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Old 03-28-2009, 09:29 PM   #1
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Skiing with an Escape

Anyone using their Escape as a mobile ski cabin in the winter? I'm curious to learn hear thoughts...and any tips for appropriate modifications when we order one?

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Old 03-28-2009, 09:44 PM   #2
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Re: Skiing with an Escape

Hi Michelle
What area will you be using your Escape in & how cold does it get?
We made some modifications to ours for use in northern BC such
as interior shut offs for the exterior shower and the fresh water
tank is inside. You can always toss some antifreeze in the
grey water tank to stop it from freezing (Reace's idea)
Other then that thermal windows and extra insulation will help.
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Old 03-28-2009, 11:39 PM   #3
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Re: Skiing with an Escape

We're in Seattle and will ski mostly between Oregon and southern BC...probably the most north we'll go is Sun Peaks. Sounds like Reece is great at adapting the trailers so I'll make sure to discuss with him the proper modifications when we're ready to order.
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Old 04-01-2009, 12:17 PM   #4
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Re: Skiing with an Escape

Hi Michelle - I would recommend adjusting the water set-up. I had some challenges with the outside water tank freezing, so with Reace we worked out a plan for a secondary tank inside and put it in the rear of the trailer (under what is now a permanent bed).

Other than that, a bit thicker insulation is all I would recommend. The furnace actually worked well to keep the trailer live-able during -26C.

You'll love the trailer - it tows fabulously in snow (when you get it bring it up to Red in Rossland - you can park it next to mine).

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Old 04-01-2009, 01:55 PM   #5
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Re: Skiing with an Escape

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(when you get it bring it up to Red in Rossland - you can park it next to mine).
Man, I haven't skied there in 21 years, would sure like to go back some time, while I can still handle the black and steeper stuff.
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Old 04-01-2009, 02:33 PM   #6
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Re: Skiing with an Escape

I have an open door policy - anytime. Anyone coming up has a personal guide.
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Old 04-01-2009, 02:46 PM   #7
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I doubt it will happen this year now Dirk, but quite likely the next. Last time I skied at Red, we did a whole tour of South Eastern BC. I know we skied White Water at Nelson too.
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Old 12-06-2013, 10:31 AM   #8
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I have an open door policy - anytime. Anyone coming up has a personal guide.
We are heading to Red this February and would love to "ski with a local" for a bit and also visit your Escape. We are considering purchase of a 17b that will be used year round and would love to chat with an owner with similar interests!
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