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Old 02-22-2012, 09:06 PM   #1
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Finally Got It Home

Well after a "quick" 3000+ mile trip to So. Cal. and back I now have the escape in the driveway. Me and another new owner had our trailers delivered to her house and we received them last Sunday afternoon.

The trip: I tow with a Tacoma and overall the combination worked very well. I did order the WDH but did not hook it up for the trip. At first I was a bit nervous with the no WD or sway control but I was very impressed with the towablility of the combination. I will now work on installing the WDH. The tailwind all the way home certainly helped my MPGs and I averaged in the low 15s for the return trip.

The trailer: Overall I am very pleased with the trailer. Everything was as ordered and the interior "feel" is really nice. The space seems just right. Only a couple of "issues" 1) construction debris in cabinets, etc. (seems no one vacuums after the construction process) and my inside mounted water tank valve is so close to the floor it is extremely difficult to open/close (already have an idea on how to fix that).

So tomorrow I am going to the scales to check the real weight, then begin the process of getting it ready to go somewhere!

Can't wait to get it out.

Steve
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Old 02-22-2012, 09:10 PM   #2
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Re: Finally Got It Home

Steve:

Congratulations on your new trailer! You are going to love it!

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Old 02-22-2012, 09:12 PM   #3
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Old 02-23-2012, 12:56 AM   #4
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Re: Finally Got It Home

Enjoy your new trailer. After construction and the delivery some hidden dust appears. I enjoy camping in my 19.6 Escape.
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Old 02-23-2012, 06:50 AM   #5
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Re: Finally Got It Home

Hi: sjnuss... Texas is being taken over one Escape at a time!!! Sure wish our weather would allow us to "Get it out"!!! ENJOY...Alf
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Old 02-23-2012, 07:57 AM   #6
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Re: Finally Got It Home

Hey Alf,
Supposed to hit 86 today then a cold front tomorrow-down to the 40s at night and 50s during the day !

1st planned trip is to New Orleans in April for Jazz Fest.

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Old 02-23-2012, 12:02 PM   #7
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Re: Finally Got It Home

Congrats & welcome back, Steve. Nice fuel economy - Did you rig up a small sail on top of the trailer to take full advantage of the tailwind?

New Orleans & Jazz Fest sounds like a fun inaugural trip. We'll be making our annual trek to Driftwood, TX for a week of camping at the Old Settlers Music Festival around that time. We're also considering joining some friends of ours who'll be camping in Blanco in mid May for the Real Ale Brewing Company's annual bike ride event which meanders thru the surrounding hill country & ends at the brewery for beer & bbq.
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Old 02-23-2012, 12:30 PM   #8
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Very nice trailer, Steve!

You have insulation, right? I will be interested in your weight when you get it.

Bet you are happy to get that Escape home!!
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Old 02-23-2012, 02:52 PM   #9
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Congrats, Steve! I am certainly glad you got it back to Texas! Can't wait to see it.
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Old 02-23-2012, 03:38 PM   #10
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Very nice was the red one towed behind the flatbed, or were both flatbedded?
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