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Old 06-04-2014, 04:57 PM   #11
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Whatever tow vehicle you get, make sure it has a backup camera. Or get married. Really like the camera, though.
This made me laugh.

I rolled my eyes when I saw the backup camera in my Tacoma. Seems I really like the thing when hooking up a trailer. I'n kinda fond of my spouse and all; but the camera and I agree on how far an inch is and which way is left.
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Old 06-04-2014, 04:57 PM   #12
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Thanks Mike

We pick up our 21 end of July and appreciate this post as we are newbies also. I am sure my husband will have some questions.

What camera are using film for? We are avid photographers and I am looking forward to Utah.
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Old 06-04-2014, 05:06 PM   #13
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I am a serious landscape photographer, as a hobby. I brought along a Linhof Technika V, which is a view camera that uses 4x5 inch sheet film. I also brought a Mamiya 7, which uses medium-format roll film. I got good use out of both cameras on the trip. I also brought a Fuji digital camera for everyday stuff.

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Old 06-04-2014, 06:06 PM   #14
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Mike, thanks so much for the information. We are picking up a 17B at the end of Sept and found your posting very useful.
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Old 06-04-2014, 06:10 PM   #15
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Nice to hear about your trip home! Our mileage is about the same with our Dodge Dakota.
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Old 06-04-2014, 06:23 PM   #16
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Great report

Awesome report Mike!

Our build sheet is due for our 21' on July 1. This helps confirm that we are making good choices. Thanks!

(Backup cameras are also cheaper than a divorce)
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Old 06-04-2014, 06:36 PM   #17
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I meant to reply to Vella re the photography, not Abby. My apologies.

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Old 06-04-2014, 07:43 PM   #18
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Unless I have the two panels mixed up (they are the same size), the AM Solar panel is at the back of the trailer, about midway between the trailing edge of the Dometic A/C and the rear of the roof. It is attached to the roof via four metal brackets that are bonded to the roof with some kind of adhesive; they told me what kind but I forgot. It appears that the brackets hold the panel about 1.5 inches off the roof, maybe a little more. The Escape panel is between the front of the A/C and the rear of the roof fan.

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Did you have Escape do anything special to the original solar panel to allow you to add the 100W one? How are they connected?
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Old 06-04-2014, 08:06 PM   #19
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Thanks for the report. It is good to hear that the Tacoma V6 is suitable to tow the Escape 21'.
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Old 06-04-2014, 10:28 PM   #20
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Did you have Escape do anything special to the original solar panel to allow you to add the 100W one? How are they connected?
Both panels are connected directly to the solar controller that ETI installed. I didn't inform Escape about my plans to install a second panel. I should have, as it turns out they might have installed two panels for me.

I just posted a lot of blather about my solar power experience. See the thread "Mike's solar power story".

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