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Old 11-08-2012, 12:16 AM   #91
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reinforce walls?

Don,

Thanks for starting one of the all-time best threads IMHO.

What gave you the idea to reinforce the interior walls? ...and...
How would this be done?

Thanks to all who have described their mods. The pictures and product links are especially useful. Please keep them coming for those of us still anticipating the build phase (or re-mod-ing).

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Old 11-08-2012, 01:04 AM   #92
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I give up. I can't find any reference to reinforcing interior walls ( by Don ).

"What gave you the idea to reinforce the interior walls? ...and...
How would this be done?"

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Old 11-08-2012, 01:25 AM   #93
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Reinforcing the walls

I give Tammy credit for that. We discussed wall attachments ( hooks, magazine racks etc.) and it just came out that was possible. On reflection I realized the weight trade off was minimal.
We are attaching Umbra wall hooks on two walls (5 hidden hooks) and a magazine rack on another. I am also adding two additional counter extensions and they too benefit from wall reinforcement.

We also reinforced the front wall - just in case we decide to change the table to a hinged drop down. Past posts on wiggling tables made me prepare, just in case. We could also add a small shelf, say for condiments , paper napkins etc.

We went out to the factory today and dropped off our hooks and some backup floodlights. The trailer is looking great and the workmen are really proud of their contributions to our order.

Can't say enough about how nice it is to work with Tammy. She called earlier today to say our custom fabric cushions and valances were finished AND the lady who makes them wanted to make us some special extra pillows with the scrape fabric! She even did piping on the pillows she had already completed!

Funny side note: we took our 1 yr old miniature Labradoodle puppy along (all 15 pounds) and he decided to verbally abuse Tammy's 3 Monster guard dogs. German Shepard, Mastiff, and a Rottweiler. They worked it out.... Seems they respect his chutzpah
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Old 11-08-2012, 01:31 AM   #94
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That's what I was thinking. That Escape just did what they do. Which is why it is important to be really involved from the beginning. Escape glasses reinforcing blocks where they will be required to support things, like condiment shelves or the bunk bed option in the 17.

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Old 11-10-2012, 01:07 AM   #95
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Tammy sent us week 3 pictures today. Looking good! Graphics are on ( to match the Xterra) and many of the extra reading lights are in. Oven looks good. Extra drawers, inverter installed, u-shaped dinette fully framed and skinned.
Shopping tomorrow for a few mores railed supplies....planning to camp the 28th.
Oh, I also put the snowblower in the garage, just in case.
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Old 11-10-2012, 08:31 AM   #96
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Reace suggested that I reinforce my walls during my 19' build this summer. That way I'm not limited to installing my tv only on the corners where there are studs. My walls are solid and it was only minimal $ per wall.
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Old 11-10-2012, 10:44 AM   #97
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Can you post the pictures? Thanx
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Old 11-10-2012, 04:33 PM   #98
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Great list of Mods as we consider ours.

So if I am guessing correct the 120v and microwave will now run off the solar...what is the inverter? I am guessing it allows you to run off the 12v system and converts it to AC?

Also, you purchased a Honda 2000 generator, will this be riding separate or is it built in? We just bought a Honda EU 2000i generator and love it.

Your rig sounds amazing and well planned out. I think you and Jim will have to have a 19 mod showdown...

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Old 11-10-2012, 06:24 PM   #99
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Don and Dom,
Hope you guys are coming to the Escape rally in June in Osoyoos!!
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Old 11-11-2012, 12:31 AM   #100
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Inverter, solar and generator....

Re: inverter and solar....

The inverter converts 12v to 120v up to 1500watt draw. The microwave is 700 watts. I thought I would try using the inverter full time on the microwave and see how it holds up. Solar keeps the batteries up longer. The Honda generator was just foolish consumption on my part - I'm hoping that I go south a few times a year and need the air conditioner ( another extra not normally needed in the Pacific Northwest). : - or I want to cook a frozen turkey in the microwave and run out of battery..........

I had all the 120 plugs in the trailer split - upper for land power, lower for inverter power. In addition we have 3 12v plugs.
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