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Old 06-27-2014, 04:31 PM   #1
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CA to Chilliwack to CA My 19 trip

Left Friday June 20th and it has been a whirlwind week. I finally have my Escape 19 and have spend 3 days and nights in her and I can say it's wonderful. I love my Casita, but this is a move up in just about all aspects. I couldn't be much happier.

It's sooooo nice to sleep on a true queen mattress and wake up well rested. The first night I slept a total of 10 hours after the 3 day trip to Chilliwack. The older I get, the more I appreciate a good bed.

Spend the first 2 nights at the 1000 trails campsite in Lake Cultus and was impressed. Met a nice couple in an Escape 15 and the loved it. On the 2nd of three nights in Bridal Falls, near Chilliwack. Then back to the US and head home. Spending a couple nights in Washington and Oregon. Beautiful states. Residents should be proud. You can keep the mosquitoes though.

We'll be at the Oregon gathering in July, which will be the next rally in our schedule. Looking forward to seeing all the new Escapes and the proud and happy owners.

I've attached some pics from the first week. Internet access is spotty and the speed can be slow, so I'll post when I can.
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Old 06-27-2014, 04:33 PM   #2
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3rd pic was straight on my computer. Just like my life, just a bit sideways.
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3rd pic was straight on my computer. Just like my life, just a bit sideways.
I am glad you are enjoying your new 19. I noticed you have some sort of dog pen setup under the awning. Can your dog(s) get under the trailer or step?
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I am glad you are enjoying your new 19. I noticed you have some sort of dog pen setup under the awning. Can your dog(s) get under the trailer or step?
I usually put one of the plastic tub/containers to block that area under the stairs. I'm on my way back home and once there, I plan to customize a better circle fence. There's many ways to setup the pet fence. I'm still experimenting with several.

I'll be doing a bunch of mods and tweaking. I hope to get much of it done before the Oregon gathering. A lot of Escapes will be there and I'm sure I'll get a lot of ideas for mine. Usually becomes information overload and too much of it you forget, but it's fun modifying your Escape.
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Old 06-27-2014, 11:13 PM   #6
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Make your trailer YOURS! Get ideas, gleen information, but when you travel it's what makes the experience special.

Coming to the Oregon Gathering? Bring a notebook (and pencil) and a CAMERA. These all molded towables are more alike than different. You may find a Scamp owners solution works perfectly for your needs as an Escape owner.
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Love to hear how the dog fence works out. Worried my dog will exit under the trailer. Going to buy some kind of fence ing system for him when I get my trailer he's about 40pds and a bit of an escape artist
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Not sure if your dog would like being on a leash, but one of the things we had Reace do on the Lark was to weld a small loop on the back of the frame where we an attach a long rope that prevents Murphy-the-Dog from escaping. It is useful, especially when we are setting up or taking down.
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Make your trailer YOURS! Get ideas, gleen information, but when you travel it's what makes the experience special.

Coming to the Oregon Gathering? Bring a notebook (and pencil) and a CAMERA. These all molded towables are more alike than different. You may find a Scamp owners solution works perfectly for your needs as an Escape owner.
I have many ideas. It's putting them into practice is the trick. I'm in no rush, so a little bit at a time. It's great being in Canada and enjoying the trip. Part of me wants to get back home and start personalizing my 19 right away. In time.....

Yes. I'll be at the Oregon gathering for the first time. Looking forward to it and meeting you. A big hug awaits.
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I've used the pet fence in various configurations. Sometimes next to my trailer, and sometimes by the door. Both of the boyz know where home is and don't wander far if at all. They're good boys. I also have 2 tethers, but haven't used them yet.

The mosquitoes here are bad, so we're not out much and when we are, it's a lot of Off and keep moving and doing the mosquito dance some.
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