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Old 10-23-2015, 03:16 PM   #11
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Not many people who have the bathroom window would say to delete it. Sometimes, in addition for reasons already stated, it's nice, gasp, to actually use it as a window.

Granted the microwave doesn't fall into the use everyday category but when on shorepower we use it like we do at home. We also use ours with the inverter, and yes, it takes lots of battery power, but only for a short time, but that's why we have batteries. For the occasional use, it's really not a factor in battery usage. So I'd say, if you're unlikely to ever use campsites with power then maybe you might not want to get it. Otherwise, it doesn't cost much and it is handy to have.

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Old 10-23-2015, 04:39 PM   #12
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Ask 20 Escape owners a question and be prepared for 20 different answers I like having the bathroom window for air and for making the small bathroom feel larger. We debated the storage box (I even started a thread about it) and now I shudder when I think we might not have added it. We don't have a pickup so I don't know where everything would have gone. As for the microwave, if you use one a lot at home and you are planning to have hookups most of the time, then maybe it would be worth it to you to give up the space. For me i wanted all the storage I could get.
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Old 10-23-2015, 04:40 PM   #13
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Personally, I wouldn't dump any of the items on your list. If you don't have electricity, then just don't use the microwave or use it sparingly. And the bathroom window, if I want to draw cool air in rather than using A/C and it's raining, I don't worry if rain blows into the bathroom. All the items on your list except for the starter kit (for reasons already stated) are nice to have.
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Old 10-23-2015, 04:48 PM   #14
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If it's possible, relax regarding your choices. We picked up our 17B in mid-Aug. and have spent 6 out of the 10 weeks since, using it. Option choices really depend on how you intend to use your trailer and your preferences. Your list is fairly consistent with ours--the differences may reflect your desires and so be entirely valid for you. Our choices did not include air conditioning or a microwave--we rarely camp where we have hook-ups and chose not to inflict the noise (or pollution) of a generator on our neighbors. Love the solar panel and dual 6v batteries--have yet to see a battery condition less than good on our monitor. We take numerous hanging clothes, and so find our closet (without shelves) to be highly useful. The surge protector can be viewed a cheap insurance (although again, we do not frequently have hook-ups). We like having the extra insulation and thermal windows for camping in "shoulder" seasons. We love the outside storage box, it allows us to keep all the set-up items (leveling blocks, cords, hoses, etc. outside our living area where they're readily accessible. What ever your finally choices, you'll love your Escape--have fun!
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Old 10-23-2015, 05:25 PM   #15
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The bathroom window is great for all of the extra light it lets in and the microwave is nice to have to heat something up real quick. I just wish I would have got 1 extra shelf in the closet but no big deal. Good choices. Loren
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Old 10-23-2015, 05:43 PM   #16
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We ordered everything on your list and are happy we did. In addition, we were glad we ordered the winterizing T valve, digital thermostat, storage box, maxx fan upgrade, an inside handle to use when exiting the trailer and some additional 12 volt outlets. We also got the 12 volt heat pads which have given us peace of mind on several occasions.
If I were ordering a trailer today, I would place the same order and add an opening window over the sink ( would provide better ventilation and more day light) and perhaps replace the TV ready option we ordered with a jack antenna.
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Old 10-23-2015, 06:37 PM   #17
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Try to think about your lifestyle and type of cooking that you do. Be sure you get wiring for a microwave outlet in the event you later want to get one (if not initially). I believe it has a higher amperage, but I'm not positive.
I wished I would have gotten a drawer plus shelving in the wardrobe. I just have shelves and have gotten one of those small plastic 3 drawer for odds and ends (like glue, cable ties, scissors, pens, batteries etc.) that sits on the top shelf. I also would have liked a larger silverware drawer.
You may wish extra outlets as well.
I'd keep the bathroom window, if for nothing else but to clean the back tank. But it would help with steam etc.
Just some thoughts.
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Old 10-23-2015, 06:51 PM   #18
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Please suggest additions or deletions to my current list of options:

Dual 6V batteries
Solar Panel
If you don't camp in an RV park or similar that provides electricity, then solar becomes very important. If you do have frequent access to "shore power" - as we like to call it - then consider saving money. Both can be added at a later date without too much difficulty.

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Window in bathroom (I may delete this)
Lets in light and air. We love ours.

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Air Conditioning
Microwave
AC requires shore power or a generator - no if, ands, or buts as they say.
Microwave can be run from twin 6v batteries and the big inverter. But we like the big gain of storage space that comes from leaving it off. Again, you can ask for "microwave ready" which adds the wiring and the unit can be added later.

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Shelves in closet
I think my shirts and pants like to be upright. You will have to ask yours...

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Starter Kit
Naah. Ask the forum for advice on what to add to your personal starter kit. Its half the fun...

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Old 10-23-2015, 07:39 PM   #19
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I think my shirts and pants like to be upright. You will have to ask yours... Alan
Mine say "hang me up. Even my wife tells me that if I just fold up a shirt etc. and put it in a drawer. Can't imagine not being able to put some shirts and a jacket on a hanger. But that's why this forum is so interesting. So many different views on what's important to have.

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Old 10-23-2015, 07:44 PM   #20
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I'm too lazy to fold shirts.
I can carry all I need on a handful of hangers.
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