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Old 10-09-2015, 08:52 AM   #211
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We have a repair date scheduled. Just grumpling I guess. Off to the Adirondacks in New York for a canoe trip (sans trailer). Will have the repair done the following week.
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Old 10-10-2015, 05:04 PM   #212
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3" Frame Recall on 15', 17' & 19' Escape Trailers

I had ours welded today. The welder suggested the same thing I had been planning, using JB Weld epoxy to seal the nonwelded edges. Before I took it to him I painted the rear of the plates with Rustoleum high temp paint that I had left over from repainting our Weber grill.

He was surprised that it needed that extra plate since there is already a backing plate there on the inside. He thought if someone could crack it there on a 17 they would have to be abusing it somehow Charged me $50
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Old 10-11-2015, 09:52 PM   #213
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For anyone who has had the plates and angle brackets installed on a 19, I'm interested in the two angle brackets that provide additional body attachment to the floor. Previous correspondence with Jubal indicated that the angle brackets are to be welded to the frame, forward of the miter joint in the angled frame members that form the tongue. Our 19 already has a body attachment bolt going through the frame there. If I look aft of the miter joint, a hole on the driver side would have the bolt coming up under the converter. If indeed the angle brackets go forward of the miter joint (the only place I see where it makes any sense) then I don't think our 19 needs them. I'm wondering if some earlier models didn't have bolts through the frame in this area, and the angle brackets correct that. Depending on what I learn here on the forum, I guess a call to ETI is in order. Here are a couple of photos of the existing bolt through the frame on the passenger side. I just don't see a logical place to add the angle bracket(s) and additional bolt(s).
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Old 10-12-2015, 10:04 AM   #214
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Better check with ETI over this....
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Old 10-12-2015, 11:02 AM   #215
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Hi Parker

It may seem redundant to add the forward bracket and bolt however it is necessary. It is a better way to anchor to the chassis.

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Old 10-12-2015, 12:25 PM   #216
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Hi Reace,

Oh, okay. Thanks for clarifying. Is there an actual preferred dimension forward of the corner of the miter joint?

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Old 10-12-2015, 12:45 PM   #217
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Reace aren't you supposed to be on vacation today?
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Old 10-12-2015, 05:03 PM   #218
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On Friday afternoon I had the plates sent from Escape welded onto our 17B. A simple job for a good welder. Thanks to Reace and Escape Trailer Industries for their proactive campaign with this recall.
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Old 10-13-2015, 06:33 PM   #219
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So to answer my previous question, the angle brackets go 8" forward of the miter joint, center to center. I received that info in a pm from another member of the forum, and Escape called today to verify. For whatever reason, our initial notification and the documentation that came with the kit did not show this dimension. I dropped our 19 off today at the welding shop. They plan to paint the parts after welding and suggested that I might want to caulk around the gaps in the ends of the reinforcing pieces to keep the slushy stuff out.
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Old 10-16-2015, 01:58 PM   #220
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Had the mending plate welded on our 17b yesterday. Welder did not read instructions and welded the vertical ends of the plates. Why shouldn't that section have been welded? Now that it is, what now? Written Escape with these questions but no response yet.
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