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Old 04-01-2013, 01:21 PM   #11
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Somewhere on this forum I think I read that the double paned windows don't open -- or is that only on the bedroom windows in the 5.0?

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If you go double pane on the bedroom windows on the 5.0 then they don't open. But, the large roof vent opens and creates a great draught when the Maxxfan is running.

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Old 04-01-2013, 03:47 PM   #12
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Where the moulded fiberglass trailers vary the most in insulation is in the floor: most have nothing but the moulded shell and reinforcing wood (plywood or oriented strand board - Escape has the OSB).
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Escape uses plywood not OSB.
Indeed, although I was remembering OSB in an Escape during construction, that was just the dinette seat bases, not the floor, which is plywood. Sorry for the confusion; thanks to Barry for the correction.
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Old 04-01-2013, 03:53 PM   #13
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No more OSB anywhere in the Escape, all 100% plywood where wood is used.
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Old 04-01-2013, 03:55 PM   #14
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Under my mattress is OSB and the same with under my dinette cushions too.
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Old 04-01-2013, 03:57 PM   #15
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Maybe Escape changed in a certain model year, mine is 2012, I can not tell your year from your avatar.
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Old 04-01-2013, 04:01 PM   #16
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Sorry to start the OSB sidetrack! It really is not relevant to insulation.

I saw those OSB dinette seat bases in the factory in early 2012; perhaps it was just before a change to plywood, or perhaps the material varies by model.
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Old 04-01-2013, 04:06 PM   #17
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We picked up ours in aug of 2012 and I seem to remember being told that it was fairly recent that they switched to just plywood.
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Old 04-01-2013, 04:13 PM   #18
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Mine was made in JUne 2012, with plywood.
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Old 04-01-2013, 04:23 PM   #19
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Getting back to insulation -- I'm thinking there is a case for the insulation package, but how about the underneath insulation -- when it goes down to the 40s outside, does the floor get cold without it?
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I have had several trailers and only our escape has had the floor insulated and it seems much warmer. We had a very cold rainy weekend last fall that over night temps were below freezing and furnace didn't run anywhere near as much as it has in previous trailers in similar temperatures.
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