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Old 10-21-2018, 09:49 AM   #1
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Consolidated list to check upon pickup....

With the recent postings of various issues that some have experienced with their new Escapes, I wanted to make a list for myself to inspect and insure operation during our pickup. In the past I never gave it thought as Reace seemed to have always gone over the unit to insure everything works. But with growing pains comes quality control issues and now there seems to be some things to double check.This is not an all-inclusive list, pay attention at orientation.
1. The hot water by pass valve installation, it is correct?
2. turn on water pump and check for leaks at the outside shower connections?
3. windows, are they properly sealed and the panes appear to be sealed-remember to not tighten too hard when closing?
4. remote for the power awning and proper wrench to manual retract?
5. high wind sensor on awning operation?
6. furnace operation?
7. refrigerator operation?
8. solar set to wet cells and single battery?
9. all lights operating, in and out?
10.check the door operation for rubbing?
any other recent issues?
continued........
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Jim , are you asking for others to add to your list of things to check ?
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Yes, things that have appeared/happened more than once recently, not necessarily one of a kind but trends that may seem to be happening.....
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How can you check the high wind self-closing operation?
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How can you check the high wind self-closing operation?
Wiggle the awning with your hand.
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Wiggle the awning with your hand.
Duh, that makes sense! I was picturing a wind tunnel.
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any other recent issues?

ETI is sending us a new bathroom faucet. The diverter wasn't working and allowed water to stream out of the shower head whenever you turned on the faucet. While you can't really check it without water, you can see if the diverter moves up and down (ours was 'frozen' in place).
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Old 10-21-2018, 02:28 PM   #8
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any other recent issues?

ETI is sending us a new bathroom faucet. The diverter wasn't working and allowed water to stream out of the shower head whenever you turned on the faucet. While you can't really check it without water, you can see if the diverter moves up and down (ours was 'frozen' in place).
Our 2017 also had a bad bathroom faucet. A small crack allowed the diverter to pop out when the faucet was used. I changed to a different make and a more flexible hose and have not had a problem since.

Here are a few I noticed and fixed myself.

Make sure whoever welded your step arms on did it correctly.
We did not notice until we were home a few weeks that one side is 1 34 inches lower than the other side. I made a wood spacer to level it. Whoever mounted the step to it just jammed a bolt and nut in and managed to cross thread it trying to fit them together. I kept quiet but noticed at the Escape rally several other newer trailers also had leaning steps.

Take a quick look in the door jamb and make sure the door striker is not backwards. That was a real puzzle as the door was getting harder and harder to open as we traveled home.

Make sure they sealed the floor drain correctly in the bathroom as water runs under the wall onto the floor if they did not when you take a shower.
Excites the wife a lot too.

If they are still using a 30 or 40 amp fuse at the battery carry a spare.
I and others upgraded the wiring and increased the fuse size to stop the occasional blown fuse for no good reason problem. This has affected more than myself.

I think Escape orders the frames ready to go so the below is due to whoever assembled the brake system.

Consider doing an earlier than normal first bearing lube.
I found 2 leaking seals , luckily they had not damaged the brakes just leaked down the side of the mounting plates and one non functional brake because someone crimped the insulation instead of the wire. I do not add grease to the hubs with the zerk fittings. If I did the excess grease probably would have soaked and damaged the brake surfaces.
Iowa Dave also had a non functional brake on his and I think it was the same rear drivers side brake.
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11. make sure the step is mounted level
12. check the bath faucet and floor drain caulk
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Where are the inline fuses?

Locations of check valves (water heater?) (City water line?) How can they be relieved?

Tire speed rating?

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