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Old 07-27-2012, 06:52 PM   #11
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Re: Roof Rack on the 5.0?

No way we would consider trying to put anything on top of our 19'. We have had enough fits wrestling with the cover. That alone was more than heavy enough to fool with on a ladder.
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Old 07-27-2012, 07:34 PM   #12
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Re: Roof Rack on the 5.0?

i realy like the idea of having a cover for our new trailer but my wife did mention that the posibility of it being dificult to get on and off. We both laughed because she is ushually the one with good logic to reel me in on these sort of things. Does any one with a cover have any insight on how difficult it is to get a cover on and off a 19 ft
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Old 07-27-2012, 07:52 PM   #13
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Re: Roof Rack on the 5.0?

Dmac, it is a good idea to have one no matter the trouble because of UV damage to fiberglass. We did not get ours a moment too soon considering the 100 plus temps (translate to Canadian please) on many days, normally unheard of, this drought year. We use a piece of PVC to push it around. One tip: Get it tied down very well with ropes and bungee cords or the wind will take it right off. As they say, don't ask how I know.
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Old 07-28-2012, 05:25 PM   #14
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Re: Roof Rack on the 5.0?

This thread is morphing fast, but for those that are members of the CasitaForum, here's two threads that show how to quickly put a cover on a 17' Casita.. and materials list to make the poles. Should work the same for any size Escape! http://www.casitaforum.com/invboard/...__1#entry68334

http://www.casitaforum.com/invboard/...post__p__73130
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Old 07-29-2012, 07:06 AM   #15
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Re: Roof Rack on the 5.0?

I have a rack for the two 10' sit-on-tops, that fit on the roof rack only. Below is the "goalpost" rack for our longer unit...got it through e-trailer I think.....works great!
Like someone said, you want to keep your boat on the vehicle that takes it to the lake (or river, or shore).
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