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Old 01-02-2009, 01:32 PM   #31
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Re: Wish List?

"Hi: Reace... No lynch mob here."
For sure! Better engineering wins out every time, but since it IS a wish list, and you would like to know the reasons behind the wishes....
No need to rack your brain if it's a whimsical wish. Can't wait to drag our 5.0 back to the East Coast and show it off to the hundreds of new customers just waiting for a quality camper.
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Old 01-02-2009, 01:56 PM   #32
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Re: Wish List?

LOL!

Time for another poll .....You guys just enjoy tormenting the poor ol'guy. LOL,

Remember he needs his sleep, so if you can post the polls at intervals then he will get some sleep...at home, not on the creeper.

We're laughing along with you - He knows it is a wish list I think he feels bad because he can't provide larger tanks (at this time). But he is always listening and trying new ideas....

Happy New Year.

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Old 01-02-2009, 03:58 PM   #33
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Re: Wish List?

A testimony to Rease's desire to have the best product, and the happiest customer family.
When we were deciding what to pull our new Escape 5.0 with, I really wanted to to use a Honda Ridgeline. Rease went to a Honda dealership, put a Ridgeline up on a lift, and checked out every possible way to make it work. It would not! But, he put in a lot of effort to be sure. It reassured me, that not only could I not use the Honda, but that the Escape was the camper for me, even if I do have to go 3,000 miles to get it!!!!!! Somethings are worth the effort! Thanks Rease for listening.
PS: I agree with Tammy, sleeping at home is a much better idea.
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Old 01-02-2009, 11:09 PM   #34
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Re: Wish List?

from wish to reality....

early in this post I "wished" for a fresh water tank inside so as to avoid the freezing situation when camping. And I want the battery to last longer when dry camping. so.......

I talked to Reace, and this is what we came up with:
* the rear table made into a permanent bed,
* 10-15 gallon secondary fresh water tank under the bed but situated above the floor (to avoid freezing) and plumbed straight into the original system,
* a hand pump installed by the sink (the pump is one of the biggest draws in my trailer - I can still use it or the hand pump),
* dual 6v batteries installed under the bed in a sealed box (the old battery will be installed as a secondary battery in my truck),
* the AC plug that feeds into the rear of the trailer will be removed and hardwired to a marine plug in its place (then the cable and plug will be rigged with the matching end and stored in my truck - I mostly dry camp when on the road),

This new set-up should give me 6 days on the battery with heavy furnace usage. After this it's solar and wind (small systems in combination - rigged to plug straight into the 7pin plug coming off the trailer).

woot! woot!

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Old 01-03-2009, 02:37 AM   #35
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A testimony to Rease's desire to have the best product, and the happiest customer family.
When we were deciding what to pull our new Escape 5.0 with, I really wanted to to use a Honda Ridgeline. Rease went to a Honda dealership, put a Ridgeline up on a lift, and checked out every possible way to make it work. It would not! But, he put in a lot of effort to be sure.
Wow that is terrific.
Experiences like this are the reason why we are going to purchase an Escape. Plus they are Canadian
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Old 01-03-2009, 12:49 PM   #36
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Is the fresh water tank outside? In our Casita it was under the bed (dinette) so didn't freeze, although the gray tank was out, so it could be a problem. The gate would sometimes freeze, but a hair dryer took care of that.
If it is outside, some ideas on keeping it "unfrozen" in mild freezing temps. It's a plastic tank so I'm assuming "electical pipe tape" wouldn't work? Hmmmmm
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Old 01-11-2009, 04:24 PM   #37
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Re: Wish List?

Wish list? INteriorLED lights?
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Old 01-11-2009, 10:31 PM   #38
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Re: Wish List?

Nobody seemed to take note of Reace's recomendation to carry extra water in a small jug. Such a simple solution which I too carry. It's also needed when you need to add water to your built in tank and a hose spigot is not available.

Bigger black water tank? I don't even have one and it's never been a problem. I use a porta-potti and a "pee-jug". If your boondock camping peeing behind a bush should never be a problem. If your in a campground, no matter how primitive, there few, if any, that don't have at least a porta-john.

Winter camping is simple enough: drain and winterise all your tanks and keep that water jug inside. Carry a porta-potti also winterized.

I realise some larger familys have different needs and may I offer this: large families need large campers.

Ace

Ps to Reace. I have not fallen asleep under mine yet, but have gotten a stiff neck studying the bottom dreaming up a water tank rock shield and better ways to add floor insulation. Also dreaming up shock mounts.

I also would have liked LED lights as an option.


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Old 01-24-2009, 01:51 PM   #39
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12 volt accessories....

I was just sitting here looking at my 12volt cord for the cell phone
and thinking, I need somewhere to plug in 12 volt items.
I thing a plug around the dinning area (to plug in the portable DVD player)
,one near the cooking area and one on the other side of the cooking area wall
next to the bed if possible. This should array of cells, fans, chargers etc.
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Old 01-24-2009, 02:07 PM   #40
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Re: Wish List?

A few 12V plugs would be handy for sure. There is one listed as an option on the quote sheet, I would imagine a couple more could be added as well.
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