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Old 08-07-2015, 11:10 AM   #71
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C&G in FL: Thanks for the info and another point of view. Our visiting daughter is from Clearwater; he is a CG helo pilot. Small world...
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Old 08-07-2015, 11:45 PM   #72
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On the build sheet for the 5.0 TA it ask for your truck information and has the statement ( please note we require this information prior to your trailer entering production to ensure the 5.0 TA is manufactured to the correct height. ) So this got me to wondering just how much is the 5.0TA manufactured different for each vehicles. What happens when you change your tow vehicle can the 5.0 TA be easily reconfigured to fit a different vehicle?
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Old 08-08-2015, 12:15 AM   #73
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On the build sheet for the 5.0 TA it ask for your truck information and has the statement ( please note we require this information prior to your trailer entering production to ensure the 5.0 TA is manufactured to the correct height. ) So this got me to wondering just how much is the 5.0TA manufactured different for each vehicles.
There are two parts which can be changed, both related to height.
  1. The suspension height can be set. The basic adjustment is whether the axles are placed above the springs (lower trailer height) or below them (higher trailer). There are apparently three different levels - I don't know what the other change is.
  2. The pinbox - the steel box sticking out the front which has the pin on the end - can be adjusted vertically by unbolting it from its base and bolting it back in using a different set of holes.
Height is relevant because the front of the trailer must clear the sides of the truck box.

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What happens when you change your tow vehicle can the 5.0 TA be easily reconfigured to fit a different vehicle?
Yes, both settings above can be changed by just unbolting parts and bolting them back in at a different position. There are some details which make it more work - such as the weight of the components - but the original configuration does not prevent you from changing to another height later for a different tug.

The spring-under/spring-over suspension change normally requires parts and welding, but Escape buys these axles with double mounting pads so no welding is required to change the height.
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Old 08-08-2015, 01:08 AM   #74
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Hi Brian B-P,
Thanks Brian for taking the time to write such a thorough answer to my 5.0 TA question. it is greatly appreciate it .
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Old 08-09-2015, 12:30 AM   #75
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Storage question on the 5.0TA the outside hatch access door just to right of the entrance door. Does this access hatch open up,the area under the stair for storage?
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This is the area I am wondering if the access hatch opens up for storage?
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Old 08-09-2015, 02:01 AM   #77
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Old 08-09-2015, 02:07 AM   #78
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Wow! Thank you for this explanation. This really helps us!

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Old 08-09-2015, 04:19 AM   #79
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The bottom two steps open for storage. The outside one opens up to under the drawer in the cabinet next to the stairs.
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The bottom two steps open for storage. The outside one opens up to under the drawer in the cabinet next to the stairs.
Ginger is correct. And the storage is deep... all the way to the bottom of the trailer. I can barely see what's at the bottom and reaching in to grab something laying at the bottom... sure wish my arm was longer. I store the BAL stabilizer crank, awning de-flappers and the emergency landing jack crank in that storage area. The awning pull down rod is too long (hummm, may need to shorten that!).
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