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Old 04-08-2014, 11:21 PM   #61
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What a difference a month makes Reace, for months behind to wow! Congratulations!!!
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Old 04-09-2014, 05:38 AM   #62
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Awesome.... looks like I made a good decision to switch from a 21' to this... but now the patient wait... this is a winner!
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Old 04-09-2014, 05:52 AM   #63
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Yes, we missing two lights...good catch.

As for a photo with someone beside the unit...everyone runs when I grab the camera. ?
Thanks Reace!
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Old 04-09-2014, 07:45 PM   #64
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Perfectly good guessing, but I was wondering if Reace had given any indication of the pin weight of the trailer which he's actually building. Of course, with no interior yet, it's probably too early to ask... but it will matter to Alf's truck.

It will be interesting to see what the difference is - and it will depend on options chosen, of course. But when we bought our 2013 5.0, Tammy and I figured that the weight differential between it and our 2008 5.0 would be about 300lbs based on the new, larger fridge and solar and extra insulation etc etc. So that would put the 5.0TA at close to 800lbs more than the 2008 5.0. And that's the overall weight, not necessarily the pin weight.

Having said that, if Reace says it will work with a Frontier, my guess is it will work!
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Old 04-09-2014, 07:48 PM   #65
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Meant to add that it's looking really good and I can understand the excitement of all those waiting for one! congrats!
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Old 04-10-2014, 02:08 PM   #66
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Thanks Reace!
Hi: Donna D... Just talking to ETI and got a spy photo of the new 5.0TA. This one's for you n me!!! Alf
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Old 04-10-2014, 02:33 PM   #67
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I know Alf, isn't it wonderful!! Only I want one with windows
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Old 04-10-2014, 02:49 PM   #68
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Gotta say, I like this one with the wheels actually in the wheel wells
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Old 04-10-2014, 03:57 PM   #69
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Alf, did they say if the one in the photo is raised for full size trucks or the lower version for mid size?
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Old 04-10-2014, 04:13 PM   #70
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Alf, did they say if the one in the photo is raised for full size trucks or the lower version for mid size?
Hi: padlin... Gee sorry I was to eggcited to ask!!! Looks a lot lower than the first one though. Alf
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Old 04-10-2014, 04:34 PM   #71
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No big deal, we'll see soon enough.
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Old 04-10-2014, 08:15 PM   #72
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Gotta say, I like this one with the wheels actually in the wheel wells
Me too, one just has to use a 1/2 ton or smaller pickup.
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Old 04-11-2014, 01:40 AM   #73
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Beautiful. Nice to see the progress, kind of like a family. C'mon June 23rd!
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Old 12-31-2014, 08:12 AM   #74
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No big deal, we'll see soon enough.
Hi: padlin... The windowless trailer in the spy photo was actually our "Escape Hatch II". Here's a more completed pic.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! to all at Escape Trailer and those lucky enough to own one!!! Alf
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Old 12-31-2014, 08:43 AM   #75
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And a Happy New Year to you too Alf from someone who is lucky enough to own an Escape...thanks to you

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Old 05-20-2017, 10:56 PM   #76
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Some hook-up photos.

Center of hitch is approx. 30" back from cab. Box length is 5'-6".
Keep in mind, this unit was raised for a taller truck!

I turned the trailer almost 90 degrees, and still have approximately 1" space before the trailer would hit the cab of the truck.

Also a photo hitched up with tailgate down.

I love it when a plan comes together!

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thank you, that gives me great relief
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Old 01-15-2021, 10:52 AM   #77
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What hitch do you use. I have 2013 F-150 Super Crew FX-4 with 5'6" bed and was wondering wat was your recommendation in terms of hitch placement and make.
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Old 01-15-2021, 01:29 PM   #78
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What hitch do you use. I have 2013 F-150 Super Crew FX-4 with 5'6" bed and was wondering wat was your recommendation in terms of hitch placement and make.
Hi: TomL... Here's a pic of our 5.0TA hooked up and ready for our 1st. tow from the factory. Husky EZRoller 16K hitch was used in our GMC Sierra and transferred to the Nissan Fronty 4X4, cargo cap. 1100#s. We again transferred the hitch to the Ram EcoDiesel 4X4, cargo cap 985#s but with new rails on the box floor. Alf
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Old 01-15-2021, 01:48 PM   #79
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Hi: TomL... Here's a pic of our 5.0TA hooked up and ready for our 1st. tow from the factory. Husky EZRoller 16K hitch was used in our GMC Sierra and transferred to the Nissan Fronty 4X4, cargo cap. 1100#s. We again transferred the hitch to the Ram EcoDiesel 4X4, cargo cap 985#s but with new rails on the box floor. Alf
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How long is your track bed?
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Old 01-15-2021, 04:42 PM   #80
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How long is your track bed?
Hi: TomL... The Nissan was 6'1" and the Ram is 5'7". Both trucks are able to back into the pin with the tailgate down if the alignment is straight.
Having a good RVTech to R&R the hitch is vital. He knows what he's doing. In the case of the Ram there's precious little room for error. Once I saw Reace's F150 with a 5'5" bed towing a 5.0TA I was sure the Ram would work. Alf
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