It's not Friday - Page 2 - Escape Trailer Owners Community
Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×

Go Back   Escape Trailer Owners Community > Escape Me | General Topics > General Escape
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 08-27-2014, 12:02 PM   #21
Senior Member
 
Jim Bennett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Trailer: 2017 Escape 5.0 TA
Posts: 15,368
__________________

__________________
2017 Escape 5.0 TA
2015 Ford F150 Lariat 3.5L EcoBoost
2009 Escape 19 (previous)
“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” — Abraham Lincoln
Jim Bennett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2014, 12:10 PM   #22
Site Team
 
cpaharley2008's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Central, Pennsylvania
Trailer: Escape#5 2022 E19
Posts: 26,018
We are really going off topic now, Glenn if you want to start a new camera thread, feel free, otherwise lets stay on the subject.
__________________

__________________
Jim
Sometime life gets in the way of living.......
cpaharley2008 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2014, 12:22 PM   #23
Senior Member
 
gbaglo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: North Vancouver, British Columbia
Trailer: 2009 Escape 17B 2020 Toyota Highlander XLE
Posts: 17,130
Nope. I'm fine with it. What was the subject? Not Friday Pix?
__________________
What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?
- Bertolt Brecht
gbaglo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2014, 02:15 PM   #24
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Park City/Scottsdale AZ, Utah
Trailer: 2014 Escape 19
Posts: 109
Donna, yes we got the fill piece 12" and the rear bench is 28" makes up as a 40" inch twin
We have a custom access door under the rear bench that stores the fill piece. We are very happy with this set up, separate beds also means no climbing over each other to use the bathroom.
Barry
Bcdonaher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2014, 02:17 PM   #25
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Park City/Scottsdale AZ, Utah
Trailer: 2014 Escape 19
Posts: 109
Can anyone provide info on the optional heat strip for the A/C. Does the AC fan need to run, if so it's louder than the furnace.
Bcdonaher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2014, 02:27 PM   #26
Site Team
 
cpaharley2008's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Central, Pennsylvania
Trailer: Escape#5 2022 E19
Posts: 26,018
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bcdonaher View Post
Can anyone provide info on the optional heat strip for the A/C. Does the AC fan need to run, if so it's louder than the furnace.
Correct...
__________________
Jim
Sometime life gets in the way of living.......
cpaharley2008 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2014, 02:37 PM   #27
Senior Member
 
dave macrae's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: St.Albert, Alberta
Trailer: 21 ft November 17th
Posts: 847
We have one in the 19 and you are correct . The fan in the ac unit is
Much louder than the furnace . If your really cold
You will learn to love the sound of the furnace . It only took a short while
For us to get used to it . The ac is a different story, that's loud.
__________________
MacRae, 21ft
2016 GMC Yukon SLT
St.Albert Alberta
dave macrae is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2014, 02:52 PM   #28
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Park City/Scottsdale AZ, Utah
Trailer: 2014 Escape 19
Posts: 109
I think everyone here are much better sleepers than us. I know there is probably another thread on this but is it safe to use one of those small ceramic heaters with the windows cracked a bit? They are pretty quiet.
I seem to recall during the orientation, Rhonda turned on the furnace and it didn't seem that loud, but when we used it - much louder, I was hoping there was a high and low setting for the fan, couldn't find one.
Bcdonaher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2014, 02:56 PM   #29
Site Team
 
cpaharley2008's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Central, Pennsylvania
Trailer: Escape#5 2022 E19
Posts: 26,018
There always one of these, you can not hear them
Amazon.com: Broan Model 170 Wall Heater, 500/1000 Watt 120 VAC, White Painted Grille: Home Improvement
Attached Thumbnails
41TK83tnVDL.jpg  
__________________
Jim
Sometime life gets in the way of living.......
cpaharley2008 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2014, 02:58 PM   #30
Senior Member
 
amirie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Chilliwack, British Columbia
Trailer: 2008 17B Escape
Posts: 766
I am a very light sleeper and I use those soft foam earplugs every night for sleeping- I don't hear the furnace noise...
__________________
Anna-Marie
amirie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2014, 04:03 PM   #31
Senior Member
 
LeonW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: St. Paul, Minnesota
Trailer: 2014 Escape 21 -- The Skylark. Towed by a 2014 Highlander
Posts: 1,153
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bcdonaher View Post
I think everyone here are much better sleepers than us. I know there is probably another thread on this but is it safe to use one of those small ceramic heaters with the windows cracked a bit? They are pretty quiet.
I seem to recall during the orientation, Rhonda turned on the furnace and it didn't seem that loud, but when we used it - much louder, I was hoping there was a high and low setting for the fan, couldn't find one.
if we are hooked up to a current bush, we will use a pelonis cube heater. As far as I know, it is safe. It is quieter than the furnace, and uses the campground's electricity as opposed to your propane.
LeonW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2014, 05:32 PM   #32
Member
 
Ellentob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Charlottesville, Virginia
Trailer: 2014 Escape 19
Posts: 74
I agree. If warmth and quiet are your goal, you can't beat the electric cube heater. But if all you want to do is take the chill out of the air in the morning, the ac strip is perfect. You sleep with the cube heater and wake up with the ac strip. The fan in the air conditioner isn't any louder than the furnace.
Ellentob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2014, 05:41 PM   #33
Senior Member
 
gbaglo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: North Vancouver, British Columbia
Trailer: 2009 Escape 17B 2020 Toyota Highlander XLE
Posts: 17,130
I sleep with my head below the thermostat.
I wake up when it clicks on, and lay there waiting for the furnace to do its thing. Haven't gotten used to it yet.
__________________
What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?
- Bertolt Brecht
gbaglo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2014, 06:25 PM   #34
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Park City/Scottsdale AZ, Utah
Trailer: 2014 Escape 19
Posts: 109
Jim, didn't you install one of those Broan heaters? I seem to recall a post about the installation
Barry
Bcdonaher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2014, 06:34 PM   #35
Senior Member
 
LeonW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: St. Paul, Minnesota
Trailer: 2014 Escape 21 -- The Skylark. Towed by a 2014 Highlander
Posts: 1,153
Quote:
Originally Posted by gbaglo View Post
I sleep with my head below the thermostat.
I wake up when it clicks on, and lay there waiting for the furnace to do its thing. Haven't gotten used to it yet.
Have you thought about getting a digital thermostat? I don't recall hearing the original thermostat, but we replaced with a $20.00 digital one and it seems to have less temperature swing to it
LeonW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2014, 06:36 PM   #36
Site Team
 
cpaharley2008's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Central, Pennsylvania
Trailer: Escape#5 2022 E19
Posts: 26,018
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bcdonaher View Post
Jim, didn't you install one of those Broan heaters? I seem to recall a post about the installation
Barry
Yes, in my 19 and in my 21……..both are working great…...
__________________
Jim
Sometime life gets in the way of living.......
cpaharley2008 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2014, 06:43 PM   #37
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Park City/Scottsdale AZ, Utah
Trailer: 2014 Escape 19
Posts: 109
Quote:
Originally Posted by cpaharley2008 View Post
Yes, in my 19 and in my 21……..both are working great…...
Jim
Where did you install it on the 19? The only place I could put it would be on the passenger side under the bench as we keep the front dinette made up as a bed. Would have to work out how to power there, shouldn't be a problem as there is an outlet above on the bulkhead.
Barry
Bcdonaher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2014, 07:05 PM   #38
Site Team
 
cpaharley2008's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Central, Pennsylvania
Trailer: Escape#5 2022 E19
Posts: 26,018
Here is the thread on my 19 install http://www.escapeforum.org/forums/f8...a-1657-10.html
go to post#94 and see the pictures. Yes, I tapped into the outlet under the dinette, installed a switch and then power to the fan.
__________________
Jim
Sometime life gets in the way of living.......
cpaharley2008 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2014, 07:29 PM   #39
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Park City/Scottsdale AZ, Utah
Trailer: 2014 Escape 19
Posts: 109
Quote:
Originally Posted by cpaharley2008 View Post
Here is the thread on my 19 install http://www.escapeforum.org/forums/f8...a-1657-10.html
go to post#94 and see the pictures. Yes, I tapped into the outlet under the dinette, installed a switch and then power to the fan.
Thanks Jim
Bcdonaher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2014, 07:55 PM   #40
Senior Member
 
Ruthe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Highland Park, New Jersey
Trailer: Escape 19 February 2014
Posts: 953
I was really worried about the noise from the furnace because of what people had written. But our experience has been that it isn't so bad. We reach up like Baglo said, turn it on, the trailer heats up and we turn it off. However the thermostat itself is a problem. It sticks and we always feel like we're going to break it. We plan to replace it.
__________________

Ruthe is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Escape Trailer Industries or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:48 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.
×