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Old 04-06-2018, 07:30 PM   #1
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New Escape video - "How It's Made"

Just released on YouTube via the ETI Facebook page

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Old 04-06-2018, 07:44 PM   #2
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You never took the time to watch it before posting, eh?
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Old 04-06-2018, 08:09 PM   #3
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Well, it's 15 minutes long...I posted the link as soon as I saw the post, then watched the video. Figured if it was made by ETI it must be good. Pretty neat for those of us way down here in Texas who can't make it up to Chilliwack for a factory tour!
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Old 04-06-2018, 08:12 PM   #4
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Well, it's 15 minutes long...
'tis how I figured it out with you posting minutes after they did.

It is a good look at the process, for sure. Though I would recommend listening with the sound low .
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Old 04-06-2018, 08:14 PM   #5
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Very cool, thanks!

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That's very nice.
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Very interesting, my next one will be that red color before they paint it white....
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Well, that looks pretty easy. Maybe I'll build one this weekend.
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Nice to see how it starts going together
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Gives me a whole new appreciation for the effort and craftsmanship that goes into building our trailers. Kind of the polar opposite of that Jayco build video.

I thought I read in a thread somewhere that ETI didn’t use chopper guns though- am I misrembering or did they change that part of the process?
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Very nice! Those molds are huge. I always wondered how the they moved the trailers sideways down the production line. Pretty cool to see our escape in the video along with many other beauties.
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Well, that looks pretty easy. Maybe I'll build one this weekend.
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Way cool!

Amazingly well done. First class like everything they do.
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I thought I read in a thread somewhere that ETI didn’t use chopper guns though- am I misrembering or did they change that part of the process?
Yah, I was thinking the same thing. Nothing in the video shows anything other than chopped strand. If that is the case, a little disappointing as straight chopped strand isn't nearly as light or strong as mat, sometimes sprayed on with a chopper gun and sometimes put on in sheets plus woven roving.

That would account for some of the paper thin sections that I've found, like near the door frame. Boat layups, with a layup schedule of mat and roving tend to be much more consistent in their layup.

It does the job, but if it's straight chopped stand it's not as good as it could be.

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Yeah I saw the link on there last night but figured it'd been there for a while and already posted about on here since I haven't been on the forum for months. Good for them for putting it together.
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I like the part near the end where they pressurize the trailer (Magnehlic gauge) and spray the window areas with a bubble solution to look for leaks. Good QC check!
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Wow!

That was fabulous to see. We watched it on the big screen TV and were able to see lots of detail.

My right hand is killing me from hitting pause with the trackball. Dirk gave me great information on the fiberglass process as he sees that at work all the time.

That is WAY more than you were able to see on their factory tours!

I also liked how they showed some trailers with custom flooring, cushions and countertop. Plus a 21 with the added window at the foot of the bed.

Thanks Escape!
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Nice!

Great video that gives a general idea of the entire process. I can’t wait to get mine ordered!
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Yah, I was thinking the same thing. Nothing in the video shows anything other than chopped strand. If that is the case, a little disappointing as straight chopped strand isn't nearly as light or strong as mat, sometimes sprayed on with a chopper gun and sometimes put on in sheets plus woven roving.

That would account for some of the paper thin sections that I've found, like near the door frame. Boat layups, with a layup schedule of mat and roving tend to be much more consistent in their layup.

It does the job, but if it's straight chopped stand it's not as good as it could be.

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That explains a lot and to what We have found . Pat
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