Frontal Area - Page 5 - Escape Trailer Owners Community

Go Back   Escape Trailer Owners Community > Escape Tech > Towing and Hitching
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 12-20-2014, 06:10 PM   #41
Senior Member
 
dfandrews's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Ventura County, California
Trailer: 2015 Escape 17A - "The Pullman"
Posts: 1,344
It just occurred to me that my avatar picture is a interesting example.
So, we have 10'x16' frontal area, very flat, and 4400 HP.
Comments?
__________________

__________________
Don & Teresa
2015 17A: 2011 Honda Pilot
RLTW
dfandrews is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2014, 06:14 PM   #42
Senior Member
 
gbaglo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: North Vancouver, British Columbia
Trailer: 2009 Escape 17B - "Toad". '08 Toyota RAV4 V6
Posts: 10,730
It's not going to fly.
__________________

__________________
2009 Escape 17B "Toad"
2008 Toyota RAV4 V6 Sport
North Vancouver, British Columbia

What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?
- Bertolt Brecht
gbaglo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2014, 06:23 PM   #43
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: ?, Arizona
Trailer: ?
Posts: 736
Quote:
Originally Posted by dfandrews View Post
It just occurred to me that my avatar picture is a interesting example.
So, we have 10'x16' frontal area, very flat, and 4400 HP.
Comments?
It would work pretty well - if we all wanted to go to the same place at the same time. And since it seems like almost all RV parks are next to tracks and a major highway, having to go where the rails do is probably not a limitation.

Imagine a train with several hundred Escapes, criss-crossing North America. AND we could travel inside our trailers, looking out the windows.
jamman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2014, 06:41 PM   #44
Senior Member
 
Jim Bennett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Trailer: 2017 Escape 5.0 TA
Posts: 11,934
Quote:
Originally Posted by Klem View Post
There is a pattern of your responses that I am very uncomfortable with, and I notice other people are too.

Second request, as a Site Team person please try not to show your heavy bias. I think of the Site Team as a 'lubricant' making things go smoother and adding to healthy discussions.
Seriously, you think a moderator should not be allowed an opinion? I totally disagree. If they can't participate in the forum, other that to 'lubricate' things, it would be a very boring volunteer position. As a moderator on FGRV I state an opinion lots of times, always making sure it is in no way a personal attack on someone. If you had of made this post on FGRV, rest assured it would be deleted. If you have issues with anyone, and especially a site team member, respectfully use PMs to discuss.

OH man, I can't believe I am actually defending baglo.
Quote:
Originally Posted by thoer View Post
I hesitate to ever comment on heated threads. But TO ME, any blanket statements on frontal area would seem very hard to be accurate.
It seems to me that it is being used as an excuse to justify a big truck, instead of a mid sized SUV. Using an SUV is the reason many go with a lightweight trailer like the Escape, I know it was a factor for me.

I have towed into a few really strong headwinds with my Pilot, and have suffered no ill effect, other than finding it tough to keep up to the speed limit when it is 110 kph, and watching the fuel gauge slowly sink to 'E'.
Quote:
Originally Posted by thoer View Post
CTV site says: "Sorry, the video you have selected is not available for viewing outside of Canada." The humor must be to intellectual for us and only appropriate for

This post brought to you by The Smilies Thread.
ABOUT TIME!!!!

Retribution is ours, says the Canucklehead. Hundreds of times in the past I have clicked on links posted by American friends, and have been unable to view them, because to some that own the video rights, Canadians are viewed as pirating scum.
__________________
2017 Escape 5.0 TA
2015 Ford F150 Lariat 3.5L EcoBoost
2009 Escape 19 (previous)
“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” — Abraham Lincoln
Jim Bennett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2014, 06:46 PM   #45
Senior Member
 
dfandrews's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Ventura County, California
Trailer: 2015 Escape 17A - "The Pullman"
Posts: 1,344
Quote:
Originally Posted by jamman View Post
It would work pretty well - if we all wanted to go to the same place at the same time. And since it seems like almost all RV parks are next to tracks and a major highway, having to go where the rails do is probably not a limitation.

Imagine a train with several hundred Escapes, criss-crossing North America. AND we could travel inside our trailers, looking out the windows.
As you may have figured by now, that Certainly works for me.
( now where are those railroad emoticons??)
__________________
Don & Teresa
2015 17A: 2011 Honda Pilot
RLTW
dfandrews is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2014, 06:53 PM   #46
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Trailer: 1979 Boler B1700
Posts: 9,052
Quote:
Originally Posted by rbryan4 View Post
In the interest of 'lightening up' this thread, tell that to this guy:

I found a photo of a Corvette towing a (much smaller) trailer and sent it to a friend who owns a Corvette - he was not amused.

And since boats are so much easier to tow...
Brian B-P is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2014, 06:53 PM   #47
Site Team
 
Donna D.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Portland, Oregon
Trailer: 2014 Escape 5.0 TA
Posts: 6,830
Quote:
Originally Posted by jamman View Post
Imagine a train with several hundred Escapes, criss-crossing North America. AND we could travel inside our trailers, looking out the windows.
This is exactly what the Escapees RV Club does. Loaded on to flatbed rail cars and off they go. Typically down into Mexico, once a year.
__________________
Donna D.
Ten Forward
2014 Escape 5.0TA
Donna D. is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2014, 06:55 PM   #48
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: North Van., British Columbia
Trailer: 2014 Escape 19
Posts: 3,290
One of the reasons that I appreciate the well rounded shape of the Escape is that I had a pretty graphic demonstration of the effect of a rounded shape vrs. the typical stickie flat wall.

A few years ago I wanted to tow my bike trailer to the land of sunshine with my Mazda B2300. I didn't want to put a camper on but I wanted a little more headroom and space than a canopy had. I took a junked F150 canopy, notched out the front and raised it. Took it on the highway for a try out. Even though I was expecting "to feel" it I was shocked. It was like hitting a brick wall just short of legal speed. It had no future.

I added a sloped front with rounded corners. Made several trips to CA without any problem. So, one more reason to appreciate an Escape.

Ron
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Nov2006 004.jpg (242.1 KB, 6 views)
File Type: jpg May 12, 2007 004.jpg (363.1 KB, 5 views)
Ron in BC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2014, 07:08 PM   #49
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Trailer: 1979 Boler B1700
Posts: 9,052
Quote:
Originally Posted by Donna D. View Post
Loaded on to flatbed rail cars and off they go. Typically down into Mexico, once a year.
You can also go to Churchill Manitoba this way (typically to see polar bears) - with no road, it's the only practical way to get an RV there.
Brian B-P is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2014, 07:34 PM   #50
Senior Member
 
escape artist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: St. Thomas not BVI., Ontario
Trailer: 2014 Escape 5.0TA
Posts: 5,290
Hi: All... Frontal area is another reason to like a 5.0TA.
Every morning I enjoy a cup of "Hi Test" Alf
escape artist N.S. of Lake Erie
Attached Images
File Type: jpg P1030688.jpg (252.4 KB, 6 views)
File Type: jpg P1030937.jpg (186.9 KB, 11 views)
__________________

__________________
Quote Bugs Bunny..."Don't take life too seriously, none of us get out of it ALIVE"!!!
'10 Frontier CC. S.E. 4X4 Lng. Bed V6 '14 Escape 5.0TA
St.Thomas Ont.( Not the Virgin Islands)
escape artist is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off






» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:54 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.