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Old 04-18-2019, 08:48 PM   #1
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50ta things to consider when ordering.

If you get raised axle consider a 24 inch wide two step. They install 18 inch one step. Can't find 18 inch wide two step for replacement. Have to cut and weld to install 24 inch.

If you get u shaped dinette consider back seat as two cushion piece with lid made into 2 sections. To get to space under seat you have to remove 2 side cushions and one long cushion and throw the long one up on the bed to get it out of the way.
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If they have changed the standard step this may not apply.

Double Entry Step
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Old 04-19-2019, 07:29 AM   #3
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If you get raised axle consider a 24 inch wide two step. They install 18 inch one step. Can't find 18 inch wide two step for replacement. Have to cut and weld to install 24 inch.

If you get u shaped dinette consider back seat as two cushion piece with lid made into 2 sections. To get to space under seat you have to remove 2 side cushions and one long cushion and throw the long one up on the bed to get it out of the way.
We purchased a portable adjustable step (similar to this, but much better looking) for the 5th wheel we owned from 2004-06, It works great with our late 2018 5.0. No need to cut and weld.

On the build sheet we requested the u-shaped dinette back cushion as well as the bottom cushion to be split in two. This should be standard with the u-shaped dinette. However they did not split the bottom plywood hatch in two so on the maiden trip we had to take both bottom cushions off to get to the storage underneath. Before we left in January I removed the plywood hatch, cut it in half and added two more hinges. Easy-peasy to remove just one cushion to get at the storage underneath, and go there quite often.

Our town of 750 residents now has two 2018 5.0 Escapes. After seeing our 5.0 in Mesa this winte, friends sold their Scamp 5th and purchased a like-new 5.0 with the u-shaped dinette. They plan on getting cushion material from Escape and having their long cushions split.

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Yes, there are work arounds. But wouldn't it have better to have done it right the first time.
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“On the build sheet we requested the u-shaped dinette back cushion as well as the bottom cushion to be split in two. This should be standard with the u-shaped...”

Wish I had thought about that on our 21’. It would make checking the batteries much easier.

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