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Old 11-25-2022, 12:03 PM   #21
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Nice that you were able to find a nice used one that lets you start enjoying an Escape sooner than later.

I've been putting together a "Ron's Top Ten" mod list and I can tell you, no contest for the #1, is the under bed storage crate mod.

No trying to lift the hatch under the mattress and full utilization of the under bed space. The bins hold far more than you could randomly stuff in and they separate the area into 3 separate areas. One, on the bathroom side for things like shoes, two, the main crate storage area, and, three, the area accessible from the exterior hatch with the crates forming a "back wall" for the area.

Yep, lots of opinions on this forum, you just have to sort out what's important to you.

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Old 11-25-2022, 12:08 PM   #22
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Our first To do, which my husband did on Thanksgiving day, was pull the Composting Toilet out, since we decided after a few videos this wasn’t for us.

. We have already gotten a ton of ideas from this forum. It is a wealth of information and “opinions”. We look forward to adding our own.
Speaking of opinions, mine is go with a foot flush.

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Old 11-25-2022, 01:29 PM   #23
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A big yes for foot flush and Mike already is planning to start on the under bed storage after the toilet switch. I love all the mod’s people have done, and command strips, Elfa pantry (when on sale in January), and bungee’s for medicine cabinet are also on the list. Thank you for the suggestions. Now we need to sell a toilet and our current trailer.

I look forward to seeing Ron’s top 10 Mods!!
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Old 11-25-2022, 02:13 PM   #24
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Nice that you were able to find a nice used one that lets you start enjoying an Escape sooner than later.

I've been putting together a "Ron's Top Ten" mod list and I can tell you, no contest for the #1, is the under bed storage crate mod.

No trying to lift the hatch under the mattress and full utilization of the under bed space. The bins hold far more than you could randomly stuff in and they separate the area into 3 separate areas. One, on the bathroom side for things like shoes, two, the main crate storage area, and, three, the area accessible from the exterior hatch with the crates forming a "back wall" for the area.

Yep, lots of opinions on this forum, you just have to sort out what's important to you.

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Hi Ron,
I think the under bed storage rack will be one of my first mods. Is there’s track under the bed and if so would it be possible for you to send photos and/or provide more information. I will be picking up my 212C on January 19 th 2023.
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Old 11-25-2022, 02:25 PM   #25
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The simplest version of the under-bed 3 crates is to take 3 large milk crates, and connect them end to end with heavy duty tie wraps, then slide them in the opening. 3 of the 24 quart crates are exactly the room available on a 21C, and no rails are needed.
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Old 11-25-2022, 02:48 PM   #26
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Storage racks

Thanks John for the quick response and that’s easy enough.
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Old 11-26-2022, 09:28 AM   #27
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We will be there in May, site# 166, stop by and say hello......
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Old 11-26-2022, 10:10 AM   #28
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Will do!! We will be in 217. See you in the Okanogan, it looks beautiful!
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Old 11-26-2022, 11:15 AM   #29
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Will do!! We will be in 217. See you in the Okanogan, it looks beautiful!
I highly recommend bringing a bike as the cg at Osoyoos is very large and spread out.....
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Old 11-26-2022, 04:42 PM   #30
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That's a great idea about the videos! I am going to do this, putting it in my notebook now!
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Old 11-26-2022, 04:58 PM   #31
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Whatever it is you use to make coffee without electricity. In my case, thats a small kettle for boiling water, a Melitta #4 'one cup' filter holder and filters, ground coffee or a manual grinder and whole beans, and a couple mugs. If you don't drink coffee, well, ignore this.
We travel with TWO large stovetop expresso makers so that we don't have to share the first coffee of the day.
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Old 11-27-2022, 12:34 AM   #32
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We travel with TWO large stovetop expresso makers so that we don't have to share the first coffee of the day.
Love your profile pix and the sentiment of coffee importance
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Old 12-04-2022, 04:03 PM   #33
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We are now very happy owners of a 2021 21C, and are looking forward to upping our Boondocking game to a new level.

We are hoping to attend the Rally in the Spring, and meet many of you who we have been following on the Forum. We have already gotten a ton of ideas from this forum. It is a wealth of information and “opinions”. We look forward to adding our own.
Getting to be quite a few Escapes in this area - welcome from Hillsboro!
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Old 12-04-2022, 05:00 PM   #34
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Thank you Charlie

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Getting to be quite a few Escapes in this area - welcome from Hillsboro!
Charlie you started us on this path. You generously showed us your 21C last summer. We were hoping to get the 23 then, but we did put a deposit on a 21C with your name on it that was scheduled for November 2023. A pristine trailer with all the bells and whistles came up for sale in Corvallis and we were able to get one a year earlier and a few dollars cheaper. Sorry you didn’t get whatever Escape gives for being a local Ambassador, but we appreciated your great hospitality in showing us your trailer and modifications.
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Old 12-04-2022, 06:05 PM   #35
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Our first To do, which my husband did on Thanksgiving day, was pull the Composting Toilet out, since we decided after a few videos this wasn’t for us.
You might want to swing by again and take a look at my toilet while you're considering. Sealand 311 I think, ceramic bowl and an elongated residential soft close seat. Quite comfy!


Charlie / Hillsboro
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Old 12-04-2022, 06:18 PM   #36
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You might want to swing by again and take a look at my toilet while you're considering. Sealand 311 I think, ceramic bowl and an elongated residential soft close seat. Quite comfy!


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With a porcelain throne, is it even camping any more?
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Old 12-04-2022, 06:23 PM   #37
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You might want to swing by again and take a look at my toilet while you're considering. Sealand 311 I think, ceramic bowl and an elongated residential soft close seat. Quite comfy!


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We ordered a Dometic 311, and it looks like it is the same company. We won’t get it for a few weeks, but will add pics to the toilet conversion thread when it is finally installed. Mike is working on the bed and under storage, but found a few construction issues with supports, so it is good that we are doing this before we slept on it and maybe had more problems. We are going to paint the plywood and add a Froli system for ventilation and prevent mildew. We are not able to camp until Jan or Feb, so are having fun with some mods.
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Old 12-04-2022, 06:28 PM   #38
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Yup, Dometic bought Sealand around 2002, same outfit now. Sometimes sold as a Dometic Sealand brand toilet.
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With a porcelain throne, is it even camping any more?
My kids don’t think there is anything about this trailer that resembles their dispersed camping choices. I personally am all for the porcelain throne, and loved the Dometic in our previous trailer.
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Old 12-04-2022, 06:40 PM   #40
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Add this and those nighttime visits when the heat is low are better: https://www.amazon.com/Warm-n-Comfy-...108394762&th=1
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