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Old 02-25-2012, 08:04 PM   #11
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Baglo:

Wikipedia says that angioplasty patients "are advised to avoid any type of lifting, babysitting grandchildren or other strenuous physical activity for a week." I hope you will take it easy after the procedure -- we want you to be around for a long time yet!

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I'm getting an angioplasty and stent next week, but that won't fix the dog.


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Old 02-25-2012, 09:27 PM   #12
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They haven't advised me of any of that.
Does that mean I take the rest of the week off?
Is a 355 ML can of beer too heavy to lift?

What if I balance it with another in my other fist?

The only thing I know about this is what I read on Wikipedia.

They aren't going up into the heart. It's over to my left leg. My brother-in-law had four stents installed last year and was sore for a while.

I guess I should ask.

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Old 02-25-2012, 09:58 PM   #13
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One beer in each hand should cancel each other out and be a perfect balance. Best of luck with your procedure, Glenn, I hope you don't get too sore.

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Old 02-26-2012, 11:36 AM   #14
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Best of luck with your procedure, Glenn, I hope you don't get too sore.

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Same thought here!


I put a bike rack on 'Ping last summer. I am too cheap to pay big $$$ for an expensive rack so I found an inexpensivie one that seems half decent quality (paid about $100CDN or $100.34USD).

The problem with it or any other bumper mount rack is the bikes tend to obscure the brake lights of the Escape. You can still kinda see them through the spokes of the mounted bikes but ...

When 'Ping goes for upgrades next year, the extra tail lights above the rear window will be part of the retrofit.

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Old 03-08-2012, 12:15 AM   #15
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I'm the happy owner of a new to us 2009 19 foot escape. I was wondering how much weight the bike rack receiver will take? I was thinking of a Thule parkway 4bike and three mt bikes( maybe 75 pounds of bikes).
Anyone doing any thing like this?
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Old 03-08-2012, 12:21 AM   #16
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I don't think weight is an issue.
I have a steel 4' x 2' cargo rack mounted in mine. I think it weighs some. On top of that is an aluminum box about the same area and 18 inches high. Inside that are my tools ( axe, hatchet etc ), hoses, 5 liters of gas and miscellany.
And I stand on the box to wash the back of the trailer ( 165 lbs. ).

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Old 03-08-2012, 09:06 AM   #17
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If it is the hitch installed at the time of the trailer being built I believe it has a 300 lb. capacity. Check with Escape to verify.

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Old 03-08-2012, 01:10 PM   #18
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I'm the happy owner of a new to us 2009 19 foot escape. I was wondering how much weight the bike rack receiver will take? I was thinking of a Thule parkway 4bike and three mt bikes( maybe 75 pounds of bikes).
Anyone doing any thing like this?
I carried two bikes with a Thule rack on the rear of my 19' Escape without any problems at all. The Thule rack plugs into the optional Escape receiver. With two bikes and Thule rack on the rear of the Escape, the tongue weight is reduced by 40 pounds.
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Old 03-09-2012, 01:30 AM   #19
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I ordered our trailer "bike rack ready" - Reinforced for 500 lbs.
This allows my husband to take along his Suzuki 125 when he goes hunting.
This would probably allow for a mobility scooter as well - just remember you have to add
the weight of the rack too.
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Old 03-09-2012, 03:58 PM   #20
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I wonder if the fact that the escape came with the receiver means that it is "bike rack ready". And if that means 500 lbs?

LBaranyai, did you specify that you wanted to put a motorcycle on the back when you ordered your trailer? Or did you just order it bike rack ready?

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