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Old 09-26-2015, 10:51 PM   #101
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We are second owners. Escape trailer knows that. They sent us a specific email for the recall so I am reasonably sure that if they know you're out there, they'll take care of you. If not, you gotta speak up.
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Old 09-26-2015, 11:04 PM   #102
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Why are members that have a trailer with a 4" frame even commenting on this frame recall fiasco ? If the structural integrity of YOUR trailer was questionable, you might be a bit more concerned. Are there currently openings for moderators ?
Well, since you asked. I commented because I have a fairly high level of welding experience and I hoped to at least clarify a bit how onerous the required welding is. Welding difficulty covers a huge range. The requirement for this repair is the simplest level and requires only the most basic of welders. It is well within the skill set of DIY'ers. I suspect some of the mods will be done either by owners or a friend who has a welder. The only problem I see is that some well established shops don't really like taking on small "one off" jobs and their labor rate reflects it.

Ironically, for me, the first trailer frame that I welded 50 ah, let's leave it at 50 years ago, was also 3", although 3" channel, not rectangular tube.

So sorry if you construed my comments as unsympathetic, they're not.

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Old 09-26-2015, 11:48 PM   #103
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The only problem I see is that some well established shops don't really like taking on small "one off" jobs and their labor rate reflects it.
This is no doubt an issue many will run into, especially if they are already busy.
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Old 09-27-2015, 12:49 AM   #104
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Like many others, I am a bit frustrated and disappointed that we have to go through this. But in the grand scheme of things, it is a relatively insignificant issue to deal with. I will either get it done locally and pay a bit more, or will wait until next summer and stop in at Escape while on vacation and have the pros do it. I will do no teeth gnashing and will not pull out any of my few remaining hairs worrying about this.
A very reasonable attitude.
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Old 09-27-2015, 12:53 AM   #105
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I wonder if the recall offer applies only to the original purchaser?
No, a recall should never be limited to the original purchaser, but this does raise a good point...
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We are second owners. Escape trailer knows that. They sent us a specific email for the recall so I am reasonably sure that if they know you're out there, they'll take care of you. If not, you gotta speak up.
I agree - buyers of used trailers should notify the manufacturer so they can be contacted if necessary.
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Old 09-27-2015, 12:58 AM   #106
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The only problem I see is that some well established shops don't really like taking on small "one off" jobs and their labor rate reflects it.
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This is no doubt an issue many will run into, especially if they are already busy.
That might not be a problem for a while in Alberta, as there may be many welders with spare time on their hands.

I would take this work to a neighbour who is experienced, well equipped... and owes me favour. I do realize that most people are not in this situation, and if I didn't have that neighour, I would pay the difference between what is covered and the required minimum - just a cost of ownership, as everything has a cost of ownership.
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Old 09-27-2015, 08:03 AM   #107
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Did I miss something about why this came up in the first place? Was there an accident or near accident with a trailer?
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Old 09-27-2015, 09:36 AM   #108
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Did I miss something about why this came up in the first place? Was there an accident or near accident with a trailer?
Hi: Ruthe... First was an announcement from Reace about a potential weak spot/weld in the frames. He chose to make a recall to add fish plates over the welds to avoid a failure.
This action on the part of ETI seems to have caused some owners to feel scammed or worse... and the compensation offer inadequate. Alf
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Old 09-27-2015, 11:14 AM   #109
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Buyer Beware...used trailer with these defects!

There will be novice "Escapees" out there whom are looking for a used trailer, and may not know about this recall.

I came across some used trailers recently, and fortunately having learned about this through extensive forum searches and research, was able to inquire thus of the seller.

*Note, that in a couple of cases, this information was NOT volunteered!!!

If the sellers aren't forthcoming, that's a problem. I shudder to think what could happen to some unknowing chump.

Again, it just supports my suggestion about having permanent "stickies" at the beginning of each forum, with vital and concise information at first glance!
Stuff that won't get "lost in the sauce" or the search, as it were...

Perhaps this is something the moderators would consider doing?
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Old 09-27-2015, 11:41 AM   #110
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Again, it just supports my suggestion about having permanent "stickies" at the beginning of each forum, with vital and concise information at first glance!
Stuff that won't get "lost in the sauce" or the search, as it were...

Perhaps this is something the moderators would consider doing?
This thread was made into a sticky almost right away.

If there ends up being too many stickies on all the subforums, they lose effect, as very few people will read them all when they first come here. Most people just look for new posts anyway.
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