We have waited since mid-March for our Escape. At first it was going to be a 13B with some modifications. Then we went to the Fort Langley Egg Meet in May and changed the order to a pretty-much plain 17B. Yesterday we picked it up!
Driving it home was uneventful. Got my first practise backing up today. A bit of a challenge, but no catastrophe.
I seem to remember measuring the south side of our carport at 7'-11.5", and I think that Reace told me yesterday that the top of the Maxx fan would be 8'-4". Bummer. No way to fit the rig into the carport.
Kathleen says try to make it fit. Try lowering the front as far as it will go. I agree, but don't expect it to work.
Holy cow! It's gonna work!
Now that it is place, raise the front end until the trailer is level. Oops, it's touching the ceiling. Back off a turn.
Now park the tow vehicle.
The tongue and propane still stick out. And the trailer front is going to get afternoon sun, so I guess it is going to fade. But is is out of the rain, and not in our neighbours' faces. We are very happy with the arrangement.
Of course, towing takes a bit of getting-used-to. The weight-distributing hitch seems to amplify the little bumps a bit, but the bigger ones don't upset the rig much at all. I am feeling a bit of pulsing when I brake, which may be my imagination. If it is my ABS system, I'll have to increase the brake controller setting, but I don't think that's what is going on.
I think that we will try to find a place to stay next weekend before our major trip to LA (Lethbridge, Alberta) starts on the 13th.
Thanks to Reace and Tammy and their crew. This is going to be great!