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Old 10-28-2010, 09:32 AM   #11
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Re: Damaged Escape 19 For Sale

Hi: All...Those pic's look, to me, to have been shot in a RV salvage/storage yard. They are scary...and it's not even Halloween yet!!!
I've seen what a propane fridge fire can do to the side of a slide in truck camper and it ain't purdy. Alf
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Old 10-28-2010, 10:40 AM   #12
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Re: Damaged Escape 19 For Sale

After looking at the photos again I think someone has made the proper conclusion that it was not a total roll over. It looks like it landed on the driver's side as the hatch, hub cap and water heater vent are all damaged. Perhaps the most force hit the front portion of the driver side as the fiberglass across the front appears cracked above and below the belly band and that hatch seems to show the most damage.

The awning and roof items look intact, indicating those areas did not hit the ground. All said and done you still have two cracked body halves, a frame replacement and who knows what on the inside. I still think it is for parts only.

Those units around it certainly do make for a Halloween scare.
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Old 10-28-2010, 01:19 PM   #13
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According to the 14th post, it was rolled,

http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f...gon-44188.html
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Old 10-28-2010, 02:46 PM   #14
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It may depend on how you define "rolled". I'd call anything more than 90 degrees a roll. If it rolled up to 180 degrees on the left side, the awning would be unscathed.
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Old 11-01-2010, 07:41 AM   #15
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Re: Damaged Escape 19 For Sale

Matt in SV, a moderator on FiberglassRV, has purchased this trailer. He and his wife flew from California and rented a U-Haul cargo trailer to get the 19 footer back to California. If you care to read about his impression of the damage, etc. check out this topic on FiberglassRV: http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f...1-a-44225.html
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Old 11-01-2010, 08:47 AM   #16
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Interesting account of the inspection and tow home. Apparently it wasn't as badly damaged as some feared; but a daunting task notwithstanding.

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Old 11-01-2010, 09:19 AM   #17
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Hi: All...Thanks to Donna D. for the link. IMHO for somewhere slightly south of 10K they'll have a great Escape!!! All it takes is "Time and money" and I have lots of one and none of the other. Alf
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Old 11-02-2010, 09:50 PM   #18
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It's going to make for an interesting thread to follow. I hope Matt thoroughly documents (with pictures!) the journey to rebirth!
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Old 11-02-2010, 10:51 PM   #19
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Hi: Donna D...I thought for sure you'd be replying to Reace's for sale post. He's got your trailer ready...and listed. Alf
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Old 11-03-2010, 03:02 AM   #20
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Hi it's Matt, the buyer of the 19.

The damage I've seen makes it appear that the trailer rolled onto its side and slid some distance on asphalt before or after impact on the front, mostly on the driver side. Although it ground away about half the front of the aluminum rub strip/belly band on its left side, the damage on that side was apparently limited to the cargo access hatch under the bed, the furnace grille, and the plastic strips surrounding the lower fridge vent.

It's currently sitting in the drive with a few fans blowing inside and all the windows open. There's no visible moisture at this point, but I expect it will take a week or two to get it fully dried out. Any tips on getting it dry would be appreciated. I thought about running a couple space heaters or maybe closing it up and trying the AC to dehumidify, but plain old ventilation seems like the way to go.

Aside from the fiberglass repair, at this point the only total write offs were the driver side cargo hatch, one of the propane tanks, a couple of reflectors and at least one of the leveling scissors. I may need to replace the gravel guard, but I'm not totally sure. The inside will need a rebuilt driver side overhead, two drawers, front dinette cushions and a queen bed. Somewhere along the line, the water tank broke loose, but it actually looks ok.

This trailer seems to have quite a few of the options, including the double glazing, air conditioner, outdoor AC outlet, extra propane connector, rear hitch, (unless that's standard), 3 burner stove and cover. And this bunk hammock: Does anyone know if the gaucho option mounts on the same brackets as the hammock? I think it's cumbersome: too heavy, too difficult to assemble install and remove, too low and awkward to store.

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