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Old 05-09-2016, 09:42 PM   #1
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5.0TA Delivery Question

Hello Escape Forum Folks - We are Greg and Beth and first want to thank you all for your posts on this forum. We ordered our 5.0TA last August after many months of thoroughly scouring this forum for answers to our questions or things to consider. Couldn't have done it without you! Now, our trailer will begin building next month and it's time to start considering how we will get it delivered. We've already determined that we'll fly out to Escape in late August to visit the facility, see our trailer being built and have an orientation. Then when the trailer is completed we've decided to have it delivered and herein lies the question. Do any of you have pictures of the rig that the trailer will arrive on? If so, we'd be ever so grateful if you could post them.

We also want to thank those of you that post to the It's Friday thread with pictures of your new builds. Can't wait to add ours to it!
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Old 05-09-2016, 10:51 PM   #2
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Escape's usual delivery service uses a flatbed truck (which carries one Escape) towing a flatbed trailer (with up to two more Escapes). Fifth-wheel trailers are carried on the same rig as the other models.

From a For Sale posting:

I assume that the channel down the middle of the truck's deck is for whatever gear is used to support the tongue and winch the trailer on and off.

This photo includes a 5.0TA, but was not the usual truck and trailer used (from Bob in another thread):


I'm sure there are other photos out there.
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Dave, the Escape delivery person is a really nice man, he has delivered 2 Escapes to me here in Pennsylvania and will probably bring my third one. He has a long bed truck and pulls a long trailer, depending on the load. You will get his cell# number and he will update you as he starts his trek across country.
How are you going to set up your hitch without going to the factory, this issue made me decide to change my next Escape from a 5th wheel back to a bumper pull. I know I'll be able to set up the correct height from my past pull behind trailers.
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That's the truck that brought my 19 to California. As Jim said, driver is really nice and very capable. Mine came down alone, no trailer towed behind it. Getting the Escape off the truck is pretty simple, a winch arrangement down some pretty long ramps. The trailer's running, signal and brake lights are plugged into the truck during transport.
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Jim, I guess we will be doing it long distance. Not able to make the 2400+ mile (one-way) for the fit-up. We have provided ETI with Make, Model, and dimensions for our truck. Will provide follow-up pics and dimensions one hitch install is complete.
We will be puling with a 2014 Nissan Frontier, 2WD. Having seen that others also are pulling with Frontiers believe that the fit provided by ETI will be close. Being capable in this regard, I should be able to make any additional adjustments after arrival.
Thanks for the heads-up.
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Jim, I guess we will be doing it long distance. Not able to make the 2400+ mile (one-way) for the fit-up. We have provided ETI with Make, Model, and dimensions for our truck. Will provide follow-up pics and dimensions one hitch install is complete.
We will be puling with a 2014 Nissan Frontier, 2WD. Having seen that others also are pulling with Frontiers believe that the fit provided by ETI will be close. Being capable in this regard, I should be able to make any additional adjustments after arrival.
Thanks for the heads-up.
Greg
Hi: gbjepson... Reace and Tammy used to tow with a Frontier as well. They had a 4X4 Crew Cab long bed version too. Alf
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Dave, the Escape delivery person is a really nice man, he has delivered 2 Escapes to me here in Pennsylvania and will probably bring my third one. He has a long bed truck and pulls a long trailer, depending on the load. You will get his cell# number and he will update you as he starts his trek across country.
How are you going to set up your hitch without going to the factory, this issue made me decide to change my next Escape from a 5th wheel back to a bumper pull. I know I'll be able to set up the correct height from my past pull behind trailers.
Hi: cpaharley2008... When we got to ETI our hitch was set up for the 5.0 we delivered to new owners. Upon hooking up Tammy's dad determined that the hitch was 1/2" to high so he moved the hitch plate down one set of bolt holes. Here's a pic of the results. Alf
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... Reace and Tammy used to tow with a Frontier as well. They had a 4X4 Crew Cab long bed version too.
Although Escape has set up Frontiers to tow the 5.0TA (including Alf's), I'm pretty sure Reace and Tammy's own Frontier only towed the original 5.0... the details are different.
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Although Escape has set up Frontiers to tow the 5.0TA (including Alf's), I'm pretty sure Reace and Tammy's own Frontier only towed the original 5.0... the details are different.
Yeppers. Reace posted pics of his Ford F-150 short bed with the new 5.0tTA here: Escape 5.0 TA Udate #2

And I've seen his new Ford F-150 (Texas Edition ) at last years ETI Rally at Osoyoss.

The first hatching happens in post #2: Escape 5.0 TA Udate #2
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Although Escape has set up Frontiers to tow the 5.0TA (including Alf's), I'm pretty sure Reace and Tammy's own Frontier only towed the original 5.0... the details are different.
Hi: Brian B-P... Yes Reace towed only 5.0's but we towed both our 5.0 and the new 5.0TA with the same set up...and a minor adjustment to our hitch. The suspension of the trailer was set as low as Reace could do it too. With the 5.0TA we actually have more space between the cab and trailer front. Alf
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