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Old 12-04-2013, 08:28 PM   #1
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Some clarity on some options

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I have been receiving numerous emails and calls regarding a few extra options that customers have posted they have added to their trailer. I just want to add some clarity as to the potential need for some of these options....

EZE Winterizing T valve - If you choose to winterize your unit with anti-freeze in the water lines, rather than pouring anti-freeze into the fresh water tank and pumping it into the water lines via the pump, the T valve allows you to draw directly from the anti-freeze jug. The benefit is you don't have to pour anti-freeze into your holding tank. The down side of using anti-freeze is once it is in the lines, the taste of the anti-freeze is almost impossible to remove. I have had many customers call in the spring looking for a remedy. If you plan to use the water in the trailer for drinking or cooking, I strongly recommend that you blow the water lines out rather than using the anti-freeze method.

Toilet Shut-off Valve - If the toilet valve fails during a trip, this would allow you to shut the water off to the toilet and still use water in the trailer until the repair can take place. The toilet is mounted very close to the back wall making it difficult to remove the toilet and undo the water line from the back of the toilet. We have remedied this by changing the water line installation to the toilet. You can now easily remove the toilet and then undo the water line. In doing so, the new method does not leave any room to install the shut-off valve. The only bathroom that the valve can be installed if required is on the 21'.

The 'Texas fridge fan' - This is an additional fan mounted on the exterior rear of the fridge to force air past the cooling fins to help the fridge cool on hot days. The kit includes a heat sensor switch to activate the fan when the temperature is high as well as a master on/off switch, which allows you to completely deactivate the fan if you choose.

Hope this helps...

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Old 12-04-2013, 08:32 PM   #2
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Thanks Reace! The information is valuable to me. I appreciate the time you took to respond to us with facts, truly.
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Old 12-04-2013, 09:25 PM   #3
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I used compressed air to clear all water out, then added the "T" valve so the pump could suck antifreeze through the system. But, I didn't follow through ---did not employ the water pump--instead, I manually poured antifreeze down the two sink drains and into the toilet. It now looks like I am better off as things stand. Unless-- I can accept the un-removable taste of antifreeze. Do I have that right?
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Some people must be really sensitive. I've never noticed a problem. I do smell chlorine in water from the tap at home.
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Some people must be really sensitive. I've never noticed a problem. I do smell chlorine in water from the tap at home.
I sanitize my system every spring with bleach and I have never tasted any antifreeze taste after that. (Takes a couple flushings to get that chlorine smell out)
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I sanitize my system every spring with bleach and I have never tasted any antifreeze taste after that. (Takes a couple flushings to get that chlorine smell out)
I have never used the antifreeze in my water lines, but I do use bleach whenever there is a noticeable off taste. I don't think I have done it the past two years now.

We do bring along filtered water for our coffee, tea, etc. Even though Calgary has good water, I still use filtered water for my coffee at home too.
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I always carry my coffee and dog water with me from home. My use of tank or campground water is for sanitation and washing dishes. I learned on my first camping trip that my dog's taste in water was not as I expected and since then I bring it. A 5 gal contained will last me about a week. If I run short I boil some water.
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We always bring along a PUR filtering pitcher that we use for drinking water - seems to do a very good job of making most water taste ok. I also use one of the hose end RV carbon filters on any water I put into the fresh water tank.
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We always bring along a PUR filtering pitcher that we use for drinking water - seems to do a very good job of making most water taste ok. I also use one of the hose end RV carbon filters on any water I put into the fresh water tank.
Good idea, I think I may have one of those lying around, might as well use it.
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Any one use, or know anything about, the water filter that Escape will install. It`s on the build sheet for $31.00. Not really sure what it is. j
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That is the same thing we are talking about, you install it at the faucet so the clean water runs thru your hose into your tank or lines. It is normally good for 6 months and easily obtainable from WW and CW. I'm sure Amazon has them also http://www.amazon.com/Camco-40043-Ta...+water+filters
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Old 12-08-2013, 02:06 PM   #14
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The 'Texas fridge fan' - This is an additional fan mounted on the exterior rear of the fridge to force air past the cooling fins to help the fridge cool on hot days. The kit includes a heat sensor switch to activate the fan when the temperature is high as well as a master on/off switch, which allows you to completely deactivate the fan if you choose.

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Reace[/QUOTE]

Hi Reace,
Does your Texas Fan option include a solar panel to power the fan or do you tie it into the trailer's electrical system?
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That option is part of your 12v system and is separate from the $850 solar option.
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Hi Greg,
The "Texas Fan" is wired into the trailer's 12 volt power. I do not know the amp draw.
I guess because the first ones were installed in Escapes going to Texas by request, the coined name stuck. We are not the only region of the country were this will help improve your refrigerator performance.
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Thanks for the confirmations. An aftermarket (Camco) kit uses an integral solar panel to power the fan, thus there is no draw on the trailer's 12v system. The unknown is how well the roof mounted fairing aligns with the landing molded into the roof of the 19'. Here is the link to the Tweety's ad: (Camco Solar RV Refrigerator Vent Cover/ Fan).
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Well, isn't that interesting?! That might open up more seasons for those folks that camp in those higher temperatures and worry about keeping food from spoiling. Too bad there isn't any reviews on the site. Anybody know of any?
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Well, isn't that interesting?! That might open up more seasons for those folks that camp in those higher temperatures and worry about keeping food from spoiling. Too bad there isn't any reviews on the site. Anybody know of any?
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Old 12-09-2013, 10:56 PM   #20
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Amazon review: Also, if the refrigerator side of your R.V. is in the shade (which is preferable) the solar cell will not power the fan, (Duh) so don't forget to flip the switch (included in install kit) to 12V. power so the fan will be running.

This may be a concern for boondockers..
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