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Old 05-08-2016, 09:25 AM   #1
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What is the frame of an Escape made of Steel or Aluminum ?
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Old 05-08-2016, 09:28 AM   #2
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It's made of steel.


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Old 05-08-2016, 09:40 AM   #3
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Oliver uses heavy aluminum square tubing on their frames. Nicely designed trailer!
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Old 05-08-2016, 11:55 AM   #5
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What is the frame of an Escape made of Steel or Aluminum ?
Older (can't remember the date) have a 3" box, now they use a 4" box. Everyone should inspect their frame for cracks, especially the 3".
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Older (can't remember the date) have a 3" box, now they use a 4" box. Everyone should inspect their frame for cracks, especially the 3".
Escape issued a recall for the 3" box, at least for the 17's. Suggest you contact Escape if you have one and they will send you the mending plate to strengthen the weak weld.
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This is the recall as posted by ETI.

3" Frame Recall on 15', 17' & 19' Escape Trailers
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Old 05-08-2016, 04:53 PM   #8
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Since the dimensions are being mentioned...

Originally Escape used a 1.5" wide by 3" tall steel box-section frame - this is being referred to as a 3" frame. The rear section is stepped up 3" by overlapping the rear section of each frame rail on top of the front section, and welding them.

Starting a couple of years ago (described in the recall information), all but the rear section was changed to 2" wide by 4" tall on all models (the 21' and 5.0TA already had this size from the beginning of those models) - this is what people mean by a 4" frame. The rear section remains 3" tall in all models.

I don't think the wall thickness has been published by Escape, but as I recall someone reported that it is 3/16 of an inch.
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