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Old 06-04-2016, 03:46 PM   #11
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Hi Karen-
Thanks for asking about my signature. I was going to PM you but since the story has a good lesson for maintenance procedures, I decided to go ahead and reply here,

My husband and I were in a serious car crash on I-84 in Idaho. Both our Jeep Grand Cherokee and our Escape 21 were totaled BUT we escaped with minor injuries so we have a lot to be grateful for.

The accident was caused when I swerved to avoid a travel trailer tire that had fallen off an east bound trailer, crossed the median and headed for us right down our lane of travel. The Jeep wound up rolled on to its side skidding down the highway. The trailer stayed up but with damage to both the right and left sides (and unknown if there is frame damage). We love airbags!

The tale is a good object lesson to follow the torque wrench procedures that Escape recommends!!!!! (We were feeling superior that my husband had just tested ours all around.):angel
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Old 06-04-2016, 04:00 PM   #12
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The accident was caused when I swerved to avoid a travel trailer tire that had fallen off an east bound trailer, crossed the median and headed for us right down our lane of travel.
I've seen that once (although it was a cargo trailer rather than a travel trailer), a few years ago in Quebec on Highway 20. Fortunately everyone saw it in time and avoided the loose wheel and tire with only minor speed adjustments.

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The tale is a good object lesson to follow the torque wrench procedures that Escape recommends!!!!!
Yes, although wheels can be lost for reasons other than nuts loosening with time. They can be inadequately tightened when initially installed, studs can be broken by over-torquing, and sometimes the whole hub comes off due to bearing failure.
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Old 06-04-2016, 05:33 PM   #13
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There is an intake (lower) vent for the refrigerator, plus a double vent from mid-window-height up, plus a roof vent. That's way more than the refrigerator needs: is there an air conditioner in the cabinet above the microwave (which is above the refrigerator), or provisions for one?
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Old 06-04-2016, 08:42 PM   #14
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No. When we purchased trailer A/C was on the side not the top. A/C was poorly designed and did not last. We replaced it with a built in microwave.
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Old 06-04-2016, 09:01 PM   #15
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... is there an air conditioner in the cabinet above the microwave (which is above the refrigerator), or provisions for one?
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No.
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We replaced it with a built in microwave.
So the extra vents are for an air conditioner - thanks.
A buyer could replace the microwave with another air conditioner of the same cabinet-mounted style (they are still used by some other trailer brands) if they wanted. Roof mounting an air conditioner would require the structural addition (as used in later years) plus wiring.
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Old 06-08-2016, 12:45 PM   #16
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interested if its still available??
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Old 06-08-2016, 08:18 PM   #17
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Think the trailer is sold, but you never know until you see the money. Will get back to you should the sale flip. Thanks for your inquiry.
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Old 06-08-2016, 08:37 PM   #18
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PLEASE let us know if the trailer is sold. We'll move the ad to the archives when you notify us.


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Old 06-13-2016, 04:49 PM   #19
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Not too familiar with this model. Still available for sale? Bathroom and shower? Thanks.
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Old 06-13-2016, 08:23 PM   #20
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It is sold.
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