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Old 01-26-2014, 09:51 PM   #11
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Since the 5.0 TA is new design and ETI makes frequent production changes, Reace or Tammy would be the ones to ask. Reace indicated the other day that he was putting 1" of styrofoam insulation up there as added insulation. I believe that's new. Our July/2012 trailer was also light brown carpet around the mattress. It matched the flooring. I guess I never thought about opting for a different color.

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Old 01-26-2014, 10:15 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by reace View Post
....the new Escape 5.0TA will come standard with 1-1/2" styrofoam in the bed area to help reduce the cold in the bed area.

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I'm assuming this is on the loft floor, where the foam will need a structural layer over it (presumably plywood), and I'm not sure that carpet under the mattress on that plywood would add any benefit. I have noticed that stuff can tend to travel in the pile direction on carpet (such as a runner over wall-to-wall carpet - the runner migrates), so the mattress might be better off directly on plywood.

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Old 01-27-2014, 08:25 AM   #13
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Hi: Donna D... I'm probably the only one who ever pulled the mattress out to flip it!!! Can't be done... but I tried. The carpet only needed to run at the sides/ends of the mattress to cover the bare plywood. Since it was largely unseen colour was not a consideration. Escape probably used what was at hand. Alf
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Old 01-27-2014, 10:23 AM   #14
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The 5er we saw when we were buying our 2013 model had dark brown carpet around the bed and on the steps. It sort of matched the floor. I told Tammy I liked it and wanted that carpet. She said it was the new standard. However, ours came with the light coloured carpet anyway :-( Reace told me later that the standard is sometimes dark, sometimes light, but it's always brown.

The light colour's fine. And as previously said, no carpet in the centre of the mattress, just around the edges.We have the dry mesh underneath too.


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