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Old 05-25-2019, 03:19 PM   #1
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8-10 year old Escape repairs?

Considering purchase of older Escape and curious about parts and repairs. If the trailer is well out of warranty what kind of support can we expect from ETI?

I presume any equipment (heater, refrigerator, etc.) problems would need to be handled through the manufacturer. It looks like ETI uses fairly standard, common appliances so parts should be available. Actual repairs can probably be done at the local RV dealer (ugh).

For fiberglass repairs it would probably be off to the boatyard. Running gear should be available nearly anywhere, with most mechanics able to perform the repair.

From reading the forum it looks like a lot of owners handle their own repairs/modifications, and take great pleasure in doing so.

Is there anything unique to Escape trailers that could pose a problem? Am I missing anything?
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Old 05-25-2019, 03:46 PM   #2
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Mike an Escape trailer uses the same stoves, furnace etc. used by other manufacturers so parts should be available from your nearest RV parts dept. Axle assemblyís are by Dexter so parts are not a problem.
Maintenance is the usual, grease bearings, adjust brakes do chalking and so on.
Electrical and plumbing parts are either available at the RV parts or hardware store.
As far as support from ETI let them know what trailer you have bought or are looking at with serial number and they will let you know about any recalls, the one that stands out is a frame reinforcement recall, I believe they will still send out the parts but better to check with them if in fact it hasnít already been done.
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Everything tends to wear out in time. Never had any appliance issues with our 2007 5.0. But two years ago since we were out on the coast had Escape replace a few things. New water pump and plastic parts that were worn two vents and the power cord pass through.
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...Maintenance is the usual, grease bearings, adjust brakes do chalking and so on....
"Do chalking"? What's that? Trying to figure out where chalk comes into play....
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"caulking" would fit.
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It looks like a trailer I am considering has not had the frame recall done. How critical is it to get it done right away? I understand Rease will supply the parts still, but not pay for the correction. How involved is it, and what would be a ball park cost?
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It looks like a trailer I am considering has not had the frame recall done. How critical is it to get it done right away? I understand Rease will supply the parts still, but not pay for the correction. How involved is it, and what would be a ball park cost?


I would send Reace an email, ETI was paying for the repair to be welded in previously.
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"Do chalking"? What's that? Trying to figure out where chalk comes into play....


Donít you just love autocorrect.
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I had my 17 done in October, 2015 at a local metal works - $36.72 including tax.
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