I have placed an order for my 21' and am quite excited
. This has been years in the planning and is one of our early steps toward retirement. I have asked several questions of the wonderful people at Escape. I thought the answers to some of them might be useful to the forum. I am hoping to give back a little information to everyone who gave so much to me.
120V/12V fridge swap: They would not install a different fridge, but they would leave the fridge out and credit me $600. They would also modify the cabinet if necessary for a charge. However, contrary to what was done for at least one customer, it is no longer an option to not have the two vents (back and top) associated with the fridge. Given their efforts to standardize their process, I appreciate their willingness to discuss the issue with me even if I didn't get all the answers I desired. We are going with the standard fridge.
External solar ports: They indicated 90+% of people send them Zamp ports.
Axles: We had a discussion on axles. They are using the "#10 Dexter EZ Lube Axles, 3500lb tandem torsion rubber ride suspension".
This is contrary to what was on the website, but they have now updated the website.
Cabinet stack: We requested the cabinet stack that several people have done above the heater instead of a counter for $350. Perhaps it has been said before and I missed it, but a counter extension is included in that price since you are losing the counter.
Cabinet stack 2: They have yet another option coming for this space that includes more drawers, but no pictures yet as the first trailer with this option has not entered production quite yet.
Antenna wires: I asked how they seal wires from antennas going through the shell of the trailer (discussed before on the forum). Their present method is to drill a hole and proflex is used around the cable.
Gauge of wires:
Trailer 7 pin to batteries: 8 gauge
Solar panel to controller and controller to batteries: 10 gauge
Obviously prices change regularly for a variety of reasons, but I include them as a reference point.