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Old 07-16-2014, 08:08 PM   #1
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Most useful trailering accessory you've bought?

Our build list is now etched onto a stone tablet in Kim's office, and we will pick up our trailer exactly two months from today.

Now that we have carefully researched and selected our Escape-supplied options, our thoughts are turning to outfitting the trailer for travel and camping.

We have two questions for the experienced campers on this forum:

1. What is the most useful accessory you've bought for your trailer from a source other than Escape? It could be a safety item, something to help with hitching or levelling the trailer, an entertainment source, or a kitchen aid -- anything that continues to enhance your towing or camping experience.

2. Where did you buy that item, and what are your favourite sources of trailer accessories in Canada, in the Northwest USA, or online?

Thanks for any suggestions.
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Old 07-16-2014, 08:26 PM   #2
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Umbra hooks. We purchased them from Amazon and brought them with us when we took delivery. Escape was nice enough to install them for us.
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We cook over charcoal so for that it'd be the chimney.
For the trailer probably the mat from RVAwningMats.com: The largest and oldest distributor of RV mats, patio mats, RV Awning Mats and the new Fireside Patio Mat! Welcome! - RVAwningMats.com or the gas firepit.
Bought pre trailering, headlamps, now LED, from REI.
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Old 07-16-2014, 10:25 PM   #4
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Anderson Levelors , Bal 28100 Tongue Twister, Star Brite Premium Marine Polish Boat Wax. The tongue twister allows you to move the tongue of the trailer to line it up with the hitch. The Anderson levelors allow you to level with just one try. Both take away a frustration for your copilot when setting up and hitching up. As newbees to towing they are priceless. The wax is great to maintain the new look. All available from Amazon.
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Anderson Levelors , Bal 28100 Tongue Twister, Star Brite Premium Marine Polish Boat Wax. The tongue twister allows you to move the tongue of the trailer to line it up with the hitch. The Anderson levelors allow you to level with just one try. Both take away a frustration for your copilot when setting up and hitching up. As newbees to towing they are priceless. The wax is great to maintain the new look. All available from Amazon.
The Tongue Twister is very cool.
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Star Brite Premium Marine Polish Boat Wax.
How's it to work with? does it wipe off fairly well?
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Old 07-17-2014, 12:58 AM   #7
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High pressure tee with fittings and 2 high pressure hoses so we can run our high pressure camp stove directly off the trailer propane tanks. All sourced and purchased online.

HIGH PRESSURE TEE



STOVE ATTACHMENT



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Old 07-17-2014, 01:17 AM   #8
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For a single axle I really liked the two-tier leveler at camping world.


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How's it to work with? does it wipe off fairly well?
I find it wipes off easily. I went with this with the feeling that boats see a much harder environment (salt water & more uv) than our trailers. I use often on the front to keep bug removal easier. I'll also keep the whole rig well waxed as I won't have a cover.
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Last year we bought a pair of Grand Aero Towing Mirrors to replace some strap on mirrors we had previously. Things we like about the new mirrors:
  • Easy to put on and take off
  • Once the mirror is set up it stays adjusted even when taken off and put back on
  • Quiet and stable
  • Reasonable price for the quality
We purchased from Amazon.com where we buy many things.
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