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Old 10-03-2012, 03:04 PM   #71
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Re: Planned modifications for my 19'

I kid you because we are very much alike. The mod is very nice! My 19' Escape will be delivered around the 18th of this month. I wish I could go get it personally but just can't. It is loaded with lots of options including solar, wiring for an inverter, extra windows, insulation, ++++ flooring we specified and fabric we sent for the cushions. We learned a lot about what we ordered by following this forum. Thanks to everyone for your great ideas! We already booked a camping week over Thanksgiving at Pismo Beach in California and don't even have the trailer yet. How is that for being excited??!!

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Old 10-03-2012, 04:45 PM   #72
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Re: Planned modifications for my 19'

Hi Steve...another newbie here....you said wiring for an inverter...what's that
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Old 10-03-2012, 06:28 PM   #73
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Janet: an inverter converts the 12v DC power from your battery to 120v AC like your house power. It's useful when you want to run a normal appliance but aren't hooked up to shore power. But, good ones are moderately expensive and trying to run too much off your battery will kill it quickly so they aren't for everybody.

Steve: could you share some details on your flooring? I'm curious what options you considered, and what feedback you got from Reace.
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:28 PM   #74
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Hi Janet! I had the primary wiring for a 1200 watt inverter pulled in from the battery so I can hook it up later. I already had the inverter. I figured it was better to have that wire pulled while the trailer was being constructed. I plan to run three outlets from the inverter; one under the dinette, one to the kitchen area and one inside the exterior access door. The inverter is big enough to run a bee-hive blender to grind ice cubes for frozen margaritas when boon-docking. I do know my priorities! Before anyone asks where the ice cubes came from, I will always make a run for ice when frozen margaritas can be had. With the ordered solar system the sun will replenish the "making margaritas" energy to the batteries. Gotta love Mother Nature!

The flooring, counter top and fabric were selected by my wife and I by visiting several brick and mortar outfits locally. The flooring is Armstrong "Memories" X6522 and looks like 4 or 5 different sizes of rectangular stones set in mortar. It all goes together... We purchased the fabric and sent it to Escape, ordered the flooring from a hardware store in Chilliwack to be delivered there and found the counter top selection is the stock setup in the trailer already.

Tammy told me today it should arrive in 11 or 12 days...on the 14th or 15th. We're pretty excited.

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Old 10-04-2012, 10:02 AM   #75
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Jim, the teak looks good. We rarely use our shower, but did a couple times on this last trip, and there is always a bit of water left on the floor. We do wipe our with a chamois after using it, but this would be a nice finishing touch. I assume it is easy to lift out.
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:31 AM   #76
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Re: Planned modifications for my 19'

yes it just lays on floor but I cut it tight so there is no play or wiggle room. the floor sits on rubber feet, no scratches either.
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Old 10-05-2012, 04:32 PM   #77
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Re: Planned modifications for my 19'- radio install

Today I installed a Jensen all weather am/fm/wb/ipod radio found here http://www.jensenheavyduty.com/jense...-wb-radio.html
I installed an extra 12v outlet next to the curb side dinette oh light for this as well as other 12v accessories. I purchased a led pushbutton 12v lighter switch for ease of power on/off being closer to aisle. Speakers are on the overhead shelf held by stickum tape. Antenna is next to radio. These radios are made to be mounted on motorcycles so they are waterproof and heady duty.
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Old 10-05-2012, 04:39 PM   #78
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two more photos, speakers are hidden from view and tiny antenna- weatherband will come on automatically and there are options to change display color and intensity, also if powered off the radio maintains settings for up to 14 days.
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Old 10-05-2012, 04:41 PM   #79
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I installed an extra grab handle right inside the door. I found while exiting I was grabbing the trim piece, leaving hand prints. Now the hand prints are all in one place. I reinforced the trim piece with a spacer and screw, really secure now.
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Old 10-05-2012, 05:11 PM   #80
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Re: Planned modifications for my 19'

What are you going to do with yourself when it's all done?

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