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Old 08-25-2015, 05:16 PM   #41
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Me thinks Jon wins the prize for the most use of their Escape....
I feel like such a slacker.

21 days and 6000 miles since we picked it up in March. We have a fall leaf peeping trip planned.

Retirement is a couple of years off for us. We wanted the trailer now so that we can work out any bugs or new requirements.
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Old 08-25-2015, 05:24 PM   #42
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Approximately 30 days in trailer and about 7,000 kms this year. Semi-retired. Another one or two short trips planned for this year.
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Old 08-25-2015, 05:25 PM   #43
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I got about 20K from my first pair of Goodyear Marathons, 35K from the second pair of Maxxis 8008's, and have 15K on the current pair of Maxis 8008's.
Why did you choose Maxxis 8008 tires?
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Old 08-25-2015, 05:26 PM   #44
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I'll be in site 85 starting Thursday
We will be on site 49. See you there.

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Old 08-25-2015, 06:16 PM   #45
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Why did you choose Maxxis 8008 tires?
Don't know about Jon, but I put them on my last trailer after hearing good things on one of the bigger RV forums. I really liked them, bigger tire tread then the Towmax's I had at the time.
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Old 08-25-2015, 09:20 PM   #46
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Yikes, them Maxxis8008's must be a helluva tire. Just priced them locally... for 4 each, "going-out-the-door" mounted/balanced price is $707.43.
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Old 08-25-2015, 10:07 PM   #47
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I would be interested to hear what practises you, or anyone else, employs to keep the records. Just diligence? I kinda fail at that sometimes, as my mind gets onto other things when I stop, and I forget to record the distance travelled. Any tricks or such?
After I park at a new site I use Google Maps to see how far I've come from the previous campsite, then enter the data in a spreadsheet. I thought about using a trip odometer as well, but figured I'd forget to reset it. I'm keeping track of the trailer mileage for maintenance purposes so it doesn't have to be precise. Google Maps will do.
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Old 08-25-2015, 11:45 PM   #48
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You must keep pretty accurate records, Jon. I started to do this years ago with our tent trailer, but kept forgetting to log them. Maybe I will start up when we get a new trailer.

I would be interested to hear what practises you, or anyone else, employs to keep the records. Just diligence? I kinda fail at that sometimes, as my mind gets onto other things when I stop, and I forget to record the distance travelled. Any tricks or such?
My goal in recording is to keep track of places like CG and route notes. And notes about places that we might want to check out next time through (for eg: I noted Astoria, Washington as an interesting place to spend a few hours or a place to overnight on the way down the Oregon coast). I am lazy about tracking distance and used google maps when we got home to retrace our route. So far I haven't tracked fuel. I'm sure my record keeping (log) will change over time.

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Old 08-25-2015, 11:58 PM   #49
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We have just returned from a 3000~4000 km trip, with 5 nights spent in our 17B, and we haven't spent enough time at home lately to look at a calendar & count the usage dates our trailer has had...

I can tell you that since Victoria Day weekend this year we have spent more weekend nights in the trailer than in our bed at home. I also guesstimate over 15,000km of travel in the 1.5 years we have owned it.

Yes, my husband works (more than) full time, and yes, we like our Edcape trailer a lot!
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Old 08-26-2015, 12:31 AM   #50
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Not retired, working this week on adding ~7 days to the 60 already clocked by labor day. About 4300km towing too.
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