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Old 12-19-2015, 05:46 PM   #21
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This is helpful, Jim! Good idea!
So, I compared the heights of the side windows of the 5.0TA to the 19. (see pics below along with the 21) The heights look very close to the same from the exterior. If Escape can put a bunk in the 19 and still have an accessible emergency window, then it seems a bunk would fit below the window in the 5.0TA as you suggest.

If anyone ventures into their 5.0TA or 19 anytime soon, please measure for me the vertical distance from top of dinette cushions to bottom of emergency window.

This represents the vertical distance that can be occupied by those sleeping on the dinette and by the DIY bunk.

Also, just curious here - which window is the emergency window? It seems the emergency window would be the REAR window so that when that tornado rolls your trailer on it's side, you can get out regardless of which side.
Back drivers side is the emergency window on the 5.0 TA Scott

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Old 12-19-2015, 05:53 PM   #22
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Back drivers side is the emergency window on the 5.0 TA Scott

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Yes, same as on the 21' because from door back is a 21'. It is a big awning that pushes out in the middle with an arm to hold it open.
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Old 12-20-2015, 01:16 PM   #23
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We have the 19, just picked up, and the dinette slept our two kids (15&12) head to toe with no problems. We haven't even heard any whining about it in 9 nights of camping so far. Isn't the 5.0 Dinette even larger dimension than our 19?
In our previous 17B I built bunk beds out of PVC Pipe. This was so easy and can be built to any configuration. Took me 5 minutes to remove them when it was time to sell with no screw holes or damage to the woodwork.
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Old 12-20-2015, 02:23 PM   #24
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We have the 19, just picked up, and the dinette slept our two kids (15&12) head to toe with no problems. We haven't even heard any whining about it in 9 nights of camping so far. Isn't the 5.0 Dinette even larger dimension than our 19?
The body of the 5.0TA (and 21') is 10 cm (4") wider than the 19', so the dinette areas (which are in opposite end of the these trailers, but that shouldn't matter) will have the same difference in width (across the trailer), which becomes bed length. I don't know how they compare in the other direction.
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We have the 19, just picked up, and the dinette slept our two kids (15&12) head to toe with no problems. We haven't even heard any whining about it in 9 nights of camping so far. Isn't the 5.0 Dinette even larger dimension than our 19?
In our previous 17B I built bunk beds out of PVC Pipe. This was so easy and can be built to any configuration. Took me 5 minutes to remove them when it was time to sell with no screw holes or damage to the woodwork.
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Nine nights and no whining. You've go some great kids. I always found the harder you run them during the day, the less problems at bed time.
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Old 12-20-2015, 02:57 PM   #26
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Nine nights and no whining. You've go some great kids. I always found the harder you run them during the day, the less problems at bed time.
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Old 12-20-2015, 04:45 PM   #27
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Greg has great kids!!!!! We'll see them again in Feb.
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Old 12-20-2015, 05:37 PM   #28
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Thanks Jack! The Quartzsite kids are legend at the February gathering and folks have watched them grow up kinda like time lapse photography.....

Dave & Alf, I totally would agree with the running them idea, but my son just earned his Varsity letter as a Sophomore in HS on the fall Cross Country team. My daughter started 6th at her first cross country meet for her Jr High and finished the season moving up to 3rd on the team. Not going to tire them out running them, need another strategy!
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Greg, put them to work washing and waxing Seventy Degrees. Every... single...time... you go camping
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Old 12-25-2015, 11:17 AM   #30
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Our grandkids love to camp with us. They sleep head to toe in the dinette and love it, plenty of room. This coming year they will be 11 and 12 and are thinking they might like to sleep in a tent, they haven't decided but I'm pretty sure that by next year that will be the scenario. So, I guess what I'm suggesting is use the dinette as is until they are old enough to be out in a tent.
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