Taking the plunge - Page 2 - Escape Trailer Owners Community

Go Back   Escape Trailer Owners Community > Escape Community > New Member Introductions
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 10-15-2013, 08:07 AM   #11
Site Team
 
cpaharley2008's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: York, Pennsylvania
Trailer: 2016 2ndGen Escape 19' PRAIRIE SCHOONER pulled by 2014 Ram Hemi/8sp
Posts: 13,658
I can still see the umbilical cord.........
__________________

__________________
Jim
The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why………..Mark Twain
cpaharley2008 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2013, 08:08 AM   #12
Site Team
 
cpaharley2008's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: York, Pennsylvania
Trailer: 2016 2ndGen Escape 19' PRAIRIE SCHOONER pulled by 2014 Ram Hemi/8sp
Posts: 13,658
Quote:
Originally Posted by LeonardS View Post
Wow, you can really see where they glass in the wood. Are they also reinforcing any walls for you, so you can hang things?
That is done later on the interior walls that you want reinforced for hanging items.
__________________

__________________
Jim
The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why………..Mark Twain
cpaharley2008 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2013, 08:51 AM   #13
Senior Member
 
Zardoz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Marana, Arizona
Trailer: 2017 5.0 TA
Posts: 1,048
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jim Bennett View Post
Congrats on your new trailer. Lots of fun ahead.

Just curious, where is Sequim?
Sequim is a wonderful town on Washington's NW peninsula. It's "claim to fame" is that it is in the county with the states' lowest levels of annual rainfall, making it a very popular retirement destination. We use it as a jumping off place for excursions to the Hoh Rain Forest, Hurricane Ridge, the Dungeness Spit, and of course our annual visits to Victoria.
Zardoz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2013, 11:20 AM   #14
Site Team
 
cpaharley2008's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: York, Pennsylvania
Trailer: 2016 2ndGen Escape 19' PRAIRIE SCHOONER pulled by 2014 Ram Hemi/8sp
Posts: 13,658
Sequim has San Diego weather and it's own webcam to prove the amount of sunshine. Pilots flying overhead call it a giant blue hole in the clouds. Real weather anomaly and nice place to visit.
__________________
Jim
The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why………..Mark Twain
cpaharley2008 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2013, 11:54 AM   #15
Senior Member
 
Zardoz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Marana, Arizona
Trailer: 2017 5.0 TA
Posts: 1,048
The weather anomaly that Jim is referring to is quite interesting: called the "rain shadow," storms heading inland from the Pacific Ocean hit the Olympic Mountain range and are diverted to an altitude where for some reason or another (I'm no meteorologist) it doesn't rain until they fall to a lower altitude (long after they've passed over Sequim). It's so dry (less annual rainfall than Los Angeles, CA), they even hold an annual Irrigation Festival. I moved to Washington just three years ago and believe me, finding anyplace that's dry for most of the year is a big deal around here!
Zardoz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2013, 12:21 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
dave macrae's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: St.Albert, Alberta
Trailer: 21 ft November 17th
Posts: 844
I wish they would glass in some wood in the rear where the high mount lights go. I had one of ours come loose this summer. The screws are only going into the fiberglass shell and don't have much to hold on. I had to remove the trim panel in the rear corner and sneak in behind the inner soft trim and use stainless machine bolts with nuts to re-secure it . A small piece of ply wood backing in this area would give the regular screws something to bite into.
__________________
MacRae, 21ft
2016 GMC Yukon SLT
St.Albert Alberta
dave macrae is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2013, 12:47 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
Zardoz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Marana, Arizona
Trailer: 2017 5.0 TA
Posts: 1,048
That's very surprising that they wouldn't put something a screw could sink its teeth into. Very unlike Reace to do something like that. Did you by any chance ask his reasoning?
Zardoz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2013, 09:03 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
sokol's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Sequim, WA, Washington
Trailer: 2013 19'
Posts: 129
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jim Bennett View Post
Congrats on your new trailer. Lots of fun ahead.

Just curious, where is Sequim?
Sequim is on the Olympic Peninsula across the Straits of Juan de Fuca from Victoria, Canada. It is a beautiful area surrounded by the Olympic Mountains to the south and the Straits of Juan de Fuca to the north. Sequim gets about the same amount of rainfall as Los Angeles
sokol is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2013, 10:20 PM   #19
Senior Member
 
sokol's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Sequim, WA, Washington
Trailer: 2013 19'
Posts: 129
We are in week 3 of our hatching. It's starting to feel very real now.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg trailer102513a.JPG (32.1 KB, 34 views)
File Type: jpg trailer102513b.JPG (33.6 KB, 45 views)
File Type: jpg trailer102513c.JPG (35.9 KB, 35 views)
File Type: jpg trailer102513e.JPG (22.7 KB, 40 views)
sokol is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2013, 11:47 PM   #20
Senior Member
 
float5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Denison, Texas
Trailer: 2015 21'; 2011 19' sold; 4Runner; ph ninezero3 327-27ninefour
Posts: 4,898
Ron and Sharon, looks beautiful!
__________________

__________________
Cathy. Floating Cloud
"Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.... "
Emerson
float5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off






» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:51 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.