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Old 02-04-2015, 07:18 PM   #161
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I picked up my 17B today and according to ETI's “Certificate of Origin For A Trailer” it weighed in at 2725 lbs, that's with all the additions such as A/C, Solar, thermal window & extra insulation, etc,etc. The dual propane tanks are filled but there is no water in the tanks.

(Oh - can I say it towed like a dream?)
Now that's a real world number, present time with present options and build. Thanks for sharing!
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Old 02-04-2015, 07:22 PM   #162
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"I picked up my 17B today". Congratulations Pat!! Where you camping first?
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Old 02-04-2015, 07:24 PM   #163
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Congratulations! Nice to see another West Coast 17B.
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Old 02-04-2015, 07:50 PM   #164
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I picked up my 17B today and according to ETI's “Certificate of Origin For A Trailer” it weighed in at 2725 lbs, that's with all the additions such as A/C, Solar, thermal window & extra insulation, etc,etc. The dual propane tanks are filled but there is no water in the tanks.

(Oh - can I say it towed like a dream?)
That's great Pat! Congrats on taking delivery. And yes, you can say whatever you like on such a fine day.
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Old 02-04-2015, 08:01 PM   #165
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Love how our 17B tows behind our older Ford Escape (2006 Ford) I know we weighed it before the rally last year--loaded for a two week trip and all the additions since we bought it--was under 2,900 lbs.
The Ford did have the towing package but had the smaller hitch--so we still had to get another hitch put in place--the original small one is where our breakaway cable is attached to.

Have been to Yosemite and Yellowstone and multiple high passes---even Anarachist Mountain out of Osoyoos is a loooong climb. And nice as an every day vehicle too...But it is getting up therein miles..
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Old 02-04-2015, 08:19 PM   #166
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I picked up my 17B today and according to ETI's “Certificate of Origin For A Trailer” it weighed in at 2725 lbs, that's with all the additions such as A/C, Solar, thermal window & extra insulation, etc,etc. The dual propane tanks are filled but there is no water in the tanks.

(Oh - can I say it towed like a dream?)
Pat, it just seems like yesterday that you were working on your build sheet. That is how fast this time is flying by. We have time to putter with ours yet but blink and we will be there. Enjoy your new trailer. Loren
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Old 02-04-2015, 09:18 PM   #167
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"I picked up my 17B today". Congratulations Pat!! Where you camping first?
The first will be close to home, probably Ocean Shores, WA. next week. Of course, just like today, will be a little damp, but Gonzo th' Dawg and I will have "Escaping Reality" to keep us warm and dry in the evening.
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Old 02-04-2015, 09:24 PM   #168
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Love how our 17B tows behind our older Ford Escape (2006 Ford) I know we weighed it before the rally last year--loaded for a two week trip and all the additions since we bought it--was under 2,900 lbs.
The Ford did have the towing package but had the smaller hitch--so we still had to get another hitch put in place--the original small one is where our breakaway cable is attached to.

Have been to Yosemite and Yellowstone and multiple high passes---even Anarachist Mountain out of Osoyoos is a loooong climb. And nice as an every day vehicle too...But it is getting up therein miles..
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Old 02-04-2015, 09:51 PM   #169
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The Ford did have the towing package but had the smaller hitch--so we still had to get another hitch put in place...
Since the "small" (presumably 1.25" square receiver opening) hitch has enough capacity for the trailer, the reason for an aftermarket hitch was primarily to get a 2" square receiver opening to use a weight-distributing hitch (WDH). Those not using a WDH don't need to install a different receiver to tow the Escape 17'.
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Old 02-05-2015, 10:36 AM   #170
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Yes, I have, Dave, and it's been wonderful--I really appreciate your advice as well!!!
Although things could change, I've pretty much decided on a Toyota RAV4 6 cyl. This is mainly because of all the positive reports from those who are towing with one and also because of its small size for when I am unhitched. Am going to Mexico for a month and a half and will begin a serious search in April when I return. Thanks so much!!!
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Ellen:
By now you've obviously gotten many opinions and much advice. . . I would suggest buying a vehicle that meets your everyday needs while being sure that it has adequate towing capacity to comfortably (and safely) tow the 17B.
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