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Old 03-01-2013, 05:46 PM   #15
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Do not forget about the new Escape 21' coming out this fall:
New Escape 21' model
Is the Escape 21' a four season trailer? Is there a floorplan posted for it somewhere?
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Old 03-01-2013, 06:55 PM   #16
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Steve,
Click on the link in the message, it will give you a description/layout. It can be configured similarly to a Bigfoot, sprayed foam on tanks, dual windows, extra insulation and tank heaters.
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Old 03-02-2013, 08:09 PM   #17
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I have a 2013 21ft Bigfoot on order. I ordered the generator option and can tell you that it is an Onan 2500 model. This generator is well suited and will power the AC unit with room to spare. I can also report that 4 season is standard now. One of the features that attracted me to this trailer is the heavy duty frame that it sits on. I have owned other units with inadequate frames and can say that dealing with the consequences is no fun chore. While we have not taken delivery yet, we also looked hard at other units before selecting Bigfoot. We were not dismayed by the price, but view it as paying forward for many trouble free miles. Good luck to you with your purchase.
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Old 03-02-2013, 08:15 PM   #18
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Thanks for the info. I have not bought yet but am going north to the dealership tomorrow and will sit and talk with them. They tell me the 21 foot will arrive end of this month.

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Old 03-02-2013, 08:17 PM   #19
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You can order one optioned the way you want it...
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Old 03-03-2013, 08:51 AM   #20
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I have a 2013 21ft Bigfoot on order. I ordered the generator option and can tell you that it is an Onan 2500 model. This generator is well suited and will power the AC unit with room to spare. I can also report that 4 season is standard now. One of the features that attracted me to this trailer is the heavy duty frame that it sits on. I have owned other units with inadequate frames and can say that dealing with the consequences is no fun chore. While we have not taken delivery yet, we also looked hard at other units before selecting Bigfoot. We were not dismayed by the price, but view it as paying forward for many trouble free miles. Good luck to you with your purchase.
The onboard Onan is the ultimate in convenience. The only concerns I had when faced with what to do for a generator on my Bigfoot 21RB was the noise, vibration and fumes from something onboard. It seemed to me at the time that all of those potential problems could be resolved with a separate generator. I'm still not convinced that I made the right decision. The Honda 2000 that I bought powers everything except the AC and runs almost unnoticed inside or outside the trailer depending where it's placed. The only problems that I've experienced with the setup besides not being able to run the AC has to do with convenience. I have to pull out the generator from the truck and hook it up. I also have to carry a can of fuel with me. My understanding is the onboard Onan runs off of the trailers propane, which adds another convenience to it.

I would be interested to hear your opinions on the Onan setup when your trailer arrives. I might change my mind on getting the larger Honda or Yamaha generator.
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Old 03-03-2013, 02:43 PM   #21
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I'll be happy to report after I get it. I had this same Onan in the truck camper that I had previous to this trailer, so I am very familiar with it. It does run off of propane and this is a BIG plus for me. I do not want to have to carry additional fuel for a stand alone generator. I never had fumes in the camper, and I am sure that this will not be an issue with the trailer either. I do expect some noise and vibration, but I had that in my camper and it did not bother me enough to be willing to give up the convenience of the on board generator. By the way, another great upgrade is to permanently install a 20 amp automatic battery charger in your your unit in addition to the converter that comes standard. With this set up, I am able to recharge my battery in about 90 minutes of generator run time. And the automatic circuit means that it tapers off to a trickle charge as the battery fills so you don't have to worry about it overcharging and you don't have to worry about it when you are plugged in to shore power.
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I'll be happy to report after I get it. I had this same Onan in the truck camper that I had previous to this trailer, so I am very familiar with it. It does run off of propane and this is a BIG plus for me. I do not want to have to carry additional fuel for a stand alone generator. I never had fumes in the camper, and I am sure that this will not be an issue with the trailer either. I do expect some noise and vibration, but I had that in my camper and it did not bother me enough to be willing to give up the convenience of the on board generator. By the way, another great upgrade is to permanently install a 20 amp automatic battery charger in your your unit in addition to the converter that comes standard. With this set up, I am able to recharge my battery in about 90 minutes of generator run time. And the automatic circuit means that it tapers off to a trickle charge as the battery fills so you don't have to worry about it overcharging and you don't have to worry about it when you are plugged in to shore power.
What kind of charger and how did you hook it up?
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I have a 20 amp automatic charger. I bought it from Sears, but you can get them at most stores that sell batteries. I mount it in a cabinet close to the power distribution/converter unit. I cut the plug off of the 110 volt leads and wire directly to one of the breakers in the power distribution section. Then I cut the clamps off of the battery leads and wire the positive lead to the main positive 12v terminal in the converter section and the negative lead to the main negative terminal in the converter section. This then connects your battery charger to the same terminals that your RV battery is connected.
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Would this not confuse your converter or charger since they are tied together and allow the battery to discharge due to the false reading of one telling the other to shut down or vice versa?
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Old 03-04-2013, 04:51 PM   #25
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Hasn't been a problem for me for the last 13 years....
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