Robertson Screws - Escape Trailer Owners Community

Go Back   Escape Trailer Owners Community > Escape Me | General Topics > General Escape
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 05-01-2014, 01:00 AM   #1
Site Team
 
Donna D.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Portland, Oregon
Trailer: 2014 Escape 5.0 TA
Posts: 6,824
Robertson Screws

One thing I did notice, out of the corner of my eye, is the number of Robertson screws that are used versus rivets on Escape trailers. Has anyone asked ETI about the "size" ? They all looked like the same to me... dang, should have asked while I was there!

I'd love to add the correct size to my toolbox...
__________________

Donna D. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2014, 01:07 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
barry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Mission, British Columbia
Trailer: 2012 Escape "Classic" 5.0
Posts: 350
I think you will ind they are all #2

Barry
__________________

__________________
Photography website: https://bjustice.zenfolio.com/

2012 Escape "Classic" 5.0 / 2017 F150, 2.7 EcoBoost 4X4 Supercab
Former trailers: 2005 Escape 17B / 1972 Boler 13'
barry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2014, 01:11 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
escape artist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: St. Thomas not BVI., Ontario
Trailer: 2014 Escape 5.0TA
Posts: 5,285
Quote:
Originally Posted by Donna D. View Post
One thing I did notice, out of the corner of my eye, is the number of Robertson screws that are used versus rivets on Escape trailers. Has anyone asked ETI about the "size" ? They all looked like the same to me... dang, should have asked while I was there!

I'd love to add the correct size to my toolbox...
Hi: Donna D... Red handle is the most commonly used Robertson driver... I think. Green and yellow are smaller, black is bigger. A multi head magnetic driver covers all the most used sizes. Alf
escape artist N.S. of Lake Erie
__________________
Quote Bugs Bunny..."Don't take life too seriously, none of us get out of it ALIVE"!!!
'10 Frontier CC. S.E. 4X4 Lng. Bed V6 '14 Escape 5.0TA
St.Thomas Ont.( Not the Virgin Islands)
escape artist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2014, 01:13 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
barry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Mission, British Columbia
Trailer: 2012 Escape "Classic" 5.0
Posts: 350
Green #1, Red #2, Black #3

Barry
__________________
Photography website: https://bjustice.zenfolio.com/

2012 Escape "Classic" 5.0 / 2017 F150, 2.7 EcoBoost 4X4 Supercab
Former trailers: 2005 Escape 17B / 1972 Boler 13'
barry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2014, 01:15 AM   #5
Site Team
 
Donna D.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Portland, Oregon
Trailer: 2014 Escape 5.0 TA
Posts: 6,824
You guys are talking some foreign language to me.. Color? Are these things based on some handle color or is there a "size." Can't help myself, I can't figure out the metric system! And litres for fuel... I just hand the person at the pump my debit card and hope for the best

I'm pathetic
Donna D. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2014, 01:15 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
gbaglo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: North Vancouver, British Columbia
Trailer: 2009 Escape 17B - "Toad". '08 Toyota RAV4 V6
Posts: 10,721
So, #2 doesn't refer to the length or thread? Just the size of the screwdriver required?
__________________
2009 Escape 17B "Toad"
2008 Toyota RAV4 V6 Sport
North Vancouver, British Columbia

What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?
- Bertolt Brecht
gbaglo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2014, 01:17 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
gbaglo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: North Vancouver, British Columbia
Trailer: 2009 Escape 17B - "Toad". '08 Toyota RAV4 V6
Posts: 10,721
It's colour actually.
The colour of the handle is a quick reference to the size of the bit ( the thingy on the other end from the handle ).
__________________
2009 Escape 17B "Toad"
2008 Toyota RAV4 V6 Sport
North Vancouver, British Columbia

What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?
- Bertolt Brecht
gbaglo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2014, 03:37 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Vancouver Island, British Columbia
Trailer: 2014 Escape 21. Tow vehicle: 2012 Toyota Tundra Crewmax.
Posts: 325
Donna D., a rough conversion guide is that just under four litres equals one gallon, but you really don't want to dwell on how much you're paying for gasoline in Canada.

The good news is that you get a 9% "discount" these days because of the currency exchange rate.
__________________
Brent and Cheryl.
Catchlight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2014, 07:37 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
escape artist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: St. Thomas not BVI., Ontario
Trailer: 2014 Escape 5.0TA
Posts: 5,285
Quote:
Originally Posted by Donna D. View Post
You guys are talking some foreign language to me.. Color? Are these things based on some handle color or is there a "size." Can't help myself, I can't figure out the metric system! And litres for fuel... I just hand the person at the pump my debit card and hope for the best

I'm pathetic
Hi: Donna D... This is Canada Eh? A foreign country. We seem to do everything different... Even build better fiberglass trailers!!!
Why a 4Ltr. bag of milk, contains 3 individual bags is beyond me? A pkg. of hot dog buns = 8 buns, a pkg. of weiners= 6. A US. gallon =128oz. while a Can. gallon =160oz... Go figure? Alf
escape artist N.S. of Lake Erie
__________________
Quote Bugs Bunny..."Don't take life too seriously, none of us get out of it ALIVE"!!!
'10 Frontier CC. S.E. 4X4 Lng. Bed V6 '14 Escape 5.0TA
St.Thomas Ont.( Not the Virgin Islands)
escape artist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2014, 07:39 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
Jrn56's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Cottage Grove, Minnesota
Trailer: 2013 Escape 19
Posts: 365
I have run across both ones's and two's. You could get a set like these. http://www.amazon.com/Bondhus-11640-...Robertson+bits
I use some bits for my drill to drive screws but you need to be carefully not to drive them too far. Robertson bits don't slip. I tighten them by hand after they are most of the way in.
__________________

__________________
John and Brenda
Cottage Grove, MN
Jrn56 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off






» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:10 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.