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Old 10-03-2015, 02:15 PM   #31
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Thanks for the pictures of the shower hose and connector. That looks seriously useful now. Can't wait.
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Old 10-09-2015, 05:15 PM   #32
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Our 19' will be ready at the end of January as well and our (almost completed) build sheet is looking very similar. ( We're moving up from our pretty basic 15A
Our tow is also a 2015 Highlander.

We're intrigued by your plan, Wolf and Jan, to drive cross country from PA in January for pick up. We were thinking we'd have to wait till at least March to brave the weather.
What route will you be taking?

Anne and Dan
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Old 10-09-2015, 05:53 PM   #33
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Our 19' will be ready at the end of January as well and our (almost completed) build sheet is looking very similar. ( We're moving up from our pretty basic 15A
Our tow is also a 2015 Highlander.

We're intrigued by your plan, Wolf and Jan, to drive cross country from PA in January for pick up. We were thinking we'd have to wait till at least March to brave the weather.
What route will you be taking?

Anne and Dan
Our 19' is going to be ready in early January. We're driving from Maine to get it. I'm a bit nervous about the trip, given the time of year. But, if we have to, we'll lay low for a couple days if a storm hits.

We're thinking we might go north, above Lakes Huron and Michigan and below Lake Superior. Will be interested to hear what you all plan to do.

We're also towing with a Highlander (2010). There are two or three folks on the forum towing 19s with Highlanders.
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Old 10-09-2015, 06:34 PM   #34
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We tow with our 19 with a Highlander! The funny thing last summer was that we got better mileage in the mountains than on the straightaways because we slowed down so much! But we're very happy with it.
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Old 10-09-2015, 09:59 PM   #35
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You will not regret the dual 6V choice. We also got the outside shower. Only had one once and used the heck out of it, especially when beach camping. Can't wait to see both of our new 19's at Q.
Dittos Greg on the dual batteries. Good to have both for cloudy day insurance and to allow for future uses, too. A dead or low battery can sure kill the camping buzz.

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Old 10-13-2015, 04:24 AM   #36
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Anne and Dan, We probably are a bit crazy for planning to get our new Escape 19 in January, but then again I figure trucks cross the country all year long and are not nearly as stable as an all wheel drive Highlander. Much like Dolly, we'll give ourselves a couple of extra days for the drive out to Chiliwack (without a trailer) in case the weather looks bad. We'll also keep a very close watch on the weather ahead each day. We plan to take a central route on I-70 to Salt Lake City and then head Northwest. Once we pick up the trailer, we'll head due south into California. We understand the weather in Washington and Oregon will be quite mild (upper 40's by day, upper 30's by night). Of course, we'll have to miss the beautiful mountains. Then we'll spend February and March in southern Arizona and New Mexico, arriving back home by the beginning of April. We figure by the time we're done, we'll be experts at all forms of travel and camping with our new trailer.
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Old 10-13-2015, 07:13 AM   #37
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You may have to take the "southern route" I40 at that time of year, I70 can be closed anywhere from Kansas thru Colorado due to snow. Unlike here on the east cost where the interstates are maintained in the winter, out west they close the interstates via large gates at the entrance ramps during foul weather rather than maintain the road in snow.
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Old 10-13-2015, 07:28 AM   #38
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.... Once we pick up the trailer, we'll head due south into California. We understand the weather in Washington and Oregon will be quite mild (upper 40's by day, upper 30's by night).
Don't know what dates you'll be coming through Oregon, but several of us are camping at Champoeg Heritage State Park (just south of Portland) the weekend of January 14-17... it's a Notta NOG. You're welcome to join us. (And that goes for anyone else too!)
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Old 10-13-2015, 09:42 AM   #39
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I was just studying the map for the Southern route. It looks further at first but really isn't too bad especially if we can move along without snow delays. Thanks for the tip.

I'd love to join the egg gathering but we'll just be getting our trailer then and want to stay near Chiliwack for a couple of days.

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Old 10-13-2015, 12:56 PM   #40
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Notta NOG, love it.

Can you post a reminder message Donna? I remember this past Jan as quite awesome weatherwise.
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