What is that vinyl stuff on the walls? ....... - Page 3 - 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 04-24-2016, 08:25 PM   #21
Senior Member
 
float5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Denison, Texas
Trailer: 2015 21'; 2011 19' sold; 4Runner; ph ninezero3 327-27ninefour
Posts: 4,920
Olivers are much taller so require two steps. I wouldn't even want to try to clean the roof much less get on it.
__________________

__________________
Cathy. Floating Cloud
"Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.... "
Emerson
float5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2016, 08:34 PM   #22
Senior Member
 
Patandlinda's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Ventura County, California
Trailer: 2013 19 Escape
Posts: 4,016
Quote:
Originally Posted by float5 View Post
Olivers are much taller so require two steps. I wouldn't even want to try to clean the roof much less get on it.
Cathy they come with a 2 step already . Just got to see one recently and it was impressive . Pat
__________________

Patandlinda is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2016, 08:36 PM   #23
Senior Member
 
float5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Denison, Texas
Trailer: 2015 21'; 2011 19' sold; 4Runner; ph ninezero3 327-27ninefour
Posts: 4,920
I know they come with a two step. That is what I mean. The trailer is too tall for me. Our Escapes are just right for the ladder we use for the roof.
__________________
Cathy. Floating Cloud
"Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.... "
Emerson
float5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2016, 08:51 PM   #24
Senior Member
 
gbaglo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: North Vancouver, British Columbia
Trailer: 2009 Escape 17B - "Toad". '08 Toyota RAV4 V6
Posts: 10,740
If, and I repeat if, the vinyl liner sagged, how would condensation get through it to get behind it?
I thought the issue being discussed was water from a leak getting trapped behind the vinyl and I repeat, I've not seen a post on the topic in the eight years I've been on the forum.
__________________
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 04-24-2016, 08:59 PM   #25
Site Team
 
Donna D.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Portland, Oregon
Trailer: 2014 Escape 5.0 TA
Posts: 6,833
Oliver uses Prodex insulation between the hulls. Not just blank airspace where water can run through to the bottom and out.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg ProdexInsulation.jpg (28.6 KB, 19 views)
__________________
Donna D.
Ten Forward
2014 Escape 5.0TA
Donna D. is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2016, 09:09 PM   #26
Senior Member
 
Patandlinda's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Ventura County, California
Trailer: 2013 19 Escape
Posts: 4,016
Quote:
Originally Posted by float5 View Post
I know they come with a two step. That is what I mean. The trailer is too tall for me. Our Escapes are just right for the ladder we use for the roof.
I got to check out #2 . It only had 1 step . Now they do have 2 steps . Pat
Patandlinda is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2016, 09:10 PM   #27
Senior Member
 
Patandlinda's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Ventura County, California
Trailer: 2013 19 Escape
Posts: 4,016
Quote:
Originally Posted by float5 View Post
I know they come with a two step. That is what I mean. The trailer is too tall for me. Our Escapes are just right for the ladder we use for the roof.
Pat
Patandlinda is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2016, 10:55 PM   #28
Senior Member
 
LarryandLiz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Maple Ridge, BC, British Columbia
Trailer: 2014 17B;2012 Nissan Frontier SV 4
Posts: 569
Upper tail lights

Quote:
Originally Posted by gbaglo View Post
I've been on this forum since inception, almost eight years ago, and I do not recall any post about water getting between the hull and liner or causing mold.
Our 2014 17b, picked up in September 2014, has the two optional upper tail lights. Last summer in July 2015 we were in Oregon during a heat wave when temperatures reached over 39.5 degrees Celsius / 103 degrees Fahrenheit parked on cement. We believe that during that trip the excessive heat caused the upper tail light lenses to expand and separate from the trailer body.

The ETI owners manual states that it is the Owner's responsibility to monitor all lights and other access points on the trailer to ensure that sealant around those entry points remain in place/viable. We did not follow this direction.

This February/March during our wet rainy season I noted water stains showing that water had run down the back corner over the bed. The foam backing of the vinyl and the mattress were wet to the touch. Water had also soaked into the plywood bed platform. Electrical wiring behind the vinyl became a conduit allowing the water to run into the trailer through the driver side upper tail lights. There was mold behind the vinyl corner piece and along the edges of the mattress.

We took the trailer to ETI where it was in their care for one week. The trailer interior was dried via dehumidfiers, the upper tail lights were resealed, the wire holes to the tail lights were sealed, areas where water had entered the trailer were cleaned (a product to remove mold was used) the plywood bed platform was replaced and the mattress was cleaned using the same mold removal product. The corner vinyl was replaced. This work was done under warranty. We did not want to accept the mattress as is and ETI replaced the mattress with us paying 50% as this was a grey area.

As owners we accept that it is our responsibility, as the warranty states, to ensure that sealant around entry points remain viable. We are pleased with the way ETI handled this issue.

Primary Takeaways - keep a keen eye on all entry point sealants - especially the upper tail lights during heat waves.

Larry
LarryandLiz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2016, 11:08 PM   #29
Senior Member
 
Sandra L's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Antelope, California
Trailer: 2009 17B "Suite Escape" pulled by a 2005 Toyota Sienna
Posts: 1,513
Wonderful customer service!!!
__________________
Peace and Sunshine
Sandra L is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2016, 12:25 AM   #30
Senior Member
 
padlin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Southwick, Massachusetts
Trailer: 5.0 TA #6, 2012 F150 EB
Posts: 3,853
A number of us have had the gap develop between the trailer body and those rear upper marker lights. A good thing for everyone with them to put down for yearly maintenance checks.
__________________

__________________
Happy Motoring
Bob
padlin is online now   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 04:38 PM.


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