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Old 10-24-2014, 08:23 PM   #891
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I chose the electric jack so wifey can do everything needed to enjoy the trailer should I no longer be around - advance planning, this 21 is the last trailer we ever intend to buy and we assumed it will be serviceable for 20 years or so.
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Electric jack makes it quite simple to hook up/unhook the Anderson by taking the tension off the chains. I like it far more than futzing with draw bars.
Good point about thinking ahead so the wife can handle the rig.
With the electric jack on the Casita we don't even need the lever to attach the WDH bars, I can raise the back of the truck/trailer to slip the bars in by hand. It is good to hear your experience is similar, Thanks
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Old 10-24-2014, 10:16 PM   #892
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We'll be at ETI on Tuesday so we'll admire it for you

I see you weren't thrilled with the standard table pedestal either.

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Old 10-24-2014, 10:24 PM   #893
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We'll be at ETI on Tuesday so we'll admire it for you

I see you weren't thrilled with the standard table pedestal either.

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Are you keeping a secret from us Ron? (going to ETI?)
I HATE the typical table pedestal, have the legs pictured in my Boler and Casita, swapped it out of the Casita for the Escape.

Any pictures you take a very welcome
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Old 10-24-2014, 11:50 PM   #894
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Yah, I wasn't thrilled with the pedestal the first time I sat in the demo unit. So I asked them to not install the table and I made my own pedestal. Much better without that annoying slop plus the inner tube was right where I want my feet to be.

Nah, no secrets, I'm happy with the 19, it's the right size for us. I'm picking up a piece of countertop arborite so that I can have the counter extension I built match the counter.

I see you have the front mounted light. Could be handy, might have to install one now.

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Old 10-25-2014, 08:14 AM   #895
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Yah, I wasn't thrilled with the pedestal the first time I sat in the demo unit. So I asked them to not install the table and I made my own pedestal. Much better without that annoying slop plus the inner tube was right where I want my feet to be.

Nah, no secrets, I'm happy with the 19, it's the right size for us. I'm picking up a piece of countertop arborite so that I can have the counter extension I built match the counter.

I see you have the front mounted light. Could be handy, might have to install one now.

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Do you have to travel with your table folded into the down position or how do you prevent it from moving when on the road?

We think alike, as part of my order I had Reace include a 4'x4' piece of the laminate just in case I need it for future "modifications"
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Old 10-25-2014, 11:53 AM   #896
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Finally Hatched

Seems like a long haul but we're excited to be picking up our newest trailer early next week. Now I'll have to finish shovelling five yards of gravel for a landing pad and trim a few branches on an extremely tight driveway.
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Old 10-25-2014, 12:02 PM   #897
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Looks great Stew, all the work in preparing your "landing pad" will be well worth it.
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Old 10-25-2014, 12:18 PM   #898
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I also have a tight corner on my drive and was surprised at how much easier it is to back around my 21 than my 17ft Casita; must have to do with the center of the axles being further back from the hitch.
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Old 10-25-2014, 12:30 PM   #899
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I also have a tight corner on my drive and was surprised at how much easier it is to back around my 21 than my 17ft Casita; must have to do with the center of the axles being further back from the hitch.
Others have reported that too. Cornering/turning isn't as much of a problem as they thought. Of course, it is LONGER, so you'd need the depth.
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Old 10-25-2014, 12:53 PM   #900
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Good to hear about the cornering capability! It will certainly be tested on this driveway. I can get our single-axle stock trailer in fairly easily and it's only two feet shorter than the Escape 19. Hopefully the "further-back" dual axles will also prevent touching the rear bumper on one particular dip -- but I'll take it easy on the first attempt. Again, thanks to everyone on this forum for some fantastic ideas during the build process as well as generating a list of modifications to come.
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