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Old 10-27-2014, 11:30 AM   #21
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The 15' and 17' (and the no-longer-produced 13' and original 5.0) are not quite wide enough to required the wide-vehicle identification or clearance lights, so it isn't just a matter of putting in full stop/turn/tail lamps instead of just clearance lights.
Calif. V.C. 25100 says 80 inches and over, so the Escape 15 and 17, at 80 inches width, need the width ID lights.
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Old 10-27-2014, 11:39 AM   #22
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We just finalized the build sheet for our '19' a few weeks ago. The price dropped $100 because the EZ Lube Axles are now a standard feature.

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Old 10-27-2014, 12:17 PM   #23
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[QUOTE=Ian G;71060]Yes 19' the batteries are on the tongue (or in the box).
I asked Reace if I could get mine moved inside the trailer and he indicated that the 19 had a light tongue weight and the batteries were needed on the tongue to add some weight there.


I figured this is why Reace has the batteries inside on the 21' with extra length forward of axles. The problem with light tongue weight on the 19' led to the box, I understand, but the 21' has no such problem apparently, and perhaps the opposite would more likely be the case with it. Looking at what is behind the axles --- not much. Where is the 21' fresh water?
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Old 10-27-2014, 12:19 PM   #24
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Yes, in a closed box (removable top) and vented with about a 2 inch OD plastic flex hose.
Glad to hear venting is to exterior. Don't like the whole venting problem. Some trailers actually vent to the interior.
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Old 10-27-2014, 12:25 PM   #25
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Yes it would be a lot of work - the only downside of Reace constantly improving the trailers is keeping track of all those changes/improvements.
Yes, not possible to keep track. Wonder if Reace and Tammy even know! For instance, which month and year did black tank change on the 19'. They need to keep a list of such changes and wonder if they do.

Another question, I see features include scissor jacks but I do not know of any on 19's. Do the 21's have scissor jacks as stated on ETI site?
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Old 10-27-2014, 12:35 PM   #26
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Scissor Jacks


Light Trailer Stabilizer

the 5.0TA looks like the latter.
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Old 10-27-2014, 12:45 PM   #27
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Another question, I see features include scissor jacks but I do not know of any on 19's. Do the 21's have scissor jacks as stated on ETI site?
On my 19' I specifically asked Reace if they could install the scissor jacks, he flatly refused saying that the jacks could actually lift the trailer and the frame was not designed to carry the load at the rear where these jacks would be installed. Damage to frame and/or body could result.
I have no idea if this is the case on the 21'
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Old 10-27-2014, 12:49 PM   #28
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Our 5.0 has the former (scissor jack stabilizers) that came as part of the high lift option.

When we first got the 5.0 (may 2010) I asked Reace about the EZ lube hubs and he didn't recommend them at the time. Felt that they would only grease the outer bearing. How times have changed. I know you have to be careful when using them. You can build up tremendous hydraulic pressure with a grease gun (John Deer Caterpillars and other tracked units use a grease gun to adjust track tension) and push the seal off the back and unseat the EZ lube fitting.
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Old 10-27-2014, 12:53 PM   #29
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I had scissors jacks on my 2010 Escape 19, I believe it was a fluke. The story went that Escape received a batch of scissors by mistake from a supplier and choose to use them. After having both I can say I believe the scissors kept the 19 more stable and reduced rocking. My 21 has to have the wheel chocks that clamp between the tires to keep me from getting seasick.
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On my 19' I specifically asked Reace if they could install the scissor jacks, he flatly refused saying that the jacks could actually lift the trailer and the frame was not designed to carry the load at the rear where these jacks would be installed. Damage to frame and/or body could result.
I have no idea if this is the case on the 21'
Yes, I am still wondering why the ETI info says scissor.
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