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Old 05-29-2013, 11:26 AM   #1
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E Day!

I'm on my way to Chilliwack and will finally get to pick up My Escape tomorrow morning. Only my fellow Escape owners can appreciate the joy and excitement of this moment!

I want to sincerely thank all of you for sharing your experiences, knowledge and opinions on this forum. You have helped me learn so much including which options, even those not necessarily on the option sheet, I wanted on my very first trailer. I look forward to meeting many of you at the Rally and many more of you during my future travels.
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Old 05-29-2013, 11:49 AM   #2
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Old 05-29-2013, 01:49 PM   #3
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"E"xcellent!
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Old 05-29-2013, 06:09 PM   #4
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Congrats Carol R! Can't wait for my day to arrive!
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Old 05-29-2013, 06:36 PM   #5
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Where you headed after Chilliwack, on to Osoyoos?
I've got all my maps out. May head out early and camp somewhere along the way ( depending on the weather - which is looking good ). There are some Forest Service sites near Keremeos and also near Hedley. Haven't got a plan yet myself.
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Old 05-29-2013, 06:45 PM   #6
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Congratulations Carol! Yes, I know exactly how you feel right now. The give-away on your excitement level is the exclamation point following the description you have of your trailer; "Trailer: 2013 Escape 17B!". WOW!...
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Old 05-29-2013, 09:53 PM   #7
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Escape, enjoy, excited, excellent, energetic, enchanted, ecstatic, explore, everywhere!

Glenn,
I've never towed or backed up a trailer before but am planning to put her on a ferry to Vancouver Island and explore mostly around Tofino before making my way back to Osoyoos for the rally. See you there!
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Old 05-29-2013, 09:58 PM   #8
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I've never towed or backed up a trailer before...
Your trailer will tow so easily and it will be easy to back up, too. Just remember to put your hands (I use palms down) on the bottom of the wheel and, using your rear view mirrors, turn the wheel the same direction you want the trailer to go. This way, there's no second-guessing of which way do I turn the wheel to get the trailer to do such and such...
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Old 05-29-2013, 10:30 PM   #9
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Good backing advice. But, I go with palm facing up ( at the bottom of the wheel - 6 o'clock ). When you start to get into trouble. Stop. Go forward until tow and trailer are straight and start the manoeuvre again.
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Old 05-29-2013, 11:04 PM   #10
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Thanks for the tips!
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When you start to get into trouble. Stop. Go forward until tow and trailer are straight and start the manoeuvre again.
Amen to that. (Except I spell maneuver differently down here. ) I remember at first turning my head to look back--I could see over my pop-up--and having my hands at the top of the wheel. What a bunch of mental gymnastics that was...especially if someone was saying, "Turn the wheel the other way. No, the OTHER way." Having confidence in yourself and your rear view mirrors is the ticket.
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Old 05-30-2013, 12:02 AM   #12
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I spent about 10 minutes with my dictionary trying to spell that word and the spell check here claimed it was wrong every time. I think it's British.
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Old 05-30-2013, 12:13 AM   #13
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I spent about 10 minutes with my dictionary trying to spell that word and the spell check here claimed it was wrong every time. I think it's British.
I just assumed it was the Canadian spelling. But after reading your comment, I looked it up and it's definitely British. So now I'm wondering how Canadians spell it? BTW, I had to look to make sure I was spelling it correctly in the American version. A good laugh for me.
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Old 05-30-2013, 09:34 AM   #14
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That's one advantage of being Canadian -- we get to choose which spelling we use and nobody calls us on it...
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