Orginally posted by Mike Watters
I would think they could do something non-perminant so it would still list-out as a 17'er. *Like a flip-down rack, or an add-on rack (like a hitch-haul perhaps) or something like that. *I'd personally prefer a PAIR of class 3 recievers that took a rack that had two bars. *That could be REALLY stable and hold a lot of weight safely.
Ditto. My thoughts exactly. Even though I don't think two Class 3 receivers are necessary, two receivers IMHO is a very good idea.
But then if I were designing the trailer:O
1. The burners would be the indoor/outdoor type, like on my last popup. There was a plumbed propane
hose with a quick connect feature next to the sink. You could attach the portable cooktop and cook inside using this hose or you could take the cooktop outside where there was a second quick connect hose running to the exterior side. Whether you used the cooktop inside or outside you were drawing from the propane
tank. There was a rail on the trailer side that the cooktop mounted on that held and stabilized the cooktop for cooking outside.
1a. I'm still not sure if I'd want an oven or not. The one in my house has only been cleaned once in the last decade - because someone else actually used it and got it dirty.
I knew my aunt was up to something when the smoke alarm went off. She turned the oven on and all of the cobwebs flamed up and set the smoke sensors blaring. Yet and still she persisted in her bizarre plan to put the butchered carcass of an animal in a pan inside the oven, turn the oven thermostat to a high temperature and allow the carcass to fester in heat until it was crusty.
1b. If there is no oven, I'd want an open faced cupboard with gear restrainers above the sink that could be used as a toaster oven or utensil shelf. Yes, toast is one of my culinary specialties.
2. There would be a casette toilet and no black water tank. I find the cleanliness and ease of dumping for these superior and personally preferable to the plumbed black tank models. I had one like the top model pictured. http://www.haymanreese.com.au/thetford/cassette.htm
3. There would be an interior shower. It could be either an aisle arrangement like the Pleasureway Class Bs or it could be a closet like the Casita
. Alternatively, it could be a combo like the Rialta pull out shower closet.
4. There would be a flip up, fold down counter top extension next to the sink.
5. The dinette tables would be the portable indoor/outdoor type.
6. I [b]MIGHT
also want dual axles on the trailer. :shg
7. There would be side air.
8. There would be an option for an all electric trailer.
Believe it or not, I acutally like what has been described about this trailer. I'd have to see one before putting any money down though. I don't know how Canada works. Here, in some industries you have to put up a bond before you sell. Since Escape is so new, if I were buying, I'd like to know more about how things work in Canada and more about the Escape founders.
My deal breakers:
Has to be garagable.
Has to have a sitting area suitable for computer work
Prefer to have a full-time bed.
Has to have a private bath or be very cheap to compensate for this lack.
Don't really want anything weighing
over 2,500 pounds
The only element my current unit doesn't feature is the garagability factor.