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Old 01-28-2016, 12:36 AM   #1
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Escape 5.0 TA wannabe!

Hello everyone! Just got back to Comox on Vancouver Island from Chilliwack after viewing the Escape 5.0 TA. My wife and I think this unit will be perfect for our needs. I have towed many different trailers before but NEVER a fifth wheel. Our Nissan Titan Pro 4x sits higher...just wondering if this is a issue? Our current trailer is, believe it or not, a Leesurelite! This wll be a big step up for us and we have hesitated buying a new camping unit due to the lack of quality...everyone out here on the rainy west coast we know seems to have huge water leak issues. The Escape quality impressed us!
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Old 01-28-2016, 12:40 AM   #2
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The Escape quality impressed us!
As well it should. Welcome! Heading out camping tomorrow in the rainy and windy PNW and not worried a bit about leaks.
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Old 01-28-2016, 12:49 AM   #3
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Very rainy here at the moment Karen! Just out of curiosity, do you tarp your trailer in the winter?
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Old 01-28-2016, 12:54 AM   #4
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No, I keep it in under covered and enclosed storage at Pantec here in Bellingham. Expensive, yes. But I don't worry about it whatsoever when it's out there.
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Old 01-28-2016, 12:58 AM   #5
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Good plan to keep it sheltered! Keep dry and enjoy the outing tomorrow...
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Old 01-28-2016, 01:10 AM   #6
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You don't want to use a tarp as a cover because it will abrade the gel coat. Some owners opt for covers made from breathable fitted fabric ( about $600 for quality ).
I choose to cover my trailer in a quality wax.
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Old 01-28-2016, 01:29 AM   #7
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(snip) Our current trailer is, believe it or not, a Leesurelite! This wll be a big step up for us and we have hesitated buying a new camping unit due to the lack of quality...everyone out here on the rainy west coast we know seems to have huge water leak issues. The Escape quality impressed us!
Holy Cow! I just looked up that company name and yeah, not kidding, will be a big step up!

I still remember how impressed we were when we started viewing owner's trailers here in the Seattle area. For awhile we were going to get the 5.0TA, but we switched to the 21' after realizing it would work better for our needs.

You'll be very pleased with your choice and I can say that before we even own ours! Have fun reading this forum and learning more about your decision.
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Old 01-28-2016, 06:18 AM   #8
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The bed height shouldn't be an issue, they've put them on F350 4x4's. When you order they ask for the top of the box height (top of the bed side), my F150 is 56" and ETI set the trailer to it's middle suspension height if you want to compare it to yours. If you're more then a couple inches higher then that you may want to run it by ETI.
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Old 01-28-2016, 08:55 AM   #9
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You don't want to use a tarp as a cover because it will abrade the gel coat. Some owners opt for covers made from breathable fitted fabric ( about $600 for quality ).
I choose to cover my trailer in a quality wax.
Not necessarily bad to cover a trailer. Use an RV cover if you do. My cover has been used for 5 months/yr for past three years in our Edmonton winters with no abrasion. Make sure your trailer is spotlessly clean before covering (waxing helps). Also helps to park it in a relatively sheltered area where it does not experience gale force winds. My $200 cover is holding up very well and is in nearly same condition as when it was purchased.
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Old 01-28-2016, 10:09 AM   #10
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I'm in Comox, and we own a TA.
PM me and I'll tell you more.
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