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Old 08-16-2016, 01:25 AM   #11
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Here's a wider shot of the underside.
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Old 08-16-2016, 08:00 AM   #12
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Has Escape offered to use an alternative, and if so, what is it? If they have not yet agreed to anything, what would you suggest?
My request was put on the build sheet for the 21.All they did was apparently use a different nylon tie.I suggest pipe strap hangers,or nylon web strapping[1"] .Similiar to what,packages are bound with.At the very least they could have covered stuff ,vechile wire harness stuff,that is coricaded & has a split along it,for easier appliction.Even gould have done thered green thing..Duct Tape...
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Old 08-16-2016, 08:59 AM   #13
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Perhaps another reason to get the foam package, it protects and insulates the undercarriage.
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Old 08-16-2016, 12:21 PM   #14
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I always advise that an owner check the underside periodically and look for things that could give you problems if they fail. Twice when I was checking my tow vehicle oil in Colorado someone in the campground asked if I was having problems. Today I learned about the husband of a woman I once worked with who shelled the engine in his car at 112,000 miles. He had never checked or changed the oil from the time it was new . Maintenance , it's not overrated.
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I always advise that an owner check the underside periodically and look for things that could give you problems if they fail. Twice when I was checking my tow vehicle oil in Colorado someone in the campground asked if I was having problems. Today I learned about the husband of a woman I once worked with who shelled the engine in his car at 112,000 miles. He had never checked or changed the oil from the time it was new . Maintenance , it's not overrated.
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Old 08-16-2016, 01:15 PM   #16
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There are not a lot of wires under an Escape, because most wiring (even to the tail lights) is in the interior of the body. Tank sensor wires, brake wires, and connections from the 12V DC system (negative side) and 120V AC system (protective ground) to the frame are necessarily under the floor.

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My request was put on the build sheet for the 21.All they did was apparently use a different nylon tie.I suggest pipe strap hangers,or nylon web strapping[1"] .Similiar to what,packages are bound with.
Any kind of pipe hanger is unlikely to be suitable for wires unless it has a grommet.

The strapping on packages is normally polyester, not nylon. I don't know if it ages or weathers well, as it is the cheapest stuff they can make of sufficient strength for temporary use.

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At the very least they could have covered stuff ,vechile wire harness stuff,that is coricaded & has a split along it,for easier appliction.Even gould have done thered green thing..Duct Tape...
I assume that this means corrugated split wire loom. There certainly are good applications for that, particularly where there are bundles of wires. Even if this is used, it still leaves the requirement to attach the wires to something for support. I believe Escape is still using this loom for protection on the copper propane lines under the floor; perhaps on request they would add it to wiring where is is not already used.

I would not likely buy a trailer from a manufacturer who used duct tape (or repair tape) to manage wires.
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Old 08-16-2016, 01:29 PM   #17
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Another photo.
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Old 08-16-2016, 01:37 PM   #18
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Another photo.
... showing some of that split wire loom, and even pipe strapping holding up whatever is in the loom (the loom protects the loom contents from the strapping).
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So, just to back up a little - any 17B owners without the high lift axle that can tell me what the height is from the ground to the bottom of the back bumper? Is the back bumper the lowest point on the trailer?
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Is the back bumper the lowest point on the trailer?
Nope. Fresh water tank for one. Bike hitch receiver. Black and grey tank valves. See post 17 and post 11.
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