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Old 03-13-2011, 03:49 PM   #11
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For storage solutions, check out Rubbermaid and OXO Goodgrips web sites. Both have products that may provide a solution for you.

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Old 03-13-2011, 06:18 PM   #12
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I did not see enough why? You teased us with it in your title but then did not elaborate on why Escape and why the 19. Seeing where you live there has to be some compelling reasons as the travel or transportation is perhaps the furthest possible. Maybe Key West Fl could be further?
Give us that rationale.

Also, how did you happen on Escape and what have you camped with before?
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Old 03-13-2011, 06:47 PM   #13
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- exterior propane quick connect - good for barbecue or for propane light , saves on battery usage?? we have a small 2 burner propane stove that we use outside and the small bottles are very expensive and not refillable.
The exterior propane quick connect is regulated to 11" WC (0.397 psi) so it may not work for your propane light and stove, depending on the type that you have. Coleman camp stoves and lanterns have their own high pressure regulator that reduces tank pressure to 15 psi. I use a special hose to attach my Coleman stove's regulator directly to one of the trailer tanks to get the high pressure that it needs. Most barbeques work on 11" WC so they can plug in directly to the quick connect after removing the regulator that came with the barbeque.
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Old 03-13-2011, 07:59 PM   #14
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If I remember correctly.. You can make changes "After" your order is placed because the build cycle. So if you like to change where the fresh water tank is, my guess is it's not too late..

I'm sure you're going to have a blast in your new trailer!!

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Old 03-13-2011, 08:49 PM   #15
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If I remember correctly.. You can make changes "After" your order is placed because the build cycle. So if you like to change where the fresh water tank is, my guess is it's not too late..
I'm sure you're going to have a blast in your new trailer!!
That would be a great addition if you like to extend your camping season. Wish I had that on Hokie. The only thing I get concerned about in cold is the fresh water tank. You can just add a little antifreeze to the other tanks and be just fine. If the caps freeze on, a little coaxing with a hair dryer works just fine : - )
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Reace loves changes....
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Old 03-13-2011, 09:29 PM   #17
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The why was refered to the options not the 19. But i do have reasons why 19 and why escape. First of all i wanted a trailer that was very functional and a few comforts. It had to be easy to care for (outside) and a reasonable size to store inside ( 9 foot garage door it will fit under, only 8.5 feet high). We had to have a queen size bed and one that was permanent, couldnt handle it being the table also. I always liked the old trilliums, but they had a very small bed.
When my health failed we sold our 5th wheel 28 ft. with slide out and 3/4 ton truck because it was too big to look after, i had to hire people just to wash it. Then there was the rubber roof that had to be cleaned and inspected for potential leaks, i always carried a repair kit and extra screws and calking. The other issue i have with regular trailers is that the more you use them on the road the corners work and it is a constant struggle to keep the corners tight. The newer calkings do not dry out like the old ones so they are a bit better. Then there is the issues with larger trucks for hauling. Fuel repairs etc.

Why Escape It was a bit of good luck, i was doing a search on the web looking at bigfoots, (very heavy) so did a search for fiberglass trailers escape showed up. After a year or so i really didnt find too many issues with them, usually people are pretty quick to give their opinion if there are issues. When i came across this forum the whole issue of being able to customize was a real bonus. It only took about 6 months to figure out what we wanted and needed.
I hope now to put my energy into traveling instead of maintaining, I realize that room inside will be smaller, when i deceide to hold a barn dance i guess it will be under the stars!!
This will be our fifth trailer, 2 fifth wheels and 2 small pull behinds 22ft, over 25 years. I was only in a 17B but the quality was there, but the fiberglass exterior was the main point, they just seem to simplify the outside care, and durability. No more wondering in the middle of the night if that last limb that scraped the rubber roof caused a leak that you didnt see upon inspection. It was also a pain trying to keep those little plastic rain gutters clean from tree debris.

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Old 03-14-2011, 01:30 AM   #18
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Re: Our options and why (19 ft)

Screen rooms need external snaps on the trailer body, which have to be installed during the initial build, I believe. We have one, but in two years' of ownership haven't used it yet, not even in the Yukon. Guess we got lucky.
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Old 03-14-2011, 10:43 AM   #19
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Screen rooms need external snaps on the trailer body, which have to be installed during the initial build, I believe. We have one, but in two years' of ownership haven't used it yet, not even in the Yukon. Guess we got lucky.
I got my screen room long after taking delivery of Toad. It does require snaps and those require holes, but you wait until after the build.

I too have had the screen room for two years and have never used it. In fact, I'm not sure I can remember how to install it. If we were staying in a mosquito and black-fly-infested area for a week, I'd maybe set it up.

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Old 03-14-2011, 11:11 AM   #20
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You should enjoy your trailer very much.
We do, and I would buy it again if I had to do it over again.
Escape is a good product and good people behind it.
Happy trails Geo
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