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Old 10-29-2008, 11:28 AM   #43
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We had a shower in our 17 footer and never used it in 2 1/2 years of travel but I'm sure glad we had it. The shower was a great place to store wet items after a dump of rain and we had to make camp. We do all our dish washing outside and store our tubs and water bucket in here when traveling. Then if the shower got a little dirty it was easy to clean out with the shower. Wouldn't have been able to use this space for wet storage if had just the toilet.
BRILLIANT!! I've been paddling lots, hence wet, hence wet gear. Having a heck of a time figuring out where to dry it. (Escape 17' - no bathroom). hmmmmmm

I did get the outside shower though - FABULOUS - use it to wash my cold and sandy feet and shoes after paddling.

I've had my Escape since early July and I truly love it more each day. (I've spent all but about 3 weeks of nights in it since picking it up - home sweet home!)
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Old 10-29-2008, 02:32 PM   #44
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I agree with baglo.. we have just gotten our Escape and I'm adverse to drilling any holes in anything until I understand what the heck our needs are.. One great thing is Magnets on the exhaust stove hood.. we bought the ones that are usually used for keys, they make a wonderful holders for anything that has holes in it..(large utensils for cooking) some of the magnets are rated for holding 9lbs.. We're also installing an additional shower curtain so the toilet doesn't get wet during showers.. Other than that is just the typical suction cup madness..

On a side issue I was thinking of hosting a Escape forum and was wondering if anyone thinks that's a good idea..

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Hi Jeff,
I think I just signed up for it the other day. Great idea! Some of the ideas for the Escape can come in handy for fgrvers as well. Speaking of magnets, I found two magmnetic paper towel holders. The one with the two magnets will fit (I believe) on the side of the range hood. http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw_0_19?...tic+paper+towel
Hopefully the link works.
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BTW, how are you going to rig the shower curtain to keep the toilet area dry?
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Old 10-29-2008, 02:44 PM   #45
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Sandra, the podcast photos you were looking for might be here maybe, I dont know for sure, take care
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Old 10-29-2008, 11:24 PM   #46
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Sandra, the podcast photos you were looking for might be here maybe, I dont know for sure, take care
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Thanks Ken,
I don't see the wardrobe closet mod, because I believe the wardrobe Jeff ordered goes from floor to ceiling. Maybe it was a pod with no pictures?
I appreciated the comparison movies that he posted. Hope you found them helpful.
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Old 10-30-2008, 12:35 AM   #47
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I'm not too sure if this is to anyone interest, but we have photos & some movies of our maiden voyage with our new Escape..

Bay Area Podcast - October 2008

* Link to the post: http://zimodecast.com/?p=86
* Link to Bay Area Podcast: http://zimodecast.com

we had fun..

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Old 10-30-2008, 11:38 AM   #48
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I'm not too sure if this is to anyone interest, but we have photos & some movies of our maiden voyage with our new Escape..

Bay Area Podcast - October 2008

* Link to the post: http://zimodecast.com/?p=86
* Link to Bay Area Podcast: http://zimodecast.com

we had fun..

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Hi Jeff,
I have a couple questions about your trailer.
Are the tail lights standard or were they special ordered, and the right side access door was that standard?
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Old 10-30-2008, 12:14 PM   #49
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Rob:

Yes the tail lights were standard and so was the sliding screen door (it's their new method of installing screen doors). We really like the new screen as it gives you access to the side wall of the refrigerator if you like to mount/hang something there. Also the AC mounted on top of the trailer gives you the ability to put in a Microwave in the cabinet above the fridge.. For those people requiring AC.. It worked out for us as we are less than 6ft tall so there's no issue..

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Old 10-30-2008, 06:06 PM   #50
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I had a few quick questions when you get some spare time. THe snap covering on the front of the trailer, are those just rock guards? Is your roof A/C a coleman polar cub, The smallest roof model they make that can run off a honda EU2000 generator? Thanks in advance.
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Old 10-30-2008, 07:58 PM   #51
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Ken:

The snap coverings are the rock guards..good eyes! I believe the A/C is a Dometic 590 (I should verify w/Rease) and requires a 2.5kw generator.. Regrettably the EU2000 probably can't do it..

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Yes the tail lights were standard and so was the sliding screen door (it's their new method of installing screen doors). We really like the new screen as it gives you access to the side wall of the refrigerator if you like to mount/hang something there. Also the AC mounted on top of the trailer gives you the ability to put in a Microwave in the cabinet above the fridge.. For those people requiring AC.. It worked out for us as we are less than 6ft tall so there's no issue..

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Jeff:
The tail lights are new. (Since '05). What are the outlets on the outsides of the front dinette benches? Did you get the two or the three burner stove top? I sure looks nice! I posted on the Escape forum.
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Old 10-31-2008, 11:12 AM   #53
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The outlet in the front of the trailer on the small dinette is an additional cable outlet.. I'm using my laptop as the TV (I have a usb HDTV tuner) and figured If someone wants to sleep in the bed and the other is wide awake (like me) I can read or watch TV in the front..(If we watch a movie/tv in bed we just put the laptop on the fold-out counter next to the sink.. the standard cable outlet is next to the propane gas detector..) Anyway I had Rease put in another cable outlet that hooks off the standard antenna/cable in.. It worked out nicely..

As for the Forum.. I just threw it up there real quick on my site when we we're on our maiden voyage.. just so that Reace & Tammy could get an idea of what it would look like at first.. I wasn't really thinking that people would start registering right away..(ok, I have a walnut brain..)

So, I'll move it over to a real location (not on my site) this weekend.. It will be escapeforum.org.. The only caveat is that you'll have to re-register again..as it makes my life much easier that way.. If people use it great.. if not It's kind-of of a hobby for me so no big deal..
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Old 10-31-2008, 12:32 PM   #54
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The outlet in the front of the trailer on the small dinette is an additional cable outlet.. I'm using my laptop as the TV (I have a usb HDTV tuner) and figured If someone wants to sleep in the bed and the other is wide awake (like me) I can read or watch TV in the front..(If we watch a movie/tv in bed we just put the laptop on the fold-out counter next to the sink.. the standard cable outlet is next to the propane gas detector..) Anyway I had Rease put in another cable outlet that hooks off the standard antenna/cable in.. It worked out nicely..

As for the Forum.. I just threw it up there real quick on my site when we we're on our maiden voyage.. just so that Rease & Tammy could get an idea of what it would look like at first.. I wasn't really thinking that people would start registering right away..(ok, I have a walnut brain..)

So, I'll move it over to a real location (not on my site) this weekend.. It will be escapeforum.org.. The only caveat is that you'll have to re-register again..as it makes my life much easier that way.. If people use it great.. if not It's kind-of of a hobby for me so no big deal..
Thanks Jeff,
Since I'm not that computer literate, can you tell me if the usb TV tuner has a cable input so that that a tv cable can be run from the TV outlet to the usb tuner?
What a great idea. I'll be looking forward to the new forum.
Peace and Sunshine
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Old 11-01-2008, 09:52 PM   #55
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<blockquote>Since I'm not that computer literate, can you tell me if the usb TV tuner has a cable input so that that a tv cable can be run from the TV outlet to the usb tuner?</blockquote>

A TV tuner USB card will run under $100, they will work with laptops or a desktop and have a connector for a coaxial cable. Two brands I am familar with are Artec and Hauppauge. They usually come with a remote control. Artec has a model under $40

I like the idea of having a seperate cable jack installed near the table, using the TV card with a notebook gives you two functions out of a single device.
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Old 11-01-2008, 09:54 PM   #56
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