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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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