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Old 08-12-2014, 07:38 PM   #11
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Our 19 has been over rough roads with wash board and pot holes. We have had the fridge door open and have had stuff move around in the cupboards. We now hold the fridge door closed with a bungey cord for insurance. The trailer itself has not been damaged at all. I would recommend the storage bin as it is a very good rock guard.
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Old 08-12-2014, 08:11 PM   #12
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I can't remember who posted this pic but this Escape has surely been somewhere off the beaten path. There is another pic on this forum that has an Escape much, much dirtier (in front of a store on the Alcan Highway?) but I couldn't find it. Very cool pics...
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Old 08-12-2014, 08:52 PM   #13
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... this Escape has surely been somewhere off the beaten path...
Yep. That's Moab. Grew up in Utah, would recognize it anywhere.
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Old 08-12-2014, 08:55 PM   #14
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I recall there is a member up in Yukon who had a couple of issues, but I'll let them speak for themselves.
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Old 08-12-2014, 09:12 PM   #15
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Besides being able to get it in rougher places- has anyone had any problems with delaminating of anything, stress cracks, cabinets or other sundry items that made you which you had stayed on the paved road?
That's the advantage of the moulded fiberglass construction: the body is made in only two parts (so there's not much to come apart), and those two parts are bonded (at the belly seam) by a particularly secure method, compared to other moulded fiberglass travel trailers.

The interior parts and appliances, of course, are similar to other RVs and so there will be reasonable limits to the shaking they can take.
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Old 08-12-2014, 09:15 PM   #16
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I recall there is a member up in Yukon who had a couple of issues, but I'll let them speak for themselves.
As I recall, he didn't like the stabilizers and replaced them with HD jacks. And, he couldn't fit an entire moose carcass in the aisle.
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Old 08-12-2014, 10:24 PM   #17
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The worst place I ever drove into was Duck Lack Campground just south of the border in Montana. We were heading to Utah, and left later in the day, saw this place thinking it would be a good place to overnight. Well, it was a wonderful spot, but the road in was worse than many forestry and logging roads I have been on, all washboard and potholes. The campsites were not leveled in the least, and I had about 10" of blocking under one set of wheels, with the hitch about as low to the ground as it would go. A bit of investment into infrastructure, and it would be a great place.

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Great responses so far thanks. Besides being able to get it in rougher places- has anyone had any problems with delaminating of anything, stress cracks, cabinets or other sundry items that made you which you had stayed on the paved road?
On one loooong uphill stretch of gravel road, with a ton of washboard, we did have a couple panels in a cupboard come loose. They were just end gables stapled into place in the shallow cabinet under the kitchen counter, on the inside of the wheel well. I used some screws to set them back in place, and they have been fine. Nothing else at all has come loose on me.

Edit: Sorry, I lied. Just recently my battery box under my dinette seat came loose. It is (was) held down with 4 screws into the plywood subfloor. Sunday night I put it back in place and added 8 more screws. Pretty sure it is well affixed now.
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Old 08-13-2014, 02:11 AM   #18
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What about water tanks under the trailer any issues with hitting on rough roads?
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We had Escape mount our fresh water tank inside, under the bed. You do loose storage but I feel the protection we gained from freezing and road debris was worth it. The grey tank has faired just fine and of course the black tank is inside. I did have a rock put a hole in the black water valve casing but I was able to fix this before serious dirty issues came about. If I were to do this or similar route again I would probably wrap the plumbing outside in bubble wrap or some type of protection. My biggest fear was damage to the black water drain pipe but that did not happen.

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Old 08-13-2014, 09:46 AM   #20
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What about water tanks under the trailer any issues with hitting on rough roads?
You would just about have to be bouncing over logs and boulders to hit them, they are up so high. I would suggest viewing a couple Escapes to check things out.
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