Who hasn't figure this out yet? - Escape Trailer Owners Community

Go Back   Escape Trailer Owners Community > Escape Me | General Topics > Cyber Campfire
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 07-10-2016, 07:10 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
Jim Bennett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Trailer: 2017 Escape 5.0 TA
Posts: 11,614
Who hasn't figure this out yet?

__________________

__________________
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 online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2016, 07:46 AM   #2
Site Team
 
cpaharley2008's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: York, Pennsylvania
Trailer: 2016 2ndGen Escape 19' PRAIRIE SCHOONER pulled by 2014 Ram Hemi/8sp
Posts: 13,296
That is why they are called "stingers", they sting like a bee....
__________________

__________________
Jim
The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why………..Mark Twain
cpaharley2008 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2016, 08:21 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: N/A, Indiana
Trailer: Escape
Posts: 921
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
__________________
"Never argue with an idiot. They only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience." George Carlins
Jubal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2016, 09:15 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
padlin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Southwick, Massachusetts
Trailer: 5.0 TA #6, 2012 F150 EB
Posts: 3,636
That's the reason I usually pulled the stinger once we got setup. You'd think I'd learn after the 4th or 5th bruise, not to mention the grease.
__________________
Happy Motoring
Bob
padlin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2016, 09:35 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Jim Bennett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Trailer: 2017 Escape 5.0 TA
Posts: 11,614
Quote:
Originally Posted by padlin View Post
That's the reason I usually pulled the stinger once we got setup. You'd think I'd learn after the 4th or 5th bruise, not to mention the grease.
I too used to pull the ball mount when stopped, mostly to eliminate the grease. I learned many years ago the dangers of shins vs hitches. After a bunch of years now of having first the Andersen WDH, and now the Andersen Ultimate Fifth Wheel hitch, I have been forever converted to nylon balls, to avoid messy grease.

With this, Andersen is one company that has stepped to the plate with their full adjustable Rapid Hitch. I don't imagine it would work with most of the WDHs out there though.
https://www.andersenhitches.com/Cata...pid-hitch.aspx
__________________
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 online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2016, 09:39 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
kstock11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Asheville, North Carolina
Trailer: 2014 Escape 19
Posts: 656
I've gotten in the habit of taking off the hitch as part of the trailer set up procedure. If you remove the hitch, you don't have to move the vehicle to raise or lower the trailer for leveling. Plus you have the added benefit of never seeing your hitch stolen. I believe that New York State will give you a ticket if the hitch is on if the trailer is not attached to it.
__________________
Kevin
Thanks to the interstate highway system, it is now possible to travel across the country from coast to coast without seeing anything - Charles Kuralt
kstock11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2016, 09:58 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
float5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Denison, Texas
Trailer: 2015 21'; 2011 19' sold; 4Runner; ph ninezero3 327-27ninefour
Posts: 4,653
As soon as the coupler is off, we remove the grease with a shop towel. Thirty seconds.
__________________
Cathy. Floating Cloud
"Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.... "
Emerson
float5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2016, 10:06 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Iowa Dave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Eastern Iowa, Iowa
Trailer: 2013 Escape 21 pulled by a 2010 Highlander Anderson hitch,
Posts: 2,222
If I recall correctly, this topic came up a while back. At that time I reported that I had whacked my shins on trailer hitches every year for the past 50 or so years. Since then I have gotten quite a bit better at avoiding the stinger. I think it's because the WDH stinger is big and I've learned to see and avoid it as opposed to a small straight stinger like I use on my fishing boat.
Also, I've been relagated to scrubbing the grease out of my pants after my darling bride let me know she wasn't going to do it any longer. And I learned that there's some liability issues and laws against no trailer stinger still on motoring. Without a ticket or an accident. Old dog, new tricks. A myth debunked.
Dave
Iowa Dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2016, 10:07 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
padlin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Southwick, Massachusetts
Trailer: 5.0 TA #6, 2012 F150 EB
Posts: 3,636
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jim Bennett View Post
I have been forever converted to nylon balls, to avoid messy grease.
Wish I had known about these when I had a bumper pull.

__________________
Happy Motoring
Bob
padlin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2016, 10:31 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
Jim Bennett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Trailer: 2017 Escape 5.0 TA
Posts: 11,614
Quote:
Originally Posted by Iowa Dave View Post
If I recall correctly, this topic came up a while back. At that time I reported that I had whacked my shins on trailer hitches every year for the past 50 or so years. Since then I have gotten quite a bit better at avoiding the stinger. I think it's because the WDH stinger is big and I've learned to see and avoid it as opposed to a small straight stinger like I use on my fishing boat.
Also, I've been relagated to scrubbing the grease out of my pants after my darling bride let me know she wasn't going to do it any longer. And I learned that there's some liability issues and laws against no trailer stinger still on motoring. Without a ticket or an accident. Old dog, new tricks. A myth debunked.
Dave
I rarely pull the ball mount, even when not towing, as I am constantly hooking up to one trailer or another at work. Maybe this is why I have for the most part learned to avoid them. Plus, in my F250, it makes a great step to get up into the toolbox mounted in the box.
__________________

__________________
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 online now   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 08:57 PM.


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