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Old 08-26-2016, 02:05 PM   #1
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We are on our 3000 mile way to pick up our new Escape. Yay!!! Can you think of any questions about trailer operation that we should be sure to ask before we leave ETI?
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Old 08-26-2016, 02:07 PM   #2
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We are on our 3000 mile way to pick up our new Escape. Yay!!! Can you think of any questions about trailer operation that we should be sure to ask before we leave ETI?
Only about a thousand.

Seriously though, just pay attention during the orientation, go over every system, and ask questions about anything you're not sure of. You'll be fine.
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Old 08-26-2016, 02:14 PM   #3
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And, there is the orientation video to refer to so don't try to make your own. Just pay attention.
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Old 08-26-2016, 02:15 PM   #4
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I took notes, which I didn't reread for several weeks. Glad I did... Although I'm pretty good at listening and writing at the same time (plus, Skip was listening with full attention). YMMV... And you will be fine.
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Old 08-26-2016, 02:17 PM   #5
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Orientation video....or if you get stumped..so many folks here can help you out!

You'll be so excited, unless you write your questions down, all you'll hear is blah blah blah..

How exciting....drive safe
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Old 08-26-2016, 02:19 PM   #6
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Safe, safe travels. Make a ton of wonderful memories going both ways. Post some pics with big smiles and if you run into issues after a couple of days, we have your back.
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Try every function as soon as you can. I'm told you don't have time to do so when on site, so do it the first night.
Try all the appliances on all power sources if you are somewhere with city power.
On site find the AC switch for the electric hot water heater if you have the 2 way.
Have them take you through the solar controller if you have one as well as the EMS an look over the converter.
Go over the awning, actually doing it yourselves.
Go thru the dump procedure if you've never done such.
Understand the LP gas switch over valve.
Have them show you the fridge controls.
Keep the manuals handy.
JACK antenna if you have one, and probably the stereo if you got it.

Make sure you use a water pressure regulator.
If you are going to use such, put some chemicals in the black tank, grey is optional.
Since you have a long drive, I'd check the tire pressure, and if you can do so torque the lug nuts a couple times while you're on the road. Probably just me but I check tire pressure every couple days when traveling long distances.
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Old 08-26-2016, 02:36 PM   #8
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Am with you Bob on tire pressure. Many visitors to our house get air put in their tires as I can tell from looking at them that they're about 20 lbs. Amazing how many people don't seem to realize how important for safety proper inflation is.
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Old 08-26-2016, 03:23 PM   #9
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To know what to ask, you need to know what you don't know... which is a challenge. Perhaps it would make sense to read what everyone is providing for advice, then ask at Escape about any of the items are not clear. For example, if you understand how to use an "LP gas switch over valve" you're fine, but if you don't know that that is, it would be a good thing to ask about.
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Watch the Escape orientation video before you pick up your trailer. Orientation Video
Then you should know what you need to know to find answers to what you don't know.
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