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Old 07-29-2011, 09:07 PM   #11
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Thanks Amirie:

I was getting a little nervous watching the available 17B's become unavailable. The $2000.00 discount will go along way towards the cost of the options.

We plan to head out to Escape next week with our Toyota Tacoma to determine the hitch setup and get some towing questions answered by Reece and Tammy. We are still not sure if we will need an equalizer hitch or not. I'm thinking it's a good idea because our truck is a 4X4 and sits a little high and presumably less stability in crosswinds etc.

Ted is hoping to put a cover on the left side of the house, if it's permitted. We will have to push the trailer in tongue first or we won't be able to access the door. I think as long as we concrete the whole area we should be able to push it safely into place.

Shortly after Ted visited you and your Escape, he drove by a house near the #1 Fire Hall and saw another Escape parked out front. I also noticed when checking the production calendar that someone else in PoCo has ordered one with a December completion date.

At this rate, we'll soon have a half-dozen.


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Old 07-29-2011, 09:20 PM   #12
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We plan to head out to Escape next week with our Toyota Tacoma to determine the hitch setup and get some towing questions answered by Reece and Tammy. We are still not sure if we will need an equalizer hitch or not. I'm thinking it's a good idea because our truck is a 4X4 and sits a little high and presumably less stability in crosswinds etc.

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You should probably order the high-lift axle and 15 inch tires elevate the trailer to match the Tacoma. That's what I have, but Leslie nixed the Tacoma so I ended up with a RAV4. It'll help off-road too.

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Old 07-29-2011, 09:44 PM   #13
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Re: Attention: All Wannabes

Thanks Baglo. Those are both on my list as I figured the hitch would sit more level with the trailer that way. I'm busting out for the chrome rims too to match our Tacoma.

So far my list of options is almost all of them!

I won't be getting air conditioning but thought I'd get it framed in ("air ready") so it could be added later if desired.
I think we'll go for the 2 way Hot Water as well. It seems the more I read the forums, the more I want!!!

You guys just have too many good ideas. It really helps too to read what people have or wish they had.
It just doesn't help my bank account!
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Old 07-30-2011, 03:38 AM   #14
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Re: Attention: All Wannabes

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We plan to head out to Escape next week with our Toyota Tacoma to determine the hitch setup and get some towing questions answered by Reece and Tammy. We are still not sure if we will need an equalizer hitch or not. I'm thinking it's a good idea because our truck is a 4X4 and sits a little high and presumably less stability in crosswinds etc.
Check with Reace regarding the weight distribution hitch. It may not be necessary or even advised in a mid-sized truck.

We love our 17B which we bought in early July

The one "flaw" in the design which could be taken care of at the "option stage" is the total lack of security upon exiting the trailer to see who is knocking or hiding outside the door. The silly opaque bathroom-style window could be swapped out for a tinted one and the porch light should be upgraded for an inside switch rather than the outside switch.

I am sure Reace will accomodate this change (for a few $$). This bothers me enough that I'll probably have it done by next summer.

Reace advised us against the 2 way hot water as most of our camping is without power hookups so would be of limited use and never really pay for itself. Depends on your style of camping. The best option is the 5 cubic foot fridge - it actually allows you to eat healthy as you can buy regular groceries like veggies and other rabbit food and still have room for beverages etc.

Enjoy the wait.

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