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I asked and you couldn't do it so I moved my microwave over my compressor fridge drilled a couple holes through the back wall and the side wall and plugged it into the original plug in.
And put that door over where the microwave was.
Thank you very much for your continuing efforts to engage with the Escape community. We hope this forum grows to add another informative avenue for all things Escape Trailer. One tweak we would appreciate if possible is to expand the “Recent Posts” section here. Our favorite community forums have a list of around 15 most recently active posts/threads that are easily accessible on the home page. This makes it so much more user friendly. We hope you can find a way to do this too. Thanks again.
Please increase word count for questions to community. Would like to give context for troubleshooting. It cuts off after a few words.
Thank you for your comments, we will take them into consideration.
Hey guys, I know you’re playing with the layout and format of the forum to make it useful for everyone but the changes you just made, IMHO, make it much for difficult for users to find information and be able to post questions/answers. Because I don’t like to “critique” without offering an alternative I have included an outline layout that I believe will make it both clearer, more useful and a bit more playful for us users to navigate and find the information we need. Take it for what it’s worth and use any/all/none of it as you please.
The Escape Forum
Discover Escape (Tagline: New to Escape? Start here to discover who we are, what we make, and the joy of RV Adventures in a trailer “Built for you”!) This entire section should be a “locked” section of the forum where ETI provides prospective buyers and new forum members with important information about the company, the forum, and other more “general” information.
Escape Talks Escape (Tagline: Information on Escape trailers directly from ETI. Not a user forum.) This entire section should be a “locked” section of the forum where ETI can provide more detailed information about the trailers and equipment offered as standard and customized options.
Plan Your Escape (Tagline: Standard build elements, custom options, and personalization~it’s what we’re known for!)
Become an Escape Owner (Tagline: You designed it, now it’s time to begin your adventures. Information on payment methods, pickup or delivery options, and title/registration transfer.)
Know Your Escape (Tagline: Get to know the trailer “Built for you”)
This is the place for Owner Manuals, trailer layouts and dimensions, hitch & towing, appliances and accessories specs
Care for Your Escape (Tagline: Maintenance and troubleshooting of the trailer “Built for you”.)
This is the place for basic maintenance, care, and problem solving information should go.
Escape Living (Tagline: A forum for information about fellow “Escapees” and other loyal followers.) This entire section should be “open” to forum members to post and share information about themselves.
Meet & Greet (Tagline: Tell us about yourself)
Show & Tell (Tagline: Show us your “Built for you” pride. Bragging rights prevail.)
Where Ya Been (Tagline: Tell us about the places you’ve been or would like to go! Pictures are welcome.)
Escape Talk (Tagline: A forum for information, Q&A, and discussions to and from “Escapees” and loyal followers.) This entire section should be “open” to forum members to post questions to either ETI or other Escape owners and share information about their personal post-production mods.
Ask Escape (Tagline: Escape listens! Make improvement suggestions and ask questions directly to ETI that are not answered in “Escape Talks Escape”)
Just Wondering (Tagline: Ask fellow Escapees & loyal followers questions)
Custom Escape (Tagline: The place to share what you’ve done to make your “Built for you” trailer even more personal)
Why are so many 'threads' closed? What good does this do?
Wondering if in the future ETI might offer a 12V "fan" option in the locations that that they currently allow to be 12V reading lights.
Thx Guys. We have an internal product development list, I'll put this on it
sounds like a good idea.
Suggestion: Leave More Slack Wire
Escape wiring and cabling is done very well with cable clamps at regular intervals. The wiring is largely run between luan panels where you can't see it, even inside cabinets. Overall, this is a good thing and an example of high quality Escape workmanship.
There is a downside however. A large proportion of Escape owners like to modify their trailers. Some of these mods require 12 volt power and it can be hard to tap into exiting 12 volt wiring without making a mess of it.
For example, we recently installed a Caframo fan in the dinette (see photo). The fan draws less than an amp at full speed, so I figured it would not overload the wiring for the LED light fixture just to the right of it in the photo.
In practice, it was quite hard to run the wire the 18 inches from the light fixture to the fan.
One problem is that the leads on the LED fixture are quite short. I made a mistake crimping a butt joint and had to cut it out and start again which left a very small amount of wire sticking out of the cabinet to play with, too short for another butt joint so I soldered/heat shrinked it instead.
It would have been much easier if there had been some extra, slack wire between the last cable clamp and the light fixture, the way they do on household light switches and sockets. An extra 5 inches of wire would have saved me a couple of hours and cost next to nothing.
Good idea regarding the extra wire and I like the fan idea too. Might need to add that to the post-build customizing list.