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Old 04-06-2016, 12:31 AM   #11
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I would still get those 3 walls with ply . Go to a Home Depot and pick up a 4x 8 sheet of 3/8 ply and you will see it is not very heavy and considering those 3 walls do not even add up to a full sheet of 4x8 it is not something I would worry about . But it is there for what ever you need and strengthened those walls . Otherwise unless you hit the framing , walls are not very strong . I also want to caution Escape adds wiring along framing in many places . Your decision . Pat

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Old 04-06-2016, 12:51 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by Patandlinda View Post
I also want to caution Escape adds wiring along framing in many places . Your decision . Pat
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Old 04-06-2016, 06:29 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by Brian B-P View Post
Robert, do you mean that the standard battery - Group 27 - is typically sufficient?

Yes. For some reason I thought it was a group 31. Maybe I read a thread where someone had a group 31 and I thought that was stock. We have the dual 6v.

Thanks for the correction.
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Old 04-06-2016, 07:31 AM   #14
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I had the single group 29 battery with solar, I'd recommend getting solar and you will not have to worry about plugging in. The inverter option however will draw a lot of battery, if you do get it, then go with the dual 6 volts. Here is a link explaining 12 volts The 12volt Side of Life (Part 1)
The 12v pads also draw a lot from your batteries and can only be used while you are plugged in, but if you are plugged in, then you will have electric heat plus/or your furnace. I did not get the pads on my other Escapes.
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Old 04-06-2016, 09:38 AM   #15
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with the high lift axle option on the 19ft, is this new for the 2017 or did we just miss it as an option in previous years? somehow I had in my head that high lift was only for 17ft.....
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Old 04-06-2016, 10:07 AM   #16
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I went with the larger 12V (grp 31) as Escape put that in the same battery box size that's used with dual 6V should I want to change to those later.
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Old 04-06-2016, 10:22 AM   #17
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Good point; that's exactly what we ended up doing. $75 for the Group 29 upgrade makes it easy to add the dual 6'ers later.

BTW- I have a good Group 29 battery if anyone needs one cheap!
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Old 04-06-2016, 10:50 AM   #18
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On the trailer height issue, the specs show the 19 at 8' 6" and the 21 at 8" 7". Our 21 with the Jack antenna and the air conditioner measured out at 9' 3". If the new trailer heights stay the same, you will be fine. But if you get the higher axles, you might be right there. Storing your trailer inside is the best thing that you can do for it. Loren.

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