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Old 01-03-2015, 02:50 PM   #21
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But isn't the regular dinette table larger than the one used for U shape dinettes?
I think he means the hinged table. Even though it's larger, it's much easier to drop and there is no pedestal storage.
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Old 01-03-2015, 02:53 PM   #22
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I would go with the u-shaped dinette and the factory fabric. It would have been easier to figure out fabric choices at home with the camper right here. Digital thermostat and since I'm putting in a custom bed I would have had Escape leave out the factory bed.
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Old 01-03-2015, 03:52 PM   #23
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Eliminate the 9 in vent in bath . We have the opening window in bath . I am concerned when the lid cracks and I need to change it . Before we always put extra vent covers on 14 in . They last longer . I don't know of any for 9 in . Also would of asked for step up for dinette . We did help that situation a little . Other then that we are very happy with the trailer and the choices we made . Would not have gotten u dinette when we saw the large table without u dinette . That did it for us last 2 Rv 's we had had smaller tables . It really comes in handy for larger table even using for extra work surface etc.
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Old 01-03-2015, 04:33 PM   #24
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But isn't the regular dinette table larger than the one used for U shape dinettes?
It is, and that would be one big consideration for the U-shaped dinette. We are rarely at the dinette as it is, AND we do end up storing a lot of stuff on it.
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Old 01-03-2015, 04:55 PM   #25
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It is, and that would be one big consideration for the U-shaped dinette. We are rarely at the dinette as it is, AND we do end up storing a lot of stuff on it.
And that is the main reason Cathy doesn't want the U-shaped dinette. She wants the larger table so I think that is one more decision made. The list is coming down. Next, rock protection on the front of the trailer. We are definitely going with the front storage box which has protection plus I am really considering having the lower front of the trailer sprayed with Line-X. It is going to Alaska and I read you can pick up a few chips along the way.
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Old 01-03-2015, 05:14 PM   #26
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We had talked about Line-X on the front a couple times, I recall it was determined to wait and see if you get any chips. If so you can Line-X it pretty much anywhere, and the chips will be covered.
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Old 01-03-2015, 05:38 PM   #27
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I would get a larger refrigerator. Everything else was perfect!
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Old 01-03-2015, 09:56 PM   #28
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Any comments on the U shaped dinette?? Loren
Loren: We also find the back seat of the u-shaped dinette cramped for the legs and uncomfortable for the back, but it is nice for the two of us to each take a side to read with our feet up. It might be even more useful when we eventually add a TV for movies. We like that the extra fabric and cushions of the u-shaped dinette give that end of the trailer a more "finished" look.
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Old 01-03-2015, 10:31 PM   #29
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The U shape with an extra filler board from ETI for $100 makes a big difference. When we got home we had another one made for when we want the Uber Lounge. In hindsight I would have rather ETI make both- the space isn't square for measuring the board cuts.
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Old 01-04-2015, 08:49 AM   #30
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The U shape with an extra filler board from ETI for $100 makes a big difference. When we got home we had another one made for when we want the Uber Lounge. In hindsight I would have rather ETI make both- the space isn't square for measuring the board cuts.
That is exactly what I made for BlackJack, the "U" dinette is now a lounge area that allows two to raise their feet and sit back and relax.
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Old 01-04-2015, 11:06 AM   #31
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I would get a larger refrigerator. Everything else was perfect!
Actually, if I had to do it over, I would probably get the smaller fridge. The 6.2 cubic foot is only about half full even after we just visited the grocery store. Of course, there is only the two of us.
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Old 01-04-2015, 12:15 PM   #32
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That is exactly what I made for BlackJack, the "U" dinette is now a lounge area that allows two to raise their feet and sit back and relax.
Very nice, I like.
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Old 01-04-2015, 12:31 PM   #33
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I like the looks of your "U", Jim, it's sort of what I envisioned when ordering Escaping Reality.
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Old 01-04-2015, 12:59 PM   #34
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That is exactly what I made for BlackJack, the "U" dinette is now a lounge area that allows two to raise their feet and sit back and relax.
Hi: cpaharley2008... Now you got me thinkin'. What if I made a filler board like yours, but put some 1X3" poplar ribs under it, so it could sit on the floor also? That would serve two purposes... extra lounging space as pictured... and raise the floor around the legs of the table when dining!!! Alf
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Old 01-04-2015, 07:08 PM   #35
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I'm pretty happy with what I ordered. Of course that might be because I added almost every option Escape offered at the time. I do wish I had the bathroom window...
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Old 01-04-2015, 07:41 PM   #37
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Hi: cpaharley2008... Now you got me thinkin'. What if I made a filler board like yours, but put some 1X3" poplar ribs under it, so it could sit on the floor also?
Alf, this sounds good to me, too. Would you cut round holes in the filler board for the pedestals?
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Actually, if I had to do it over, I would probably get the smaller fridge. The 6.2 cubic foot is only about half full even after we just visited the grocery store. Of course, there is only the two of us.
Also don't forget you need to haul your Extreme Cooler along .
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Old 01-04-2015, 08:43 PM   #39
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Having an RV refrigerator that's only half packed is more efficient that an RV refrigerator that's overly packed. They don't work like your refer in your sticks 'n bricks home...
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That's right but you may need it for meat ,milk etc. or you will get sick if it can't stay on at least 40 degrees at 5
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