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Old 05-15-2015, 02:16 PM   #31
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We like a single lever kitchen faucet with pull-out sprayer, and so bought one at Home Depot or Lowes in B.C. and provided it to ETI in advance. Keep an eye on clearance from the window shade protusion if selecting a single handle model. They would need to know well enough in advance so they only cut one hole in the Formica. Speaking of Formica, special ordering your favorite color is an option -- usually $100.
On the double sink, bear in mind that the second sink bowl means having more drain piping underneath, and losing precious kitchen storage.
Perfect, exactly what I wanted to know. Thanks for your answers, Bill and Earline.

Yeah, I saw I could chose my own formica and decided to ignore that for now. HA! I did see photos of one trailer with blue and was quite intrigued with that color. Love blue!

figure I'll go with a single sink and your comment on that helped with that decision.
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Old 05-15-2015, 02:19 PM   #32
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12. Not having the range hood was mentioned. Why? The fan and light in the rental RV was pretty pathetic and I would always open the kitchen window and many times the door to vent out steam from cooking. The fan didn't do anything, so I could see not wanting it on there to save weight.

Had the hood before (non Escape), never used it, found the fan too noisy, didn't get one on the Escape. We find the Maxx Fan and the opening window do the job just fine, but then we don't cook much inside. ETI installed an extra light in it's place which I removed and put in a paper towel rack. Most folks do get the hood.
Thanks Bob! I don't think I'll get the hood.

See, the choices are getting figured out, due to all these answers!

Yay!
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Old 05-15-2015, 02:22 PM   #33
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Here is the graphics color chart for 2015, from ETI.
Ding, ding, ding!

Royal or Impulse Blue, here we come!

Thanks for posting this.
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Old 05-15-2015, 02:26 PM   #34
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Laura, keep in mind that putting down your deposit just secures your place in the queue for a new Escape. You are not required to have your options sorted out until just before your trailer goes into production. You have lots of time to make up and change your mind before changing it again.
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Laura,
Just in case there's a mis-understanding:
You order first (Trailer model only), then you get to work on you build list until about 90 days before your Escape's hatch date, when you have to sign it.
We ordered last Nov., with a hatch date of Sept.; we've been changing stuff on our build list about once a month since then. We're finally ready to sign now.
Yeah, but wouldn't it be kind of nice to know how much you're spending so you can get it financed (if going that route) or so you don't get a heart attack from sticker shock (and then never enjoy your rig)?

However, I was kind of wondering why everyone was deciding what to get after they had already ordered one. So, thanks for clearing up that confusion (on my part).
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Old 05-15-2015, 02:29 PM   #36
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Yeah, but wouldn't it be kind of nice to know how much you're spending so you can get it financed (if going that route) or so you don't get a heart attack from sticker shock (and then never enjoy your rig)?...
The range for a typical build will be from (Base Price $) to (Base Price $ plus about $10k). Hope that narrows it down for you.
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Laura,

I think when you are considering options, you should at least give cursory thought to applying a "need" vs. "want" criteria. The stock trailer is fine the way it is, it's the big-ticket items that cost the big bucks (AC, front storage box, solar, etc.). For me, the most frivolous option is a digital thermostat. I don't find moving the lever on the stock analog unit too onerous. But I assure you that I am in the minority. For those that have them, they really love them. Think about what's important to you that you truly need (and can't retrofit yourself at a later date) and you'll likely stay with your budget.

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Yeah, but wouldn't it be kind of nice to know how much you're spending so you can get it financed (if going that route) or so you don't get a heart attack from sticker shock (and then never enjoy your rig)?

However, I was kind of wondering why everyone was deciding what to get after they had already ordered one. So, thanks for clearing up that confusion (on my part).
One of the nice things about the order/ build process is that when we first ordered, we told them approximately what options we wanted. but as we changed our mind, Escape would always send us an updated spreadsheet with our current decisions and a price. So we always knew where we were money-wise. I am sure that we tested the patience of the ETI staff, but it never showed. They were very gracious and very easy to work with, including answering many questions that mostly showed I wasn't very knowledgable.
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PPSS. You may be the only person to define their build list BEFORE deciding to purchase an Escape. This takes most people 6+ months after ordering. Way to go.
Yeah, well, that's the way I am.

Not very many people I know would rent a 32' motor home and then head out from Seattle to Sacramento and back along highway 101. By themselves (well, Lucy came with - she was a great companion on the road). Having never driven something that size before (well, I did drive a huge Ryder truck from Atlanta to Seattle years ago wadded full of inventory I purchased off an ex-distributor of a product line I used to sell).

I lost count of how many women told me they were amazed/impressed/surprised/whatever by what I was doing and how they didn't drive their rigs or even know how to hook 'em up.

Um, yeah, no comment about that! What happens when hubby keels over during the trip? Um, yeah.
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I think when you are considering options, you should at least give cursory thought to applying a "need" vs. "want" criteria. (snip)Think about what's important to you that you truly need (and can't retrofit yourself at a later date) and you'll likely stay with your budget.

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Yeah, I'm aware of this, Rich. Have you been talking to Dirk?

He did agree cabinet cubbies instead of shelves (for overhead storage) was a good idea.

But, yeah, I know what you mean. Just teasing ya a bit.
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