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Old 09-26-2018, 11:17 AM   #1
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Optional closet in 21’ Escape trailer

We are about to sign our Build Sheet for Oct 3 and are now considering the optional closet (at the foot of the bed). Any pro’s and con’s would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 09-26-2018, 11:29 AM   #2
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We went withthis option on our 21 and the extra storage space is wonderful glad we went with it . One can never have enough storage space
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Old 09-26-2018, 11:33 AM   #3
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Had we went with the 21 instead of the 5.0 we would have done this. The one drawback I can see is you lose the ability for the optional window there which can add a lot of light/open feeling.
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Old 09-26-2018, 11:34 AM   #4
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We went withthis option on our 21 and the extra storage space is wonderful glad we went with it . One can never have enough storage space
Thank you, we are thinking the same thing about extra storage space but I was thinking with the counter vs the cabinet it gave a bit more ‘open’ feel. Do you find the small flip-up counter useful?
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Yes we do wife has to take meds first thing in the morning perfect place for meds n water without having to get out of bed n lets not forget night time snacks
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Old 09-26-2018, 11:41 AM   #6
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We went with the extra storage and have liked it. We never watch TV in bed and so the extra storage has been a better use of that space. We usually leave the little counter flipped up by the end of the bed for putting my watch and glasses on.



Some people get an extra window there above the counter top and say it makes the trailer feel more open. Personally, we find it to be plenty large and open already so that was not a driving reason for us. YMMV.
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I'm going with the optional window and flip up counter. If you do want the flip up counter and window, you need to decide if the counter will be flush mounted (which I chose) or below the counter. There is so much space in the o/h cabinets that additional closet was not optioned.
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Old 09-26-2018, 05:13 PM   #8
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I think it depends on........

To me i think it depends on length of stay when you camp. Like many Escape owners we are moving up from a 17' Casita, when I loaded our 21' Escape for our first adventure have to admit I was a little confused with all the EXTRA space I had. The Casita had just the right amount of space to take what we needed for a 4-5 day adventure, main reason for the Escape is we now have two grand kids so when they come more room and also we plan to start traveling more and camp hosting within 5 years so then I would say more storage would be nice.
That being said how long do you normally camp on a trip? Long term I would go storage, more shorter trips I would go for more of the comforts I think.
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I've been pleased with the cabinet in place of the tabletop. I had 2 shelves installed in the cabinet, and store clothes & towels in it. The flip up counter that comes with the closet works for the few things I put on it.

I did add a narrow folding shelf over the bed on the bathroom wall at the door opening. Very handy for my eye drops, and other things I need in the night. Probably wouldn't work as well if there were two in the bed...
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Old 09-26-2018, 05:25 PM   #10
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I'm going with the optional window and flip up counter. If you do want the flip up counter and window, you need to decide if the counter will be flush mounted (which I chose) or below the counter. There is so much space in the o/h cabinets that additional closet was not optioned.
Are you talking about the optional window and flip up counter in the kitchen? Or the optional window over the small counter on the refrigerator side, next to the small closet? Sometimes its hard to follow where these threads go, sorry if I’m not understanding. The optional closet I was asking about is at the foot of the bed, over the little counter near the fridge. Replaces the counter and turns it into a half closet. ALso, what do ppl use the little counter for? Helping when cooking or just a horizontal space to put things, but then when you travel on the road, take things off the counter? Sorry, we haven’t done any trailer camping so we are very very new to this, hence the silly questions .
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