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Old 12-05-2017, 01:07 AM   #1
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My wife and I have a 19 ft Escape on order scheduled for completion in March 2018. We are in the process of finalizing our build sheet and I was wondering if we could get a few recommendations. We like the idea of the raised floor and bench in the dinette area but we are concerned that our heads would contact the cabinets above. I'm just under 6ft and when sitting my height from the chair to the top of my head is about 37 inches. Am I too tall for this option?

Thanks. Any advise would be welcome.
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Old 12-05-2017, 11:37 AM   #2
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Good Day:
My wife and I have a 19 ft Escape on order scheduled for completion in March 2018. We are in the process of finalizing our build sheet and I was wondering if we could get a few recommendations. We like the idea of the raised floor and bench in the dinette area but we are concerned that our heads would contact the cabinets above. I'm just under 6ft and when sitting my height from the chair to the top of my head is about 37 inches. Am I too tall for this option?

Thanks. Any advise would be welcome.
I'm 5'10". Our dinette is raised 4", although I hear they're only raising it 3" now. When seated, the top of my head is about 7" below the overhead cabinet. It's never been an issue. I'd say if you're 6'2" you have a problem, but then again, these trailers are tight, and a 6'2" person would have more issues than just the dinette height.

EDIT: I just measured the distance between the bench top and the overhead on mine at 43". From the top of the cushion it's about 39", but the cushions compress of course when seated.
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Old 12-05-2017, 01:02 PM   #3
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Thanks rbryan4
I appreciate the feedback. I did not take into account that the cushion was going to compress. I think we will order this option since must forum subscribers seem to like it. Also Have not seen any complaints about height restrictions.

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Old 12-05-2017, 01:20 PM   #4
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Thanks for the measurements...
When we sat in the 19 in the showroom without the raised dinette it was just very odd for us to have the windows up so high. The first thing I though about was the the Kilroy cartoon...not the meaning of it of course. I understand that it is for the cot to be mounted below but I sure wish they had a “low window option”. It would cost them almost nothing to cut the 3 holes up front 4 inches lower.
The offered 3 inch step is a...step...in the right direction but I always though why not make it a real step so I was planning on doing my own at 5.5 inches. With the measurements just given it looks like my head would hit as I am also 5 10. Back to the planning department.
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Old 12-05-2017, 01:37 PM   #5
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Like not having it but we are tall and don’t need a raised floor while we are sitting and like having lots of head room. Also ours is a 5 TA
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Old 12-05-2017, 01:44 PM   #6
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Posted stock cushion to overhead measurement...43.5 inches. The optional 3 inch raise would still leave 40.5...with cushion sinkage being extra.
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Old 12-05-2017, 05:39 PM   #7
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Posted stock cushion to overhead measurement...43.5 inches. The optional 3 inch raise would still leave 40.5...with cushion sinkage being extra.
Well there you go. Even more headroom than mine. Thanks.
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Old 12-05-2017, 07:29 PM   #8
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Just wondering, what is the distance from the seat platform to the bottom of the window opening? Short folks might like to know.

I'm wondering specifically on a 21, if a raised floor would be a benefit, if the bench area could be raised also it might make sense
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Old 12-05-2017, 09:15 PM   #9
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if the bench area could be raised also it might make sense
Some of us have gone a different route. Depends on your height if it's suitable or not. I don't like the floor having different heights. I raised only our benches. Works for us.

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Sorry for not being clear. The 3 inch floor being raised in a 19 also includes the bench to be raised 3 inches...
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Old 12-06-2017, 12:22 AM   #11
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Is this something specific to the 19 and 21? I never noticed the need for that in the 17B and I'm only 5'10" tall. Seems like the window height is just fine. My wife is 5'4" and it's fine for her too.
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