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Old 07-09-2016, 01:15 PM   #1
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Rookie Trailer owner here.
Getting A 21 Escape in June 2017.
Wondering if a few experienced Escape owners out there could put me on the right path with a few options.
1-Should I get the Jack TV antenna (can you get free TV with this or is it another bill.
2-Do I need blue tooth in my tow vehicle for the wireless back up camera to work.
3-Should I up grade the max fan
4- E2 By Fastway equalizer hitch is this the way to go.

Thanks to the pros out there for any suggestions
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Old 07-09-2016, 01:22 PM   #2
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1-Should I get the Jack TV antenna (can you get free TV with this or is it another bill.
Depends where you camp. At Harmon Lake you won't get anything, not even AM radio. Head south to urban areas and you get free over-the-air TV.
If you camp at "resort" style ( expensive ) RV parks, you will likely have cable anyway.
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Old 07-09-2016, 02:03 PM   #3
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Hi
Rookie Trailer owner here.
Getting A 21 Escape in June 2017.
Wondering if a few experienced Escape owners out there could put me on the right path with a few options.
1-Should I get the Jack TV antenna (can you get free TV with this or is it another bill. It's an OTA antenna. Helps pull in distant stations.
2-Do I need blue tooth in my tow vehicle for the wireless back up camera to work. Don't have a backup camera on my trailer, so no opinion.
3-Should I up grade the max fan. Some like the remote. Our stock Maxx Fan works great. You can also get the smoked cover instead of white.
4- E2 By Fastway equalizer hitch is this the way to go. Pretty much all 'bar type' WDHs work using the same principle. The Fastway looks like a well built unit. Your choice.

Thanks to the pros out there for any suggestions
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Old 07-09-2016, 02:30 PM   #4
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Back up camera has a monitor in the tow vehicle. Runs on its own frequency. Does not require Bluetooth in vehicle.
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Old 07-09-2016, 05:13 PM   #5
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4- E2 By Fastway equalizer hitch is this the way to go.
This one has been thoroughly discussed. I suggest using the Google search of this forum for the word "Fastway"... it will find only a few topics which are not about the E2 (about other Fastway products), and will find every discussion in which any of us who understand that this hitch is by Fastway has posted.
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Old 07-10-2016, 06:26 AM   #6
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We have the Jack antenna but wouldn't buy it again. We rarely watch TV while camping.
The regular fan works fine for us, but I can see a slight advantage to being able to operate it without leaving bed.
We have never experienced any problems towing with our Tundra without an equalizer hitch.
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1-Should I get the Jack TV antenna (can you get free TV with this or is it another bill. If you want to watch TV, then yes, get the antenna. Unlike most, In 2 years I've turned on the TV once.

3-Should I up grade the max fan If you feel the need for a remote in a 16 or 17' trailer, or you like the smoked cover, as opposed to white. I think someone said the smoked lets in more light, both night and day.
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Old 07-10-2016, 10:00 AM   #8
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Having owned a 21 Escape, here is my perspective. I never used the Jack antenna as most cg have cable, so my next trailer will be tv ready, but no antenna upgrade. The MaxxFan upgrade to smoke lens and remote is nice, allows more natural light inside and you do not have to get out of bed to turn it on/off.
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Old 07-10-2016, 10:14 AM   #9
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I don't have the smoke vent cover on my trailer. I suppose it would depend on where the vent is located in relation to the bed. If you're a darkroom sleeper, you may find too much light coming in at night. I find the escape hatch over the top of my bed with the standard cover is often too bright. What's with these campgrounds that have street lights every 15 feet?
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What's with these campgrounds that have street lights every 15 feet?
Amen to that Donna. Give me dark skies and a flashlight.
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