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Old 07-11-2013, 12:36 AM   #41
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No. I did it myself. It is a real easy changeover if you decide to do it later yourself....

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Old 07-11-2013, 07:46 AM   #42
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Jim, does that mean all Escapes not in production yet would have an insulated door?

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Old 07-11-2013, 08:04 AM   #43
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I do not know when he started the change, if yet. I asked him if it could be done as part of the extra insulation package because I felt the door was the weak spot. He agreed and said that the newer models will have some sort of insulation, whether with the package, on all models, starting when, he was not specific.
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Old 07-11-2013, 08:49 AM   #44
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I'm also eliminating the bike rack option, my bikes fold and can be carried inside. I'm going to go the dual 6v with solar due to the larger refer. Dropping the cot option and screen room. Upgrading the MaxxFan to model#7500 with remote and smoke lens. Replacing several lights with the captain lights, having tv/12v hookup installed in front and rear.
First mod will be exterior down lighting underneath the trailer to illuminate the ground underneath at night time. Working on installing led rope lights underneath, have to figure how to attach with the foam package.
You definitely have some good time to plan things out, which is nice. Some good ideas too.

You never know with having the bike rack option, as you may change bikes into the future, plus it would be a good resell feature in a years time when you go to sell. Also, not understanding the undercarriage lighting, is the porch lighting not adequate for your needs? I ask because we rarely even use the porch light as mostly boondockers, we find the porch light is annoying if left on. We do carry small flashlights or headlamps in the evening though.
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Old 07-11-2013, 09:28 AM   #45
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Jim,
Here are some pictures of "down" lighting. Basically it is accent lighting to high lite areas underneath. In our case, over each stabilizer pad to accent the ground underneath. The stock ligths are fines but at night they are too bright sometimes, The first 2 pictures are from my T@da trailer installation. The last ones shown on cars. Mine are nowhere as bright as the car one is.
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Old 07-11-2013, 09:35 AM   #46
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Ah, we used to call that sex lighting, or mood lighting.

I have a buddy who has a porch light that works two ways, one full bright, and they other a dim bluish glow. Definitely way less obtrusive than the typical bright light.
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[QUOTE=Jim Bennett;28421]...plus it would be a good resell feature in a years time when you go to sell. /QUOTE]

I'm skeptical that he lasts even a year...who knows when a 23' may come out?

Actually, I think this will be one of the most interesting threads to follow as Jim thinks through his add-ons and his discards. As a former owner and with plenty of time to think () about his new unit, we hangers-on can just enjoy the ride.
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Old 07-12-2013, 11:07 AM   #49
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John,
I do not know when he started the change, if yet. I asked him if it could be done as part of the extra insulation package because I felt the door was the weak spot. He agreed and said that the newer models will have some sort of insulation, whether with the package, on all models, starting when, he was not specific.
Kim checked with Reace about the trailer doors and they are all insulated now with a product called Cor-Mat.
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I'm requesting Reace to install a "E-Z winterizing" T valve that would allow the pump to suck antifreeze thru the lines and winterize the entire unit with about 3/4 gallon antifreeze. Cost should be minimal. In addition a water supply cut off valve to the toilet. Leaning towards the "U" shaped dinette in the new 21' also. Trying to decide on custom colors.
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