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Old 02-10-2015, 10:40 PM   #71
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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
How big are the pads.

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Old 02-10-2015, 11:37 PM   #72
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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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How big are the pads.

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We have the standard rear stabilizer and the pads are 10" x10"
I added 2 front stabilizers and the pads are 8" x 8"
I would have made them all 10" x 10" but I ran out of treated plywood and I was too cheap to buy another whole sheet of treated plywood just to gain 2 more inches on a pad .
Hope this answers your question.
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Old 02-11-2015, 07:34 AM   #73
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RE the door seal. There is a semi rant / thread posted earlier about the issue. We just noticed a large amount of light around the door our first morning. The sun was just right and it was rather dramatic. We went back to ETI and they paid for a space in a park across the freeway from them for the night. Door was replaced and we were on our way again early next day. They also had to tuck some rubber stripping behind the main door seal in places which I felt was kind of a bandaid approach given the otherwise superb quality of the trailer. Not a big deal overall...we're still loving our 19 and would do it again in a heartbeat. Now if they could just get a decent refrigerator but that's another chapter.
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Old 02-11-2015, 08:43 AM   #74
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The door rubber seal will compress upon closing and when first installed the trailer sits, closed up. Upon use the rubber may not fully open/extend to it's original size, thus gaps may appear, more prevalent in cold weather than warm. Reace just places an additional piece of rubber behind the area where light appears. Your results will vary with both temperature and amount of time the door has been closed. I found that later the additional strips were not needed and I removed them.
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Old 02-11-2015, 03:47 PM   #75
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Even with the rubber strips behind the main door seal and even with the new door, we still can see some day light around the door. Maybe they have changed the main door seal since summer 2013 but ours is still a ways south of perfect.
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Old 02-11-2015, 03:54 PM   #76
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Old 02-11-2015, 04:24 PM   #77
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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.
Sorry for late reply, I missed seeing your post. I replaced it with exact same model as was installed originally by Escape. Don't know if there was a better option or not, I simply stopped at a local RV shop on my way out of town on vacation and picked one up. (was a bit painful to the wallet). Took about 10 min for me to replace the original and I was set to go.
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Old 05-30-2015, 03:35 PM   #78
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A "BIG" Mahalo to Bruce for starting this thread and to Ellen Smith & Jim Bennett for their great suggestions!!!
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Old 02-04-2016, 07:43 PM   #79
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I just got a couple more requests for copy of my gear list. Here is a PDF of the latest revision. It is not as well organized as I would like, and there are items I want to permanently delete, as well as others to add, and once I pick up the 5.0TA, I imagine there will be more changes.

If anyone would like an excel copy to start their own list with, PM me your email and I would be glad too send it to you. You can then make changes to make it your own, for what would work best for you. Lots of others have given good ideas in the past that are not on here that you could then add too.

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I quoted this post of mine to explain how I use it.

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What I do is to take the master list made in Excel, and immediately delete items that I know are in the trailer, as well as the ones not needed for that trip. What is left is what we need to do, or load. When closing the file, I just choose to not save changes. Of course, like any other files on my computer, I have a couple backups in case something goes wrong.
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Old 02-04-2016, 08:21 PM   #80
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Invest in a good potable water hose. The one that comes with the trailer is not of the best quality and the end blew off of it at our first night in a campground. We were saved by our next door neighbors, Charlie and Lucy. Loren
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