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Old 06-10-2015, 12:51 AM   #31
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I do not have removable cord . First time I pulled it out and found it was tangled I added some 1/8 panel on both sides under bed which makes a compartment it has never tangled since . will post pics tomorrow . Very simple like separate compartments . Especially keeping cord , water heater pump etc . In own separate compartment . Pat
On our Escape 21 I have a wooden divider for the permanently attached power cord and it never tangles. I plan to prevent mice getting in by using a 1 inch piece of clear plastic tubing split down the centre (to allow it to be slid over the cord) and acting as a collar to make the gap between cord and cord cover too small for a rodent. (I've extracted a live mouse from a 3 1/2 inch floppy disk drive on a computer at work, so I know how little space they need to gain access). If I was worried about bugs I would probably opt for the removable cord, but I'm not.

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We found that the steel rims started to rust after a year and a half on our 15B so for our 17B we ordered the aluminum rims.
I have confidence that our aluminum rims will be far easier to maintain than the steel wheels on our old stick trailer. I was always behind on my battle with rust and I wasted far too much time at it.

We had a power incident in our old trailer that gave us grief for a long time and would have been avoided if we had a surge protector, so we got one on our Escape.

The Andersen Hitch is a real improvement on the previous equalizer hitch on our stick trailer. I know some of this is due to the trailer being a bit lighter and more aerodynamic, but I think how it tracks is mainly a function of this new hitch. I'm glad I sold the old one. Dennis at ETI said about 80% of the Escapers request the Andersen. I noticed that there is a bit of wear and Dennis recommended some dry graphic lubricant on the ball to prevent and further wear. By the way, when we brought the truck in for ETI to install the hitch (orientation day) we had none of the heavy gear we usually carry (boat, motor, extra water, gas, etc.; we are close to the GCVW for our Tundra with all the gear and trailer). A week later when we stopped by ETI on the way to the lakes Reace notice the front end of the trailer was way too low, so Dennis adjusted the hitch two holes. What a difference.! If you routinely load up your tow vehicle, be sure to do so when they install your hitch. (Why didn't I think of that at the right time!)

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Old 06-10-2015, 01:09 AM   #32
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One thing I was back and forth on was the Andersen hitch but now have read so many positive reviews on it that I am sure I made the right decision by ordering it. Reace recommended it while looking at the suspension on my truck "to prevent galloping" as he put it. Heavy crosswinds are my main concern. Loren
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Old 06-10-2015, 02:26 AM   #33
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One thing I was back and forth on was the Andersen hitch but now have read so many positive reviews on it that I am sure I made the right decision by ordering it. Reace recommended it while looking at the suspension on my truck "to prevent galloping" as he put it. Heavy crosswinds are my main concern. Loren
We got the Andersen hitch as well but was extremely disappointed with it. As an equalizer it worked well but the sway control was horrible (and that's putting it mildly) and the noise it created was none stop, even at hwy speeds. I got a hold of the Andersen people and Reace and was offered a refund which I excepted. Maybe my situation was a "one off" but I'm glad I went back to a conventional setup, it works great.
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Old 06-10-2015, 07:07 AM   #34
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We got the Andersen hitch as well but was extremely disappointed with it. As an equalizer it worked well but the sway control was horrible (and that's putting it mildly) and the noise it created was none stop, even at hwy speeds. I got a hold of the Andersen people and Reace and was offered a refund which I excepted. Maybe my situation was a "one off" but I'm glad I went back to a conventional setup, it works great.
Zero sway, zero noise with our Andersen. The variables are tow vehicle type, trailer model, weights and adjustment. Sounds like your 17, your Santa Fe and an Andersen are just one of those combos that don't work very well. I LOVE the Andersen with our setup.
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Old 06-10-2015, 09:12 AM   #35
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What we're NOT getting. Any thoughts?

Our Andersen is dead quiet, unlike our Reece hitch on the stick trailer which groaned and clanged like a ghost story.
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Old 06-10-2015, 10:25 AM   #36
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Mine makes noise while making early morning getaways from campsites -- tight turns and relatively cool/moist. With this warmer weather I have not heard from it.
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