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Old 08-28-2014, 11:22 AM   #31
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Yes. Anyone buying a new 19', and won't need the bunk option, should seriously consider the raised dinette option. It would be easier and cleaner than doing it later. I can't think of a circumstance this wouldn't be an improvement.

I don't consider a "mod" a bad thing though. I just have enough planned (what with the 19', Shasta, house, cars, shop, and totally new ideas) to keep me busy for several lifetimes. One less wouldn't be a bad thing.

But you must realize that buying a used Escape will save one several hundred dollars. :-)

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Old 08-28-2014, 11:30 AM   #32
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Mods are fun. I love to make small improvements. Raising the height of the dinette seat and floor is too advanced and ambitious for me. Since ETI offers the option and we had the chance to have the factory do it, it only made sense to have the experts do it.
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Old 08-28-2014, 12:46 PM   #33
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Yes. Anyone buying a new 19', and won't need the bunk option, should seriously consider the raised dinette option. It would be easier and cleaner than doing it later. I can't think of a circumstance this wouldn't be an improvement...
Just to be clear, raising the dinette is NOT a required item for the Escape trailers. There are many of us out here who are perfectly happy with height of the seats and the view out the windows of our Escapes, and have no need or wish for a raised dinette. For others, particularly those who may be shorter than the norm, this could be a viable option, but is still not a requirement.
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Old 08-28-2014, 01:06 PM   #34
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Just to be clear, raising the dinette is NOT a required item for the Escape trailers. There are many of us out here who are perfectly happy with height of the seats and the view out the windows of our Escapes, and have no need or wish for a raised dinette. For others, particularly those who may be shorter than the norm, this could be a viable option, but is still not a requirement.

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My wife is 5' 0" and is very happy with the dinette height and has no problem seeing out the windows. Yes she looks through the bottom section and not the center but so what. We don't like sitting up high and having everyone that walks by gawking at us. We have also sat on the 6" cushions and don't like the way they raise your feet off the floor and the way it raises you to the table.

But hey, thats just us.
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Old 08-28-2014, 01:12 PM   #35
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How much view is one expected to gain with a raised dinette?
I'm not sure why a thicker seat cushion won't work but then we eat all our meals outside except for the odd rain shower.
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It seems to me that if your eyeballs don't reach to the middle of the window you are not going to be able to see much except sky, treetops and the occasional bird.
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Old 08-28-2014, 01:26 PM   #37
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It seems to me that if your eyeballs don't reach to the middle of the window you are not going to be able to see much except sky, treetops and the occasional bird.
Lol... I didn't realise that some dinettes were so low.
In my 17b, when the rock guard is working as a sun shade, I can't see tree tops, sky or even an occasional bird. Maybe I should lower my dinette.
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It seems to me that if your eyeballs don't reach to the middle of the window you are not going to be able to see much except sky, treetops and the occasional bird.

Whats the difference if you looking out the bottom part of the window or the top part? If your looking straight forward you see whats forward. If your looking up you see sky and trees.

Cheryl has no problem turning and looking at what is outside the camper. We have had this discussion while sitting at the table several times and would not want to sit any higher.

Again that's just us.
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Old 08-28-2014, 02:15 PM   #39
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Just to be clear, raising the dinette is NOT a required item for the Escape trailers. There are many of us out here who are perfectly happy with height of the seats and the view out the windows of our Escapes, and have no need or wish for a raised dinette. For others, particularly those who may be shorter than the norm, this could be a viable option, but is still not a requirement.
At the Escape rally in Osoyoos we looked at a lot of Escapes. The height of the dinette windows, too high, was the second thing we noted in the 19. The first being the queen sized bed. I don't think we would have gotten a 19 if we didn't see, also at Osoyoos, one with raised dinette. I knew before we bought ours that the dinette would have to be raised. I still recommend anyone buying a new 19 seriously consider a raised dinette. It is personal. Sitting in one for 3 minutes will answer the question for you though.

We must be short. At 3' 2" I never considered myself such but maybe its true. My wife is a few inches shorter. For both of us a raised dinette will be advantageous. No, only kidding, I'm 5' 8" but my wife is still a few inches shorter. :-)

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Lol... I didn't realise that some dinettes were so low.
In my 17b, when the rock guard is working as a sun shade, I can't see tree tops, sky or even an occasional bird. Maybe I should lower my dinette.
We sat in a few 17s and found the windows about right, no problem. It's a new design feature in the 19s. I don't know about the 21s and 5.0TA units.

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Old 08-28-2014, 02:53 PM   #40
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We didn't realize for some reason we would be sitting so low . Our previous camper we were sitting up high . Also our previous motor home . If we would of realized we would be sitting so low and could of had the factory change it for us we would have had them do that . We have so many things to do everyday it would of saved us time . But with the cost and hopefully final RV purchase we thankfully could make our RV better to suit us .
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