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Old 03-22-2015, 12:46 AM   #21
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Robert, I am enjoying your saga. I see you have a pair of Anderson Levellers. Did you have to trim the ends for them to work with your Escape 19?

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Old 03-22-2015, 12:49 AM   #22
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Beautiful! And thanks for the picking up report.

So exciting!
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Old 03-22-2015, 01:01 AM   #23
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Robert, I am enjoying your saga. I see you have a pair of Anderson Levellers. Did you have to trim the ends for them to work with your Escape 19?

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Didn't trim them Dave, but its definitely a tight fit. I'll probably take an inch off the end sometime in the near future.
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Old 03-22-2015, 01:09 AM   #24
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Trimming the Andersen leveller

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Didn't trim them Dave, but its definitely a tight fit. I'll probably take an inch off the end sometime in the near future.
Good to know! Thanks Robert. I see on the "trimming guide" on the Andersen website (3604 - Camper Leveler) that you can trim up to 4 inches

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Old 03-22-2015, 02:30 AM   #25
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Looks nice love the upholstery and the table set up
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Old 03-22-2015, 02:37 AM   #26
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You have a sharp looking setup there, Robert. I'm enjoying your Past Tents thread looking forward to hear about the rest of your journey. Do you refer to the check list ETI gave you?
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Old 03-22-2015, 06:36 AM   #27
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Wonderful, absolutely wonderful! Thanks for the report and sharing the pictures. The weather today in Oregon is calling for more rain, sorry.

Safe travels, always.
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Old 03-22-2015, 07:11 AM   #28
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Congrats on both the 19 and the truck, cool looking combo.

Seems towing is a great equalizer, everyone gets low mpg. The mpg on the 3.5L Eco seemed to top out after I hit about 10k miles, jealous of the non towing mpg you get compared to my 18+.

Like Brian, I always wondered about the folks stating "can't even tell it's there", when I had a small bumper pull I could certainly tell it was there.

If you're going through the mts, one of the items I found most useful on the truck is the tow/haul mode for downhill travel. Seemed to downshift sooner then without, helping to keep the speed down even more. I did have to use the +/- when even that wasn't enough.
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Old 03-22-2015, 07:56 AM   #29
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Congratulations on getting Past Tents on the road and into some nice camp spots. (And on picking the catchiest of the Escape trailer names I've heard!).

At least with the Ecoboost engine you will have decent mileage when you are NOT towing. We just upgraded to a Tundra with a 5.7L V-8, and will have mediocre mileage ALL the time.

If it's warm, dry weather you're wanting, don't be in a hurry to get back to Texas. We're in Austin for South By Southwest right now and have had two days of intermittent rain showers, sometimes heavy, which has caused cancellation of events on a few of the outdoor stages.

Re San Antonio: we drove through Hill Country and spent a night there and greatly enjoyed the La Fonda restaurant and the McNay Gallery. You live in a beautiful town and area.
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I always tow in the tow mode when hooked up, seems to improve mileage as well as handling.
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