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Old 06-27-2018, 08:35 AM   #1
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Howdy from California!

Hello all! Just joined this forum as we are interested in learning more about Escape trailers. My wife, Victoria, and I are specifically intrigued by the 5th wheel model and hope to see one in person! We plan on attending the fiberglass rally at Lake Casitas, California in October. We are located in Tehachapi.


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Old 06-27-2018, 08:49 AM   #2
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Hello all! Just joined this forum as we are interested in learning more about Escape trailers. My wife, Victoria, and I are specifically intrigued by the 5th wheel model and hope to see one in person! We plan on attending the fiberglass rally at Lake Casitas, California in October. We are located in Tehachapi.


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Hi: Hilola... WELCOME!!! Sorry I can't do in person, but here's a pic of my new2me tug and our 2014 5.0TA. Love the combo!!! Alf
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Old 06-27-2018, 08:53 AM   #3
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Hi Greg- just rolled through your burg yesterday; its all downhill from there in either direction!

If you get over to the coast before then we have a 21 you can tour and a friend has a 5.0TA.
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Old 06-27-2018, 09:07 AM   #4
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Hi: Hilola... WELCOME!!! Sorry I can't do in person, but here's a pic of my new2me tug and our 2014 5.0TA. Love the combo!!! Alf
escape artist N.S. of Lake Erie

Beautiful! Is that a 1/2 ton pickup? Is a 1/2 ton adequate for pulling the 5.0?
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Old 06-27-2018, 09:09 AM   #5
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Hi Greg- just rolled through your burg yesterday; its all downhill from there in either direction!

If you get over to the coast before then we have a 21 you can tour and a friend has a 5.0TA.

Thank you for the offer, Russell! We may just take you up on that offer as we have family in Atascadero and visit the Central Coast pretty much every month. And sorry we missed you coming through our neck of the woods!
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Old 06-27-2018, 09:25 AM   #6
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Beautiful! Is that a 1/2 ton pickup? Is a 1/2 ton adequate for pulling the 5.0?
Hi: hilola... 2016 Ram 1500 3L. V6 Eco Diesel just toy's with the 5.0TA. Former tug Nissan Frontier 4L. V6. Lots of pull!!!
Loaded pin wt. around 800#'s so I always take "Light beer"!!! Alf
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Old 06-27-2018, 10:14 AM   #7
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Welcome Greg,
I'm a old railroad lover and coming through the Tehachapi Loop is always a treat. Beautiful area to live in and to visit.
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Old 06-27-2018, 12:57 PM   #8
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i use a F150 2.7 short bed to pull my 5.0 no problem towing over mountains etc...
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Old 06-27-2018, 01:41 PM   #9
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Alf, nice looking combo!


Foxhunt, thanks for the clarification that a 1/2 ton will pull the 5.0 up mountains with no problems, especially since we live about two-thirds up one at 5,600 ft. elevation!


cpaharley2008, you would love it where we live! We are actually in a community called Bear Valley Springs about 10 miles west of Tehachapi. Our house is situated almost directly above the Loop. If you were to walk across the road to a neighbor's lot, you could actually see the Loop. We can hear the trains blow their whistles from our house when the wind is blowing right!
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Old 06-27-2018, 02:18 PM   #10
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Hi Greg- just rolled through your burg yesterday; its all downhill from there in either direction!

If you get over to the coast before then we have a 21 you can tour and a friend has a 5.0TA.
Russell, just wondering if your friend lives in Los Osos as well?
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