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Old 10-22-2014, 12:58 PM   #21
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We pick up on trailer mid - November. I was wondering what you meant regarding "we were on the way to Sumas, Wa to take possession of our trailer." Didn't you pick up trailer at ETI in Chilliwack?
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Old 10-22-2014, 01:13 PM   #22
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I was wondering what you meant regarding "we were on the way to Sumas, Wa to take possession of our trailer." Didn't you pick up trailer at ETI in Chilliwack?
U.S. residents take possession from ETI in Sumas, the nearest city across the border from Chilliwack, so that ETI does the work of importing into the U.S. for them.
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Old 10-22-2014, 01:18 PM   #23
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Thanks! Good to know! I'm sure ETI explained or will be explaining that shortly since our 15 B will be completed 10/31.
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Old 10-22-2014, 01:21 PM   #24
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We just went through the orientation-and-pickup routine yesterday. It went pretty smoothly. About 2 hours of "here's how this gadget works" while Dennis installed the Anderson hitch on our truck. Then he showed me how to hook up and unhook.

Then another fellow, Joe, hooked up to his truck and drove the trailer through customs at the border, while we drove our truck there. We met at Bob's Burgers & Brew in Sumas (it has a roomy parking lot) and took delivery of the trailer. Joe supervised and assisted while I hooked up, to make sure I was doing it right (we were glad to have his assistance). Joe also installed our WA license plate for us (ETI is truly a full-service outfit).

They seem to have the whole process completely baked. Sumas is (I think) about a half-hour drive from the factory in Chilliwack.
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Old 10-22-2014, 05:03 PM   #25
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Does the exterior part of the antenna unscrew? I'm thinking of the need to unscrew an antenna in order to put on the winter trailer cover and I've often wondered about that Wilson trucker antenna.
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Old 10-22-2014, 06:45 PM   #26
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The antenna unbolts from the bracket, however because of the cable, you can't take it off. I gaffer taped mine to the side of the trailer before I put the cover on.
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Old 10-22-2014, 07:13 PM   #27
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I gaffer taped mine to the side of the trailer....
Gaffer taped. Careful Jon, you're channeling your days in stage design....
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Old 10-22-2014, 07:19 PM   #28
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I don't think he's channeling, I think he's using gaffer tape.
I still have two rolls that I kept when I turned in my gear on retiring two years ago. I wouldn't be without it.
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Old 10-22-2014, 08:35 PM   #29
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Well yeah. Just not sure alot of people know what gaffer tape is.
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Old 10-23-2014, 12:13 AM   #30
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Any more pics Carl? I am using them to live vicariously until I pick mine up.
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