Tip for packing for your trip to Chilliwack - Page 2 - Escape Trailer Owners Community

Go Back   Escape Trailer Owners Community > Escape Tech > Problem Solving | Owners helping each other
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 10-12-2015, 07:30 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
EDarby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Trailer: 2015 Escape 17B - 2009 Chevy Tahoe Hybrid
Posts: 552
That's true. Would probably have gotten better gas mileage as well!

Quote:
Originally Posted by memobug View Post
If you put the tape outline in the cargo bay of the Tahoe you can save even more time!
__________________

__________________
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
–– C.S. Lewis
EDarby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2015, 07:32 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
EDarby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Trailer: 2015 Escape 17B - 2009 Chevy Tahoe Hybrid
Posts: 552
I know! Visiting Dave and Bob from Canada first (met them at the Rally -- really great guys!).
Just checked out Camano Island State Park - talked to the Ranger for almost 45 minutes. Plan on staying there after coming back from Canada. I'd sure better learn the systems because he said I may be the only one camping there the end of October!!!
Thanks, Linda!
Quote:
Originally Posted by 56reader View Post
Glad to hear you are in Seattle. Just a few days then on the road!

Congrats!
__________________

__________________
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
–– C.S. Lewis
EDarby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2015, 07:38 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
EDarby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Trailer: 2015 Escape 17B - 2009 Chevy Tahoe Hybrid
Posts: 552
You're right! I didn't want to load it to the roof though--figured I'd take advantage of seeing out the back window while I can.

Yes, have been extremely lucky the entire trip, weather-wise. Drove up to Camano Island State Park this morning to check it out (will stay there on the way back) and had the first rain the entire trip on I-5. Even then, was light and sporadic. The ranger at Camano Island DID say that they can get very strong winds there. He also said I may be the only one camping there the end of October. Am thinking maybe I should get my dog sooner rather than later.

Thanks for the post!

Quote:
Originally Posted by NW Cat Owner View Post
Heck, there was still TONS of room in the back. You still had lots of room for more stuff. I've driven half way across the country and back with my FJ wadded literally to the roof, including the passenger seat with a huge cooler (traveled by myself).

Glad you made it safely on the outward bound trip. Enjoy our cool weather! You missed the wind and rain on Saturday.
__________________
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
–– C.S. Lewis
EDarby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2015, 08:20 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
skiman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Jeromesville, Ohio
Trailer: Escape 21' pulled with 2014 Silverado Crewcab
Posts: 589
Glad to hear you got out OK! Packing can be an issue even with a Silverado. The truck bed was full to the brim since the 90 lb dog took up most of the back seat. He did have to share it with snacks and a cooler. Enjoy!
__________________
Carl,

"Isn't it amazing how much stuff we get done the day before vacation?"
Zig Ziglar
skiman is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2015, 10:33 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
EDarby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Trailer: 2015 Escape 17B - 2009 Chevy Tahoe Hybrid
Posts: 552
Ohhhhh, poor dog (Lab, right?), had to sniff snacks the entire time. Had to be torture for him!

Thanks, skiman!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by skiman View Post
Glad to hear you got out OK! Packing can be an issue even with a Silverado. The truck bed was full to the brim since the 90 lb dog took up most of the back seat. He did have to share it with snacks and a cooler. Enjoy!
__________________
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
–– C.S. Lewis
EDarby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2015, 11:25 PM   #16
P&L
Senior Member
 
P&L's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Tracy, California
Trailer: Escape 19 2015
Posts: 216
Congratulations on getting your Escape! Exciting, isn't it?!!
__________________
“Kilometers are shorter than miles. Save gas, take your next trip in kilometers.” –George Carlin
P&L is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2015, 11:33 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
EDarby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Trailer: 2015 Escape 17B - 2009 Chevy Tahoe Hybrid
Posts: 552
It IS, thanks! Three more days until I pick it up!!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by P&L View Post
Congratulations on getting your Escape! Exciting, isn't it?!!
__________________
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
–– C.S. Lewis
EDarby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2015, 12:06 AM   #18
Senior Member
 
gbaglo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: North Vancouver, British Columbia
Trailer: 2009 Escape 17B - "Toad". '08 Toyota RAV4 V6
Posts: 10,740
Don't need that rain jacket.
Attached Images
File Type: png Screen Shot 2015-10-12 at 9.05.30 PM.png (49.4 KB, 15 views)
__________________
2009 Escape 17B "Toad"
2008 Toyota RAV4 V6 Sport
North Vancouver, British Columbia

What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?
- Bertolt Brecht
gbaglo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2015, 12:30 AM   #19
Senior Member
 
Greg A's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Trailer: 2015 Escape 19 "Seventy Degrees"
Posts: 2,161
Congrats

Long slow enjoyable road home! Almost on the hitch.
Greg A is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2015, 01:28 AM   #20
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Juneau, Alaska
Trailer: 2015 17A - Ready for 4th Maiden Voyage
Posts: 597
I have a question for forum smart folks... FSF shortened. I'm in the same boat ... oh .... er ... trailer as Ellen. Here I show up at Canadian Customs with a huge bunch of new stuff claiming it to be goods for my new trailer ....


Will they believe me? or will I be charged duty on it?


In Sept. of this year I crossed over into Canada and fessed up to the agent that "I did have things I intended to leave behind in Canada" I told the agent it was for my new trailer being built by ETI (it was only a kitchen sink and faucet). He let me go through duty free. But what if I was bringing a mountain of gear?


I have thought about getting a motel room states side and loading my gear there ... later after import across border is done, return to hotel room to load up.


What do you guys think? .... I don't know.


Thanks,
Tom




Hi Ellen,
My 17A is almost done and ready to leave on 10/22. Due to work obligations (the poorest excuse ever ) I won't be able to pick up until early Jan. Or at least that is how it looks now. Good luck to you!!!


Recommend a trip around the Olympic Peninsula as a first try out trip.
__________________

__________________
Progress is man's ability to complicate simplicity.
Thor Heyerdahl
StarvingHyena is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off






» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:29 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.