Originally Posted by ronsmith100
I'm going to have to sell my Casita
and buy an Escape 19...
Any caveats on the 19?
or Escape in general?
I am sure you'll be very happy with your new trailer, and in particular, the opportunity to have it customized as it's built. Toward that end, I have a few ideas for you:
1. Be sure to get it wired for AC even if you don't have it installed just yet. You, or a future buyer might change your mind.
2. See if you can get real oak moulding in the toe kick trim all around the floor line. It's a wear area and repeated cleaning moisture condensation on the vinyl floor will wear the laminate off. (Actually, I'd pay for real oak moulding with quality plywood veneers everywhere
if it were an option. I'm sure the exterior will hold up to decades of hard use, but the Escape interior isn't nearly as durable as its exterior. But, I'm speaking from the perspective of someone owns a U-haul
, too, and that was pretty much designed to be cleaned with a firehose. I am sure a lot of reasoable tradeoffs were made for economy and weight savings.)
3. Ask them to do what they can to prevent "oilcan" flex of the shower liner. In particular the floor will pop if it's not perfectly flat, so maybe some kind of closed cell foam underneath would stop it. They could probably put a brace or two in the walls, too. Press on the interior sides of the shower stall and you'll be able to tell where it might benefit.
4. Likewise, the large, thin panel of the bathroom, the one you see directly when you open the trailer door, appears to be unsupported about 6-12 inches up, where it might punch through if a foot or something hard struck it.
5. Get stainless screws in the shower, and wherever you can. The white painted screws will rust with condensation
6. Get a power fan installed in the shower. The standard square vent is an odd size, approx. 10x10" but maybe ventline or somebody else makes one. If not a 6" round fan is better than a 10" square vent!