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  1. EscapingBuffalo
    Hey Alf, I want to replace the side mirrors on my 2014 Nissan Frontier SV with tow mirrors like you have. My current mirrors are not heated, if I buy heater mirrors, is there a way to connect to utilize the heat function? Thanks for any guidance you can offer. I found this link which I believe is what you bought:
  2. etuna
    09-09-2017 10:16 AM
    Hi Alf,

    Not an Escape sighting, but I met your daughter, Elizabeth early last week in Pancake Bay Provincial Park. She came by as we were preparing to leave on our trip back home to Alberta. Said she recognized the Escape because her father has one.


  3. frank_a
    08-25-2017 07:24 AM
    Alf, do you think 5.0 TA owners would mind Gail coming over with one of our grown sons, measuring truck beds (or just asking), measuring where the hitch ball is, or front of the hitch, with make and model of hitch and truck year, etc? I mean, Gail would like to look at some 5.0 TA's anyways, but would measuring hitch stuff be a bit too much to ask?

    Thanks Alf. Sure wish I could get over, but I have to be at the booth 10-6 both days. We're camping with our Parkliner in a campground near the festival, coming in Friday, leaving Monday. Retirement would be helpful, but it's a bit over a year away, God willing!

  4. escape artist
    Hi:dbljac... The flooring was standard Escape flooring. The Formica brand is Butterum 7732. It was a $100. up charge and we used the dark brown edge trim. I found the std. one a bit to yellowish.

    Congradulations on your 5.0TA order. You will love it...We do!!! Regards Alf
  5. dbljac
    05-23-2017 08:52 AM
    Hi, Escape Artist, we are interested in knowing what Formica counter top you have? We like the light and shiny look of it...makes your unit look airy and open. Also, if you don't mind sharing, what flooring did you pick out to coordinate with the Formica?
    We have ordered a 5.0 TA and delivery is expected Nov 2.
    Dbljac (Jay and Peggy)
  6. Rockseaker
    Hey Alf, I just purchased my 2016 Colorado 4x4 CC with a 6' box. I don't take position of my 5.0 TA till July 2017 so I have a bit of time to get the hitch installed. Your Nissan is a 6' right? What is the cab to hitch centre distance? I am trying to decide what brand of hitch and if a slider is needed. What are your thoughts and experience ?

  7. escape artist
    Hi: War Eagle... I am very likely to buy another Frontier. My only complaint is the SES(Spend entire savings) light keeps coming on for the same reasons I've had fixed under warranty and not. The truck continues to perform well @ 130,000kms. Not the highest mpg, not towing, but what can I expect of a 4 LTR. V6. I'm sure a 5 LTR. F150 would guzzle more.
    In a pinch it all comes down to $$$$'s at hand. The new diesel Canyon is interesting... but spendy at 50 grand CD$
    Regards Alf
  8. War Eagle
    Hi Alf. If something happened to your Frontier today, would you replace it with another one? We're getting a new 2017 Escape 21', and like many, we're looking for a new tow vehicle that has ample power during the 10% of the time we're towing but good fuel economy for the 90% of the time we're not. Lots of owners brag on their Ford F-150 2.7L Ecoboost, but man those things are complicated! We keep vehicles until they drop, and I'd hate to have to pay to fix a turbo or replace a computer bank once out of warranty. We really like the Frontier, but plan to spend a good bit of time camping in the Rockies, so we worry about power. So, would you get another Frontier for your purposes, and do you think it would be a good choice for us given our situation (pulling a 21' in the Rockies)? Any suggestions or recommendations? Your insight would be appreciated. Dale
  9. escape artist
    Hi: Woodguy... The short bed Nissan would require a pin extender. The type that clamps onto the trailer pin and extends out about 9"s. Popup Ind's makes one and I recommended a member of the forum get one... He was thrilled to have it as his long bed truck got totalled and on short notice all he could get was a short bed!!!
    There are lots of detractors on the forum who say it can't be done and other than a rather heavy pin weight... ours runs 850#s, ready to camp... it can be done.
    Good luck on the quest to a 5.0TA. Alf aka escape artist
  10. woodguy
    02-26-2016 12:15 PM
    Hi Escape Artist,

    My name is Bernie. We live in La Center, WA. We are considering buying a 5.0 TA like yours. I see that you have quite a bit of experience pulling the 5.0 with a Nissan Frontier. That's why I am contacting you.

    We have a 2016 Frontier crew cab 4x4 short bed. I see that yours is the long bed. I am interested in your thoughts about whether I can tow the 5.0 TA with my truck. The bed is going to be the issue and how/where the hitch attaches. Thereafter, the big issue is going to be the interference between the nose of the trailer and the back of the cab. Also, the back of the box interfering with the front of the trailer, perhaps

    Looking forward to your reply.

    Any thing that you would have to offer would be greatly appreciated as well as the names of any other Escape owners who tow with the Frontier short box.

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  • About escape artist
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    St. Thomas not BVI.
    RV Year and Model
    2014 Escape 5.0TA
    My Tow Vehicle
    2010 Nissan Frontier V6 CC Long Bed
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    Quote Bugs Bunny..."Don't take life too seriously, none of us get out of it ALIVE"!!!
    '10 Frontier CC. S.E. 4X4 Lng. Bed V6 '14 Escape 5.0TA
    St.Thomas Ont.( Not the Virgin Islands)


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