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Old 06-11-2016, 08:56 AM   #1
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Milam, Texas
Trailer: 2016 ESCAPE 21
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Picking up 21, finally

Well, our 21 has been sitting on the Escape lot for about three months now and we are finally going to break free and go pick it up. It is sort of a two birds with one stone trip as we will deliver our Casita to the new owners in Colorado along the way.

Finally, being an Escape owner is starting to feel real. Thanks to all on this forum for the information we have picked up here over the last year and a half.

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Old 06-11-2016, 09:57 AM   #2
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Location: Westcliffe, Colorado
Trailer: 21, June 8, 2016, "The Final Frontier"
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Believe us, it will seem surreal. To finally get what we had been talking about for over a year was overwhelming. You've had a trailer before, so maybe the newness of it all is a bit much. We are hoping things will become routine and we will stop second guessing what we've forgotten to close, turn off, turn on, empty, or fill. it's quite an experience.

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Old 06-11-2016, 10:08 AM   #3
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I have one word or maybe two not sure, when it comes to getting all the steps down. Check list. Or checklist
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Old 06-11-2016, 11:35 AM   #4
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Location: Ponoka, Alberta
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Awesome! Have a good trip!
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Old 06-11-2016, 11:53 AM   #5
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I copied the checklist from the manual into Word, then added items I wanted, reduced the size, printed it out and had it laminated. Hangs on a hook by the door.

To save time, you can copy and paste this list into a word document, adapt it and make your own.

Drive Away Checklist

Inside Checks:

Loose Items Stored
Windows Closed
Blinds secure
Tank levels
Battery level
Thermostat OFF
Water Heater OFF
Water Pump OFF
Shower / Sink Drains CLOSED
Stove Cover DOWN
Screen Door FASTENED
Fridge OFF
Fridge Door Shelves LIGHT
Roof Vents ( Bathroom / Fan ) CLOSED
TP and Paper Towels SECURED
Salt & Pepper Grinders SECURED

Outside Checks:

Tire Pressure 40-45 (Min 30 / Max 50 )
Note: Lower Pressure = Lower Load
Range Hood Vent LOCKED
Stabilizer Jacks UP & TIGHT
Wheel Blocks STORED
Equalizer Bars LEVEL & SECURE
Brake / Signal Lights OK
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2009 Escape 17B "Toad"
2008 Toyota RAV4 V6 Sport
North Vancouver, British Columbia

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- Bertolt Brecht
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Old 06-11-2016, 12:11 PM   #6
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Location: Galesville, Wisconsin
Trailer: 2017 21 due 4/15/17 2016 Highlander XLE (previously 17B "Blue")
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We had a similar sale experience with our Scamp. We had sold it to someone in Bozeman, MT and delivered it there to her on our way out to pick up our 17. And the bonus was that an old college friend lives in Bozeman, so we got to spend a couple days visiting him and exploring Bozeman.

Enjoy your new Escape!
Eric (and Mary who is in no way responsible for anything stupid I post)
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Old 06-11-2016, 02:56 PM   #7
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Location: San Antonio, Texas
Trailer: 2012 Escape 19
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Hey Viron,
Been a long wait I'm sure. Enjoy the new trailer. We will have to catch up down here-sorry we were not able to meet up along the way somewhere.

Steve and Cynthia
San Antonio, TX
Escape 19 "Our Great Escape"
Chevy Silverado 1500, 5.3L, 4x4
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Old 06-11-2016, 02:59 PM   #8
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Great idea Glenn . Will copy this . Thankyou . Pat
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Old 06-11-2016, 05:36 PM   #9
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Good to hear Viron. Hope to see you guys out there camping - maybe at Matagorda Madness in December?
"You can't buy happiness, but you can buy an RV. And that is pretty close."
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Old 06-12-2016, 08:18 AM   #10
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check list

It's amazing how we can forget the simplest things or leaving behind things at the campsite . A checklist is a Great way to go . Whether your Flying ,Boating or RVing a checklist is invaluable .Jim

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