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Old 06-14-2016, 08:44 PM   #11
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The insides always remind me of the inside of a refrigerator.
the fridge analogy is funny....if Ollie would limit their use of mirrored surfaces they might be a bit warmer...something like Casita cabinet doors....do prefer the easy cleaning of the fiberglass surfaces and their well engineered interior structure versus the sticks,glue, staples, and 1/8" thin wood walls of the Escape (unless you pay extra $$$ to make them somewhat solid).
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Old 06-14-2016, 09:26 PM   #12
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Different strokes for different folks. In our case, we really liked the Oliver, but the floor plan of the one we saw was identical to our 2014 Spirit Deluxe Casita. Escape offered us the floor plan we liked at a much lower cost.
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Old 06-14-2016, 09:43 PM   #13
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Myron, What were they pulling their Ollie with? From just a glimpse of it in the middle photo at the dumping station, it looks like a little hatchback SUV, and that can't be. So, do you recall what their tow vehicle was? Just curious....
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Old 06-14-2016, 09:53 PM   #14
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Myron, one more thing. The storage box on the tongue of your 19' looks different to me. Is it an ETI factory box? Or is that made by a third party and just happened to fit? Looks good. Just curious. Dale
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Old 06-14-2016, 09:53 PM   #15
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He may have mentioned what his tow is but just cannot remember and I never looked at it. This picture is the best I can do.

That storage box is my $50 home built. Documented somewhere on my "A few modifications to my 19" thread.
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Old 06-14-2016, 10:12 PM   #16
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He may have mentioned what his tow is but just cannot remember and I never looked at it. This picture is the best I can do.

That storage box is my $50 home built. Documented somewhere on my "A few modifications to my 19" thread.
Looks like a VW Toureg which could have a tow capacity of 7,700 pounds if I recall depending how it is configured.
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Old 06-14-2016, 10:16 PM   #17
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Donna D, You're good at identifying stuff. Can you tell what make/model the white tow vehicle is pulling the Oliver in Myron's middle photo? It appears to be a rather small'ish SUV - hardly big enough to be pulling a heavy camper like an Oliver. Maybe there is a mid-sized SUV towing superstar out there that we don't know about. Aain, just curious.... Dale
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Old 06-14-2016, 10:18 PM   #18
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Escape meets Ollie

Tim's right. Here's a photo of a VW Touareg. Looks to be the same vehicle.

I guess if you're gonna go first class on the trailer, might as well do the same for the tow.


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Dale, I think Robert has it right.
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Old 06-14-2016, 10:25 PM   #20
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Looks like a VW Toureg which could have a tow capacity of 7,700 pounds if I recall depending how it is configured.
Thanks Tim. I was in the middle of typing my follow-up question to Donna when you posted this. It does look like a Toureg. Haven't had a VW since the '71 Super Beetle I had in grad school (loved that little bug). Maybe we need to locate a VW dealer and take a look. They could probably use the business these days. I hope they are playing by the rules now.
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