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Old 04-08-2014, 06:32 PM   #41
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Donna, did you just faint.
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Old 04-08-2014, 06:36 PM   #42
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Donna, did you just faint.
No... I cried... then a took a big slug of coffee.
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Old 04-08-2014, 07:23 PM   #43
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Great job Reace - It's really the perfect trailer. I'm lucky to have reserved the final 2014 5er. Keep the pictures coming!
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Old 04-08-2014, 07:49 PM   #44
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Dang!
Really cool looking with the openings cut in.
Would love to see a shot with someone standing next to it for scale...
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Old 04-08-2014, 08:10 PM   #45
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If I would have a pickup truck, this would be really dangerous... Looks wonderful, and I agree with others here that ETI has once again a WINNER!
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Old 04-08-2014, 08:12 PM   #46
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Questions.. maybe someone that knows about trailer heights can answer this for me?

Because this is now taller, is that the reason the front/top marker lights were moved from the wall side to the top of the nose?
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Old 04-08-2014, 08:31 PM   #47
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Just wondering what you say in Canadian when the holes are cut the wrong size or in the wrong place.
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Old 04-08-2014, 08:45 PM   #48
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Because this is now taller, is that the reason the front/top marker lights were moved from the wall side to the top of the nose?
According to federal standards, "front clearance lamps" (amber forward-facing lights on each side) are required on any trailer 2032 mm (80") or wider. In the Escape lineup, this means everything larger than the 17' or original 5.0... so the original did not require them, and the 5.0 TA does (as do the 19' and 21').

The requirement is not related to the height, but they are to be placed "as high as practicable", as these are.

The requirement for rear clearance lamps on wide trailers is similar, and so the 19', 21', and now 5.0 TA have them, suitably placed up high.


Front side marker lamps are required on all trailers, regardless of width, height, or length. I don't know why the one I see on the driver's side is at the front of the lower body, and not "as far forward as practicable" up on the nose (like the classic 5.0), since the forward-facing lights would presumably not meet the requirement for side-facing markers. Maybe not all the lights were installed at the time of the photo. A gooseneck trailer would place the lights back there on the full-width body, but the 5.0 continues essentially full-width to the front.
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Old 04-08-2014, 08:50 PM   #49
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I knew they were needed, I was just asking about the placement. And was just wondering if the change was related to the increased height
They're on the side on the Classic.
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At the top nose on the new 5er
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Old 04-08-2014, 08:51 PM   #50
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Reace figures a 500lb. weight gain so I'm thinking that's still ok with 6100# tow cap.
Alf, were you given any indication of pin weight? "Half ton" pickups used with travel trailers seem to run out of payload to handle the hitch weight before they run out of total trailer weight capacity, especially with fifth-wheels.
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