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Old 10-05-2013, 11:30 PM   #71
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The dimensions they give on their covers is the body size, and does not include the hitch/coupler. Thus a 16 ft cover will fit the 19 ft Escape.
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Old 10-06-2013, 09:51 AM   #72
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Dave, do you think that the 14-16' size would work if yours was too big? We don't have a storage bin to cover.

After polishing our trailer up this fall for the first time since new, and seeing my wife did most of the work, she is pushing for me to get a cover for it.
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Old 10-06-2013, 10:46 AM   #73
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Dave, do you think that the 14-16' size would work if yours was too big? We don't have a storage bin to cover.

After polishing our trailer up this fall for the first time since new, and seeing my wife did most of the work, she is pushing for me to get a cover for it.
Jim, mine is the 14 - 16 ft cover. As I mentioned, they measure by body size which does not include hitch and coupler.

Be aware that if you buy from this company, shipping charges to Canada are added to the sales fee and they ship by UPS, so brokerage fees get added on at delivery. The cover comes in a huge box, so in hindsight, the shipping charges (about $75) are not too crazy. The brokerage fees were about $45, and as always, really burn me.

Maybe it is possible to get a better deal locally, but winter was coming and I was tired of looking, so I just bit the bullet and ordered it.
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Old 10-06-2013, 11:43 AM   #74
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We use the cover we got from Escape for our previous 5.0. It works like a charm, but does anyone have a nifty way of getting it on? We did ours yesterday and there was a lot of huffing and puffing and naughty words! The marriage survived, but only just :-) And the wine bottle is now empty.
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If they only ship UPS, I will look elsewhere. It is not just the exorbitant brokerage fees, but a matter of principle to me. UPS triple charged us one time, and it took my wife ages to get just one part of the extra charges back, and we still ended up abandoning our quest having still paid double.
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If they only ship UPS, I will look elsewhere. It is not just the exorbitant brokerage fees, but a matter of principle to me. UPS triple charged us one time, and it took my wife ages to get just one part of the extra charges back, and we still ended up abandoning our quest having still paid double.
Hi: Jim Bennett... Sounds like UPS is run by GMen and they have you and your Escape covered. I prefer no cover charge at all...just some sunblock for Florida!!! Alf
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Old 10-06-2013, 12:02 PM   #77
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We use the cover we got from Escape for our previous 5.0. It works like a charm, but does anyone have a nifty way of getting it on? We did ours yesterday and there was a lot of huffing and puffing and naughty words! The marriage survived, but only just :-) And the wine bottle is now empty.
I use the same Escape provided cover only mine is for a 17 footer. When covering, unzip all zippers.
Start with a clean dry camper!!
Start at the front, and from a step ladder gather all you can of the cover and push it as far aft as you can. Then gather more and push that aft as well.
Go from side to side and pull down gathered material
If your 5th is dry you should be able to slide/slip the cover to an area near the rear.
Move ladder to the rear and pull/slip down.
If you have a solar panel, place an over sized piece of dense foam with "softened" edges on top to protect cover from sharp edges. Cover or protect you hot water tank flange too and/or any other sharp edges.
I use 4 separate pieces of cord to connect the D rings on the underside to allow the cover to billow in the wind.
This cover is now in its 4 year with no wear marks or tears.
It takes about 20 min for me to do it solo.
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Hi: Jim Bennett... Sounds like UPS is run by GMen and they have you and your Escape covered. I prefer no cover charge at all...just some sunblock for Florida!!! Alf
escape artist N.S. of Lake Erie
I just wish I was needed the sunblock for me, and not for the trailer. I have never been to Florida, but some day......
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Minnie,

I found I wasn't using our trailer cover as much as I likely should due to the amount of time/effort it took to put it on/take it off. I mocked up a couple of wooden arms (think upside down U) that pivot from near the trailer wheels that lift the cover up and over the roof and then drop it down on the trailer. It worked! Apart from a few minor adjustments I may not make a metal version. You would obviously have to scale it up for your trailer but it's something to consider.

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Old 10-06-2013, 01:44 PM   #80
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Has anyone tried the covers available at Camping World? Our climate in Victoria is mostly rainy, some wind but only rarely snow/ice. We are thinking that the Designer Series SFS Aqua Shed Travel Trailer RV Cover - Up to 15' - ADCO 52238 - RV Covers - Camping World may be an option for our 19. Sale price $165.
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