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Old 06-19-2012, 05:58 PM   #21
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Re: Factory fresh pics of a 5.0 in production.

I can see why he would say no.

They have to cut a hole for the window in the trailer shell and in the shower liner and those will move independently of one another ( simply by leaning against the shower wall to wash your toes - for instance ).

I'd be worried about water leaking out from around the shower window and on to the outside of the trailer.....

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Old 06-19-2012, 06:08 PM   #22
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Hi Bill,
When I looked at some 5.0s down here in December, non had bathroom windows. I ask about that and their reply was
"not possible". We ordered our trailer just before Jan. 1, Tammy said it was not an available option. You can thank Marv.
He may have been the first one with factory retro fit. Tammy asked me if I was still interested this week and my reply was yes...do it Tammy. It's a $200.00 option but maybe someday it will standard in the build. I had planned to do my own install after the newness had past. Cause cutting a big hole in the side of your fiberglass trailer with a router is a sceary thing. I have sucessfully installed an outdoor shower in a Casita. You couldn't tell it from the factory option. I suspect there may be a wave of bathroom window installs ahead for Escape Industries. Again, we are happy to get the option during the build.

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Old 06-19-2012, 07:37 PM   #23
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Darn... I also asked for a bathroom window on our newly acquired Escape 19' and was told "no". I really want one though so that I can bring a hose in through the window to flush black tank and for ventalation all the time. The bathroom really needs more ventalation! I am also thinking of putting in a electric exhaust fan and a vent in the door to draw air through the bathroom. Has anyone else done this? If anyone puts a bathroom window in after market I would be very interested in the modification. Glad to see that it will be offerred as a factory option in the future.
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Old 06-19-2012, 08:29 PM   #24
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Talking about critical height.

Also Jim mentions, " If it is in a full-sized pickup, can you actually use that to tow a small 5th wheel like the 5.0? I understood in talking to Reace that this would not work with this trailer."

Isn't escape like the scamp fifth, scamp will raise the axle and mount the fifth hitch as needed to meet the customer's truck? Scamp will match the install to the truck. Are you saying escape is the opposite? The customer must have a truck that meets the escape fifth height specs? No axle lift offered? Thanks for the clarification.
Hi: gocamp...Yes Escape will add an axle lift. Our 5.0 had a 3" one to fit the GMC Sierra and some small adjustments allowed the Nissan 4X4. The pin box needed to be extended one set of bolt holes and the hitch lowered for the shallower box depth of the Frontier but that was all. Alf
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Old 06-19-2012, 10:50 PM   #25
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Hi Bill,
You can thank Marv. He may have been the first one with factory retro fit.
Actually, Marv was sick of me continually asking for a bathroom window, as well as some of our friends. I kind of whined a lot when Reace made his rounds at the rally in Osoyoos.

We were the guinea pigs. Just think if it didn't work out, we would have had a big hole in the side of our trailer. But we had faith in Reace's talent and I wasn't worried.
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Old 06-19-2012, 11:21 PM   #26
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We used a full sized GMC pickup for the first few years. It was a short box but it still was only 51" tall at the rear axle. Thats the critical measure for the 5.0. Our Nissan Frontier 4X4 is 49" tall but we can lower the tailgate while still hooked up now. Not possible with the full sized truck. Alf
Actually, not true. Our F150 is 54" at the axle. We had the body lifted two inches for a bit of insurance and now all is great. That big tailgate will open but it is close. If I back straight to the trailer, there is about four inches of clearance. If I come in on an angle, not so much. But the big truck works fine.

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Old 06-20-2012, 02:22 AM   #27
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We used a full sized GMC pickup for the first few years. It was a short box but it still was only 51" tall at the rear axle. Thats the critical measure for the 5.0. Our Nissan Frontier 4X4 is 49" tall but we can lower the tailgate while still hooked up now. Not possible with the full sized truck. Alf
Actually, not true. Our F150 is 54" at the axle. We had the body lifted two inches for a bit of insurance and now all is great. That big tailgate will open but it is close. If I back straight to the trailer, there is about four inches of clearance. If I come in on an angle, not so much. But the big truck works fine.

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Hi: MMarvin... I believe 54" is the maximum you can have, so both of our trucks fit. It must have been the way our hitch and pin box were fit together that made it imposible to leave the tailgate down. Alf
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Old 06-20-2012, 06:57 AM   #28
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I have put a 5th wheel tailgate on my Ouadcab Dodge 2500 Cummins 2wd in hopes that it will help with hitch up and towing. And a Curt E16 hitch mounted at center axle. I also took almost three inches of leaf spring spacers out to get a lower ride. My bed height is almost 53". I may take my overload springs out and get another 1". I like a level/lower ride for the ease of getting in and out of the vehicle. I know this truck is overkill but I love to go over the big hill in cruise control without a downshift. And know that I can stop or jerk my trailer back out of a sway when I need to. It's a strong vehicle built to tow. About 20mpg with very difference between towing or going 70.

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Old 06-26-2012, 06:51 AM   #29
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This weeks pics from the factory.
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Old 06-26-2012, 06:54 AM   #30
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