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Old 06-20-2014, 07:55 PM   #51
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Severinus and Yvonne ,

I bet the coolness factor once it is there and your out camping is going to be worth the work. Here is a thought , perhaps you can trade out or get some money on a swap for the axle seems someone here said they are there too and check with the refrigerator manufacturer there perhaps they will take the original and take money off same goes for the other parts if they have a dealer there. I spent some time in many countries never made the Netherlands though have handled some of the Malinois dogs from there lol. You might be able to sell the items removed to someone going to the US with a trailer

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Old 06-22-2014, 03:08 AM   #52
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Hi Cypher,

The coolness factor will be below sub zero. That's for sure.! Lucky for us the 5.0 comes with a very big fridge, we will be needing it for the handout beers for all the evening strollers on the campsite stopping over at the Escape for some smalltalk.

After we receive the 5.0 we will explore the options you just mentioned, thanks for that!

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Old 06-22-2014, 03:27 AM   #53
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I've been watching World Cup soccer and haven't really had a team to cheer for.
Go Netherlands!
They are still in it aren't they?
Thanks GBaglo,

yep the're still in.

We kicked Spanish butt 5-1
We won from the Aussies 3-2

next on the list Chili (tomorrow).

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Old 06-22-2014, 03:42 AM   #54
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Thanks - that's an interesting system.
Hi Brian,

Yesterday we went for a testdrive in a ISUZU truck, to see if this one matches our wishes.

Well in the truck there was a 5th wheel Europe coupler installed already so we were able to see that system in real life.

We could not test the system since there was no trailer available at the garage. But when there's no trailer hookup you do have a complete flat and empty truckbed. The coupler company will supply a small plate which can be put over the "bowl" part of the coupler in the truckbed.

This could be a winner, it all depends on the coupler builder beeing comfortable enough with the existing steelwork on the Escape.

Since the trailer will need to be certified and overhere, if you changed something on a trailer and it needs to be certified you will be hold liable if something fails over the years.

Ahh well, we'll see after the 5.0 hits the Netherlands. At this point in time everything is speculation.

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Old 06-22-2014, 03:48 AM   #55
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I suspect that they just put different heating elements in depending on the destination.
Hi Brian,

That would be a bummer.

We will have to see when the Escape hits the Netherlands i guess.

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Old 06-22-2014, 09:26 AM   #56
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Well a new day a new destination to travel to.

Our Escape has just left the Domican Republic and is on it's way to Lisbon, Portugal.

If all goes well it will arrive in Lisbon on July 1st.

Will keep you guys posted.

Have fun!

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What happens to the container? Is it owned by someone who then leased it to you or ETI?
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What happens to the container? Is it owned by someone who then leased it to you or ETI?
It's filled with Edam and shipped back.
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The refrigerator feeds the 120 volt (or 240 volt) AC power to a simple heating element, without a variable controller. I suspect that they just put different heating elements in depending on the destination.
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That would be a bummer.
Maybe not so bad, since the heating element is replaceable. Perhaps the refrigerator can be readily converted to 240 volt operation.
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Very cool, and thanks for the photos. Man, those loading crews really know what they're doing. You are going to turn so many heads with that thing in Europe.
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