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Old 05-14-2012, 12:16 PM   #21
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Re: A little advice....

I think the color of the blinds is set as the darker ones now. When we were getting our trailer built, the darker ones were being installed. I requested the lighter ones and they still had stock so Tammy changed them. While the darker ones probably block the light out better, I felt they made the interior feel visually smaller when closed whereas the lighter ones blend nicely with the wall color, visually enlarging the space. However that's a decorator's reasoning so lighter colored blinds were my personal choice.
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Old 05-17-2012, 09:43 PM   #22
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Re: A little advice....

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How about a battery operated motion senor light, only comes on when you need it,

http://www.fiberglasstraveltrailersr...ts-FTT2013.htm
I just put four of those in various cabinets in the trailer and they are great! No tell about their longevity, but they come on when the doors are opened and go out a minute after motion has ceased.

I haven't tried one in the fridge yet, but that's next on the list.

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Old 05-17-2012, 10:41 PM   #23
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Re: A little advice....

How do you know it went out when the door closed?

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Old 05-18-2012, 07:51 AM   #24
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Re: A little advice....

I just open the door REEEEAAAAL fast to see if it's gone out.

Actually, there's a lot of light leakage around the doors.
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Old 05-18-2012, 08:13 AM   #25
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Re: A little advice....

I have made some revisions to my initial build out and added the Coleman Polar Cub 9200 btu with heat strip, bike rack, reverse sink/stove and delete fan hood since the stove is near the door and fantastic o/h fan plus my kitchen window opens. I added another 12v in the bedroom with the prop up table for night time usage. I opted out of the front/read dinettes because I wanted the slide table in front and a thicker mattress in rear, so the front/rear are now standard stock. In addition I ordered the bunk cot option for my grandkids and I felt the stock setup was better for that. I'm glad to see Escape is using the Atwood 8012 furnace, it is a very efficient low draw unit.
Slate grey is the outside graphics since both tows are grey or silver. Ordered extra exterior light on front to be wired with the other 2 side lights. Two Escape coffee mugs will be inside.
I may have found a co/driver but he is only available after the 16th, so the plan is to leave early the 17th and drive non stop to billings, MT, stop for night 18th. Leave thurs early and arrive at Escape late Thurs night. Pick up trailer Friday and orientation in am and leave by noon and head back to Butte, Mt that night. Drive the Beartooth on Saturday and head home. Expect to arrive Wed. with 3x 10 hour days and camping at night.
Hopefully, now with a passport I'll be attending some of the Canadian rally's in the future.
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Old 05-18-2012, 02:45 PM   #26
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Re: A little advice....

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Jon, where did you buy your stuff again?
Almost everything came from eBay - some of the suppliers have sold out & are not currently listing.
The source for the long LED Strip is in this post: http://escapeforum.org/index.php?topic=1779.0. Further down the thread is where I purchased the switches. As to the magnetic switch for the refrigerator light - I bought a bunch of them on eBay - http://www.ebay.com/itm/5-Set-Door-O...t_1455wt_1165. Be sure they are Normally Open switches, that is off when next to the magnet.
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Old 05-21-2012, 02:10 AM   #27
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Re: A little advice....

I would recommend at least an overnight stay near the Escape factory to try things out and see if there are any minor "fixits". If there are they can be dealt with readily and the Escape people do their utmost to see that you are satisfied.
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Old 05-24-2012, 06:16 PM   #28
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Re: A little advice....

Here is my final build out info
3 Burner Stainless Steel Stove & Rangehood
Additional Window over sink (Opening)
Bike Rack Ready
Coleman Polar Cub with Heat Strip
Aluminum Rims ($85 each)
Cabinet Door at end of Bench
Cot
Group 29 Battery - 128am hours
Extra Insulation & Thermal Windows
LED Interior Light Package
LED Exterior Light Package (Includes Porch Light)
Microwave
Removable Power Cord
Screen Room
Stainless Steel Sink & Chrome Faucet
Stove Cover
Delete SS Rangehood
Storage Box
TV Antenna with power amplifier (Includes TV Ready)
3 - 12V Outlet (B/S 110V undr ctr extnsn, Btm of O/H Cabt, b/s 110V bed sd kitcn wall)
95W Solar Panel
2 - 12V Heat Pads with Spray Foam Insulation (confirmed)
Addtiional Coutner Extension on bed side kitchen wall over 110V & 12V
Additional Set LED Brake Lights
Additional Exterior Light under front Window
Install Battery Cut off Switch underr Front Dinette
Replace Vent with Fantastic Fan with thermostate and smoke cover
Move 110V outlet from kitchen door to kitchen face
Reinforce Bath'dinette Wall for TV/magazine rack
Reverse Sink and Stove - Includes light over stove
Custom Fabric
2 19' Escape Coffee Mugs
All 3 Ext. Lights wired on one interior switch. Each light on/off switch
Graphics Slate Grey
It is now in gestation, estimated delivery date 7/9. Thanks everyone for posting pictures of their units, I obtained a lot of ideas from these and they helped me make some crucial decisions. Now I have to start planning the mother of all road trips.
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Old 05-24-2012, 11:56 PM   #29
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Re: A little advice....

With that big list you should have ordered the 19.6ft Escape. The extra tail lights on each side of the rear window was my idea. You will really your Escape.
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