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Old 01-03-2019, 01:03 PM   #1
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Dimensions Request of 5.0 TA, electric standing desk

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I'm considering doing a significant mod for my new 5th wheel where I plan to build a standing desk(adjustable to normal and sleeping positions) instead of the dining table. I will be asking Escape to delete one of the benches so I can have my office chair there instead. The electric desk I plan to use: https://www.fully.com/jarvis-adjusta...sk-bamboo.html

The question I have for existing owners is if standing in front of the overhead cabinet space will be comfortable enough(I'm 6 feet tall). Does anyone have exact dimensions of the dining area including heights below and around the overhead cabinets? What is the height of the default desk when converted for sleeping? The Jarvis desks' minimum height is 23.75 inches. I've asked escape for the dimensions, I'm awaiting response but that it would be good to ask ya'll.

Also, I intend to max out my solar capacity on the roof. Has anyone done this? Anyone have roof dimensions? I wonder how many panels I could fit up there, say 100 w panels (42.2 x 19.6 x 1.4 inches)

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Think I'd check to see if they'll let you delete the bench before giving it too much thought. Might not be able to fit all the standard components in just one bench, or even be willing to do the work required to do such.

Depends on what you get on your roof. With the Jack antenna and A/C, I can fit a 100w between the vent and the A/C, and a 160 or 170 behind the A/C. Might get another 100 in front of the Jack but it would be forward facing and might be prone to road debris, bugs, and such so I didn't consider it.
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Old 01-03-2019, 03:25 PM   #3
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Think I'd check to see if they'll let you delete the bench before giving it too much thought. Might not be able to fit all the standard components in just one bench, or even be willing to do the work required to do such.

Depends on what you get on your roof. With the Jack antenna and A/C, I can fit a 100w between the vent and the A/C, and a 160 or 170 behind the A/C. Might get another 100 in front of the Jack but it would be forward facing and might be prone to road debris, bugs, and such so I didn't consider it.
I think the bench adds to the rigidity of the lower portion of the hull. It may be too flexy without it, asking Escape before planning too much is good advice.
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Also, I intend to max out my solar capacity on the roof. Has anyone done this? Anyone have roof dimensions? I wonder how many panels I could fit up there, say 100 w panels (42.2 x 19.6 x 1.4 inches)
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Those dimensions appear to be the same as the Renogy 100w compact design panels?

The raised portion of the roof is 42"

Regarding your bench removal question I do not believe ETI can delete the bench as mechanical/electronics are located under them.
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You can do anything you want to your trailer after you get it as long as you're not concerned with any warranty.

The only cabinet, you may be able to remove (after the fact) depends on whether or not you get a u-shape dinette. IF you do, the battery(ies) are along the back wall and the water heater is in the drivers side rear bench. There's nothing under the passenger side rear bench. BUT, it's not full length... it doesn't go all the way to the back wall (remember those batteries?)

I don't know if what you plan to do would fit in that area. I think it's an interesting idea. AND, you'd need to figure out a way to 'stiffen' the fiberglass. Maybe kerfed plywood, fiberglassed to the exterior wall? On the inside of course


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Old 01-03-2019, 04:59 PM   #6
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Yes, those are the Renogy panels(https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GF5JY35...ing=UTF8&psc=1)

Is the 5.0 TA roof relatively flat? I'm not going to install the A.C. unit or the antennae so I'm hoping to install around 800 watts of solar up there....
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Is the 5.0 TA roof relatively flat? I'm not going to install the A.C. unit or the antennae so I'm hoping to install around 800 watts of solar up there....
No, even the trolley top portion is rounded a bit.

Even if you don't get A/C or any other roof-top options, you'll have three vents. The big egress vent over the loft, the MaxxFan in the middle... as you step inside the door, and the passive 14x14 vent over the rear dinette. You'll need to fit your solar panels in among those items.
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Also, I intend to max out my solar capacity on the roof. Has anyone done this? Anyone have roof dimensions? I wonder how many panels I could fit up there, say 100 w panels (42.2 x 19.6 x 1.4 inches)

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Jim Bennett would be the guy to talk to about solar for the 5.0TA.

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Jim Bennett would be the guy to talk to about solar for the 5.0TA.

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Except that a Jim has “only” 240W. To add 800W will be a feat of engineering on a 5.0TA. I hope there is a post if this is done. With that much solar and a 2500W inverter I’d be able to run my mini-split A/C!
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What is the why for 800 watts?
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