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Old 10-17-2018, 03:13 PM   #71
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Either too fast or too rough or both, I have never seen damage that bad, and to a new trailer. I have seen pictures here of Escapes that went all the way to Alaska and return and not have that heavy damage. You would almost have to file an insurance claim to have it fixed.
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Old 10-17-2018, 03:38 PM   #72
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I ordered the factory mud flaps on the tow vehicle, take it slow on gravel, have the front storage box, and there isn’t a mark on the front of our trailer. There is a little bit of insulation showing under the trailer, but a squirt of black paint will take care of that. Loren
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Old 10-24-2018, 12:17 PM   #73
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How unfortunate. I picked up my 17b in June, and had no negative experiences. Everyone at ETI with whom Iíve dealt has been considerate. I camped for six weeks immediately after taking possession of the rig and had no issues.Strong odors will set off my asthma, but I was fine. Like others, I used the fan and kept windows open.
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Old 10-24-2018, 01:21 PM   #74
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Weird, our 1 year old, seldom used trailer also had a bad led diode in the light over the table. The Quilting Lady
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Old 10-24-2018, 04:34 PM   #75
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4) obtaining title and plates may be a problem. eti shipped us all the necessary border crossing/duty/importing paperwork - a large stack of legal forms that should, in theory, take care of all needs. in our county in texas, however, they require a vin verification take place in person - in other words the trailer must be physically available for them to inspect. this creates a catch 22. can't go get the trailer without the plates being on it, can't get the plates with the trailer being elsewhere! we offered a lot of solutions - photos, live skype from the eti parking lot, eti driving across to washington and the local law enforcement unit verifying the vin, etc. nothing sufficed. i appealed to every level of responsible party on up the chain all the way to calling and actually asking the governor of texas for an exception with no success. in the end we picked the trailer up and drove it without plates for 8 months. crossed the international border 5 times, crossed 10 state lines without anyone noticing. all canada requires is proof of insurance in the case that you are stopped. in the u.s. no one looks very closely (although 2 weeks ago we crossed into the u.s. from ontario at sault st marie and the american border person specifically asked to see the plates on the camper).
I am very glad to hear you were able to complete your travel plans without problems, even without your Texas plates.

We are also from Texas, but Dallas county. Fortunately we were able to take our trailer plate up to Chilliwack when we picked up our 21. Texas has a form that allows one to do a self VIN verification. I had ETI e-mail me a photo of the official trailer sticker with the VIN. I verified that against the paperwork.

Another thing we did to help with the Texas registration process was to have ETI put the price of the trailer in USD on the paperwork. This allowed the clerk to easily compute the sales tax we owed.

Unfortunately as a number of individuals have posted in this forum, getting registered in advance in Texas is a crap shoot. Even in the same county, different clerks interpret the regulations differently. Sometimes it is worth going to multiple offices.
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