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Old 11-21-2017, 01:17 AM   #21
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Not an extended cabinet over the drawer stack at the foot of the bed, but our 19 did get the front top shelf build into a cabinet with the cabinet door the size of the 21. Also the cabinet door in the back the same size. Which makes access very easy.

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Old 11-30-2017, 11:05 PM   #22
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Solar, Air Con, insulation and U shaped dinette

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Old 12-01-2017, 07:32 AM   #23
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After having both a 19 & a 5.0, We fell that ...

Counter extensions are essential (we have 3 and use all of them all the time), extra insulation is really great (whether you live in a hot or cold climate [and serves as sound proofing as well]), and the Jack TV antenna is a luxury. All the rest is gravy.
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Old 12-01-2017, 08:52 AM   #24
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What options would you not want to live without?
Don't think that there are any options that would cause me to terminate my own life if I didn't have them. However, there are a number of options that I would definitely get again when I purchase another Escape:
- Front storage box
- Aluminum wheels
- Detachable power cord
- EMS/Surge protector
- Propane quick connect
- Air conditioner
- Large fridge
- Oven
- Solar (definitely)
- Spray foam insulation
- Thermal windows
- Extra windows in kitchen and bathroom

On my next Escape I would forego the built in radio and speakers, and would not get the external TV antenna.
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Old 12-01-2017, 04:23 PM   #25
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Originally Posted by Mary LG View Post
The plan is to take week to month long trips throughout the West.
I recently completed a months-long trip out West. Here are my suggestions:

- You'll need an air conditioner if you plan to camp in the summer months. I encountered temperatures over 100 degrees in eastern Washington and Oregon in July, and apparently that's normal. I didn't realize it got that hot there. You'll have to use campgrounds with electric hookups then, of course. If you get the thermostat that controls both the heat and AC, I think it will let you run the A/C fan at a slower, quieter speed.

- It gets cold at night, even if it's warm during the day. The insulation and dual-pane windows would help. It is my understanding that the insulation has been improved on the new models.

- If it's not too hot, you can dry-camp. In that case the dual 6V batteries and solar panels would help. If you are going to go solar, get two panels, not one.

- Finally, I recommend the front storage box.

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