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Old 07-25-2013, 01:38 PM   #1
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If your Escape 19 is being delivered

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After our Escape 19 was unloaded we found the galley table on the floor and the floor was scuffed up. The trailer is loaded on the trailer deck with the tongue in the down position and the table was stored under the rear bed mattress.
We did not have a saftey coupler locking pin to secure the coupler.
The coupler locking pin that I brought along has a 11/16" shank that was not long enough. Master Lock Trigger Style Coupler Lock for 1-7/8" and 2" Couplers Master Lock Locks 605DAT
You will need a coupler locking pin with a shank that is at least 1 1/4" long such as Curt Coupler Safety Pin, 1/4" Curt Hitch Accessories K-8P to secure the coupler. Dave said the trailer was shipped with a coupler lock in the top drawer but we have not yet found it. We were greatfull that a farm supply store was nearby.
The trailer was shipped with the Max fan vent locked in the up position and water ran out of the bottom drains when the trailer was unloaded.
Yes, I emailed this info the Escape trailers as FYI.
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Old 07-25-2013, 02:24 PM   #2
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I am really sorry that you had issues with the condition of your trailer at delivery. My 19' was delivered yesterday (same truck) and I had zero issues with the trailer condition. There was no damage and everything was present and accounted for.

My table top was also under the bed mattress but my bed is in the front so the angle was different. I'm speculating here but with your trailer on the end of the truck I bet it bounced more. I was in the middle and probably a bit more stable.

I did find my coupler lock in the drawer with the keys and other documents.

Advice for those taking delivery at addresses other than your home address - be sure to confirm and reconfirm the delivery address with the driver. Dave had a nice, but unplanned, tour of Northern Virginia ...
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Old 07-25-2013, 02:50 PM   #3
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Was the floor under the bed the area that was scuffed? Mine will be delivered in a couple weeks so I would like to address this with Escape before shipment.
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Old 07-25-2013, 03:20 PM   #4
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Yes, our trailer was loaded in the back of the trailer. We were the first delivery. The floor was scuffed in front of the refer and the door way. The table must have slid out from under the mattress and the bottom side bounced around on the floor. Dave was suprised. We have not found the coupler lock and are shopping for one.
For those of you that have dual 6 volt batteries, the cable connecting the batteries 1&2 should be the same #4 AWG guage that connects the batteries to the converter. Not the lighter guage installed by Escape.
Dave's rig is not easy to turn around as it is 6" less than the max legal length limit.
Oh, and we hope that the export stamp does not need to be legible as Dave spilled after shave/cologne on them and displaced the ink. The odor is rather nice though !
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Old 07-25-2013, 03:49 PM   #5
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My trailer is the third and last one to be delivered on the load. He should be in the Atlanta area tonight and we will take delivery tomorrow morning. I hope I don't have problems with my trailer, but will watch for the water issue. If my suspicions are correct, my vent may have been left open too, as it looked similar to yours Jubal.

Due to the many delays in delivery, I unfortunately will not be there for the delivery. My daughter and future son-in-law will take the delivery for me. I will tell them what to look for based on these comments.

Dave seems like a really upstanding guy from my experience of talking with him on the phone. He has agreed to help my kids get the trailer to its storage area. That is giving me great peace of mind. Unfortunately I won’t be able to inspect it myself until Monday sometime. I’ll let you all know how it turned out.

The best suggestion I can make to anyone waiting on a delivery is be VERY FLEXIBLE with your delivery schedule and make sure you have a backup plan.
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Old 07-25-2013, 04:45 PM   #6
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Bummer about the delivery problems....
We just took our 2008 5.0 to DMV to get registered here in NM after driving it down from BC. And the Entry Summary Form (7501) stamped at the border was one of THE most important documents. Hopefully yours is legible enough for them to accept it!

Since ours was a purchase from a private owner in BC, they also inspected the Bill of Sale and the previous owners registration (since BC does not issue a title). New vehicles will have other documents from Escape instead. They just looked at the multipart Transfer/Tax form but did not keep it or seem to need it. They kept the Bill of Sale and the 7501 form so make copies before you head to DMV.
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Old 07-25-2013, 05:21 PM   #7
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Was the floor under the bed the area that was scuffed? Mine will be delivered in a couple weeks so I would like to address this with Escape before shipment.
Sounds like the linoleum floor in front of the bed if the table top slipped out from under the mattress. There is nothing but plywood underneath the mattress. I would suggest that they strap the tabletop to the mattress for shipping. My thoughts from 2500 miles from Escape.
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Old 07-25-2013, 06:35 PM   #8
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It kind of surprises me that it has not happened before this and been addressed.

I will wait until Reace returns from vacation. I am kind of nervous anyway that the camper is starting construction while they are away. Hopefully they have some good people watching the shop.
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Old 07-25-2013, 06:42 PM   #9
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It kind of surprises me that it has not happened before this and been addressed.

I will wait until Reace returns from vacation. I am kind of nervous anyway that the camper is starting construction while they are away. Hopefully they have some good people watching the shop.
Gosh, you have no worries at all. Reace is not the one doing all the work anyway. Good business owners make for good reliable employees. Besides, whenever anything has gone wrong at all in the past, Escape has made good on it.
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One of the reasons Escape offers 'off-season' pricing is so they can keep good employees year round.
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