I agree that a two way hot water heater is a nice thing -- saves propane when you are hooked up to electricity. Also, we chose to have two captain's lights at the head of the bed for reading. We really like them, but had the fantasy that they would provide a narrow focused beam so that one of us could sleep while the other reads. The beam is a bit too wide and bright for that. But like I said, we are very happy to have them.
Am I reading it correctly that you are going to have two TV antennas, one for each location? Would it be possible to have a coax splitter that takes the signal from one antenna and sends it to each location.
We got the 19" Jensen Digital LED TV, (JE1912LEDWM), and while we have only had it a month, we have been very pleased with it. We also got a Jensen AM/FM/WB Stereo with a DVD player (AWM975). At first, we were disappointed with the FM reception until we realized that the antenna was running right by the captain's lights, and if we turned them off, the reception was fine. One of these days I will get around to re-routing the antenna, but for now, we just turn the lights off while listening to FM radio. Reace ran an HDMI cable from the DVD player to the TV, and the TV remote controls them both. We were able to get the tv and stereo less expensively by shopping around on the web, and then had them shipped directly to Escape for installation. I wanted to make sure everything was nicely installed, and Escape lived up to my expectations.
We have a 17b, but so far I haven't seen the need for more solar power. The lights are all LEDs, and even when we were in a wooded campsite in cloudy / rainy weather, using the TV/DVD & two iPads, running the furnace at night, the batteries were back to 100% by the time I got done walking the dog in the morning.
Alf talked about the exterior lights attracting bugs. I had noticed that, so I got an amber lens and it has made a big difference in the number of bugs flying around by the door. We got the lens from Little House Casita http://www.littlehousecustoms.com/store
We got a taller chrome faucet from American Standard http://www.homedepot.com/American-St...1#.UB9NA3ChBx4
We have found that the tall faucet contains a bit of water, even after you turn the taps off. It isn't that the valves are leaking, just that there is still water present in the long faucet. Some of that water will drip out over time, which isn't a big deal unless you have put the sink cover back on and something is sitting under the faucet. I don't know if all Tall faucets have this issue, but certainly the one from American Standard does. That said, it is only a minor inconvenience, and I like being able to stick tall pots and pans under the faucet.
I am just curious, but do you know what kind of a digital thermostat Escape will be installing? I have thought of a digital thermostat, but am afraid that it will glow in the dark in our 17b, and keep us up at night
see the thread on the refrigerator lights, which is, I am sure, why Escape changed the model of the refrigerator in the larger trailers.
Have fun with your new toy!