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Old 06-30-2011, 11:25 PM   #1
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A Shout Out of Thanks to Anne H.

I would like to Thank Anne H., for graciously allowing us to tour her 'Greyt Escape' while we visiting in her area.
She was Very Helpful and had lots of great information and tips.
Pictures are nice, but seeing is believing.

I'm hoping to have an Escape by next year. I just need to decide which one and what to Tug it with.
The adventure continues....

Best Regards,

TurtleBax

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Old 08-03-2011, 08:54 PM   #2
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Re: A Shout Out of Thanks to Anne H.

We just put another 8000, kilometers on our escape, a 19, and my wife has learned to love it.

Traveled through Alberta, BC mainland, and the Island, then back to the Yukon.

Will be heading out on the end of August to a get together at Point Roberts.

Costco brought down the price of gas in Courtney to 99 cents a litre, so we purchased 50 or so gallons for our return trip home.

Did one night of urban camping at wall-mart, a couple of nights at commercial sites and the rest of the time in Provincial parks.

Left Whitehorse with two 20 pound bottles of propane, and still have a lot left when we got home.
We have the single 12 volt battery and it lasted the trip.

We are very happy witht the 19.

Two draw backs, I have to crawl over my wife when I get up.

The stabalizer legs on the trailer are barely sufficient, I will be purchasing proper scissors jacks fro princess auto for installation.

The choice should be allowed at the factory, or put on the options list.

Doug
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Old 08-11-2011, 09:25 PM   #3
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Re: A Shout Out of Thanks to Anne H.

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Two draw backs, I have to crawl over my wife when I get up.

The stabalizer legs on the trailer are barely sufficient, I will be purchasing proper scissors jacks fro princess auto for installation.

The choice should be allowed at the factory, or put on the options list.

Doug
Sleep on the outside edge of the bed.

Ditto on the stabilizer legs. With the high-lift axle, the stock legs are minimal at best. Please post Princess Otto stock numbers if you can.

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Old 08-12-2011, 10:02 AM   #4
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Re: A Shout Out of Thanks to Anne H.

These are what you need for dual axles to stabilize the trailer
http://www.google.com/products/catal...wAA#ps-sellers

I've used them and they work real well
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Old 08-13-2011, 10:56 PM   #5
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Re: A Shout Out of Thanks to Anne H.

The wheel scissors chocks are good for stabalizing the trailer.

The scissors jacks from Princesas auto will stabalize and also lift the trailer to level it.

I will post the part number when I have it, but Princess auto has an on line catologue.

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Old 08-14-2011, 10:41 AM   #6
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Re: A Shout Out of Thanks to Anne H.

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The wheel scissors chocks are good for stabalizing the trailer.

The scissors jacks from Princesas auto will stabalize and also lift the trailer to level it.

I will post the part number when I have it, but Princess auto has an on line catologue.

Doug
Maybe this is the reason Escape doesn't come with scissors jacks! Unless Escape is in favor of leveling the trailer at the ends of the frame, I wouldn't consider it. You may tweak the frame. Leveling is done front to back with the tongue jack and side-to-side at the wheels.
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Old 08-14-2011, 11:40 AM   #7
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Re: A Shout Out of Thanks to Anne H.

Hi: Donna D... I'm with you on this score!!! Stabilizers... are that only... and not for lifting!!! Keeps the rocking motion, to the ocean. Here's a pic of our rig on a level pull thru where we didn't unhook but just stabilized for 4 nites. Our grandaughter had a great time...till her mom came, and my back is feeling much better for it!!! Alf
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Old 08-15-2011, 12:31 AM   #8
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Re: A Shout Out of Thanks to Anne H.

You have made the assumption I would put the scissors jacks on the end of the frame, shame on you do not make assumptions.

You say the frame is not made for lifting, question what would you do if you had a flat tire.

You again assume the frame is not sufficiently strong to lift the trailer, like any thing else you should not assume, you plan and get it right. The frame holds the negative weight of the trailer, it should also hold the positive weight.
Consider people hang "stuff" from the bicycle rack, have you ever considered the weight of a couple of bikes, not just the dead weight of the bikes but the weight of the bikes on the end of a six foot arm for leverage.
The frame has to support that when you hit a bump and the trailer bounces, this could be equal to several times the actual weight of the bikes.

Yes the scissors jacks could be used to stabalize the trailer, and if properly placed could be used to lift the trailer, I find this concept more advantageous than carrying a supply of blocks of different dimensions to pull the trailer up on to level it, by trial and error.

From experience on our trips I have found only one or two camp sites that offered a level site.

On our last trip we stopped twice at the factory, (Reece & Tammy were away) Dave informed me that the scissors jack I am refering to are installed on the 5th wheel trailer, that if I wanted Reece could ship me a set, or for a fee have them installed.
The actual work of installing them is not a big deal
I wonder why this is not an option.

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Old 08-15-2011, 12:46 AM   #9
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Re: A Shout Out of Thanks to Anne H.

Near as I can tell, any reasonable request is an option at Escape.
But, if they are to keep costs and weight down, they have to limit their option list and their inventory.
You could probably get a 5 cu. ft. freezer installed, but, I wouldn't expect to find it on the option list.

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Old 08-16-2011, 07:54 AM   #10
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Re: A Shout Out of Thanks to Anne H.

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You say the frame is not made for lifting, question what would you do if you had a flat tire.

On our last trip we stopped twice at the factory, (Reece & Tammy were away) Dave informed me that the scissors jack I am refering to are installed on the 5th wheel trailer, that if I wanted Reece could ship me a set, or for a fee have them installed.
The actual work of installing them is not a big deal
I wonder why this is not an option.

Doug

I didn't say any jack can't be used on the frame, I'd place a jack close to the wheel to change a tire, not close to the jack nor bumper.

Instead of asking us why it's not an option, have you considered asking the manufacturer? After all, those final answers and decisions rest with them... not us.
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