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Old 07-09-2017, 12:32 PM   #15
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... I may install a PWM drive in it one day to reduce its minimum speed and current draw. This modification is fairly common and has been posted on the forums. ...
Yup, I did that.

The first PWM controller I had did not like the heat. With the camper closed up, in the sun in summer and temps near 100 f the controller refused to function. Once it cooled it worked again. Perhaps there was a thermal protection circuit but none was documented and it was from China.

The second PWM controller I installed seems to work OK although it really ruins the radio reception in the camper. If the fan is on, there is no FM radio for me (or Ham radio for that matter).
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Old 07-09-2017, 12:46 PM   #16
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ThriftyBill, must be the difference between the Escape 17 and 19. We just bought an Escape 17 and I finding it very dark inside compared to our Liberty. Much prefer having the bath up front instead of blocking all the light in the middle of the trailer. I think all the wood cabinets don't help either. Also dislike the tiny side windows by the front dinette, it's an adjustment for sure.
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Old 07-09-2017, 12:50 PM   #17
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Personally, even at low speed, I find the Fantastic Fan runs too vigorously for temperate weather conditions. I may install a PWM drive in it one day to reduce its minimum speed and current draw. This modification is fairly common and has been posted on the forums.
Since I went with the PWM(pulse width modulated) switch, I run my Fantastic fan at about .5 amps unless it is really hot, or the trailer has been closed for a while. For less the $7 and the time to install it has been a great investment.
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Old 07-09-2017, 12:51 PM   #18
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Just pull the trigger Steve. It's not like you haven't done the research. Tons and tons of research. I smell a new 19 or 21....
Or possibly a 23 footer !!! . My Casita has performed admirably and I am leery about spending $40 K on a new as yet unproven trailer
If Casita built a larger trailer my search would be over but I don't see that happening any time soon.
My money is doing just fine sitting in the bank ,resting !!
Researching is free.
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Old 07-09-2017, 12:54 PM   #19
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If Casita built a new larger trailer, you would still have an "untested" trailer option. I think your money is in a coma.
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Old 07-09-2017, 01:08 PM   #20
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If Casita built a new larger trailer, you would still have an "untested" trailer option. I think your money is in a coma.
That's ok. Money in a coma doesn't get spent.
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Old 07-09-2017, 01:27 PM   #21
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My father often told me that the reason that the rich have money is because they don't spend it as fast as they make it.
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Old 07-09-2017, 02:34 PM   #22
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Ah, but Earl Nightingale had a good one to quote: The only people who make money are working at the Mint. The rest of us must earn money.
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Old 07-09-2017, 06:25 PM   #23
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ThriftyBill, must be the difference between the Escape 17 and 19. We just bought an Escape 17 and I finding it very dark inside compared to our Liberty. Much prefer having the bath up front instead of blocking all the light in the middle of the trailer. I think all the wood cabinets don't help either. Also dislike the tiny side windows by the front dinette, it's an adjustment for sure.
True, wood cabinets darken the interior. On the 19, the dinette is larger (than the 17, particularly if you have the bath model) and the windows may be larger too.
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Old 07-09-2017, 06:37 PM   #24
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Or possibly a 23 footer !!! . My Casita has performed admirably and I am leery about spending $40 K on a new as yet unproven trailer
If Casita built a larger trailer my search would be over but I don't see that happening any time soon.
My money is doing just fine sitting in the bank ,resting !!
Researching is free.
In your case, you are fine as you already have a nice trailer. To others that ponder and don't have a trailer, they are losing out on the enjoyment to be had camping. None of us know how much time we have, I am not delaying enjoyment (you aren't either)!
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