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Old 09-02-2011, 11:39 PM   #1
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Very customized 19ft trailer

We are on our way to pick up our new 19ft Escape. Tammy and Reace were very patient with us and spent a lot of time helping us decide what to get. They really went out of their way to customize this trailer for us and we are very appreciative of their knowledge and effort.

These are the things we requested for our trailer:

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1) A Polar Cub 9201 (Coleman-Mach Series 9000) air conditioner. It has a slightly lower power consumption than the standard. We wanted to use it off the grid with our little Honda 2000 generator, and this one is rated to work fine with that. It was not an item they regularly carried, and we appreciated them finding a way to acquire it.

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Notes on Polar Cub:
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COLEMAN-MACH QUALITY
HIGH PERFORMANCE, LOW PROFILE
POLAR MACH RV AIR CONDITIONER
The revolutionary low profile air conditioner series that utilizes the latest
air conditioning technology. Environmental chamber testing has documented the Polar Series offers the best cooling capacity versus power
consumption performance ever supplied to the RV industry. Aerodynamically styled air conditioner shrouds include weather resistant condenser
coil protection. Heat transfer to the vehicle exterior has been dramatically
accelerated by the vertically mounted motor and 17" oversized fan blade.
More Cooling—Less Power! The quiet horizontal rotary compressor is
the heart of the 9000’s refrigeration system. Refrigeration circuit tubing
has been ri?ed and cross-hatched internally to create turbulence in the
refrigerant, improving the system’s ability to dissipate heat. Electrical
compressor starting components are standard equipment. At 1/3 hp, the
motor is the most powerful in the RV industry and features a fan canopy
to protect against damage from the elements. High-density polyethylene
condensate water collection pan prevents corrosion problems. Durable
molded polycarbonate fan guard has been impact tested to 40° below
zero for reliability.

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2) We are getting SOLAR panels but not on the roof. We can put them
anywhere in the sun this way.

3) We considered getting an all electric high-efficiency refrigerator, and Rease was kind
enough to spend some time researching what was available. Since he could
only get one that was 3.8 cubic feet, we decided to stay with the standard
5.0 cubic foot two-way fridge instead.

4) We preferred the lighter colored formica counter/table top color from previous
Escape models, and they changed it out easily. (We were going to change the
color of the fabric on the foam pads but we did not get around to purchasing
any, sad to say.)

5) Flip up counter extension over the bed (little flip-up table for bed area)

6) Cable wiring added

7) Two 12 V outlets - one in dinette area and one in bed area for high definition
12V TV with DVD we purchased

8.) Wall mount TV arm for the aforementioned 12V TV

9) Two shelves added to wardrobe closet

10) Additional vertical LED brake lights in rear

11) Two way hot water tank so we can heat water using AC power when plugged into shore power

12) Ok, we admit it. We are audiophiles, so when we saw the specifications on the standard RV
stereos we were very dismayed. (Maybe even appalled. 8) I don't remember the exact
figure, but the signal to noise ratio was in the 70's! (my, oh my.) Since you probably know
already that this is an exponential measure, you know that this is rather bad. (Note that this
is the standard for RV stereos purchased through RV suppliers. Not particular to Escape trailers.)

We got an AM/FM receiver/cd player with bluetooth, usb, etc. with separate speakers. Should
be able to run the TV through it.

So we sent the stereo we ordered online to Rease and they put it in for us. Speakers were a bit larger
in diameter than theirs, but he said he'd work it out. (Thanks, Rease!)


13) Stainless steel sink and chrome faucet

14) Three-burner stove

15) Additional light at front of trailer over storage box

16) Cabinet door at end of bench hinged on left side

17) Storage Box (front of trailer)

18) LED Interior Light Package
(We went with the whiter colored lights which are even more efficient than the warmer colored ones, apparently. Very, very low draw.)

19) Exterior shower

20) Extra Insulation & Thermal Windows

21) Trailer Sprayed with closed cell foam on the bottom with 12V heat Pads with interior on/off switch
We actually wanted the trailer to be insulated on the bottom, too. We wanted to not worry about
being in cold weather and having pipes/water tanks freeze or burst. This will pretty much take care of that, presumably.

22) Removable Power Cord (this way rv power cord does not go inside trailer for storage - we can store it wherever we want.)

23) Additional Reading light on Passenger side of trailer over bed

24) Exterior 110V Outlet (included on the 19ft)

25) Dual 6V Batteries

26) Bike Rack Ready

27) Additional window over sink

28) Dual propane (standard with 19ft)


We considered the oven but just bought a really nice light, portable one instead (Camp Chef). Theirs looked nice, but we were worried about extra weight and thought maybe some shorter trips it would not be used.

I am very serious about cooking, so I bought a really, really nice stovetop for outside, too, since we will cook outside if weather is permitting.

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Coleman Stove info:
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• Maximum durability in this suitcase style, extruded aluminum and stainless steel case• Corners are reinforced heavy duty ABS plastic• 30,000 BTU in two independently controlled stainless steel Cloverleaf™ Band-A-Blue™ burners• PerfectHeat™ technology for efficient performance• Heavy duty porcelain steel removable cooking grate• Removable aluminized steel cook top for easy clean up• Propane operated, runs on 16.4 oz propane cylinder or bulk 20 pound tank• Bulk tank adaptor and hose included• Lid inserts include antimicrobial cutting board and a hard anodized cast aluminum griddle• Lid includes unique, customizable storage compartments• These include hard anodized sink/basin, doubles as fry pan and or food cover• Also includes sectioned compartments for miscellaneous storage• Snap on utensil hooks• Dimensions: 25.72?L X 15.84?W X 8.12?H


We also bought a couple of 600W inverters and a bunch of other cool stuff for the trailer. We are newbies and are looking forward to camping for the first time.

It will be an adventure!







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Old 09-03-2011, 12:02 AM   #2
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Re: Very customized 19ft trailer

Your trailers list looks like our trailer. We did order the stove/oven for our trailer. We do have a remote propane valve near the step. Our Camp Chief Oven did not light in wind so we used the oven inside. The front box is very handy for putting all the trailer stuff.
Good luck and hope you enjoy your Escape.
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Old 09-03-2011, 06:14 PM   #3
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Re: Very customized 19ft trailer

Great List. Thanks for posting it. It's always interesting to know what can be ordered and what is available.

Please post pictures also, when you get a chance.

For Newbies, it sounds like you have everything covered.


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Old 09-03-2011, 09:27 PM   #4
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Re: Very customized 19ft trailer

Thanks Hippo and TurtleBax -- we wanted to let others know what we got because we learned a lot from this forum about what was available and we wanted to share what we learned for ourselves.

We are excited to pick it up in a few days! We will posts pics after that.
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Old 09-04-2011, 08:19 AM   #5
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Re: Very customized 19ft trailer

Kaylson,
Hi our 19er is on order and we have tentatively ordered the stereo. Could you be more specific on the brand/model stereo you ended up using?
Thanks,
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Thanks for your insights. Yes please, post the Brand and Model number of the system you ordered.

Dave

(p.s.: It will have to go on my wish list...I'm saving up for a new camera.)
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Old 09-04-2011, 09:15 AM   #7
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Hi Kalyson,

What is the Name/Type of your new Coleman Stove? I didn't find it in the description.

Thanks a bunch.
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Old 09-04-2011, 11:30 PM   #8
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Hi Kalyson,

What is the Name/Type of your new Coleman Stove? I didn't find it in the description.

Thanks a bunch.
TurtleBax
Hi, Turtlebax,

It was a Rendezvous .... It is on sale now for only about 250.00 at the Coleman web site. Much lower than most places that have it for sale.

http://search.coleman.com/cgi-bin/Ms...=rendezvous%20



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Old 09-04-2011, 11:35 PM   #9
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Kaylson,
Hi our 19er is on order and we have tentatively ordered the stereo. Could you be more specific on the brand/model stereo you ended up using?
Thanks,
Steve
Sure -- the speakers were:

http://www.crutchfield.com/p_1086030...cs.html?tp=106


The receiver was:

http://www.crutchfield.com/s_105KDA8...ssi=0&tp=27783

I also got this:

http://www.crutchfield.com/p_105KSU5...7.html?tp=1672



Sad to say, the receiver is no longer available. However, they surely have something
equivalent. Call them and talk to them -- they will help you out. They are very
nice and quite knowledgeable.

--K
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Old 09-05-2011, 01:14 AM   #10
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Hi K,

I'm going to check out the stove link you posted.
The Jury is still out on the overn. Just not sure how much It will be used.

Thank you & Best Regards,
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