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Old 09-30-2014, 03:41 PM   #1
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I am really enjoying the forum. We are getting ready to make the retirement leap and go from renting trailers to buying.

We have been considering a 19 or a 21 but first we have to try out our new tow vehicle with a trailer of similar weight.
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Old 09-30-2014, 04:02 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum. For me, I found that the helpful advice on this forum turned that retirement "leap" into a manageable "step". Out of interest, what is the tow vehicle that you have chosen?
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Old 09-30-2014, 04:19 PM   #3
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Hey,

Welcome perhaps if you let us know what you have for a Tow vehicle those with that vehicle can tell you what it is like to tow an Escape.

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Old 09-30-2014, 04:38 PM   #4
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I am really enjoying the forum. We are getting ready to make the retirement leap and go from renting trailers to buying.

We have been considering a 19 or a 21 but first we have to try out our new tow vehicle with a trailer of similar weight.
You might want to make a run up to Escape as you are fairly close and check out the factory and models they have personally.
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Old 09-30-2014, 06:54 PM   #5
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Mountain gal: There are two threads on towing a 19 or 21 currently active under new posts. If you are interested in viewing an Escape: I have a 17, there is a 17 in Boise, a 19 in northern Idaho, and a 19 in the Idaho Falls area (see owners map for these locations). ETI might know of others nearby. Happy hunting...
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Old 09-30-2014, 09:39 PM   #6
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tow vehicle = 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit Diesel

Thanks for the helpful comments.

We got the diesel for the torque and the mileage. I think we have plenty of power. What I am focused on is the short wheel base. We had a 21' hybrid style trailer
about a decade ago but our tow vehicle was a half ton Suburban.

As you know, we have plenty of steep grades and winding roads so I want to see how well a trailer follows our Jeep around ( and not the other way around!). The nominal tow rating is 7200 lbs but we want to stay well under that (yes, I have been reading the towing threads).

Trial run is next week.
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Old 10-13-2014, 10:27 PM   #7
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Well, spoke too soon...

We seemed to have plenty of power (no problem holding speed on grades) but the coolant temperature seems to go pretty high (but not into the "red zone"). I found a thread on the dieseljeeps.com forum that shows that this is a characteristic of these vehicles, not a problem with our specific one. The Jeep rep doesn't seem to know much about it,

As for towing behavior, no sway experienced even when passing semis.

It does mean that we can't commit to a trailer until we understand this better. So I guess I will just have to keep reading about other people's excitement.
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Old 11-19-2014, 02:58 PM   #8
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Talking Now an Escape owner to be!

We took the plunge and ordered our 21 yesterday!
Thanks to everyone on this forum for giving us a good picture of what we can expect.
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Old 11-19-2014, 03:52 PM   #9
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Hi Mountain_gal, Welcome to Escape and wow, another 21 on the way. It seems like Reace and Tammy found themselves a winner with the 21 ft. trailer. I can only wonder when Casita is going to come out with a bigger model. We looked at both. Loren.
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Old 11-19-2014, 04:33 PM   #10
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Great, Mountain gal, you should be able to attend the rally in Osoyoos that weekend.
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