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Old 07-20-2015, 09:19 AM   #21
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Seeing I have had zero issue with using a hand flush, and not having tried a foot flush, I really don't see an advantage. I am reaching to put down the toilet seat anyway.

But, I would like to see and try one some time, to see first hand.
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Old 07-20-2015, 09:48 AM   #22
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Jim, You mean first "foot" don't you, eh?
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Old 07-20-2015, 10:19 AM   #23
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Analog thermostat for us. I did get the foot flush, but prolly shouldn't have done. Oh well.

I do wish I'd inquired about the higher brake lights, since we're getting it bike rack ready - but I hadn't noticed those existed until after our build sheet was due.

And, yes, it's a little frustrating that there are "secret" options. I would have thought ordering "bike rack ready" would've triggered a conversation about the higher brake lights... but it didn't in our case. :[
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Old 07-20-2015, 10:30 AM   #24
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Jim, You mean first "foot" don't you, eh?
Groan....LOL

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Analog thermostat for us. I did get the foot flush, but prolly shouldn't have done. Oh well.

I do wish I'd inquired about the higher brake lights, since we're getting it bike rack ready - but I hadn't noticed those existed until after our build sheet was due.

And, yes, it's a little frustrating that there are "secret" options. I would have thought ordering "bike rack ready" would've triggered a conversation about the higher brake lights... but it didn't in our case. :[
I like the idea of the higher lights, and had to do mine as a retrofit. It was not the bikes that prompted this, but a lightweight aluminum carrier I uses once that mostly blocked the lights.

Yes, there are tons of these "secret" options, far too many for Escape to list on their site. Some, a one off deal that would likely only benefit the person ordering it. I think before ordering, reading as much as possible on this site is the best help in finding out these things.

Tough, if you miss most of these options, you will likely still may do quite nicely, and most can be retrofit later, if still desired.
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Old 07-20-2015, 10:58 AM   #25
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Mary,
A lot of the "secret" changes result from use. After using your Escape for awhile you will come up with a wish list, something to think about before ordering your next Escape For example, the stock 120v outlet in the 19 was on the side by the door, it made no sense to me so I installed my own on the face of the kitchen. On the 21 Escape it is standard there now.
Seriously though, most of my modifications, interior or exterior are merely things, that to me, are important, to others, not critical. Thus in ordering, I plan ahead and ask Escape, if they can not, can they at least make it easier for me to do. For example, reinforcing a wall for later use. Do not be afraid to ask, all they can say is no. Plus you can always have Escape add the lights now before pickup, a lot easier than later, after pickup.
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Old 07-20-2015, 12:03 PM   #26
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Those of you who have owned trailers before and especially another Escape trailer have a pretty good advantage over the rest of us ordering for the first time. Basically we have to go on recommendations of what we read here and other places. The folks living in the Northwest have trailers to see and owners to talk to while here in the Midwest, both are kind of scarce. As for options, some say it is a "must have" and others say it isn't needed. Our build sheet got fairly long because it was a guess and it would be hard and expensive to add later. Again, thanks to everyone for their input. I'ts going to be what it's going to be and we'll be seeing it in about 7 weeks. Loren
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Old 07-20-2015, 01:25 PM   #27
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This thread is great info! We've already submitted our build sheet, but I didn't even think about the cell booster being installed by ETI instead of me. Time to give them a ring and pay the extra fee to get that added on to our build!
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Analog thermostat for us. I did get the foot flush, but prolly shouldn't have done. Oh well.

I do wish I'd inquired about the higher brake lights, since we're getting it bike rack ready - but I hadn't noticed those existed until after our build sheet was due.

And, yes, it's a little frustrating that there are "secret" options. I would have thought ordering "bike rack ready" would've triggered a conversation about the higher brake lights... but it didn't in our case. :[
Advantage to the foot flush is you don't have to twist around- you just flush with your heel.

The high brake lights were standard for us on the 21; pretty sure they are for everyone else too.
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Old 07-20-2015, 02:01 PM   #29
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That would explain it...

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Advantage to the foot flush is you don't have to twist around- you just flush with your heel.

The high brake lights were standard for us on the 21; pretty sure they are for everyone else too.
Thanks, Rossue. I did ask about a couple of other things that have become standard, so maybe we'll be pleasantly surprised on the brake lights. I'm not losing any sleep over it, either way.

The reason I probably shouldn't've bothered with the foot flush is we hardly ever use the toilet in our Casita. (We do use the shower - almost all the time.) Maybe our ways will evolve with the Escape...

Believe me, I know it's all a set of compromises, and our new trailer's going to be beautiful, with a great layout that will meet our camping style quite well. Harley-Jim, we've had our current Casita 16 years; I don't think a second Escape is in the cards for us... unless we hate the extra 4 feet and want to go back to a 17.
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Old 07-20-2015, 03:47 PM   #30
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We retrofitted a foot flush toilet in to our 21. Lindy says that it is the best thing since sliced bread. I don't see any difference. (or maybe "notice" is a better term). But, it cost us $200.00 to have ETI swap out the toilet, as opposed to $65.00 for an upgrade when you build it. So if you think you want a foot flush toilet, by all means put it on the build sheet.
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