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Old 05-20-2012, 06:50 PM   #1
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What would you change.....

about your Escape, now that you have used it for awhile. I read several posts where the owners of the 19' can not see out the front dinette window, it is too high or the dinette is too low. Other members with the 17' liked the a/c better on the side vs the roof. I'm just wondering what changes you wished you had made, knowing what you know now. Thanks
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Old 05-20-2012, 08:20 PM   #2
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Re: What would you change.....

I have been trying to figure out the issue with the height of the windows on the 19. My buddy has the 19 and I don't recall having any problem seeing out when we were over for dinner. I can't imagine that it being two feet longer than my 17B would require that the windows be raised.

And, I'm 5'8" and getting shorter.

Maybe some of the 19 owners can put this to bed?

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Old 05-20-2012, 08:42 PM   #3
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Re: What would you change.....

I think the windows on the 19' are great the way they are. I've been pleased with the options on our 19'.

One thing that caught my eye on this forum this last year is the A/C unit someone had installed that is supposed to work with a 2000KW generator, as it seems to be a problem with the standard A/C brand.

The option of water tank heaters and spray on insullation underneath has also been interesting to follow. We made it through the winter just fine with the standard exposed tanks, although when camping over New Years we seemed to luck out with a fairly warm spell. So for now it is not worth the extra weight, probably more difficulty in cleaning, and potential future maintenance item. But it seems to be something to consider depending on one's needs.
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Old 05-21-2012, 12:22 AM   #4
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Re: What would you change.....

The smartest thing Reace built into every Escape is the low point drain.
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Old 05-21-2012, 12:54 AM   #5
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Re: What would you change.....

Actually, the only thing I would change is I would get the 19 instead of the 17B, but, the 19 wasn't in production at the time.

I've no intention of moving up. I'm just going to be content, with a sprinkle of envy.

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Old 05-21-2012, 01:54 AM   #6
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Re: What would you change.....

Since I am short, when I went to view an Escape prior to purchase, I discovered that I could not easily see out the front window from the small dinette area, so I asked if the benches on that side could be made higher, and the answer was in the affirmative. I did not make the request as to the other side because I knew it was (for me) to be a permanent bed. At that, Reace offered to make that side into a permanent bed if I wished.

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Old 05-21-2012, 10:02 PM   #7
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I would not do the raised axle, as there is plenty of clearance without it. I drive on some dirt trails too, and have never come close to bottoming anything out.

I too am looking at doing the insulation below, though not interested in the heating pads, as I am usually not hooked to the grid, ant the drain on the batteries would be too much.

I would not put in a hood fan, as we rarely cook inside, and if needed the fantastic fan would do the trick.

We have never used the outside shower either. One of the reasons we got it was to wash the dog off if needed, but it is mounted too high for the hose to reach near the ground.

Lisa and I purposely sat and checked out the view from our front windows, and neither of us had an issue with the height, and she is about 5'4"
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Old 05-22-2012, 12:20 AM   #8
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We have a 19' model, and it has been great! Our options included extra insulation and dual pane widows, sure helps to keep us warm or cool, as the seasons dictate. The front storage box is excellent, as are the dual 6V batteries.We have the AC, but haven't used it much, the Maxx fan does a wonderful job of moving air through the unit.

If I was to order another trailer, I would delete the AC, and order the solar panels with the dual 6V batteries. Now there's no need to haul around a generator.

We'll have to see how things go in Osoyoos in a couple of weeks as I not a fan of the heat.

Hope to meet some of you folks at Osoyoos.
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Osoyoos should be a high of 21.6 C and a low of 9 C, according to Weather Underground stats, as I recall.

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Old 05-22-2012, 08:48 AM   #10
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Are the front and rear windows the same size? While looking at pictures on website the rear window appears to be closer to the belly band than the front window, which may indicate different sizes?
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