New Escape arrives home! - Escape Trailer Owners Community

Go Back   Escape Trailer Owners Community > Escape Me | General Topics > Visual Escape
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 11-15-2015, 07:03 PM   #1
Member
 
NellieFlower's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Junction City, Oregon
Trailer: 2015 17B, 2019 Chevy Colorado V6
Posts: 31
New Escape arrives home!

My wife and I picked up our new 17B Escape on 11/12/15 and arrived home yesterday evening. We spent two nights testing the trailer in an intense storm hitting BC and Western Washington. We were totally snug and dry. We love our trailer.

Last concern was fitting into my shop. Shop door header 8' 7.5" -- trailer height 8' 6.5". As long as I sweep the doorway first it fits, no problem.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 100_1319.jpg (164.4 KB, 162 views)
File Type: jpg DSCN1212.jpg (234.2 KB, 192 views)
__________________

NellieFlower is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2015, 07:10 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
float5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Denison, Texas
Trailer: 2015 21'; 2011 19' sold; 4Runner; ph ninezero3 327-27ninefour
Posts: 5,156
Congrats on the new Escape! Good deal to be able to fit it!
__________________

__________________
Cathy. Floating Cloud
"Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.... "
Emerson
float5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2015, 07:22 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
gbaglo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: North Vancouver, British Columbia
Trailer: 2009 Escape 17B - "Toad". '08 Toyota RAV4 V6
Posts: 14,646
If you get too swollen with pride, it might not fit.
__________________
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 11-15-2015, 07:31 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Olathe, Kansas
Trailer: 2015 21ft Escape "Spirit of the Plains", 2014 GMC Sierra with max tow package
Posts: 1,102
Where does the time go? You ordered your trailer and before you knew it, the build sheet was due. The pick up date comes sooner than expected and after a nice trip bringing your new trailer home, it is time to put it in winter storage. Looking back, it was almost a dream. Oh well, spring will be here soon. Loren
Loren & Cathy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2015, 07:40 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Greg A's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Trailer: 2015 Escape 19 "Seventy Degrees"
Posts: 3,089
Difference an inch makes! Great looking trailer/tow combo.
Greg A is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2015, 07:49 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Lynn L's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Victoria, British Columbia
Trailer: 5.0TA 2016 Spirit Bear
Posts: 141
Haha good for u! Yes, wasn't that some wet weather! Glad all is well!
Lynn L is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2015, 08:09 PM   #7
Commercial Member
 
tractors1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Hillsboro, Oregon
Trailer: 2014 Escape 21 - "Felicity"
Posts: 2,662
Quote:
Originally Posted by NellieFlower View Post
Last concern was fitting into my shop. Shop door header 8' 7.5" -- trailer height 8' 6.5". As long as I sweep the doorway first it fits, no problem.
Congrats on another Escape in Oregon!
__________________
Charlie Y

Need custom storage to your design? Don't drill holes!
www.RVWidgetWorks.com
tractors1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2015, 08:51 PM   #8
Site Team
 
Donna D.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Portland, Oregon
Trailer: 2014 Escape 5.0 TA
Posts: 8,863
Come to Spring NOG and show off your new trailer!
__________________
Donna D.
Ten Forward
2014 Escape 5.0TA
Donna D. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2015, 07:58 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Dave Walter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Trailer: 2013 19' & 2013 15B
Posts: 2,371
Quote:
Originally Posted by NellieFlower View Post
My wife and I picked up our new 17B Escape on 11/12/15 and arrived home yesterday evening. We spent two nights testing the trailer in an intense storm hitting BC and Western Washington. We were totally snug and dry. We love our trailer.

Last concern was fitting into my shop. Shop door header 8' 7.5" -- trailer height 8' 6.5". As long as I sweep the doorway first it fits, no problem.
That is definitely a close fit. Make sure that you don't take any significant loads out of your trailer while it is parked in your garage, or you may find that the trailer sits higher and could hit the overhead door frame as you exit. Also, in some climates, frost or even just seasonal changes in moisture content in the soil below your floor slab can cause significant movement of your floor slab (up or down). Would be best to go slowly and check clearances every time you enter or leave your garage.
__________________
2013 19' \ 2013 15B, 2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser

"It is better to remain silent at the risk of being thought a fool, than to talk and remove all doubt of it." - 1907, Maurice Switzer
Dave Walter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2015, 08:06 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
Iowa Dave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Benton County, Iowa
Trailer: 2013 Escape 21 Classic Number 6, pulled by 2018 Toyota Highlander
Posts: 4,986
Close clearance

I'm sure you've considered many of factors that could impact the clearance of your escape. I have found that a note on the hitch amounting to a " Has anything changed?" checklist is my best reminder to consider all of the variables. Best of luck with your new rig.
Dave
Iowa Dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2015, 10:06 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
Carla Jean's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Port Townsend, Washington
Trailer: Escape 21' 2016
Posts: 225
You may have to let some air out of your tires!
__________________
Carla Jean Pugh (and my guy, Ned)
"Pepé Le Pugh"
2016 Escape 21'
2005 Toyota 4Runner
Carla Jean is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2015, 11:48 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
EDarby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Trailer: 2015 Escape 17B - 2009 Chevy Tahoe Hybrid
Posts: 552
Congratulations on your new Escape!!! So much fun ahead!!!
__________________
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 05-12-2016, 04:38 PM   #13
GCS
Member
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Sellers, Michigan
Trailer: 1976 Aljo
Posts: 92
Think I would let out a couple pounds of air 😆
GCS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2016, 04:57 PM   #14
Member
 
NellieFlower's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Junction City, Oregon
Trailer: 2015 17B, 2019 Chevy Colorado V6
Posts: 31
Half ince to spare

Now that I've taken the trailer in and out several times I no longer climb a ladder to make sure It fits.. I do sweep the floor first though just in case.
NellieFlower is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2016, 05:07 PM   #15
GCS
Member
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Sellers, Michigan
Trailer: 1976 Aljo
Posts: 92
Reply was on a pic of a guy who barely got his rig into garage. Had less than an inch to spare. Don't know how it was posted here.
GCS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2016, 05:16 PM   #16
Member
 
NellieFlower's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Junction City, Oregon
Trailer: 2015 17B, 2019 Chevy Colorado V6
Posts: 31
It was me!

Scary first time. Escape's specs on height were right on.
NellieFlower is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2016, 09:39 PM   #17
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Trailer: 1995 VW Eurovan Winebago
Posts: 5
Congratulations on your new trailer it looks great.
lausway88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2016, 09:44 PM   #18
Member
 
EscapingBuffalo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Buffalo, New York
Trailer: 2015 Escape 17B
Posts: 35
Congratulations on your new 17B! I LOVE mine and I'm sure you'll love yours also!
__________________
2015 17B
2014 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab
EscapingBuffalo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2016, 10:01 PM   #19
Senior Member
 
Mike & Donna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Houston, Texas
Trailer: 2017 Escape 19 aka "Bon Temps"
Posts: 264
Kudos to you on your new trailer. I would be very cautious whenever taking the trailer in or out of the garage. Glad it fits.
Mike & Donna is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2016, 10:53 PM   #20
Senior Member
 
Marry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Ponoka, Alberta
Trailer: 2016 19 classic "outta sight", jeep rubicon unlimited
Posts: 1,648
You got it covered!!!!
Congrats!
__________________

__________________
"never lose hope, never lose faith"
Marry 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




» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Escape Trailer Industries or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:25 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.
×