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Old 01-26-2021, 08:46 PM   #21
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Strongly agree! Last year in New Orleans we met this wonderful couple who owned a new Escape 19. When they bought theirs they skipped the rooftop AC and then had a minisplit installed aftermarket; the main unit sat on a retrofit of their back bumper; really nicely set up. The evening when we were in their trailer they ran that AC and I was astounded at how quiet it was and how much air it moved!!! it was almost silent with all the windows and doors closed; wow!! I wish I would have thought of this solution but unfortunately my inexperience failed me on this one
Here I thought we might have the only 19 with a mini-split in the world. Curious how the indoor unit was mounted if they had the condenser on the rear. Was the indoor unit mounted in or on the rear cabinet?
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Old 01-26-2021, 10:09 PM   #22
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Here I thought we might have the only 19 with a mini-split in the world. Curious how the indoor unit was mounted if they had the condenser on the rear. Was the indoor unit mounted in or on the rear cabinet?



I read that and assumed you went to New Orleans..
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Old 01-27-2021, 07:09 AM   #23
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Wireless Temperature Gauge for Fridge?

Now there is something I never knew I needed.
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I gotta know how the ice cream and food is doing in the fridge and how my beer and pop are doing in the Engel so we have three read outs. Wouldn’t leave home without them.
Not very expensive.
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I fully agree with you Dave. Without wireless temperature gauges you have to open the refrigerator door(s) to know if it is staying cold, and that of course results in letting heat in/cold out. Especially important if you are a bit skeptical of the efficiency of absorption refrigerators

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......As I mentioned above, since the table tends to slide side to side when travelling, I put it down when driving.
Soon after delivery, I changed the orientation of the slides to change it from side-to-side making it front-to-back. Side-to-side renders the rear bench on a wrap-around dinette unusable. I have a spring loaded plunger to prevent the table from sliding, but I do not lower the Springfield when traveling. I use black webbing straps and a plastic buckle, attached with foot loops on the dinette bench rails to strap over the table for stability when traveling. The straps conveniently tuck under the bench cushion when not in use.
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Old 01-27-2021, 09:59 AM   #24
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I guess its possible that there is something wrong with the base . I would contact Springfield . maybe they can solve problem.. I know mine was unstable at delivery and I done what Jim suggested and it took the wobble out. Is the attachment to the floor solid? was the table in the down position at delivery?
Table was in down position at delivery. The base appears to be solid as I checked all the screws, and added the additional threaded knob in the rear as was suggested. ETI put one at the front of the table. Good suggestion on contacting Springfield, however for the price, ETI should have made sure it was solid before they shipped my trailer. As I mentioned, I'm happy I didn't get the foam because of the "quality issues" I found underneath the trailer. I'll be posting some pics later.
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Old 01-27-2021, 12:49 PM   #25
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I was looking at the Springfield, what brand did you get, and are you happy with it?
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Old 01-27-2021, 03:36 PM   #26
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I was looking at the Springfield, what brand did you get, and are you happy with it?
The Springfield is the one installed by ETI.
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Old 01-27-2021, 03:39 PM   #27
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The Springfield is the one installed by ETI.
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Old 01-27-2021, 03:44 PM   #28
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Not familiar with mini split term. Is there a good web site to learn about this equipment?
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Old 01-27-2021, 03:47 PM   #29
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You are on it. Use the search feature. Enter mini split in the bottom search box ( Google ).
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Old 01-27-2021, 04:30 PM   #30
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Not familiar with mini split term. Is there a good web site to learn about this equipment?
https://www.energy.gov/energysaver/h...lit-heat-pumps

I did a custom DIY on an Escape 19 & 21 and another owner did one on a 5.0TA. All highlighted in this (very long) thread:
https://www.escapeforum.org/forums/f...ofit-8249.html

Whisper quiet - heating, cooling and dehumidifying. At this site there are videos of my two installations
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRq...4Exw_iw/videos
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Old 01-27-2021, 04:35 PM   #31
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Here I thought we might have the only 19 with a mini-split in the world. Curious how the indoor unit was mounted if they had the condenser on the rear. Was the indoor unit mounted in or on the rear cabinet?
Hello, basically they had somewhat extended and reinforced the rear bumper and the condenser was mounted there, cannot recall exactly how it was attached, the indoor unit was mounted in the central cabinet above the rear dinette, I can't remember if it took up the whole cabinet but it was a very neat installation, do not recall seeing any wiring or obvious tubing.
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Old 01-27-2021, 04:40 PM   #32
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https://www.energy.gov/energysaver/h...lit-heat-pumps

I did a custom DIY on an Escape 19 & 21 and another owner did one on a 5.0TA. All highlighted in this (very long) thread:
https://www.escapeforum.org/forums/f...ofit-8249.html

Whisper quiet - heating, cooling and dehumidifying. At this site there are videos of my two installations
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRq...4Exw_iw/videos
Just saw this new post; your setup looks exactly the same as the one I saw in New Orleans! Really nice and it is so quiet!! I am truly envious of your setup. If we meet up at a rally during a heat spell we'll have to discuss how many beers it'll take to trade trailers for the evening...
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Old 01-27-2021, 05:02 PM   #33
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Hello, basically they had somewhat extended and reinforced the rear bumper and the condenser was mounted there, cannot recall exactly how it was attached, the indoor unit was mounted in the central cabinet above the rear dinette, I can't remember if it took up the whole cabinet but it was a very neat installation, do not recall seeing any wiring or obvious tubing.
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Just saw this new post; your setup looks exactly the same as the one I saw in New Orleans! Really nice and it is so quiet!! I am truly envious of your setup. If we meet up at a rally during a heat spell we'll have to discuss how many beers it'll take to trade trailers for the evening...
If it was over a rear dinette then it was likely a 21. Was it possible that you met Jake who I did the install for? I think he was down in that area in early 2020 on his way back from Quartzsite.
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Old 01-27-2021, 06:14 PM   #34
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I fully agree with you Dave.
Carl, I can't read the blue letters on my phone with the black background. When editing the letter are white, nice and clear.
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Thanks for the info. My wife has been complaining about the "wobbly table" and I suspected I could fix it that way but simply haven't done it yet.
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Carl, I can't read the blue letters on my phone with the black background. When editing the letter are white, nice and clear.
Jim, I’m hoping all you residents of the True North strong and free are not so demanding. I used to respond to multiple quotes in red text, then Mr. Baglo complained he couldn’t see the red very well.
What’s a guy to do?
I shall paraphrase Abraham Lincoln with a little poetic license:

You can please some of the people all the time, and you can please all of the people some of the time, but you apparently cannot please all of the people all of the time.

What might you suggest? My background is white. If I used white I couldn’t read what I am writing.
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Old 01-27-2021, 09:36 PM   #37
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Jim, I’m hoping all you residents of the True North strong and free are not so demanding. I used to respond to multiple quotes in red text, then Mr. Baglo complained he couldn’t see the red very well.
What’s a guy to do?
I shall paraphrase Abraham Lincoln with a little poetic license:

You can please some of the people all the time, and you can please all of the people some of the time, but you apparently cannot please all of the people all of the time.

What might you suggest? My background is white. If I used white I couldn’t read what I am writing.
I use reverse colours on my phone as it is way easier to see. When folks type black on white on their desktops, I see the reverse. When they use a colour, I see the colour.
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I was looking at the Springfield, what brand did you get, and are you happy with it?
I have the Springfield installed by Escape and I am very happy with it.

I have no regrets ordering it as an option.

I know I would hate dealing with the standard two poles.
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You can please some of the people all the time, and you can please all of the people some of the time, but you apparently cannot please all of the people all of the time.
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