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Old 03-14-2016, 05:02 PM   #1
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Escape 19 permanent bed

Finally nearing my ability to order. Would really like the Escape 19 for everything but the permanent bed. Would like to have that a Ushaped dinette/couch area.
I will be solo rving and plan to make the small dinette into a twin bed. So I wouldn't need or want such a large bed.
My question is, "What is under that permanent bed that makes it be permanent?"
Is there hope for creating what I would like to do?
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Old 03-14-2016, 05:16 PM   #2
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HI Rosalyn,
It's been done before - no problem.
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Old 03-14-2016, 05:26 PM   #3
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There is a little step up, maybe 2-3" because the fresh tank is underneath. Otherwise a "U" will work with the permanent twin bed in front.
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Old 03-14-2016, 06:26 PM   #4
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That is perfect! I am hoping to schedule a tour with them mid April to finalize my choice. I really like the size of the 19. The 21 is just more than I need, and the 17 a little small.
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Old 03-14-2016, 06:31 PM   #5
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Thank you. Over the years I have seen your comments throughout this forum and you seem quite informed on Escape Industries. Do you think they would make the change for me, or would I need to do it?
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Old 03-14-2016, 06:32 PM   #6
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Do you think they would make the change for me, or would I need to do it?
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ETI will do it as an option.
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I'm aware of another member here doing exactly that, I believe her screen name was Colorado Rocky.She lives in Virginia somewhere.
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Old 03-14-2016, 06:40 PM   #8
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She sold her trailer but here is a link to the sale notification plus a link to pictures of exactly what Rosalyn wants to do...

For Sale - 2013 Escape 19 - $29,000 USD

https://picasaweb.google.com/1079631...eat=directlink
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Old 03-14-2016, 06:48 PM   #9
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There is a little step up, maybe 2-3" because the fresh tank is underneath. Otherwise a "U" will work with the permanent twin bed in front.
Just like the all Escape models designed before the 21' (which are the 17', 5.0, 13', and 15') - and the original Trilliums - all of which have rear dinettes.

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I'm aware of another member here doing exactly that, I believe her screen name was Colorado Rocky.She lives in Virginia somewhere.
That's Lisa, a.k.a. ColoRockiesFan: ColoRockiesFan's Profile
Here are a couple of Lisa's posts about this configuration...
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I have a 2013 19 with a rear dinette. I have my permanent bed in the front (reversed from the norm).

Here is a pic of my rear dinette area.

https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/phot...eat=directlink
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I would not get the U shape dinette. It looks wonderful, but I have to make it into a bed every evening for my Mom and make it a dinette again in the morning. It is a PITA for me as I find the table heavy and very awkward. Next time, I'll have the regular dinette which is much easier to make into a bed.

I need to mention that my permanent bed is in the front and the u shape dinette is in the rear - reversed from the normal layout.
Rosalyn, since you would not need to use the dinette as a bed, the conversion effort would not matter, so the "reversed" setup might suit you well.

Lisa has since sold this trailer:
For Sale - 2013 Escape 19 - $29,000 USD
The ad thread includes this:
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NOTE: The floor plan is reversed from the regular 19. My permanent bed is a full size bed (not a queen) in the FRONT of the trailer. The U-shaped dinette, which makes into a Queen, is in the back.
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Old 03-14-2016, 06:53 PM   #10
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I will be solo rving and plan to make the small dinette into a twin bed.
It appears that the front could be left stock (and you would leave it set up as a bed), or could be replaced by a permanent bed. A permanent setup might be preferable, as it could be optimized for storage and it would be lighter than with the table and hardware.
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