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Old 07-24-2015, 04:39 PM   #61
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Hi: rbryan4... I just found out from Trailer Life Mag. that the free issues I get with my Good Sam Membership DON'T INCLUDE THE AUG. ISSUE!!! Now I have to take back all the bad press I gave Canada Post!!! Alf
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Old 07-24-2015, 05:43 PM   #62
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Hi: rbryan4... I just found out from Trailer Life Mag. that the free issues I get with my Good Sam Membership DON'T INCLUDE THE AUG. ISSUE!!! Now I have to take back all the bad press I gave Canada Post!!! Alf

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You would think your copy would be complimentary from the magazine itself, since it's your trailer that's featured.

As for Canada Post, all reports are that they're a far cry better than our Postal Service.
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Old 07-27-2015, 10:25 AM   #63
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Hi: All... Finally got hold of a copy. None in the news stands but my Bro n law gave up his copy. The road test of a 5.0TA mentions " The body is mounted on a rubber torsion independent suspension". Did Reace change it again or did the reviewer even look under the trailer? Alf
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Old 07-27-2015, 11:23 AM   #64
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The road test of a 5.0TA mentions " The body is mounted on a rubber torsion independent suspension". Did Reace change it again or did the reviewer even look under the trailer? Alf
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I'm assuming they didn't look, Alf. They should have mentioned the EZ Flex.
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Old 07-28-2015, 12:07 AM   #65
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The road test of a 5.0TA mentions " The body is mounted on a rubber torsion independent suspension". Did Reace change it again or did the reviewer even look under the trailer?
I don't think there's much chance Reace could change the design without the members of this forum noticing, and I don't know why he would change it anyway. No, I doubt anyone at Trailer Life actually looks at stuff under any trailer; I think they just read specs... the wrong specs in this case. It's not a technically-oriented publication.

Also, no one who is interested in vehicle technology would say "The body is mounted on a rubber torsion independent suspension", because it isn't - the trailer's body is directly mounted to the frame, not the suspension. Motor vehicles often have sophisticated body mounting designs, but travel trailers usually don't, and an Escape doesn't. Something like "The chassis is mounted on a rubber torsion independent suspension", or "The trailer runs on a rubber torsion independent suspension", or "The body is mounted on a steel frame which is suspended by a rubber torsion independent system" would make sense... if it were one of the other Escape models which actually has an independent suspension.
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Old 07-28-2015, 10:37 AM   #66
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I don't think there's much chance Reace could change the design without the members of this forum noticing, and I don't know why he would change it anyway. No, I doubt anyone at Trailer Life actually looks at stuff under any trailer; I think they just read specs... the wrong specs in this case. It's not a technically-oriented publication.

Also, no one who is interested in vehicle technology would say "The body is mounted on a rubber torsion independent suspension", because it isn't - the trailer's body is directly mounted to the frame, not the suspension. Motor vehicles often have sophisticated body mounting designs, but travel trailers usually don't, and an Escape doesn't. Something like "The chassis is mounted on a rubber torsion independent suspension", or "The trailer runs on a rubber torsion independent suspension", or "The body is mounted on a steel frame which is suspended by a rubber torsion independent system" would make sense... if it were one of the other Escape models which actually has an independent suspension.
Are we splitting hairs on this.

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Old 07-28-2015, 10:53 AM   #67
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...No, I doubt anyone at Trailer Life actually looks at stuff under any trailer; I think they just read specs... the wrong specs in this case. It's not a technically-oriented publication.

Also, no one who is interested in vehicle technology would say "The body is mounted on a rubber torsion independent suspension", because it isn't ...
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Are we splitting hairs on this.
No, just saying that that you can tell from a writer's language whether or not they know what they're talking about. I suggest reading Trailer Life for impressions of a trailer, not technical information.
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Old 07-28-2015, 11:08 AM   #68
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No, I doubt anyone at Trailer Life actually looks at stuff under any trailer; I think they just read specs... the wrong specs in this case.
To be fair to Trailer Life, although they just read specs those specs as published by Escape Trailer Industries are incorrect. From the Escape 5.0TA specs:
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... the rubber torsion suspension axle, which is used in all of our Escape models...
This is an error still leftover from the conversion of the original 5.0 web page to the 5.0TA - there were more problems for quite a while, with a mix of information from the two versions, and I still wouldn't trust anything in the 5.0TA page without careful examination.

I just noticed this one today:
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The Escape 5.0TA weighs approximately 3100 lbs (dry weight) keeping travel costs to a minimum.
Not true: the base and dry 5.0TA - according to the specifications tab of the same page - weighs 3700 pounds. 3100 pounds is just the portion carried on the axles, but you have to pull the whole 3700 pounds (plus!) down the road.

Someone just reading the web site will not have the right information.

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I'm assuming they didn't look, Alf. They should have mentioned the EZ Flex.
I agree that either they didn't look, or they didn't understand what they were seeing. The E-Z Flex is mentioned in the features list on the website, so perhaps the magazine article should have mentioned it, but then they would need to reconcile the conflicting information from the website.
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Old 07-28-2015, 11:34 AM   #69
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I just noticed this one today:
Did you let Tammy and Reace know about this two errors on their site. I bet they would like to know.
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Old 07-28-2015, 12:33 PM   #70
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Did you let Tammy and Reace know about this two errors on their site. I bet they would like to know.
The 5.0/5.0TA issues have been around as long as the 5.0TA, and have been discussed in this forum (which I realize is not operated or monitored by Tammy and Reace)... and yes, I believe that I did send an email long ago. I could send a note in case they're not aware of the remaining issues.

If I'm going to do that...
Question: Does the 5.0TA have scissors jacks in the back (as listed on the web page), or single-leg (Deluxe Telescoping or C-Jack) like other Escapes?
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