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Old 04-16-2018, 07:37 AM   #31
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Don't forget cutting into the kitchen cabinet for the new awning except not in the 5 th . Pat
The frontal area is not affected by this recessed space for the awning. It starts back along the side a little ways.
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Old 04-16-2018, 08:00 AM   #32
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There are three main differences between the original (or "first generation" or "classic") body style and the current (or "second generation", or "2017+") style:
Our trailer is a 2nd Gen style and we got it in Nov 2016. It wasn't the first one either. I think they were coming out several months before that.
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Old 04-16-2018, 08:04 AM   #33
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Plus, I really like the curtain across the door of our 21, so I can never upgrade to a gen2.
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Yes, Mary, that curtain on the Classic is a big deal and we have our own beach design in addition to the other one, which I really like and use when inside.
I've not seen a curtain on the Classic style, so can't comment on that aspect. But if someone wanted a curtain across the door on the 2nd Gen you could use one of those tension rods between the now-standard cubby and the upper kitchen cabinet. I would assume. I've never looked up there with that in mind, but will do so later today when I haul more stuff out there.
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Old 04-16-2018, 08:05 AM   #34
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Our trailer is a 2nd Gen style and we got it in Nov 2016. It wasn't the first one either. I think they were coming out several months before that.


It’s a common practice in manufacturing to release a certain model year some months prior to that year. Auto industry does it every year. My Subaru is a 2006 model year, although I bought it in November 2005. I believe early on ETI themselves referred to the 2G models as “2017” models.
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Old 04-16-2018, 09:15 AM   #35
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I've not seen a curtain on the Classic style, so can't comment on that aspect. But if someone wanted a curtain across the door on the 2nd Gen you could use one of those tension rods between the now-standard cubby and the upper kitchen cabinet. I would assume. I've never looked up there with that in mind, but will do so later today when I haul more stuff out there.
If you figure it out, Laura, that would be cool; but I looked at pics (at the time) and could understand why ETI had to drop that feature. I'm sure they tried to keep it, but in the end it just wasn't doable.

Of course, since you've not seen what we're talking about in the classic, your unbiased eye may see something the rest of us have not.

Still, I'm not planning to upgrade to Gen2.
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Old 04-16-2018, 09:27 AM   #36
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It’s a common practice in manufacturing to release a certain model year some months prior to that year. Auto industry does it every year. My Subaru is a 2006 model year, although I bought it in November 2005. I believe early on ETI themselves referred to the 2G models as “2017” models.
Prairie Schooner was hatched 9/1/2016 and is the 2nd G type, maybe one of the first off the line.
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Old 04-16-2018, 09:28 AM   #37
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The Classic E-21 has a flat floor front to rear. In the newer E-21 trailers the rear dinette floor is raised 3". If I had a choice on a new install I would have a chase installed in front of the step up and keep all H&C water lines inside the cabin.
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Old 04-16-2018, 09:58 AM   #38
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I like the more rounded shape of the classic Escape shells over the more straight sided and boxy 2nd generation shells. I also really prefer the awnings that were standard with the older Escapes. That being said, I will not hesitate to order a new 2nd generation Escape if and when I ever decide to add a 5.0 to the mix.
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Maybe I didn't lubricate the thing enough. It's a horse-shick designed retractable screen, but no deal breaker.
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I didn't know you were supposed to lube them, 1 more thing to do.
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