Calmark cover for a 21 - Page 3 - Escape Trailer Owners Community

Go Back   Escape Trailer Owners Community > Escape Me | General Topics > Shopping Escape
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 06-30-2016, 05:02 PM   #21
Senior Member
 
padlin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Southwick, Massachusetts
Trailer: 5.0 TA #6, 2012 F150 EB
Posts: 3,525
__________________

__________________
Happy Motoring
Bob
padlin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2016, 05:16 PM   #22
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Trailer: 1979 Boler B1700
Posts: 8,694
Quote:
Originally Posted by ice-breaker View Post
I do something very similar with broomsticks, no grommets, and my non-Calmark cover. Works very easily and two of us can install the whole cover in less time than it takes to drink a beer.
Does that mean you need a third person for the job, to drink the beer as timekeeper?
__________________

Brian B-P is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2016, 05:39 PM   #23
Senior Member
 
Jim Bennett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Trailer: 2017 Escape 5.0 TA
Posts: 11,449
Quote:
Originally Posted by ice-breaker View Post
I do something very similar with broomsticks, no grommets, and my non-Calmark cover. Works very easily and two of us can install the whole cover in less time than it takes to drink a beer.
Is this a challenge? If so, I accept.

__________________
2017 Escape 5.0 TA
2015 Ford F150 Lariat 3.5L EcoBoost
2009 Escape 19 (previous)
“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” — Abraham Lincoln
Jim Bennett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2016, 07:32 PM   #24
Senior Member
 
Greggo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Solvang, California
Trailer: 2016 21' Escape (usetaowna a 19, a Burro and 2 Casitas)
Posts: 763
Great minds work alike! I bought a grommet kit at Harbor Freight for $3 but haven't found anything worth grommeting (is that a word?). Think the cover will be my first attempt.

You guys have Harbor Freight in the great white north?
__________________
Some who wander are not lost...
Greggo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2016, 08:30 PM   #25
Senior Member
 
BCnomad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: O town, British Columbia
Trailer: 2014 Escape 21 "Lightning"
Posts: 1,292
We have Princess Auto which may not be particularily similar.
BCnomad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2016, 08:42 PM   #26
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Trailer: 1979 Boler B1700
Posts: 8,694
Quote:
Originally Posted by Greggo View Post
You guys have Harbor Freight in the great white north?
Quote:
Originally Posted by BCnomad View Post
We have Princess Auto which may not be particularily similar.
Princess Auto was my first thought, too. Based only on comments in online forums (since we don't have the stores here), my impression is that Princess Auto may be more closely comparable to Northern Tool (well run and has good stuff as well as cheap) than Harbor Freight (cheap junk clearance house)... but we don't have either Northern Tool or Harbor Freight here. "Northern" is a relative term - they're from down south in Minnesota.
Brian B-P is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2016, 09:29 PM   #27
Senior Member
 
Greggo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Solvang, California
Trailer: 2016 21' Escape (usetaowna a 19, a Burro and 2 Casitas)
Posts: 763
Cheap junk? Can't agree, its great quality for the average Joe level of work or light commercial work needs. I use alot of their tools on my plane, home projects and have several nicad and lithium power tools. Use 'em hard, discard when they wear out or break and replace and I'm still half of a name "quality" brand.

Harbor Freight is amazing. Cheap doesn't describe it, beyond cheap plus free "stuff" just for buying something. Last week was 5 screwdrivers, a flashlight, or a tarp plus 20% off coupons. 25% on Independence Day. I bought a 4" cold chisel and a 5 pound hammer for $9 total last week and got a magnetic flashlight that attaches to our trailer stove hood! Sounds bad but its cheaper to throw it away and go buy something that replace the batteries!

You can sign up on their website for ads and coupons.
__________________
Some who wander are not lost...
Greggo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2016, 09:57 PM   #28
Senior Member
 
gbaglo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: North Vancouver, British Columbia
Trailer: 2009 Escape 17B - "Toad". '08 Toyota RAV4 V6
Posts: 10,327
Quote:
Originally Posted by Greggo View Post
Sounds bad but its cheaper to throw it away and go buy something that replace the batteries!
Maybe I'm just getting old, but this throw-away economy is really getting under my skin.
I've got blueberries ripening in the garden and my wife came home with blueberries in a plastic container from the grocer. The only consolation I have is that my blueberries are feeding the robins.
And then there is 3 oz. of lettuce leaves in a plastic container that weighs 6 oz. But, hey, it's "organic".
I'm starting to lose it.
__________________
2009 Escape 17B "Toad"
2008 Toyota RAV4 V6 Sport
North Vancouver, British Columbia

What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?
- Bertolt Brecht
gbaglo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2016, 10:31 PM   #29
Senior Member
 
Greggo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Solvang, California
Trailer: 2016 21' Escape (usetaowna a 19, a Burro and 2 Casitas)
Posts: 763
Hey Bags, the good news is that I've never had any of their stuff break to throw away. Know what you mean tho, I don't like throwing money away on expensive tools when good, cheap tools do the job.

What bugs me tho, is this great terrible coastal California weather, heck my strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries have been harvested and gone for 4 weeks!

G'o
__________________
Some who wander are not lost...
Greggo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2016, 10:53 PM   #30
Senior Member
 
gbaglo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: North Vancouver, British Columbia
Trailer: 2009 Escape 17B - "Toad". '08 Toyota RAV4 V6
Posts: 10,327
Have to admit, many years ago, I found myself straddling a branch in the cherry tree, reaching for that last ripe cherry. It was some 15 feet to the ground. And it occurred to me that cherries were on sale at Safeway.
We are two or three weeks early here too.
As for tools, I buy decent quality and then let them rust in my side shed.
__________________

__________________
2009 Escape 17B "Toad"
2008 Toyota RAV4 V6 Sport
North Vancouver, British Columbia

What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?
- Bertolt Brecht
gbaglo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off






» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:44 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.