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Old 07-21-2015, 09:21 PM   #31
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The Endura is available for a thin wall. I installed one on our Scamp last year. Easy, as long as you don't mind cutting holes in your shell. Pictures of the installation are on the blog at http://justfinding.blogspot.com/2014...d-exhaust-vent.
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Old 07-21-2015, 10:19 PM   #32
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Ok CPACharlie, here's number 8...just in case you are still counting...

Has anyone expressed, or contemplated spraying that rhino-liner stuff they put in the wheel wells on the underside of the trailer? I think that it could be a fabulous protector of all the metal parts, as well as provide some insulation.

Well, I think it is fabulous until someone tells me why it's not and I then will have to proceed to question 9.... Actually, if it's dumb, I have also thought about spraying Fluid Film on the underside-if we don't go with the standard insulation.
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Old 07-21-2015, 10:26 PM   #33
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I was just under my 19 today checking out gas and electrical lines, and looking everything over. Other than being a little bit dusty, there is absolutely no damage at all to any of the components. My trailer has seen lots of gravel roads too. The front is what shows the wear the most.

Reace does use Line-X coatings on the storage boxes. I have contemplated using it on the front of my trailer too. Like Rhino Linings a very tough coating. I doubt very much if there is any insulation value to any of these linings.
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Old 07-21-2015, 10:50 PM   #34
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Don't those weigh a fair amount? I only have knowledge of how much my car battery weighs...no idea if the 6v weigh more or less.
The 6V batteries supplied by Escape are the GC2 size, and are much heavier than a typical car battery (although car batteries vary greatly in size).

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There would be too much weight even if we got 2 6v batteries which, as I understand, go in the storage box on the front?
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I was thinking that even 1 car battery comes close to weighing what 2 bikes would weigh...
If you are just balancing weight on the ends against each other to reach a specific tongue weight, that can work.

The problem is that this is not the only consideration. In addition to structural concerns, the more the mass is placed out toward the ends of the trailer, the worse the effect on stability.

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I added concrete blocks in a front box depending on how many bikes I hung on the back of our Scamp.
That's the definition of how to reduce the stability of a trailer. I'm glad you got away with it, but don't bet on it with another (especially longer) trailer.
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Old 07-25-2015, 07:33 PM   #35
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Here's number 9...What type of tires does Escape use? I was just watching some of the "long long honeymoon" youtube episodes, (very fun and informative even if a person already knows what they are telling) and they had 2 blowouts on their Airstream, and both were the ever-cursed Goodyear Marathons. I'm hoping those aren't on the Escapes...I put Maxxis LT tires on my Casita after a blow out, and they have done splendidly.
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Old 07-25-2015, 07:44 PM   #36
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Used to be Marathons, but got too pricey. Now Carlisle.
My Marathons were trouble free for seven years, when I replaced them for age.
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Old 07-25-2015, 07:45 PM   #37
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Here's number 9...What type of tires does Escape use?
Escape switched from Goodyear (Marathon, their only ST model) to Carlisle (Radial Trail RH model) a while ago. This was not a quality issue, just a matter of pricing from the tire suppliers.

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I was just watching some of the "long long honeymoon" youtube episodes, (very fun and informative even if a person already knows what they are telling) and they had 2 blowouts on their Airstream, and both were the ever-cursed Goodyear Marathons. I'm hoping those aren't on the Escapes...
I don't think there's any particularly good brand of ST tires, but I'm sure that many have an undeservedly bad reputation because people kill them with overloading. Fortunately Escapes have relatively large tires for the weight of the trailer, so the tires are not heavily loaded and are less likely to be accidentally overloaded for their inflation pressure.

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I put Maxxis LT tires on my Casita after a blow out, and they have done splendidly.
Before they went to a larger tire size, Casita 17's were infamous for tire failures and the use of alternative types of tire became somewhat common. Any mention of non-ST tires on a trailer in these forums risks launching an intense debate... might be good to avoid.
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Old 07-25-2015, 07:50 PM   #38
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Thanks for the heads up Brian! "How 'bout them Cowboys?!"
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Old 07-25-2015, 09:54 PM   #39
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Thanks for the heads up Brian! "How 'bout them Cowboys?!"
Weather wimps!
They going to their training camp in Oxnard. 73° and sunny.
(And, of course, no rain.)
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Old 07-28-2015, 08:31 AM   #40
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Question 10...Can any/all of the opening windows be the awning style, or must they be the slide? Or does it matter? If there are some that can and others that can't, which would they be? Would that be a custom install charge?

And while that's technically more questions than 1, since it is all regarding the same thing, I'll count it as 1...
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