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Old 12-07-2018, 12:26 PM   #21
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When I saw the thread title I thought someone had come out with a new camo wrap that would make for easier stealth camping.

All one has to do is read some threads on mods etc. over the years to very quickly realize the Escape Trailers are a work in progress. It would be unrealistic to think that a list of options, listed or otherwise, could be frozen in time. Maybe for Scamp but not for Escapes.

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I thought it was options that helped you camp where no one else went.

So true on the option assessment. What it comes down to is to come up with a list of what you would like to see, ask Escape to see what they say, then go with it. I was told "no" with my last trailer more than I would have liked.
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Old 12-07-2018, 12:42 PM   #22
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I'm finding that their flexibility to change window has become smaller over the years, which is understandable as production has doubled. Very little "No's" in first 2 Escapes, the last 2 there have been very little "Yes". But I'm still a happy camper.
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Old 12-07-2018, 12:43 PM   #23
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The Texas Fan is no longer available per Linda.
At least not on the 21’ fridge
That must have just happened as we have one on our 21' that we picked up in September of this year. It used to be called the "Texas Fan"; however, our build sheet this time says simply "Exterior Fridge Fan".
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Old 12-07-2018, 02:10 PM   #24
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That must have just happened as we have one on our 21' that we picked up in September of this year. It used to be called the "Texas Fan"; however, our build sheet this time says simply "Exterior Fridge Fan".
The only fridge fan showing on my build sheet is called an 'Interior Fridge Fan'. Turns out its a battery operated piece of plastic. Not worth $24.50CND to me.
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Old 12-07-2018, 02:19 PM   #25
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The only fridge fan showing on my build sheet is called an 'Interior Fridge Fan'. Turns out its a battery operated piece of plastic. Not worth $24.50CND to me.
If it's one of these, you'll want one. I wouldn't pay $24.50 for it either though. One of the fastest and easiest methods of cooling down a refrigerator quickly (during really HOT travel) is to put this fan right next to a frozen bottle of water inside the frig. I just let the thing run inside the refrigerator all the time to circulate cold air. I've used one now for more than a dozen years in two different trailers. Mine is oldsCOOL. No on-off switch, just pull the batteries to shut it down.
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Old 12-07-2018, 02:24 PM   #26
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I have it on my build sheet, thinking about eliminating it, had it n my 2ndG E19, hardly needed it.
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Old 12-07-2018, 02:29 PM   #27
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I have it on my build sheet, thinking about eliminating it, had it n my 2ndG E19, hardly needed it.
$15.45 delivered to your doorstep.

https://www.amazon.com/Valterra-A10-.../dp/B002N5W8Q4


Just for laughs, read some of the One Star reviews.

Some of them are really funny.

On the other hand, the majority of reviewers do like the fan.
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Old 12-07-2018, 02:32 PM   #28
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No, the exterior Texas fan, those little blue fans are worthless....
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Old 12-07-2018, 02:39 PM   #29
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$15.45 delivered to your doorstep.

Which is $20.50 Canadian.
Need to do conversions when making comparisons.
How much is shipping "to your doorstep"? I can't find out because I don't have a US Zip to enter.
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Old 12-07-2018, 04:17 PM   #30
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Which is $20.50 Canadian.
Need to do conversions when making comparisons.
How much is shipping "to your doorstep"? I can't find out because I don't have a US Zip to enter.

You are, of course, correct. My oversight.
From the Amazon site:


$14.68
& FREE Shipping + $0.00 estimated tax
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Arrives between December 12-14.
Ships from FL, United States.

$19.56 CND


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Old 12-07-2018, 04:24 PM   #31
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And, this is what Canadians have to deal with. I got these screen captures from Amazon.ca
Anybody else notice how you never quite reach the free shipping bar?
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Old 12-07-2018, 04:38 PM   #32
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Sorry Glenn, you guys are about 75 cents to one US dollar. I can buy those all day long about 5 miles from me for <$15 USD. In fact, Amazon tells me $15.45 + free shipping using Amazon Prime....
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Old 12-07-2018, 04:58 PM   #33
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Exterior Fridge Fan on our build sheet was an extra $175. We had one on our previous trailer and we didn't know you weren't supposed to have the fan turned on when traveling ... oops. Well, four years later, we read on the forum about turning it off, which we finally did, but it was still operating like it was supposed to. (It saved our bacon when we were camping in Utah in 103º weather.)

With the new refrigerator, we probably didn't need it; however, we did notice a drop in frig temperature when we turned it on during a hot spell on the way home from Chilliwack. And we also have the little blue interior fan as well. Guess we lean towards 'overkill' when it comes to keeping things cold.
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Old 12-07-2018, 05:12 PM   #34
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I order $10 plus items on amazon.ca with free shipping all the time. I am a Prime member, maybe that makes the difference. There are a few small couple dollar items they will ship free only with something else.
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Old 12-07-2018, 05:29 PM   #35
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Ref supplemental cooling fan.
I have use this in the past with very good results.
It mounts right on the cooling fins. The circulating air keeps the fins frost free. I have never had to defrost the fridge.

https://www.ebay.com/p/Dometic-Refri...c37e43ffd028f6

I have never tried the fan under discussion so have no comparison to offer.

Keep cool

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Old 12-07-2018, 05:32 PM   #36
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Are the still doing the additional cabinet in place of the table top over the drawer stack on a 21? The extra storage is far more useful to me than the tabletop, and they added a fold out shelf towards the bed that works well. I believe it was a $350.00 option.
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Yes Jon they are we went with that option for the extra storage space

Glad to hear they're still doing that. That's one of the most useful options we got on our trailer 2 years ago. I also had them install one shelf in there, as well as 3 in the regular (clothes) cabinet. The shelves aren't a "stealth" option, but one that Dirk was more than willing to pay for as he didn't want to dink around with it.


I put the water jug on that flip up table/counter.
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Old 12-07-2018, 06:40 PM   #37
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Ref supplemental cooling fan.
I have use this in the past with very good results.
It mounts right on the cooling fins. The circulating air keeps the fins frost free. I have never had to defrost the fridge.

https://www.ebay.com/p/Dometic-Refri...c37e43ffd028f6

I have never tried the fan under discussion so have no comparison to offer.

Keep cool

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Old 12-07-2018, 07:20 PM   #38
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I used the Fridge Fix in my last 2 Escapes, works like a charm https://smartrvproducts.com
every time I upgrade I contact them and they send me new velcro for the new refer unit.
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Old 12-07-2018, 07:30 PM   #39
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I was a disbeliever re the small blue fan. Traveling this summer in midwest/south with high temps, i got one at camping world. It really does help. I also freeze water bottles overnight and put them in the refrig during the day.
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Old 12-12-2018, 02:16 PM   #40
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Add a kitchen window. I also added a bathroom window, great for light and a fresh breeze + intake for the bathroom fan. I also use the light switches inside the door all the time.
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