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Old 02-19-2009, 08:36 PM   #1
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Asking for help from a Midwest Escape Owner

Hello All,

I'm interested in seeing an Escape "in the flesh" to help evaluate a future purchase decision. I'm located in the Madison, Wisconsin area. Is there anyone in the general area (200 miles) and willing to show their Escape? I'm not in any hurry, I just want to see one.
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Old 02-19-2009, 08:51 PM   #2
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Re: Asking for help from a Midwest Escape Owner

Hi: Habberdabber... and Welcome. Have you called the factory and asked Tammy if there is an owner near you call/or fax# 604-703-1650 Regards
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Old 02-19-2009, 09:56 PM   #3
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Hi: Habberdabber... and Welcome. Have you called the factory and asked Tammy if there is an owner near you call/or fax# 604-703-1650 Regards
escape artist N.S. of Lake Erie
Or email, their website is set up so you can contact them direct.
Oh, sorry, welcome to the forum.
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Old 02-20-2009, 01:08 PM   #4
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Re: Asking for help from a Midwest Escape Owner

Welcome to the forum! Be sure to check out Jeff's videos and the training video for more views. He also did a comparison study that you might find interesting.
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Old 02-20-2009, 03:29 PM   #5
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Re: Asking for help from a Midwest Escape Owner

Sandra,

Where would be the location for Jeff's comparison? I've seen the video twice, but not come across the trailer comparison.
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Re: Asking for help from a Midwest Escape Owner

Tom,
Go to the top righthand corner of this page and click on zimodecast.com. That will take you to the main page. The comparison was done September 2008, and you will have to get it under the "movies" category. The other one is still listed in the October 2008 podcast. By the way some of the other videos feature trips that they've taken in the Escape!
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Re: Asking for help from a Midwest Escape Owner

Tom:

The post of the comparisons is http://zimodecast.com/?p=82.. Hope it helps..
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Old 02-20-2009, 05:47 PM   #8
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Thanks Jeff,
I am a computer klutz.
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Old 02-28-2009, 10:15 AM   #9
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Re: Asking for help from a Midwest Escape Owner

Hello,

Next question for the forum. I'm unable to see a 17B, but I am investigating a used 2008. The owner has sent a picture of it, and there is not an air conditioner on the roof. This rig does have an air conditioner. Where is the air conditioner placed in the "older" models? Is it a typical 110V room type unit?

P.S. Anyone have experience towing with a Toyota 2000 Sienna or similar size mini-van? It's got the tow package, and rated to 3,500 lb tow capacity, 300 hitch. I would certainly be adding a tranny cooler and weight distribution hitch and rigging the electric brake system. Any other mods suggested to improve towing other than keeping cargo weight down?

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Old 02-28-2009, 10:48 AM   #10
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Re: Asking for help from a Midwest Escape Owner

Hello again,

Still another question.
What is the exact style or type of electrical connector on a 17'B? 7 pin? Round or flat spade contacts?

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Old 02-28-2009, 11:41 AM   #11
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Hi Habberdabber

We owned a 2005 17 foot Plan B for 2 1/2 years and pulled it with a 2005 Sienna with just the regular factory tow package. We used an equalizer hitch. We had no problems weight wise but we did try to keep our water and waste tank levels low. We did an over 6,000 km Alaska/Yukon tour and got between 7.5 and 8 km per litre.
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The owner has sent a picture of it, and there is not an air conditioner on the roof. This rig does have an air conditioner. Where is the air conditioner placed in the "older" models? Is it a typical 110V room type unit?
It's a wall mount unit and it goes above the fridge, in the space shown here for the microwave:
http://escapetrailer.com/Index.aspx?...=fridge&Item=2

I don't have one myself, but this is what I found earlier.

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Old 03-01-2009, 08:44 PM   #13
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Re: Asking for help from a Midwest Escape Owner

I sent a personal email in response to your first question about viewing an Escape.
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Old 03-02-2009, 09:14 AM   #14
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I'm not griping, but I haven't received the email. Maybe something didn't work.
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Old 03-02-2009, 11:38 AM   #15
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Let me know if the PM messages aren't working and I'll look into it.. Usually it's automatic.. when you sign on there's a little status box showing your logon and if you have any messages.. also you should get an email to the email address you used when joining the forum.. You might want to check to see if that notification email went to "spam" on your email client.. if so just let the email client know it's not "spam" and all subsequent messages should go through..
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Old 03-02-2009, 01:03 PM   #16
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Re: Asking for help from a Midwest Escape Owner

My 2005 Toyota Sienna was aftermarket equipped with a 7 pin (6 "spades" 1 roundish) electrical connector. It hooked right up to the Escape that I "trial towed".
Hopefully this answers one of your questions.
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Old 03-02-2009, 06:48 PM   #17
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I have have been seeing the email messages notification under the user info section, can't say that I have ever received an email message that I have received a reply. I have responded to Habberdash agsin, lets see what happens?
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I have have been seeing the email messages notification under the user info section, can't say that I have ever received an email message that I have received a reply. I have responded to Habberdash agsin, lets see what happens?
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The reason no one has responded is: When they type your name, they get this enormous sensation of hunger for a Fudge Brownie and cup of coffee, that they have to get up and get one. Then, they're so satisfied, they forget about the response : - ) Excuse me, I'm hungry....gotta go
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