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Old 07-31-2016, 07:28 AM   #111
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The battery vent cover will probably allow some water to enter with rain hitting it and the air pushing the water up and into the openings. Perhaps a "U" loop inside with a drain hose thru the floor to allow any water to escape.
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Old 07-31-2016, 07:55 AM   #112
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The battery vent cover will probably allow some water to enter with rain hitting it and the air pushing the water up and into the openings. Perhaps a "U" loop inside with a drain hose thru the floor to allow any water to escape.
I agree the mounting location on front is not ideal. I wanted to get it as high as possible and out the side would not work due to the dinette seat framing. Maybe I can tee a drain into the line for the A/C which is right below and already through the floor.
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Old 07-31-2016, 07:57 AM   #113
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Another option is utilizing your snap on covers and installing a vent in the cover below this one, should allow ventilation and prevent water.
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Old 07-31-2016, 08:38 AM   #114
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another option is utilizing your snap on covers and installing a vent in the cover below this one, should allow ventilation and prevent water....


That's what I was thinking. All your work is totally exceptional!
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Old 07-31-2016, 01:03 PM   #115
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Close-up of mounting plate...notice it needs brackets at the back to compensate for the downward curvature of the frame
curious...is that downward curvature of the frame unique to early models or is it typical of all recent model year frames also?
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Old 07-31-2016, 02:20 PM   #116
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Great work! I wonder if folks when they see your trailer will now think the Escape is made by Fujitsu...
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Old 07-31-2016, 02:42 PM   #117
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curious...is that downward curvature of the frame unique to early models or is it typical of all recent model year frames also?
Early 19s had a 3" frame, recent ones a 4" frame that is straight.

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Old 07-31-2016, 02:45 PM   #118
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Early 19s had a 3" frame, recent ones a 4" frame that is straight.

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That brings up a good point. Dave, has your 19's A frame been reinforced where the rails turn toward the tongue? I know Reace did a recall on the 3" frames some time ago.
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Old 07-31-2016, 03:13 PM   #119
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curious...is that downward curvature of the frame unique to early models or is it typical of all recent model year frames also?
The double curve - the rails of the tongue bend up as they come out from under the body and then back to level to join at the coupler - is used to bring the coupler up to the desired height, above the height of rest of the frame. Since frame height depends on model and year, the curve isn't always needed. The original 17' Escape had the curve, then later when the suspension was raised it didn't, then because tow vehicles were getting taller they started including the curve again. I don't know if all years of 19' have it; I don't think any year of 21' has the curve.
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That brings up a good point. Dave, has your 19's A frame been reinforced where the rails turn toward the tongue? I know Reace did a recall on the 3" frames some time ago.
Yes, it has been welded as per the recall. The steel channel appears about a 1/4" thick when you look where it joins under the coupler. It's amazing there would have ever been any issue with the frame. Probably done out of an abundance of caution.
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