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Old 08-09-2012, 09:30 AM   #31
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Re: What would you change.....

The second set of lights duplicate the first set, tail, turn,brake, flasher.
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Old 08-13-2012, 02:35 PM   #32
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Better Table System

I take the dinette table up and down frequently. On a 19, the two steel pipes, a heavy table and a pretty precise alignment make this a two person job. If one person does it they have to be very careful when lifting the weight over the pipes. Looks like a back injury waiting to happen.

I have seen on another forum someone had designed a multi-hinged table that was easy for one person to operate.
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Old 08-13-2012, 04:52 PM   #33
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Re: What would you change.....

We had the front dinette table in our 19 set up the same as the one in the rear of the 17B. Very easy for one person to put up and take down. Don't know if this could be a retro-fit, however. Better ask Reace.

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Old 09-27-2012, 12:10 PM   #34
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Re: What would you change.....

Just picked our 19" up. Sweet rig!

We had them add spotlights front and rear for reading. The one over the dinette in front can be pointed out the window and used to light the bed of my pickup. Also the LED lights (10 LEDs each) are too bright. Dave found some old 5 LED bulbs and we bought them for the sides LEDs on the interior. No we have 10 LED bulbs along the center and 5 LED bulbs along the sides. Allows a little variation in light intensity.

I'll probably buy one of the hot water heater switches with the green LED showing it is on.

I also intend to put closed cell foam strip on the box up front.

The grab bar for the door is too high for elderly people. we are going to investigate opetion.

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Old 09-27-2012, 01:27 PM   #35
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Re: What would you change.....

Congratulations on the new Escape schmucko.
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Old 10-01-2012, 02:57 AM   #36
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Re: What would you change.....

This was our second summer with our 17b. We camped in Sacramento in early July with the temp at or near 100F and the Maxx fan kept the unit liveable.

The things that I would change from the factory are:
1. a see-thru window at the door,
2. an interior switch for the exterior porch light,
3. longer scissor jacks on the corners (with the high-lift axle I have to carry a lot of wood in the front box).

All said, we are still extremely pleased with the unit.

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Old 11-05-2012, 11:18 PM   #37
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The only thing I would change on our 17B is to have the rear window open, for the extra ventilation in hot weather. Actually it would be cool if the front window opened too! Love the breeze!
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Old 11-05-2012, 11:53 PM   #38
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The front window on the 2008 17B does open. After 2008 Reace could no longer get that window and rock cover combo from the manufacturer.
As for the back window, you don't want that one to open because it needs to be tightly sealed. The backdraft, driving down the highway at 60 mph in a rainstorm would drive a lot of water, dust ( mud ) into the trailer, even when closed.
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Old 11-06-2012, 03:01 PM   #39
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Aha, thanks for the info.
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Yes, the extra vertical set duplicate the original horizontal set, tail or parking/brake/turn
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