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Old 11-16-2013, 07:32 PM   #1
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I know this information is out there somewhere, but I haven't been able to find it. I am getting an Escape 19 without the storage bin, and the group 29 battery. Where is the battery normally located? Is it mounted on the tongue or is it located under the dinette bench?
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Old 11-16-2013, 08:05 PM   #2
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I believe without the box, it will be inside under the curb side dinette seat. Your propane tanks will also be turned sideways on the tongue to fit within the frame, one behind the other vs side by side.
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Old 11-16-2013, 08:36 PM   #3
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When I got the plastic propane tank cover to replace the vinyl one, Reace turned the propane tanks 90 degrees ( so they are left and right, not fore and aft ). That left room for a storage box, which I don't have.
I suspect that they are all now installed left and right, not fore and aft.
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Which of course doesn't address where the battery goes, without the box.
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Old 11-16-2013, 08:51 PM   #5
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Good question, but I too don't have an answer. In my '09 the batteries are under the dinette seat as Jim alluded to, but the storage box was not an option at that time. Maybe they will still put them on the tongue in a battery storage box.
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Old 11-16-2013, 08:57 PM   #6
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I would guess that by default they (it) will go in a single black battery box on the tongue. I believe that you can request that they (it) go under the curb side dinette. Not sure if the request will be honored. If in that location they(it) will need a vented battery box.

Given a choice, I would rather see the battery(s) under the driver side dinette. The curb side storage is nice to access with the Jim Bennett access door. I think the there may be an issue with balance because the refrigerator also on the driver side.
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Old 11-16-2013, 09:46 PM   #7
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No answers from me, just more questions:
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When I got the plastic propane tank cover to replace the vinyl one, Reace turned the propane tanks 90 degrees ( so they are left and right, not fore and aft ). That left room for a storage box, which I don't have.
I suspect that they are all now installed left and right, not fore and aft.
I assume from this comment that Reace didn't say why, although room for the non-existent box might be the reason. Did the change improve access or clearance for the WD system brackets, or were those clear even with the original setup? Would the plastic cover in the original tank position have interfered with the brackets.

My current non-Escape trailer has the same tank position as Baglo's new (side-by-side) setup, and I don't like it. I don't need the clearance for WD, and the tank bracket can hit the van's bumper in really tight maneovering. I'm not fond of the metal bracket for propane tanks being used as a bump stop...
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No problem with clearance for the tow. He had to replace the top-wind jack with a side-wind one to clear the propane tanks.
Had no effect on the WD brackets.
I can't say why, but there is just enough space for a storage box..
I really like the hard propane cover though.
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I tried to fit a hard cover on my bottles, but it was too tight dropped between the frame like they are. I am on my third vinyl cover, those things just don't last.
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I wears told that batteries no longer go inside the dinette bench. They will be put in a box on the tongue if there is no storage box .
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