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Old 03-26-2013, 09:44 PM   #31
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The bases are wedge, the led's have wedge base with a screw to secure the bulb. I have replaced the one in the bathroom with a smaller watt due to the "blinding" one gets in the middle of the night. I also installed some amber auto type wedge leds over the bed because I ordered the wrong size for my FJ cruiser and they fit in the escape, cool looking at night.
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:34 AM   #32
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Aha! I bet they were telling me their new fixtures for LEDs have bayonet bases, but if I'd have not ordered their LED option, I would have ended up with the original wedge base fixtures. Thanks, Barry. This forum is great!
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:13 AM   #33
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The led bases are not bayonet, bayonet are what your automobile use, you push in and turn, here is a picture of a bayonet base bulb, the second is a wedge bulb
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:32 AM   #34
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Yep, I know about bayonet and wedge based bulbs. Our Casita uses bayonet everywhere except the range hood, which is wedge. Superbright sells LEDs in both styles. I'm calling Escape later today to find out exactly what they're using now.
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Old 03-27-2013, 05:19 PM   #35
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I just went LED with bulbs from Escape. The main bulbs were wedge and the patio was bayonet BUT the new bulb for that one comes with a Bayonet converter which Is directional on the vertical plane so it can be raised and lowered to your liking
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Old 03-28-2013, 05:55 PM   #36
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We're getting ready to call Escape to try to find out what other options may be available that are not on their published list. It's been interesting to hear about all the things Reace can do, so if anyone has any additional thoughts, please let me know. Here's what we're planning right now:

3-burner ss stove and hood
6.7 cuft fridge
Opening window over sink
Smaller AC unit, even though it's quite a bit more expensive
Bike rack ready
Door at end of bench
Equalizer hitch....I'm following the Anderson discussion and may go that way
Exterior propane connection
Extra insulation and thermal windows
LED interior
Led porch light
LED captain lights.....anyone have them? What are they?
Opening window in bathroom
SS sink and chrome faucet
Stove cover
Storage box on tongue....I'm convinced now
Surge protector.... never had one before, but sure as heck if I don't.......
TV ready
Additional 12V outlet in the dinette area
Solar panel
Spray foam insulation, but not the 12V heat pads

Now, for some things I want to add:
Second set of taillights, to be above the bikes.
LED taillights if possible...don't see them on the options list
Light over table
120V GFI outlet on panel behind stove for our electric kettle
Haven't I seen some discussion of high lift axles? Is this the normal configuration now?
Maybe a larger 12V battery if it fits under the bench; don't think I need the 2 6V batteries.
1X4 reinforcements along the tops of most walls to enable installation of hooks & hangers
Rain hood over top the ceiling fan

Okay, any suggestions? Anything that I should definitely consider now because it's too hard to add later?

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Old 03-28-2013, 06:12 PM   #37
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I would like to have, and have come close to having retro-fitted, a 12V DC and 120V AC outlets on the exterior. For now I just run a DC extension cord out the door or a window. Good for powering iPod dock or TV, whatever.

If you are fearful, you might want a switch on the inside for the porch light.

I'd not bother with the reinforcement for hooks and hangers. Get the 3M Command hooks instead. You can place them wherever required and remove them and put them elsewhere without leaving a mark.

Max Fan has a rain hood already. There is a standard GFI outlet next to the sink on my 17B.
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Old 03-28-2013, 06:47 PM   #38
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Here is the captain's light...

Okay, my picture isn't posting. I've done this before so what am I doing wrong here?

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We're getting ready to call Escape to try to find out what other options may be available that are not on their published list. It's been interesting to hear about all the things Reace can do, so if anyone has any additional thoughts, please let me know. Here's what we're planning right now:

LED captain lights.....anyone have them? What are they?

Now, for some things I want to add:
Second set of taillights, to be above the bikes.
LED taillights if possible...don't see them on the options list

Thanks all,
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Here are a couple of photos, one of the LED captain lights over head of bed. They are great for night time reading and are on a swivel so you can direct the light away from bedm ate if they want to sleep when you want to read. Each has its own switch on the fixture. They also look quite nice IMHO.

The other is the second set of LED tail lights on our 15A. I think the extra tail lights are positioned vertically along the sides of the rear window for a 19'. Escape uses the same tail light fixture in both the regular position and for the extra. As I understand it to be.

High lift axle - only if you travel over very rough bush roads and need the small bit of extra clearance. Remember with the extra lift comes a higher step up into the trailer. Or if you need the extra height to hook up to two vehicle perhaps? I think you get about 1.5 inches of extra lift plus a larger rim/wheel size I think.
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Old 03-28-2013, 06:55 PM   #40
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All the Escapes come with LED tail and running lights as standard. The high mount are opional; I paid $85 for mine last April. You end up with four tail lights two high and two low

You can't put a plug behind the stove but Reace has put plugs at the front of the counter by the stove for others; just ask him.

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