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Old 08-17-2016, 10:59 AM   #1
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Out of the gate issues or not

Hi all, the plan is to head up north to pick up our new 21 escape next week. I plan on staying close by at least one night in case I have trailer issues which brings me to my question....How many of you had the good fortune of picking up your trailer with zero problems?
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Old 08-17-2016, 11:10 AM   #2
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Picked our 19 up in the spring of 2015. Stayed in the Northwest, within a couple hundred miles of Chilliwack "just in case" for about a week mostly for sightseeing. We had absolutely no problems with our Escape!
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Old 08-17-2016, 11:42 AM   #3
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Picked up our 19 in Nov last year and stayed at KOA in Lynden for a couple of nights. No issues except propane regulator wouldn't auto switch later on in the trip, but did switch manually. Reace mailed us a new one and no other issues since.
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We also stayed at the Lynden KOA for a night (in September 2015), before heading south to Port Townsend (Washington). A couple of questions about the hitch came up, but these were answered with a phone call. Otherwise, no issues initially, and even things that have come up since have been Very Minor. YMMV.
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Old 08-17-2016, 12:10 PM   #5
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Any issues are likely to be with an appliance. ETI may be able to do a quick fix, but these are covered by their own warranty and they have service centres everywhere. When my furnace motor started squeaking ( just before the warranty expired ), I took it to North Shore RV, which is less than 2 K from my house. ETI would be an hour and a half drive, and they would send me to a service centre in Chilliwack.
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Old 08-17-2016, 01:23 PM   #6
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We picked up our 19 in May of 2014. About 3 weeks in, our inverter went bad. Also after 10 weeks of camping, one window leaked between the panes. EtI made good on both and both were working when we left the factory. Glad we didn't stay close to the factory "just in case."
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Old 08-17-2016, 01:39 PM   #7
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How many of you had the good fortune of picking up your trailer with zero problems?
I did.
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Old 08-17-2016, 02:31 PM   #8
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Had a minor water leak down by the water pump. Tightening the collar took care of that and any other issues were due to not being familiar with the equipment. Loren
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Some of the problems I see mentioned here could be caught if folks would go through all the systems right away, like when doing your walk through or during the first night at a local campground. Make sure you try everything on 120Vac, 12v, and propane where appropriate. Try both the city water feed as well as the fresh tank and it's pump.
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Old 08-17-2016, 02:39 PM   #10
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....How many of you had the good fortune of picking up your trailer with zero problems?
I had no problems with my 19' on pickup.
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