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Old 11-11-2014, 05:04 PM   #11
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Hi ellen i have pulled a 17 and a 19 with my honda pilot. With the 17 i didn't know it was there. With the 19 it was very comfortable. No problems with both.
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Old 11-11-2014, 05:08 PM   #12
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Hello from League City, Texas (near Houston).

I have been looking at the 21 foot escape longingly. It looks like a great trailer. I have a Toyota Highlander (5000 pound max), so I guess my car is adequate? I have never bought a travel trailer before, thus I am a complete neophyte. I have also only looked at pictures of the Escape...
Looking at their web site, there is a long laundry list of options to buy. Which ones are worth it? I plan to use it with my family on some short trips and hopefully a long vacation every once in a while. I will most likely go to places with electrical and water hook ups.
I'm somewhat in the same boat as Daniel.With an exception.My 21 is to be del/pkd/up march 25/15.I have some experience with Escape trailers.I had a 15A,missed it a lot.I went the 15a route,because I mostly rough it.But now I'm retired,bones creak more,and time awaits.My build sheet kinda revolves around,a bit of boondocking.Basically ordered standard issue 21.But swapped out ac for a 2nd max fann.Reason if the hole & wiring are there with [2nd fan],if I choose the ac .It won't cost me an arm /leg to cut/place an ac unit in.Went with extra insul/thermal windows.The frt storage box,Led lights thru out,2 6 volt batteries.I am still debating solar vs sm.generator.The onboard water/sewer at hand will be new to my lifestyle.Pit toilets/sponge baths history.My pull unit is a 2014 Sierra 1500 4x4,love my flyfishing in remote areas.Ocassionally like to wet a line thru the ice.Which ain't far away from now -23 c,outside now.From Calgary to Chilliwack will be interesting,in march.Hope the weather gods are friendlier than last years polar vortex winter.
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Old 11-11-2014, 05:26 PM   #13
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You can always have ETI keep it there until better weather which they often do. That will be some big change for you and no doubt you will love it. Please send us the photos.
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Old 11-11-2014, 05:33 PM   #14
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I will.If i can ever figure out how to upload photo's here.I have photo bucket.I will admit i'm a bit of a self taught dinosaur.Put that's all a steer can do is try...
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Congrats on the 21 tracker.
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Old 11-11-2014, 07:23 PM   #16
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I will.If i can ever figure out how to upload photo's here.I have photo bucket.I will admit i'm a bit of a self taught dinosaur.Put that's all a steer can do is try...
Not sure about photo bucket but some suggest that you load directly to the forums or else they may not be there later.
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Old 11-11-2014, 11:01 PM   #18
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Good to know! I was getting an oil change on my Civic and saw the new Honda Pilot, top of the line model. What a beauty but slightly out of my price range. (ok, way out of my price range) Will definitely check into an older model Pilot. Thanks for the info!

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Hi ellen i have pulled a 17 and a 19 with my honda pilot. With the 17 i didn't know it was there. With the 19 it was very comfortable. No problems with both.
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Old 11-12-2014, 12:13 AM   #19
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Thanks for the advice...tips on driving trailers?

Thanks for all the advice....I can see myself spending quite a bit of time just doing modifications (if I wanted and if I had the time). I am thinking of even taking a trip to the factory myself to see and to compare models.

Any special equipment to make it easier to drive the trailer. I have never driven a trailer before. I plan to buy clip on trailer mirrors for my car...should I get a rear
view camera also? The brake controller and anderson hitch will help too?
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Old 11-12-2014, 12:46 AM   #20
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There are a bunch of Escapes in Texas and you would do better to see a couple of them and talk to the owners. There are rallies where you could see different models at once. No need to go to the factory from that distance even though some have bothered. If you know the model you are most interested in, someone in TX can tell you where they are.

You will need a brake controller. You will have to look into your hitch situation and that hitch in particular.
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