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Old 05-15-2015, 02:42 PM   #41
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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 knowledgeable.
Ooo, this is good to know! I'm sure I'll learn lots more tonight and on Sunday from the owners.
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Old 05-15-2015, 02:47 PM   #42
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No. 9 Hinged Table
This is an ETI installed option. It is useful for those who raise and lower the table frequently or those who may have difficulty raising the table onto the two metal legs (a difficult process for one person or someone with a back impairment). It does result in a slightly smaller table.
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Old 05-15-2015, 02:50 PM   #43
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However, I was kind of wondering why everyone was deciding what to get after they had already ordered one. ...
It doesn't stop here. There are the listed options, the unlisted options, and finally, the owner supplied options.

Since Escape still doesn't offer the "combination microwave, dishwasher, washer-dryer option", I decided - as chief dishwasher - that I couldn't live without an oversized sink with a fancy faucet. (And I'm not the only one.) For scale, the frying pan is a rather large 12" diameter pan. The sink is "Franke" and the faucet is "Moen". A search of this forum should bring you to the details.

The point is: Escape - for a price that depends on the amount of labor - will install most user supplied parts if you bring (or mail) them to Chilliwack.

Your options have now become almost unlimited. And by time you are done, the trailer is completely, 100% yours. (But your bank account might become theirs.)

Stay in control and you will be alright.

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Old 05-15-2015, 03:00 PM   #44
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Ding, ding, ding!

Royal or Impulse Blue, here we come!

Thanks for posting this.
Think about it this way. Would you paint all the walls in your living room Royal or Impulse Blue because you like blue, or would you buy some blue pillows and a blue vase?
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Old 05-15-2015, 03:58 PM   #45
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Could you share the size of your larger sink? What is the standard size sink? Working on a 21 build sheet and appreciate any help.
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Old 05-15-2015, 04:16 PM   #46
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Think about it this way. Would you paint all the walls in your living room Royal or Impulse Blue because you like blue, or would you buy some blue pillows and a blue vase?
You haven't seen the walls in my crafting room (2 shades of lavender on alternating walls, kitchen (dark grey with light grey trim), hallway (sky/medium blue) and (formerly the) dining room (same blue). Or the ceiling in that room (different sky blue color for the sky with white clouds - and stamped airplanes). Hubby is standing firm on keeping the living room walls white, but that might change the next time he goes out of town. At least one, maybe two, of those walls. It hasn't been done as I haven't figured out what color to put in there - yet.

But I do understand your question and reasoning.
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Old 05-15-2015, 04:23 PM   #47
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(snip)The point is: Escape - for a price that depends on the amount of labor - will install most user supplied parts if you bring (or mail) them to Chilliwack.

Your options have now become almost unlimited. And by time you are done, the trailer is completely, 100% yours. (snip)
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Alan, thanks much for the photos! Greatly appreciate you taking the time to snap them (either now or in the past). I do like your reasoning and that actually would work better (for me) than a double sink (which there isn't room for, so it got crossed off my list). I'm quite intrigued by that sink and my waffle iron would probably fit in it for washing as it's a bit smaller than your pan.

So, when you supply the sink and faucet (or whatever), does a bit come off the price since they're not paying for their stock products? And yes, I know, it will cost more to have them install items that aren't stock.

Your photos also remind me - I've noticed that support pole in other photos. I understand why it's there. I was wondering if anyone has had two poles installed, so one is in the back and one at the front edge. I was wondering if that would be less prone to someone (like me!) banging into it all the time. If I can bang/walk/scrape/trip/whatever over/in/around/whatever something, I will.
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Old 05-15-2015, 04:32 PM   #48
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No. 9 Hinged Table
This is an ETI installed option. It is useful for those who raise and lower the table frequently or those who may have difficulty raising the table onto the two metal legs (a difficult process for one person or someone with a back impairment). It does result in a slightly smaller table.

Oooo, thanks for this. Very helpful, to say the least. I know I'd have a heck of a time putting it back and since I lack patience, I'd probably end up flinging it on the floor when it didn't work, blistering the air blue with verbage and stomping off.

I could live with a slightly smaller table. If I don't go with the u-shaped dinette, of course.
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Old 05-15-2015, 06:05 PM   #49
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OK all this talk is giving me two foot itis. I might order a 19 ft , 21 ft, or a 5.0 TA in the next few years. I bought used so i didn't get the fun of the ordering /picking out all the goodies. But I am very happy with my little trailer!
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OK all this talk is giving me two foot itis. I might order a 19 ft , 21 ft, or a 5.0 TA in the next few years. I bought used so i didn't get the fun of the ordering /picking out all the goodies. But I am very happy with my little trailer!
No, no. That's the wrong way to think about it. Buying a used Escape relieve you of stressing over the build options. Someone else already did all that work for you. Worked for us.
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