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Old 02-01-2013, 09:18 PM   #1
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WANTED - 15' B with FULL bath and A/C

I am in the market for a 15 B Escape. Must have FULL bath. A/C would be great, but I can get a window A/C installed if need be. I live in UT, and am willing to travel if within the western states.

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Old 02-01-2013, 09:27 PM   #2
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It's not a 15B ( not that many 15s around ) but worth checking out:

17' Escape - Fiberglass trailer - British Columbia Travel Trailers, Campers For Sale - Kijiji British Columbia Canada.

It's a 17B and just up the hill from you.

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Old 02-02-2013, 01:19 PM   #3
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Hi,
It certainly is a possibility for the 17'. I see that you tow with a rav4. I just got a 2012. Do you have a sway bar also? I would have to get my passport renewed to get into Canada. Also would have to contact escape to see if a window type a/c could be installed above the fridge.
Thank for the tip.
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Old 02-02-2013, 01:37 PM   #4
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Is your RAV4 a V6 with tow package? In the U.S. you might have to add a transmission cooler ( comes standard in Canada, along with heavy duty alternator ).
I don't have sway bar. I use a weight distribution hitch.
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Old 02-02-2013, 02:46 PM   #5
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I also tow a 17B with a RAV4, a 2010 with V6 & Tow Package. In the US, the tow package does not include wiring for trailer lights, brakes, charge line or a hitch, so you will have to add them. If you are planing to use a weight distribution hitch (and I suggest you do with the 17B) be sure it is a Class III & has a 2" receiver, necessary for the WDH. The one Toyota was going to install on mine was a Class II with a 1 1/2" receiver, which wouldn't have worked...

Tow ratings for the RAV4 are 1500 lbs for the 4, 2000 lbs for the V6 & 3500 lbs for the V6 with tow package.

With lots of options, I weigh in at 3010 lbs loaded for a trip & have towed around 33,000 miles so far.
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Old 02-02-2013, 04:01 PM   #6
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Make sure you save that post Jon. Most concise and thorough description of RAV4 towing that I've ever seen.

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Welcome, Alice.

Besides renewing your passport, you might also consider getting a passport card which is good for certain land crossings (not air) including Canada. The card is much more convenient for carrying, just like a driver's license, so you could leave the passport home.

If you have Escape install a weight distributing hitch, which is highly recommended for stability, it will have a sway component.

You will be so glad to have that full bath.
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Old 02-02-2013, 08:03 PM   #8
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Yes, the Rav came with the tow package. I had U-Haul install a class III hitch with 2" receiver. They also installed the 7pin plug. The only down side is that the Rav did not have the shut off when I turn the car off I have to unplug from the camper. My Subie was able to be wired where when I turned the car off, it also stopped the camper from drawing from my battery. My 13' Scamp/bath towed like a dream behind the Forester. I'm hoping it will be just as well behaved behind the Rav. I am primarily in the market for a 15' Escape, but if the right deal comes along, a 17' Escape would be nice. Do you think a15' Escape would need a WDH?

Re:Passport. Yes, I would also get the card along with the renewed passport. I'm originally from Niagara Falls, NY, and it is convenient for crossing the bridge.

It is quite a drive for me to get up to Canada from S. Utah. But we'll worry about that down the line. Heck, look at Jon, he's taken two trips x-country with his Escape.
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Unless there has been a change

Thank you for your interest in the Escape Trailer.

We have had a couple of people ask for a sway bar however, it is not something that people request very often. The key to preventing sway is loading the trailer properly; maintaining a 15% hitch weight. In the 19’ Escape we offer a permanent queen bed in the back of the trailer with storage underneath this storage space is easily accessible and is often filled before any of the storage compartments in the front of the trailer are used.

The equalizer hitch we offer does not include a sway control feature however it does distribute the weight evenly throughout the frame of the tow vehicle and trailer maintaining a positive hitch weight.
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As with any trailer, the manufacturer can only do so much to build the trailer to have a good balance of tongue weight, it mostly falls on the user to understand how to load the unit in order to archive a sensible balance .
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