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Old 03-13-2020, 12:17 PM   #41
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We have always had oak cupboards in our homes. We chose the maple in our 2019 5.0TA and have no regrets. We also chose custom floor, counter and fabric.
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Old 03-13-2020, 12:25 PM   #42
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I have maple in my 32 year old Scamp. Oak in Ten Forward. About the only thing I can tell you, IMHO if you keep your trailer long enough, you'll get tired of the wood... doesn't matter maple or oak. After a dozen years, I was thinking about painting all the maple in my Scamp. At that point the trailer was 24 years old and the maple had darkened significantly. I figure I've got about 7 more years before the oak starts driving me crazy in Ten Forward.

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Old 03-13-2020, 12:26 PM   #43
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I did my own custom backsplash and attached to the wood strip Escape attaches to the shell. Do they not even install this? If not, it would be a good build request.

The first is a shot of the backing for tile use screwed on. You can see the tile edge too. The second is the final product using stainless steel tiles.

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Old 03-13-2020, 12:33 PM   #44
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Thumbs up The help helped!

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Adele, It was our PLEASURE to help !!!
We also want to put in a good word for “Smart Tiles” and love our backsplash
A BIG thank you, again! You opened up our eyes to the fabric choices and chemicals, and how to turn the dinette into a lounge.

Couldn’t have done it without you!!! We’ll check into the Smart tiles.
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Old 03-13-2020, 12:35 PM   #45
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I did my own custom backsplash and attached to the wood strip Escape attaches to the shell. Do they not even install this? If not, it would be a good build request.

The first is a shot of the backing for tile use screwed on. You can see the tile edge too. The second is the final product using stainless steel tiles.

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Jim, Great instructive photos. Your solution to the backsplash issue is a smart and sleek one!

Looks very nice and functional.
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Old 03-13-2020, 12:36 PM   #46
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I have maple in my 32 year old Scamp. Oak in Ten Forward. About the only thing I can tell you, IMHO if you keep your trailer long enough, you'll get tired of the wood... doesn't matter maple or oak. After a dozen years, I was thinking about painting all the maple in my Scamp. At that point the trailer was 24 years old and the maple had darkened significantly. I figure I've got about 7 more years before the oak starts driving me crazy in Ten Forward.

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Old 03-13-2020, 12:39 PM   #47
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You guys might like what you can do with SmartTiles. Ours looks as good as the day I installed it in 2016.
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Thank you for posting this...great information! I’ll take a look at the Smart tiles.
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Old 03-13-2020, 05:47 PM   #48
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Just remember Jim B.unit already had a factory back splash and it was removed and replaced. So the backing was already there from the factory. Your units will not have any backing, just vinyl all the way to the counter top.
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Old 03-13-2020, 05:55 PM   #49
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Just remember Jim B.unit already had a factory back splash and it was removed and replaced. So the backing was already there from the factory. Your units will not have any backing, just vinyl all the way to the counter top.
Right Jim and the wood was glassed in to attach too. You can ask at Escape if they would do but with no backsplash attached would stick out and not look right . Pat
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Old 03-13-2020, 08:06 PM   #50
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Just remember Jim B.unit already had a factory back splash and it was removed and replaced. So the backing was already there from the factory. Your units will not have any backing, just vinyl all the way to the counter top.
That’s no problem if you go with SmartTiles. Just take them right down to the counter.
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Old 03-13-2020, 09:12 PM   #51
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Just remember Jim B.unit already had a factory back splash and it was removed and replaced. So the backing was already there from the factory. Your units will not have any backing, just vinyl all the way to the counter top.
Already had a backsplash? Heck, I never even had a galley, or a table, cabinet doors, drawers, and a few other things too..
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