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Old 07-14-2013, 10:25 PM   #1
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Just finished a 1600+ mile drive from NM to Chilliwack! Spending the night just down the road from the Escape plant. Tried to spy our new to us 2008 5.0 through the chain link fence....
Picking it up at 8am tomorrow! WooHoo!
The border crossing had a 45 minute backlog at 3pm on a Sunday afternoon. Huge line of traffic headed into the US from Canada. Maybe it is end of weekend traffic....Hope it is not as bad tomorrow afternoon....
Fran & Dave
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Old 07-14-2013, 10:37 PM   #2
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It's most likley inside the shop being detailed. It will look new when you pick it up tomorrow.Try the border after dinner, usually a bit lighter then.
Congrats on the 05.
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Old 07-14-2013, 11:08 PM   #3
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Just finished a 1600+ mile drive from NM to Chilliwack! Spending the night just down the road from the Escape plant. Tried to spy our new to us 2008 5.0 through the chain link fence....
Picking it up at 8am tomorrow! WooHoo!

Fran & Dave
Wow - what a drive that would be. Some spectacular sights along the way on that dive I bet. It will no doubt be even more spectaular when you get to head back with your newly acquired 5.0 in tow.
I am always amazed at the distance a lot of owners drive to get their Escape. Testament to just how much people like the product I guess.

You were pretty brave trying to spy through the chain link fence. Those big dogs that patrol the inside are enough to frighten away most.

Congrats on your new rig and have a great time camping.
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Old 07-14-2013, 11:19 PM   #4
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Hah! Didn't see any dogs :-) Maybe we didn't t get close enough! Yes, the drive up was really neat. From the drama of the Four Corners area, through Canyonlands and the whole length of Utah, across the corner of Idaho and then up through Orgeon...very cool. We then went up the east side of the Cascades and travelled across North Cascades NP on very scenic route 20. Gorgeous! And the mountains around Chilliwack are stunning! The trip was a real smorgasborg of North and South West scenery! Highly recommended.
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Old 07-15-2013, 06:51 AM   #5
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Hah! Didn't see any dogs :-) Maybe we didn't t get close enough! Yes, the drive up was really neat. From the drama of the Four Corners area, through Canyonlands and the whole length of Utah, across the corner of Idaho and then up through Orgeon...very cool. We then went up the east side of the Cascades and travelled across North Cascades NP on very scenic route 20. Gorgeous! And the mountains around Chilliwack are stunning! The trip was a real smorgasborg of North and South West scenery! Highly recommended.
Hi: FMLNM... Sure hope after all that trip that things come together well. Take lots of pic's. to share with us. I'm thinking today will be a long day too. Alf
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Old 07-15-2013, 08:26 AM   #6
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Indeed! We have a short bed frontier and installed the B&W Patriot hitch about 9 inches behind the axle. Actually puts it about the middle of the bed. Will certainly report back on how this works. We might be the first 5' bed with a 5.0!
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Old 07-15-2013, 10:39 AM   #7
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Best wishes for your new Escape. Have a wonderful trip.
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Old 07-15-2013, 11:21 AM   #8
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I sure hope that the short bed Frontier works well (I think it will) as I too have a short bed and really want to purchase the 5.0 next year. I look forward to your report, and wish you the best of luck.

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Very exciting day ..... enjoy !
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Old 07-15-2013, 12:30 PM   #10
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I imagine you are now in the door, and going through things on your trailer.....nice!

We want to see lots of photos and hear stories of your return trip with it.
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