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Old 01-23-2009, 09:57 AM   #11
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Hi HokieEscape,

Don't let the wet weather comment turn you away from a stay in our beautiful location. I pack lots of rain gear for the same reaon I don't pack sunglasses - the theory being, if you forget sunglasses it's bound to be sunny.

There is a reason our forests are so green.

The suction cup hooks and magnet hooks were purchased at "Linen's and things" up here. The suction cups work really well, but the magnets I don't use much - I don't like to hang things over my stove. The suction cups are key, I put them on the outside of the trailer for things like pfds and dog leashes.

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Old 01-23-2009, 05:27 PM   #12
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Linens 'n Things in Canada took the lead of its U.S. parent and went belly up.

The stores were taken over by a liquidator who covered up original prices and then jacked them up and offered up to 60 per cent off. A $19.99 item became $79.99 and was selling 30 per cent off.

So, I'd check out Canadian Tire ( our favorite place to return stuff ). They carry the 3M brand of adhesive hooks. Just remember to save the package so you can read the instructions for removal. I damaged a surface, removing a hook, before I referred to the instructions. Following reading the instructions I removed and repositioned several of them with no problems. Each hook comes with extra adhesive mounting pads.

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Old 01-23-2009, 08:15 PM   #13
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Dirk, I like your idea of having a couple hooks outside on the exterior wall of the trailer, a great place to hang stuff like you mention. Are there any out there that are easy to remove? I am thinking like the glass mounts for cell phone or GPS cradles that have a level that creates and releases suction. Is there any chance of these suction cup damaging the exterior paint?
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Old 01-23-2009, 09:19 PM   #14
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Hi: All... I wouldn't think a suction cup would harm the paint... as the colour(pigment) is added into the gel coat. Then again you never know. I had to deal with stains on the roof from trees in a camp ground... and they were right into the finish!!! If it were me I would think about using the screws holding the fridge vent to the outside of the trailer checking first to make sure there is enough framing to support whatever you hang on the hook and not blocking the vent.
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Old 01-23-2009, 10:58 PM   #15
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In the 19A (I see that the Option B has been removed) the range is on the door side so I doubt using the fans screws would be a good idea. Bacon grease on a drying jacket would not exactly scare the bears away.
But, something like that could be looked at too.
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Old 01-24-2009, 12:10 AM   #16
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Hello,

I have bought suction cups at the $$ store for hanging coats, towels,etc on the outside of the trailer. They are easy to apply when needed, can be moved and don't leave marks when removed. I also adjust the height depending on what the hook is being used for.

When we tried out the shower basket combo there were some included there. They seem to work a little better as they seem to hold a lot more weight and don't fall off for some strange unknown reason.

For inside the trailer...I have bought some magnetic containers from WalMart. I use them to hold the sugar, pepper and seasonings. This year I was contmeplating purchasing some of the larger ones for the coffee and hot chocolate. - Has any one tried the larger ones yet?

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Old 01-25-2009, 10:49 AM   #17
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Sandra,
From reading the discussion thread, it doesn't appear that you ever really got a 'check list' of what to bring when picking up an Escape. So, did you ever come up with a list?

I tend to be a planner, so when preparing to make the 2400 mile trip from Texas to Chilliwack last June, for my new 5.0 "Daisy," I had many, many thoughts on what to pack for the trip just to get there, and what to pack for when I actually picked up my new second home. You should certainly consider the following items:
what your tow vehicle will hold in a secured area
how long will you be out after you pick up the unit
what you must have, versus what you just want to have with you
what can you easily purchase after pick up

After you consider these items, make a list, then go from there.

If you want, I can give you a run down of what and how I packed if you think it will help.

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Old 01-25-2009, 06:09 PM   #18
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What a sweetheart.
Good thoughts. I am hoping to stay in the area for two to three days for both testing and sight seeing. It is beautiful country up there. I too am trying to separate needs vs. wants. I'm going to bring my microwave even if it doesn't fit, as I will use it anyway. A list would be most appreciated. Also, last week at "Big Lots" (formerly known as "Pic 'n Save & Mc Frugal's) there were levered suction cup items ranging from towel racks and toothpaste holders to small bins.
I'm trying one now and it seems to have strong holding power. The prices ranged from $1.60-$3.20.
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Old 01-25-2009, 07:37 PM   #19
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Sandra, what is the brand name of those levered suction cups? Looking forward to hearing your take on them too.
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Old 01-25-2009, 08:22 PM   #20
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Jim,
I cannot tell if they are "Save on Space" or "Eazy Storage". Just be sure that the suction cups look ok. The ones I bought have a plastic film (removable) over the suction cup. Good luck. I tried out one before I got more, but I'm sure they'll go fast once discovered.
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