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Old 08-08-2018, 01:44 PM   #21
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This is another pet peeve. the space is not well laid out the surge protector could be placed (say behind the batteries) to open the area up for storage rather than sitting in the middle of the compartment.
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Old 08-08-2018, 02:03 PM   #22
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This is another pet peeve. the space is not well laid out the surge protector could be placed (say behind the batteries) to open the area up for storage rather than sitting in the middle of the compartment.
Keep in mind that some of the locations are determined by things like accessibility to controls or for weight distribution purposes.
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Thanks for the great info so far, everyone. Steve, what's it like to access that valve under the bed? Easy or hard?
Mike, Just as Dave said, the valves are very accessible. They can be reached by lifting the hinged bed platform or by reaching in from the standard cupboard door at the foot of the bed. I have to confess though, I turned the valves “On” in April 2016 and have never turned them off. We are lucky not to winterize in the Bay Area of Ca.

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This is another pet peeve. the space is not well laid out the surge protector could be placed (say behind the batteries) to open the area up for storage rather than sitting in the middle of the compartment.
Looks like they changed the position of the surge protector. Ours is tight up against back corner just below the removable power cord plug in box. I could use that space between batteries and water heater for storage but have not needed it as yet. We find there's much more storage than the old five and like Alf said more accessible with outside hatch.
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Old 08-08-2018, 04:21 PM   #25
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I'd like to know what objects/accessories ETI installs underneath the dinette seats and the beds. In other words, for each model of Escape, what do they put in, and exactly where? Looking at pictures of the interiors, one cannot use x-ray vision to tell how much space is taken up, how the accessory/device/thing is accessed, and so on.



Having all of this in one thread also would be useful for shoppers, I think, as they ponder which unit to get.


Just to give an example of my thought processes, if someone wanted to have their bed up front in a 17 or 19, and if there's some gadget (or even open storage space) underneath that, maybe it becomes more beneficial to ask for a side door on the seat cabinet or an exterior hatch... but it's hard to know ahead of time.


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Hi: Mike G... I think there's a troll lurking under the bed in our 5.0TA. Most likely a thin one but related to Rip V. Winkle. I get a better sleep in the trailer than I do at home. Being away from the "Honey do" list and having no "Round to it's" could be somewhat to blame. Alf
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Old 08-08-2018, 05:43 PM   #26
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On Escape's website are .pdf files showing measurements as well as location of various standard as well as optional items, including outlets both12v and 120v and readouts for solar and ems. This may help those who have never been inside an Escape.
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Old 08-08-2018, 09:36 PM   #27
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Jim, I checked the ETI website before posting this thread. The pdf files don't appear to show stuff like converter, water tank, water heater, etc. Which is why I asked. For example, here's the 17B schematic: escapetrailer.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/17BFloorplanwithMeasurements.pdf I can see the converter under the rear dinette in one of the photos, though. And I gather that the black tank will take up much of the driver's side front dinette bench. Is there another schematic I missed seeing?
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The pdf files don't appear to show stuff like converter, water tank, water heater, etc.
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Is there another schematic I missed seeing?
No. While there are helpful "standard locations" drawings for the 19', 21', and 5.0TA which show electrical equipment (including the converter location), they don't show other components under the seats and beds... and there isn't a corresponding drawing for the 17'.
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Old 08-09-2018, 04:45 AM   #29
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Does anyone have a shot with the push-in power cord? We've not seen how that changes things, if it does.
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I already purchased the slip on quick disconnect Marinco collar that works with the new power cord to take with me for pick up. The stock is a PITA to work with. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 08-09-2018, 06:50 AM   #31
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Escape Artist, what's under the rear bench seat in the dinette?
Hi: Hilola... I did find another pic that shows the rear bench under the dinette table. Keep in mind the early 5.0TA's didn't have a raised floor in the dinette area. Alf
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Old 08-09-2018, 07:34 AM   #32
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Hi: Hilola... I did find another pic that shows the rear bench under the dinette table. Keep in mind the early 5.0TA's didn't have a raised floor in the dinette area. Alf
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Thanks, Alf. I have the same little step stool btw, very handy and lightweight!
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Old 08-09-2018, 10:28 AM   #33
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Keep in mind the early 5.0TA's didn't have a raised floor in the dinette area. Alf
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Alf did you find when you got the TA you kept trying to step down from the dinette area even though there's no step? We certainly did until we got used to the flat floor
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Old 08-15-2018, 12:59 PM   #34
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I'd like to know what objects/accessories ETI installs underneath the dinette seats and the beds. In other words, for each model of Escape, what do they put in, and exactly where? Looking at pictures of the interiors, one cannot use x-ray vision to tell how much space is taken up, how the accessory/device/thing is accessed, and so on.



Having all of this in one thread also would be useful for shoppers, I think, as they ponder which unit to get.


Just to give an example of my thought processes, if someone wanted to have their bed up front in a 17 or 19, and if there's some gadget (or even open storage space) underneath that, maybe it becomes more beneficial to ask for a side door on the seat cabinet or an exterior hatch... but it's hard to know ahead of time.


Thanks, all!
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Old 09-09-2018, 08:24 PM   #35
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The lids on the storage under the table benches, are to narrow.
Also the frame work under the seats takes up valuable space.
The benches are constructed of 3/8” plywood.
I removed the bench tops and constructed new benches from 5/8” plywood.
With this option, the support frames are not required.
I also made the portion of the cover that lifts 16 1/2” wide.
I can now use Rubbermaid storage bins in the space.
This is an advantage on the side with the electrical panel, I worry about damage and shorting of the wires.
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Old 09-09-2018, 11:24 PM   #36
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If you look at the exterior photos on the website, the power entry point is where the converter and EMS are installed. The louvered round vent is where the battery is located if inside. The water heater is located behind the square metal panel with vents on one portion. The furnace location is the only round open vent on the trailer.
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