailer. I'm thinking to avoid issues now so cut the mattress a little smaller to allow air circulation. The length is no issue because you can pull the mattress down a little so I asked to have the width made a little smaller. This will eliminate the dampness while winter camping.
Ah, got it....
Now that we're talking about it, we had a mattress made for our 17 and did the same thing - one inch space around the walls and the HyperVent layer underneath.
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Update on my option list, oven. The oven is a drop in unit, thereby making the top just about flush with the counter top. With a black matching hood it should complement the dark trim. It comes with a 3 burner stove that has igniters. Since I'm dropping the microwave so this may give me some cooking options on microwave type meals without having hookups. I'v also strengthened the wall between kitchen and dinette, curb side for the tv set up #1 location and set# 2 will be on the nightstand at the foot of the bed. TV and Hypervent for the bed ordered.
Also installed some vents, thanks for reminding me Don.

I got to be able to do something over the next 4 months while waiting for BlackJack to hatch, so me and the UPS driver are on first name basis now.
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Old 08-16-2013, 01:07 AM   #26
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Hi Jim. Not to make you jealous but we've just spent five days camped beside 21 #3 It's a nice trailer!, but one complaint - it made ours look a bit small. Enjoy all your planning. Cheers
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Old 08-16-2013, 01:08 AM   #27
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Old 08-16-2013, 08:21 AM   #28
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Hi Jim. Not to make you jealous but we've just spent five days camped beside 21 #3 It's a nice trailer!, but one complaint - it made ours look a bit small. Enjoy all your planning. Cheers
Small maybe but always comfortable and has all that you need.
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Old 08-16-2013, 07:50 PM   #30
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Hi Jim. Not to make you jealous but we've just spent five days camped beside 21 #3 It's a nice trailer!, but one complaint - it made ours look a bit small. Enjoy all your planning. Cheers
Has#3 been hatched?, according to calendar it is not due til October, or does the number start over after the prototypes?
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