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Old 10-06-2013, 11:26 PM   #91
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Old 10-07-2013, 01:57 PM   #92
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For what it's worth, I just covered our 19 for the first time with the Calmark cover we purchased. I did it by myself using an 8' step ladder leaning against the center of the trailer. Just unfolded it on the roof and pulled each corner down, one at a time. Much easier than I expected; in all, it took about 20 minutes.
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Old 10-07-2013, 02:23 PM   #93
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For what it's worth, I just covered our 19 for the first time with the Calmark cover we purchased. I did it by myself using an 8' step ladder leaning against the center of the trailer. Just unfolded it on the roof and pulled each corner down, one at a time. Much easier than I expected; in all, it took about 20 minutes.
Does Calmark have the dimensions for the Escape 19 already or did you have to send them to them?

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Old 10-07-2013, 04:23 PM   #94
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For what it's worth, I just covered our 19 for the first time with the Calmark cover we purchased. I did it by myself using an 8' step ladder leaning against the center of the trailer. Just unfolded it on the roof and pulled each corner down, one at a time. Much easier than I expected; in all, it took about 20 minutes.
Brilliant! Thanks.That might just work on the 5.0.
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Old 10-07-2013, 08:20 PM   #95
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I had to make my own measurements. Friendly advice: be VERY accurate.
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Old 10-18-2013, 01:14 AM   #96
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Do not like anything touching the shiny skin of my trailer when it is stored. My first canopy, in the great northwest of NJ at the time, suffered badly from a very heavy winter of snow and ice. Canopy collapsed on top of Scamp. Come Spring, when that big block of ice melted enough to push off the sagged fabric, had to throw everything out -- the crunched canopy, not the Scamp. Scamp only had a cracked vent.

Hope second canopy works better this time around, here in NM at 6,600 ft. Costco sells these. They say it gets very windy and snowy here. Canopy sat too low for the 19; needed to raise all ten posts up 10-12 inches, using 2 x 8 x 12's as support wood and for anchoring it all to concrete bases. Used braided cable and turnbuckles to counter high wind racking.
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Old 10-18-2013, 08:13 AM   #97
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looks sturdy enough....what made you to relocate to NM from NJ?
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Old 10-18-2013, 10:33 AM   #98
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Grew up in the next town west of Newark, once a truly great place but in the 60's slid downhill real fast. Held on until could not get decent tenants in our old, 3-fam. aircraft carrier of a house. Made a major leap to the far northwest corner of the state, dairy country.

Loved our 1 acre-plus there, 9 apple trees, no sidewalks, no streetlights, deer herds roaming free through the property like squirrels, etc., but after 20+ years and facing the reduced income of retirement we could not justify the high property taxes and other costs of living creeping stealthily upward.

True, there we had black dirt and now here in NM the dirt in the yard is a second cousin to Portland cement, but we went from paying taxes of $7,600 a year there to $1,000 here for the same acerage, and a new house. The other big thing was my need for another sea change. We had made several previous visits to NM since my wife had people here, and I liked the idea of something completely different. Well, I sure got that.

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Old 10-18-2013, 10:41 AM   #99
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Yes, but I bet your scenery and the stars at night must be breath taking. I'm wallowing here on the east coast, similarly to your NJ farm, retired with high taxes and crime. Until my golden handcuffs are removed (I'm my mother's caregiver) I'll stay.
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Roger that, Jim.
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