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Old 09-25-2020, 01:27 PM   #21
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We have a winner! Yes the Mosaic LED system.
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Old 09-25-2020, 01:59 PM   #22
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Arnie, I'd have done this by PM or email via the forum but neither seem to support attaching a sketch. Begging your further assistance since your 5.0 seems to be convenient to your home, totally off my OP topic .... would you be so very kind as to report the 6 measurements (A - F) on the attached very-not-to-scale sketch?

With eternal gratitude if you can, With absolute understanding and no worries if not

(Absolutely no rush)

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Hi Alan,

No problem. Had to wait for a break in the rain. We were getting dumped on this morning.

A) 78" Note: the bottom edge of this wall overlaps the raised floor by 2". So there would be a 2" W X 3" H cutout at the bottom edge of that 78".

B) 26-3/4" to lip, less 1-5/8" to bottom of cabinet.
BB) 39-1/4" to top of fixed shelf in this cabinet.

C) 53" This is the default microwave cabinet so it is wired with the microwave outlet in the right rear. This outlet is installed even if (like us) you opt not to have a microwave. This cabinet does not have a front lip on it. (we went with the full oven / 3 burner stove and are happy with that decision.)

D) 66-1/4" less the 3/8" trim piece.

E) 81-7/8"

F) 47-1/2" to where the bathroom wall projects out.

I have included a couple of pictures of the shelves and how we have used them. Those are Elfa rollout baskets from the Container Store. Note the microwave cabinet does not have the double catches like the other storage cabinets throughout the trailer. The double catches do a good job of keeping the doors shut even with the contents shift. Not so the microwave cabinet. I could have installed a second catch but already had an extra Camco fridge retaining thing on hand so we just use that.
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Old 09-25-2020, 03:53 PM   #23
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Hi Alan,

No problem. Had to wait for a break in the rain. We were getting dumped on this morning ......
Thank You again, Arnie!

Ever so grateful for the info (with added details) needed to feed my 'passing the time' fantasies and scheming on the 2021 5.0TA theme

Patiently looking forward (what else can one do?*) to the day when I can post my own realized mod threads .... but 'till then I must be satisfied with exercises on paper!

Best Regards Good Sir!
Alan

(* well, I did just button-up the differential on my F150 TV after replacing a weeping pinion-seal and the oil; real-world progress on that front at least )
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Old 09-25-2020, 04:18 PM   #24
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Thank You again, Arnie!


(* well, I did just button-up the differential on my F150 TV after replacing a weeping pinion-seal and the oil; real-world progress on that front at least )
Happy to help. Here is something else you can do to your truck while you wait if so inclined. Tundra's and Tacoma's are notorious for sagging rear ends under load. May not be an issue with your truck. But if nothing else, for your reading pleasure.

https://www.escapeforum.org/forums/f...uck-15528.html

Edit: Nevermind, I see you already commented on that thread!
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Old 09-25-2020, 05:09 PM   #25
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Edit: Nevermind, I see you already commented on that thread!
Hey, thanks for the thought, any tips / suggested readings are always welcome!

But yeah, insofar as the TV suspension I'm confident I'm OK to at least get from Sumas to TX ..... while safely learning from that careful first-trip what, if anything else, might be needed in that regard. I've quite comfortably towed some heavier-than-5.0TA trailers with the Turnoverball already installed in that truck (gooseneck's loaded with hay or ag tractors )

A very recent pic of my low-miles one-owner, carefully-maintained '05 F150, sometimes known as "Towing Fool"
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Old 09-25-2020, 06:32 PM   #26
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Nice mirrors. Are they original or did you swap them in?
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Nice mirrors. Are they original or did you swap them in?
The truck has OE HD towing package but Ford didn't offer those mirrors on the 2005, first year of that body-style. Those are Ford OE for a 2006 F150, I installed 'em as soon as they were available, a perfect bolt-on match, had to swap 2 pins in the connector for power tilt and puddle lights - then plug-and-play. Yes, They're great mirrors - full-width convex under big normal mirrors in one shell. I've extended them only a very few times when hauling big loads of hay - they're crazy wide when you do that.

No power fold - I have a cut-down broomstick with a padded hook on the end that lets me fold/unfold the passenger mirror from the driver's seat (power windows)

The grill with driving lights is a Hella aftermarket item, offered for only a few years long ago for that body style. I'm not much of a night driver any more, but when Towing Fool and my Casita were young I did a lot of late Sunday-night return trips from motorcycle roadracing club events I officiated (wasn't yet retired from my real job). Linked to high-beams, they are serious lights.
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Alan, I have 3 full sheets and I’ll ck when I get home next week(Friday ) if they’re any identifying lettering on the backs if no one else beats me to it.

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Hey, Thanks David - obviously no rush given my delivery date, just 'passing the time' and always curious about such.

It's most likely that the ever-helpful Linda @ETI will come through with the info eventually ... my Q's for her get low priority as they are all crunched to the max dealing with customers having much more imminent delivery dates. Though sometimes anxious for answers I'm actually understanding and content with that - my time will come!
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Old 09-25-2020, 07:22 PM   #30
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Yep Linda is wonderful, She was our sales person too. We still call her from time to time n chat awhile.

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Hey, thanks for the thought, any tips / suggested readings are always welcome!

But yeah, insofar as the TV suspension I'm confident I'm OK to at least get from Sumas to TX ..... while safely learning from that careful first-trip what, if anything else, might be needed in that regard. I've quite comfortably towed some heavier-than-5.0TA trailers with the Turnoverball already installed in that truck (gooseneck's loaded with hay or ag tractors )

A very recent pic of my low-miles one-owner, carefully-maintained '05 F150, sometimes known as "Towing Fool"
Nice! That truck with the white grill cowling is going to look great with your 5.0! Similar to my Platinum edition Tundra. Personally I’m not fond of the big, chromed grills on recent pickups. It is a 1/2 ton after all, not a Kenworth!
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Very handsome rig, Arnie!

I'm inclined to black stripes but every time I see the red I do take pause ....
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We had red graphics on the 19. Made me feel young. We have black graphics on the 21. Makes me feel stately. Smile. Nice looking modern combination for sure. Course Arnie is a modern kind of guy.
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I'm inclined to black stripes but every time I see the red I do take pause ....
Looks like it could be orange. Definitely not the Spectra Red that was popular on early Escapes before owners were picking their own colors

As luck would have it a search produced a pic with his trailer next to one with red graphics. You can see the difference. I really like the color.
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Gee, thanks for that effort and detail, Arnie!

Looks like it'd be an even easier project to swap than I'd imagined!

I've asked Linda at ETI if they'll ID the maple-finished luan paneling mfr/product (so I can try to source it locally in TX) or sell a sheet loose with the trailer (and cost) but she's still working on the answer to that one.
I purchased a 4'X4' piece of maple paneling ($16 USD) with my trailer. I didn't want a 4'X8' piece as there would be no where to put it. I had them put the 4'X4' piece of paneling under the bed.

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Looks like it could be orange. Definitely not the Spectra Red that was popular on early Escapes before owners were picking their own colors

As luck would have it a search produced a pic with his trailer next to one with red graphics. You can see the difference. I really like the color.
Thanks! The color is “Terracotta” but no longer one of the standard colors. My wife picked it out during our visit to the ETI showroom one week before our build sheet was due.(Back when that was an option!) Seeing the vinyl graphic samples in person really helped as well as finalizing a couple of other requests.
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We had red graphics on the 19. Made me feel young. We have black graphics on the 21. Makes me feel stately. Smile. Nice looking modern combination for sure. Course Arnie is a modern kind of guy.
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Lol! At 67yo I don’t feel that way when visiting my nephews and nieces!!
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