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Old 11-15-2013, 10:02 PM   #151
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The cat is out of the bag!!!!! Tammy and Reace, with a 5 TA at Bluebonnet...keep your fingers crossed gang!!!
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Old 11-15-2013, 10:20 PM   #152
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I can only imagine how excited the folks from the Texas area might be to meet Reace and Tammy. Especially those that had a trailer shipped and the owners never made it to the factory... and second owners of trailers too!

The Bluebonnet is on my bucket list!

Patiently waiting on pictures of the plug....
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Old 11-15-2013, 11:02 PM   #153
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At this time, I don't intend to install a suspension dampening kit. I have very little experience towing RV trailers equipped with spring axles. Once the first 5.0 TA is out, I will play around with it and should know quite quickly if it is necessary.

Tammy is pushing hard to take number 1 or 2 down to the Texas Bluebonnet rally in April. If all works, this will be a good test for it!

Today I just received progress pictures from the fiberglass company building the plug. Very cool...I will have them up soon!

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Hi: reace... I'm waiting to view the pic's too!!!
I've heard that Texas is nice in April. Sounds a good test run destination to me!!!
I've started my count down to retirement at week 5. Can't wait for the time to travel. Alf
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Old 11-16-2013, 12:01 AM   #154
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Thanks for the info, Reace!

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I have very little experience towing RV trailers equipped with spring axles. Once the first 5.0 TA is out, I will play around with it and should know quite quickly if it is necessary.
A suggestion:
The most economical and practical shock installation would likely be Dexter's kit (their part no. K71-175-01; two of them for the tandem axles). The top mounts weld onto the frame, and the bottom mounts replace the standard tie plates, so they're trivial to install as the frame is being built, and much more difficult later. If you install the brackets on that first trailer, then you can easily pop the shocks on and off (even just one axle if desired) if you want to try them out... even at a roadside stop.
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Old 11-16-2013, 12:28 AM   #155
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The cat is out of the bag!!!!! Tammy and Reace, with a 5 TA at Bluebonnet...keep your fingers crossed gang!!!
May have to put this one on my calendar, 25 hours is a lot closer than Osoyoos to meet Tammy and Reace.
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Old 11-16-2013, 06:59 AM   #156
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For those interested in the Bluebonnet. Last year reservations opened on Dec. 15. By Dec. 19 there were 126 trailers registered... there's only 130 sites! There was a long wait list and 40+ trailer owners never got to go to the 2013 Bluebonnet. Plan ahead!
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Old 11-16-2013, 10:24 AM   #157
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I will be going! Still trailer less but going, if I could talk hubby into a truck instead if an SUV I would have order the new 5. Darn him! He needs the SUV to carry his RC Heli's around. I guess I could get a truck for me but I love the mileage my Versa gets for everyday driving. After I see it I might change my mind and it would not be to late to change my order.
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Old 11-16-2013, 11:00 AM   #158
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I think I said rallies are popular in Texas. This is a great place for Escape Industries to show their new 5.0 and convert some more Casitians. I can just see the continuous long line of lookers now. However because this rally gets bigger every year with just 180 sites available, it's going to be very hard for all Escape owners who would like to attend to get reservations. I was thinking it would be cool to have an rendezvous nearby the weekend before or after Bluebonnet for an Escape "welcome" gathering and a chance to see the newest 5.0. This is just an idea at this point and would depend on Tammy & Reace and their travel schedule. Those lucky enough to get in Bluebonnet could still attend both.
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Old 11-16-2013, 11:14 AM   #159
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Where can I find out more about the Bluebonnet?
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Old 11-16-2013, 11:19 AM   #160
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Where can I find out more about the Bluebonnet?
There will be two places for info: 2014 Bluebonnet Rally - Casita Travel Trailer Forum and Bluebonnet Casita Rally - Home although the Casita Forum will always be the most current!
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