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Old 02-10-2015, 04:45 PM   #61
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Not much if anything is metric on any trailer chassis built with common North American running gear - think 1960's American car hardware (as far as wrenches are concerned, and in other ways as well).
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Old 02-10-2015, 04:45 PM   #62
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I would echo check the door seal. We had to bring ours back from a KOA in Washington to have the door replaced. Even then they had to use foam strips to supplement the main door seal in places. Probably the biggest and only real negative of my Escape experience.
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Old 02-10-2015, 05:22 PM   #63
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We have that covered. The Mrs is using this as an opportunity to upgrade the home kitchen. We'll take the "old" stuff camping (and I'll keep my mouth shut about the expense).

I'll toss a 13/16" socket and a torque wrench in for the drive. Why would I use a bottle jack? I'd assume that I can drive onto a 2x6 to change the tire on a dual axle trailer or am I missing something?
I think the standard jack in the Tacoma is a bottle jack.
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Old 02-10-2015, 05:23 PM   #64
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I would echo check the door seal. We had to bring ours back from a KOA in Washington to have the door replaced. Even then they had to use foam strips to supplement the main door seal in places. Probably the biggest and only real negative of my Escape experience.
Could you provide some additional information. Does the Escape door not come with a door seal or was the seal not adequate? Just wonder how I should check it during my orientation?
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Old 02-10-2015, 06:24 PM   #65
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Could you provide some additional information. Does the Escape door not come with a door seal or was the seal not adequate? Just wonder how I should check it during my orientation?
I think if u check around the bottom of the door when closed u may see daylight. I would ask eti to check and make sure it is sealed before pick up.

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Old 02-10-2015, 06:28 PM   #66
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I've rationalized the "problem" by considering it a safety feature, allowing propane to escape should there be a leak inside the trailer.
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Old 02-10-2015, 07:08 PM   #67
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Thank you all for the lists. Extremely helpful for us new RVers getting ready to pick our trailers in Chilliwack. My whole life is made up of lists and allow me to be semi-functional on a daily basis. Thanks.
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Old 02-10-2015, 07:50 PM   #68
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I've rationalized the "problem" by considering it a safety feature, allowing propane to escape should there be a leak inside the trailer.
Actually, our propane detector started going off randomly within a day or two after I added additional weather stripping on the bottom of our door. Coincidence? I don't know. Ended up replacing the detector.
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Did you replace with the same brand detector or another? ( cheaper )
Mine is original and I guess due to be replaced.
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Old 02-10-2015, 10:00 PM   #70
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We carry pads to go under the base of our stabilizers . We laminated some 1/2 " treated plywood for pads and gave them a couple coats of paint. We camp in early spring (May in Wisconsin)) and when the frost starts to comes out of the ground ,the stabilizer sink and are useless. The pads allow you to stabilize the trailer and keep the stabilizers from being covered in mud. If you live in a warm dry climate disregard the above
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