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Old 09-25-2014, 07:27 PM   #11
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Maybe, for those expecting to travel rough roads, should contact Orbital Machine to see if they are willing to create shock mounts for your application? So far, they have them for Casitas and Scamps with torsion axles. Why not Escapes? Talk to Jim.. tell him Donna D. sent you.

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Old 09-25-2014, 07:43 PM   #12
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I just sent him an email. Thanks Donna D. for the connection
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Old 09-25-2014, 07:44 PM   #13
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I travel on logging roads all the time,but try and go as slow as possible but sometimes the potholes catch me off guard.The worst was a road with multiple pot holes and even going as slow as possible the trailer rocked back and forth from side to side for about a k .The fridge door opened and came off the hinges and the furnace cover got broken from things sliding around.I now bungle everything down and just go slow.But I find the best fishing spots don't have paved roads.I also have noticed some pitting on the front of the trailer from flying rocks. I was thinking of getting some of that protective clear film you can get for cars ,put on the front.
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Old 09-25-2014, 08:14 PM   #14
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I just sent him an email. Thanks Donna D. for the connection
That was kinda in FUN. Orbital contacted me (via email) before that started building stuff for all molded towables. I think they THOUGHT the items they wanted to build wouldn't be welcomed. I mean REALLY? Not everyone travels smooth roads and lots of folks want to put bicycles on the rear of their trailers. HENCE, shock mount kits and the bolt-on-receiver-mounts for Scamps and Casitas. Jim has always been gracious everytime I've spoken to him via PM or email... that's why I suggested the contact.

I hope it works out well for you!
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Old 09-25-2014, 08:24 PM   #15
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There have been quite a few people on the Casita forum adding shocks to their Casita for this issue. These ones -
Casita Shock Absorber Kit
See Donna already posted this.
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Old 09-25-2014, 08:26 PM   #16
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A quick Hello from Jim @ Orbital.
I'm here now and its all Donna's fault.

Cheers,

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A quick Hello from Jim @ Orbital.
I'm here now and its all Donna's fault.

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Old 09-25-2014, 08:30 PM   #18
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Yep, Kootenaigirl...the Casita shock mounts seem to be a popular item for that manufacturer build. I still think for ETI builds, it would be worth checking with Orbital if you are a boondocker traveling the road... less traveled.
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Old 09-25-2014, 08:33 PM   #19
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A quick Hello from Jim @ Orbital.
I'm here now and its all Donna's fault.

Cheers,

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Leave it to me to be the problem child!

Welcome JIM! I'm betting you and Orbital can solve some of the problems for those that travel.. the roads LESS traveled.
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Old 09-25-2014, 08:36 PM   #20
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Hi Jim,
I would be interested in adding shocks to my Escape trailer please let us know if do come up with shock mounts for our trailers.
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