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Old 10-17-2020, 03:27 PM   #41
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I went with the stock attached power cord and installed one of these in the rear baggage door, that way I can use my 15 amp outlet at home without adding additional exterior connections. Inside I attach the 15amp to my 30 amp power cord via a 15/30 adapter . The only time I use the stock power cord is if we are going to use air conditioning, then I pull it out. Using the 15 amp cord is easier to handle, particularly when it is cold out side, that 30 amp cable can become quite stiff.
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Old 10-17-2020, 08:47 PM   #42
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I agree. Escape trailers look nicely finished with the aluminum wheels. But ETI's current price for the aluminum wheel option--$600 USD-- is pretty breathtaking.

Best current price I found on the internet for the HiSpec 03 15x6 wheels is $112 each, compared to $73 ea for white spoke steel wheels. $195 USD difference for a set of five.
Our Hi Spec wheel's clear coat broke down within 12 months. If you live near ocean or drive where they salt the roads you may have a similar problem. Replaced mine with a Raceline Outlander with no clearcoat and are holding up great.
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Old 10-31-2020, 10:16 PM   #43
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As you can see, there are strong opinions on the composting toilet here...

I installed the AirHead Composting toilet in our 21c and we're full-timing in it with two people. The liquids container needs to be emptied regularly. We've settled on emptying it every 36 hours and before moving. Solids container is getting about 3 weeks before emptying. It's as good as dealing with a toilet can be - neither great, nor terrible. It's just a little different.

I grew up hating the smells & horrors of the black tank & flush toilet in a trailer. It was composting toilet or not get a travel trailer. I'm happy with what we've chosen.

I appreciate your feedback! I am interested in the composting toilet and happy to hear that there are some satisfied folks out there! Thank you!
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Old 11-23-2020, 04:28 PM   #44
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Our Hi Spec wheel's clear coat broke down within 12 months. If you live near ocean or drive where they salt the roads you may have a similar problem. Replaced mine with a Raceline Outlander with no clearcoat and are holding up great.
I live on salt water, are the wheels you are talking about the aluminum wheels from Escape?
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Old 11-23-2020, 04:59 PM   #45
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I live on salt water, are the wheels you are talking about the aluminum wheels from Escape?
I’m not Rossue, but yes the optional aluminum wheels offered by Escape are HiSpec Series 03.

FWIW we are not near the ocean but do encounter road salt and our HiSpec Series 03 rims (bought aftermarket a few years ago) are holding up nicely.
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Old 05-06-2021, 08:21 AM   #46
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Hello - my wife and I are in line for a 21NE and just had our completion date moved up to June 15. We are semi-retired and first time RVers (tent camping many years ago). I know we have some time for options selection, but would appreciate any advice on options, which I would put into 3 categories: Must have, worth it if you can afford it, and do not bother. Would be particularly interested in the value and use of composting toilet, furnace or heat strip in AC, inverter and solar. We expect our camping will be in more "civilized" locations, late Spring through Fall. Grateful for any suggestions. Thanks.

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Congrats Fellow Cardinal Fans!

We are considering the 21NE. Our first thought was the 5.0 but after discussing losing the covered truck bed the 21NE quickly became the front runner.

Interesting conversation on options.

For us, the oven is out. We plan on cooking mostly outdoors and the extra LP connection will help with outdoor oven cooking when needed.

Good idea on extra kitchen outlet!! We love coffee and a toasted bagel for breakfast.
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