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Old 04-15-2014, 03:41 PM   #1
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21 Build Sheet - Advice Sought

We're very near to having to finalize our build sheet. And so we're posting it here to seek your input before we must flip the switch. The choices we've made are predicated on a variety of factors, including the ideas and opinions discussed on this forum, the in-person inspections of both a 19 and a 21 that we were able to make (Thanks cpaharley!), and our intention to use the trailer in a variety of situations and climes.

We know that our choices would not be everybody's cup of tea but that's OK. As Donna D would say: YMMV. But what we are most concerned about is a glaring omission in what we are asking ETI to build/add. We think we've ordered just about every major option but the wrap-around dinette. But we may have missed something unawares. In any event, any and all advice would be greatly appreciated. We hope too that a fresh discussion of the 21 may help others who are still building, or will build, their own 21. Thanks in advance for your feedback. Here goes.

2 - Way Hot Water Tank
3 Burner Oven with Stove Cover
2 Additional 12 Volt Interior Outlets ($50.00 each): 1) in dinette o/h cabinet on passenger side near kitchen; 2) in dinette o/h cabinet on driver side near fridge near coaxial cable for TV; 3) beside coaxial cable at new cabinet for TV
Air Conditioner (11,000 BTU)
Digital Thermostat for AC & Furnace - Dometic only
Additional Frt. Window with Rock Shield
5 Aluminum Rims ($85 each)
Bike Rack Ready
Brake Controller (Install not included)
Dual 6V Batteries
Anderson Hitch
Exterior 12V Outlet
Exterior Hatch (rear driver side only)
Exterior shower
Extra Insulation & Thermal Windows
Exterior Propane Quick Connect with 12' Propane Hose and Adapter
Inverter 1500W Transfer Switch - Includes all outlets
LED Interior Light Package
2 LED Exterior Porch - Driver and Passenger Side
3 LED Captains Reading Lamps ($40/each) one on each side of rear dinette, 1 at front door on side of o/h cabinet
Microwave - black
Opening Window in Bathroom
Removable Power Cord
Reinforce 4 Interior Walls ($50/each): 1) Fridge Wall Bench Side; 2) Kitchen Wall Bench Side; 3) Bathroom Wall Bed Side; 4) New Drawer Cabinet Wall. 1, 2, 5, 6
Screen Room
Stainless Steel Sink & Chrome Faucet
Prewire for Stereo
Storage Cubby Cabinet Bins for Outside Bathroom Door
Starter Kit
Storage Box
Surge Protector
JACK TV Antenna (Includes TV Ready) Standard Placement
2nd Coaxial Cable near Fridge Wall, Bench Side
2 Wall Mount Extendable TV Arm (For 15" - 19" TVs) 1) on fridge wall (up high) 2) cabinet wall at end of bed (up high)
Water Filter
Prewire Solar Panel
95W Solar Panel
2 - 12V Heat Pads with Spray Foam Insulation
Custom Formica (Additional $100 for finish other than 58) American Rose Granite 6221-RD Black Trim
Custom Fabric (Single Fabric $100, Additional Fabrics $50/each) 5.6m or 6.1yds * Please note fabrics with a repeating pattern will require the amount to be doubled Rec'd 3March14 - TH
Trailer Delivery - does not want 25Feb14 KS
Step Cover
Insta-Hanger
Cabinet with door to ceiling above nightstand - Same as Poole
2 Shelves for cabinet above ($35 each) - evenly spaced
Upgrade Maxx Fan with Remote 7500K Smoke
2 Additional 120V outlets - 1) at rear of dinette driver side bench 2) in angle of bed face - centered and horizontal
Place standard 120V on cabinet with drawers above counter extension
EZE Lube Axle
Texas Fridge Fan
Toilet Shut Off Valve
Interior Switch for Ceiling Light
Interior Switch for Driver Side Exterior Light
Interior Switch for For Light over Storage Box
LED Exterior Light above Storage Box
Amber Lenses on all Exterior Lights
2 Counter Extensions - 1) On Kitchen Wall Door Side 2) on new cabinet wall - 51" from floor / butted to wall - 18"l x 10"w
Winterizing "T" Valve with 18" fill Hose
Install Customer Provided Folding Hooks ($15 each)
Additional Access Door on Bed Face Bathroom Wall side
LED Indicator Light Switch for Hot Water Tank
Install Customer provided Back Up Camera
2 Vents installed ($10 each) one in each bench seat
12V wiring (drops) run to upper cabinets and under sink
12V wire drops under bed - near exterior hatch opening and interior access door
Install Customer-provided Back up Lights
Combination Station
Small Outdoor Mat
Install a block, centered (or full-width) at the back of the hanging closet, slightly below the level of the closet bar, for mounting a 5-hook Umbra hook
Install customer-supplied Umbra hook in closet
Install two full-width blocks at the back of the hanging closet, about the size of a standard 2 x 4; the type of wood should be suitable to hold large eye screws
Install customer-supplied cell signal antenna
Medium Gray graphics - front graphic ("Escape 21") - smaller font and place on rock shield (name over number or use your smaller standard graphic from the side or rear of the trailer, at your option) with the balancing graphic "Walden" to the left of the shield, centered horizontally and vertically
Additional graphic to be place to the right of the door, horizontally centered equi-distant between the right side of the door and the left edge of the bathroom window and vertically centered on the middle of the long axis of the bathroom window.
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Old 04-15-2014, 04:04 PM   #2
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Wow, makes mine look simple, very detailed, very good.
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Old 04-15-2014, 04:34 PM   #3
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Wow, makes mine look simple, very detailed, very good.
Jim,

You were our starting point for everything Escape. Even when we departed from what you had done, we began our thinking based on your designs and your choices. And we greatly appreciate the opportunities your afforded us to look at your Escapes and the time you took to show us both trailers. There's a glass of port in your future at the Inaugural Great Eastern Escape Rally.

Thanks again.
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Old 04-15-2014, 04:46 PM   #4
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Looks good, almost the same build sheet. It is nice to have all the decisions done and just wait for the completion date.
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abby, one thing i added was a additional electrical hatch, passenger rear side for future additional solar if needed. rease is to mount the regulator in the bench near the batteries. pete
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Old 04-15-2014, 04:56 PM   #6
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It looks like you simply ordered everything they have!

Our build sheet was much simpler, but then again, at our age we're fair-weather campers who prefer full hook-ups and temperatures between sixty-five and eighty-five degrees (F).
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Consider having your trailer delivered to N. Indiana, a reasonable drive for you and a good means to save some delivery cost. The carrier is likely going to go there for a pick up to take back to BC.
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abby, one thing i added was a additional electrical hatch, passenger rear side for future additional solar if needed. rease is to mount the regulator in the bench near the batteries. pete
Pete,

Thanks for this. We'll add it. I've been looking at portable solar panels that we might use when shaded by trees so as to give us enough juice to top off the batteries.

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Old 04-15-2014, 05:23 PM   #9
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It looks like you simply ordered everything they have!

Our build sheet was much simpler, but then again, at our age we're fair-weather campers who prefer full hook-ups and temperatures between sixty-five and eighty-five degrees (F).
Nearly so, Ray. Complexity tempts the fates, of course, but it also widens options. As Bogie said: You pays your money and takes your choice.

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Old 04-15-2014, 05:48 PM   #10
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Consider having your trailer delivered to N. Indiana, a reasonable drive for you and a good means to save some delivery cost. The carrier is likely going to go there for a pick up to take back to BC.
Paul and Janet,

Thanks for the thought. Going to Goshen is a backup plan if things go South with our primary plans. But the primary plan is to leave in mid-July for a meandering trip to Chilliwack pick up the trailer near the end of the month.

Then a meandering trip down the coast, with occasional forays inland, until we get to Big Sur. Then a figurative left turn to Yosemite and then we'll see. We'd like to go to the Grand Canyon, maybe through Death Valley and then to Zion, Bryce, Arches, etc., in Utah. But we also want to go to Monument Valley (necessitating a bit of backtracking) before heading NE into CO and then a beeline to the Inaugural Great Eastern Escape Rally the last weekend of September. It's a rough, back-of-the-envelope plan that we'll need to refine but we'd rather try for it or, perhaps, some more practical alternative. The weather people are predicting a major El Nino event this year. That may affect our plans too. We'll plan what we can and then be flexible and do what we can.

But, again, the Goshen idea is a worthy one that all East Coasters should keep in mind. Thanks for the thought.

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