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Old 06-29-2020, 07:28 PM   #1
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5.0 Fever

I should have never clicked on Escape’s website after a friend told me about this small fiberglass 5th wheel. I’m worried that I may have caught a fever. I’ve talked about finding a lightweight small 5th wheel that was nothing like the “Half Ton” Jayco product.

I have a F150 3.5 ecoboost 4-door 4-wheel drive with the max tow package and the short 5’ bed.

I was very worried that the short short bed was a deal killer. That is until I emailed Escape and within moment The President of the Company emailed me back say that is his setup. He sent pictures and said he uses the Andersen hitch sent back about 2” from the center line of the axle.

That’s when I knew I was very very ill with the 5.0 Fever.

Now I just need to sell my Harley and save a couple of coins..........

Dang 5.0 Fever!
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Old 06-29-2020, 07:39 PM   #2
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Yup you’re in trouble. Won’t be cured until you buy one.
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Old 06-29-2020, 07:44 PM   #3
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A certain cure for how you feel is to place a deposit. I have had mine for 3 years now, and we just love it. Mind you, the 19 I had for over 6 years was real nice to use too.
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Old 06-29-2020, 07:54 PM   #4
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I need to step inside one. The closest owner is almost 6 hours away.

Maybe they can bring it down to me and let me camp in it for a weekend? )
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Old 06-29-2020, 09:09 PM   #5
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There may be some fifth wheels closer to you, just not on the show me list. Those owners may be amenable for you to look it over. If they see your post you will hopefully get a response. A lot of folks are pretty cautious owing to the pandemic. We’ve had Single axles and TA’s at the Mississippi River Rendezvous at Thompson Illinois in late September. Keeping fingers crossed for the rally this year. Don’t give up the hunt.
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Old 06-29-2020, 09:18 PM   #6
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Email the factory and they will provide a list of owners nearest to you, perhaps another Escape model for you to see the quality. My first 2 Escapes were purchased sight unseen....a common occurrence once you drink the kool aid......
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Old 06-29-2020, 09:23 PM   #7
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My first 2 Escapes were purchased sight unseen....a common occurrence once you drink the kool aid......
Heck yes! I put a big chunk of money down even before the molds were finished.
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Old 06-29-2020, 10:29 PM   #8
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5.0 fever.

Hi: WillyB... "Take 2 aspirins and call me in the morning"!!! Alf
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Old 06-30-2020, 06:03 AM   #9
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I guess I'd better get my order completed before this thread goes "viral".
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Old 06-30-2020, 07:30 AM   #10
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No Hurry

There’s no hurry, the World has gone viral so you’re covered. Best of luck on your order and acquisition.
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