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Old 03-15-2015, 06:40 PM   #11
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Are those some kind of snaps that you had them install? All along the lower half of the trailer?
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Old 03-15-2015, 07:16 PM   #12
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The snaps on the door-side of trailer are for the optional screen-room we ordered to camp, and sit out, where there may be lots of bugs. The screen room attaches to the extended awning and has a zipper-door on side parallel to side of trailer, and two sides snap to side of trailer. Haven't tried it yet, but sure have been in many places where this would have been nice on a nice day outdoors, so we added it to our order. Hope that answers the question?
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Old 03-15-2015, 07:45 PM   #13
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Thanks King, that's what I was thinking but wasn't sure. Beautiful camper! The 15A is the one my wife and I ordered originally, but she wanted the 17 and talked me into it. I would have preferred the 15 footer. Congrats!
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Old 03-15-2015, 08:16 PM   #14
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Beautiful!! I know you'll love yours as well as I do mine. Regarding a dehumidifier, I only use one of those plastic canister thingies filled with the crystals when the trailer is in (undercover, no power) storage. Since I bring the trailer out of storage at least every other month in the winter to go camping, they have lasted longer than I would have thought. Similar to this: Amazon.com: DampRid FG60 Refillable Moisture Absorber, 2-Pack: Home & Kitchen
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Old 03-15-2015, 08:51 PM   #15
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Old 03-16-2015, 03:54 AM   #16
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I bought a little electric dehumidifier love it it really fills up I keep the trailer plugged in most of the time it really helps
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Old 03-16-2015, 07:52 PM   #17
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We happily just took delivery last week of our nice little Escape 15A trailer and have been reading in manual about cautions/concerns for condensation or moisture. Looked on Amazon and there are several inexpensive wireless models (under $30) that get some good reviews for doing about 500 cu.ft. area. Any thoughts or suggestions on experience with such? Our humidity in Seattle, in spite of ample rain at times, is not so bad most of the year. Thanks for any advice or brand-name/model suggestions.
I'm a fan of the Eva-Dry dehumidifiers. We have a small arsenal of them, in different sizes. The smaller units travel with us and work well in cabinets and the closet. They absorb 8 to 10 oz, depending on size and plug into (exterior) outlets to dry out overnight. The small electric dehumidifier runs when we at home and keeps the moisture down. The smaller units have a 10 year guarantee. Got them all from Amazon.

We used the Damp Rid canisters and hanging bags for years and they work well, too. We just had a problem with the containers getting knocked over or busted (with the bags) with clumsy feet and hands, sometimes. The resulting mess wasn't worth it.

The Eva Dry portable dehumidifiers do take 8 to 12 hours or so to dry out, after being plugged in to a 120 outlet. When traveling in the Casita, this was a challenge. In the new Escape, I think renewing the units will be much easier using the invertor and an extension cord outside.
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Old 03-17-2015, 02:56 AM   #18
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Utah, mainly Arches, was our Escape 21's maiden voyage last year. I also highly recommend the Devil's Garden and looping back via the primitive trail. Take all the side branches to see the various arches. A selection of photos from that trip can be viewed here.
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Old 03-17-2015, 08:17 AM   #19
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In the new Escape, I think renewing the units will be much easier using the invertor and an extension cord outside.
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Seems to me if you can plug them in outside then you really do not need them. I always thought dehumidifiers were for winter time and storage. In the summer with the trailer open I doubt you will need them. If it gets too humid, close up and turn on the a/c.
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Old 03-17-2015, 11:05 AM   #20
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In the summer with the trailer open I doubt you will need them. If it gets too humid, close up and turn on the a/c.
Perhaps that works in PA and in the less humid northern states, but in the southern states where humidity rules during the summer months even if you run the A/C 24/7, it cannot keep up with the natural moisture in the air plus that which is added by moisture exhaled with every breath in the relatively small space of a fiberglass trailer. I have seen humidity levels of 85% upon waking in the morning, even with the A/C running and a vent cracked to allow warm, moisture-laden air to escape. Even higher (90%) if vent is closed. It doesn't help that natural humidity is frequently in the upper 80s or lower 90s.
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