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Old 05-30-2019, 10:20 AM   #1
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Observations on new Escape 21

With recent discussions about the propane hose issues, rusting tanks and opening windows, I had very long thought about them on the trip out to Chilliwack. I took some pipe foam with me and had Escape cover the propane line. In addition I cut several pieces to wrap each window know on the awning windows. I even handed out some to the rally attendees. Glad to report no opening on the trip home. Finally I found that the factory was installing the propane tanks improperly, both mine and at least 4 other new owners had tanks that were not sitting flush on the platform, causing wobbliness as well as a scrapping. Removal and reinstalling them made the secure and tight. Hoping this will help other in checking their initial install.
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Old 05-30-2019, 11:20 PM   #2
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Installing LP tanks is not rocket science. How does that happen, besides being careless or in too big a hurry?
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Installing LP tanks is not rocket science. How does that happen, besides being careless or in too big a hurry?

Yes, how? Seems to me you'd really have to work at installing them wrong.
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Old 05-31-2019, 06:11 AM   #4
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Yes, I agree, there seems to be a lot more people working there, a hive of of activity, yet mistakes are sometimes made. I think once the new management starts using their product, some of these mistakes will not happen. There is a void right now between the old and new that should lessen as time progresses.
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In addition I cut several pieces to wrap each window know on the awning windows.

Would you please post a photo of these? I want to make some for our windows. Thanks!
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Old 05-31-2019, 06:52 AM   #6
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Give me an hour or two and I will post some pic's...
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Here are some pictures of the pipe foam window washer....
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Made some quick changes this am, converted my 30 amp power supply to 15 amp for power at home and a plug protector plus an additional 7 pin connector with a fused wire that allows use of trailer clearance lights at rest stops.
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Made some quick changes this am, converted my 30 amp power supply to 15 amp for power at home and a plug protector plus an additional 7 pin connector with a fused wire that allows use of trailer clearance lights at rest stops.
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Why not use a - 30A female to 15A male - adapter to hook-up to house power?
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Because I have the attached power cord and did not want the 30 amp cord out with the exposure to pests via the cord, but I am using the mentioned 30amp female to 15 amp male, inside the compartment. This way the exterior is sealed unless I am using the 30 amp set up which maybe infrequent.
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Because I have the attached power cord and did not want the 30 amp cord out with the exposure to pests via the cord, but I am using the mentioned 30amp female to 15 amp male, inside the compartment. This way the exterior is sealed unless I am using the 30 amp set up which maybe infrequent.
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Great mods! Would you happen to have a link for the AC feed through you mounted on the hatch door? Thanks! -Bea
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Old 06-01-2019, 05:48 PM   #15
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Great mods! Would you happen to have a link for the AC feed through you mounted on the hatch door? Thanks! -Bea
Here you go, and you will need a 30 amp female to 15 amp male adapter also...
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Here is the one I purchased...https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Appreciate it! Thank you Jim!
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Our 2017 21' came from the factory with one of those (but black and round). Doesn't ETI provide one with each new trailer anymore?
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Our 2017 21' came from the factory with one of those (but black and round). Doesn't ETI provide one with each new trailer anymore?
Yes they do, but I had ordered the parts before pickup and was not aware of all the goodies Escape provides. Now they include a handy multi-bit screwdriver which I find very useful.
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Yes they do, but I had ordered the parts before pickup and was not aware of all the goodies Escape provides. Now they include a handy multi-bit screwdriver which I find very useful.
Yes, that mulit-bit screwdriver is indeed very useful! As far as other goodies, one I wasn't aware of is: if you order an outside shower they will also give you a nice blue coiled hose and nozzle to hook up to your outside shower. I almost bought a hose for the outside shower before pick up but glad I didn't. The one they provide works great.
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