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Old 04-12-2015, 12:15 AM   #21
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My wife and I just purchased a 2009 Escape 19' and will be making the drive up to Chilliwack this June to pick it up. We live in Austin, TX and are in our early 30's. I am a complete novice in RVing and towing. We are super excited to begin our travels! Until a month ago, the whole idea was really just a pipe dream. Cheers!
Congratulations!!! Appreciate your adventurous spirit. Have a safe, enjoyable trip. Keep us posted as to life on the road.
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Old 04-12-2015, 12:26 AM   #22
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Congrats on your 19. We just returned to San Antonio this evening after picking ours up in Chilliwack. The Texas Escape Owner's group is getting larger!

As for a tow vehicle, the new Colorado looks like a fine choice to tow the 19. We almost went that way, but there was very little availability when we needed a tow vehicle, and in the end, I must admit, I'm a Ford guy.

The trip from Austin to Chilliwack, by the most direct means, would be about 2250 miles. From San Antonio it was about 25 miles farther. We took a leisurely 5 days to get there, but it could easily be done in 4.
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Old 04-13-2015, 12:28 AM   #23
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Hi Robert. I was observing some of your journey with Past Tents. Looks like y'all had a great time. We will be taking almost the exact same route, making a direct line to Chilliwack, exploring the BC area, then heading back down through the PNW.
We are just now starting to plan our expedition, and it's very overwhelming. I would surely welcome any tips on cheap places to hook up and stay for a few nights. Or places off the beaten path. Or places to avoid. You get the idea...
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Old 04-13-2015, 06:42 AM   #24
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Daubsy,
Your first towing adventure should be kept close to civilization due to "I did not know I needed one of these...." scenarios. Walmart and Camping World are always a camper's emergency supply house. Off the beaten path can often lead to dead ends.
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Old 04-13-2015, 01:47 PM   #25
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Your first towing adventure should be kept close to civilization due to "I did not know I needed one of these...." scenarios. Walmart and Camping World are always a camper's emergency supply house. Off the beaten path can often lead to dead ends.
Thats true. Im pretty experienced when it come to camping, but totally new to RVing. I have done some light towing before. But I think the main learning curve for me will be operating and maintaining the trailer holding tanks and electrical supply. I really don't know that much about battery capacity. I do know that I want to boondock for several days without having to hook up to shore power. I am seriously considering installing solar.
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Old 04-13-2015, 06:57 PM   #26
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Hi Robert. I was observing some of your journey with Past Tents. Looks like y'all had a great time. We will be taking almost the exact same route, making a direct line to Chilliwack, exploring the BC area, then heading back down through the PNW.
We are just now starting to plan our expedition, and it's very overwhelming. I would surely welcome any tips on cheap places to hook up and stay for a few nights. Or places off the beaten path. Or places to avoid. You get the idea...
Good sam members can spend the night at camping world for free
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Old 04-13-2015, 06:59 PM   #27
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Daubsy, make sure you come to the Bluebonnet rally in Bandera starting April 22 (lasting until that Sunday). You should be able to get some good ideas.
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Old 04-13-2015, 07:07 PM   #28
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Congrats on your 19. We just returned to San Antonio this evening after picking ours up in Chilliwack. The Texas Escape Owner's group is getting larger!

As for a tow vehicle, the new Colorado looks like a fine choice to tow the 19. We almost went that way, but there was very little availability when we needed a tow vehicle, and in the end, I must admit, I'm a Ford guy.

The trip from Austin to Chilliwack, by the most direct means, would be about 2250 miles. From San Antonio it was about 25 miles farther. We took a leisurely 5 days to get there, but it could easily be done in
So how long was the trip? Loved following your tale you guys sounded like you had a blast.
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Old 04-13-2015, 11:26 PM   #29
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So how long was the trip? Loved following your tale you guys sounded like you had a blast.
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Thanks Marion. I summarized it in the 'Past Tents First Journey' thread.
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Old 04-16-2015, 12:03 AM   #30
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Daubsy, make sure you come to the Bluebonnet rally in Bandera starting April 22 (lasting until that Sunday). You should be able to get some good ideas.

What a great opportunity! We don't have a camper yet, but will try and make a day trip out of it. I hear Reace and Tammy will be there too.
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Old 04-16-2015, 09:54 AM   #31
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Anyone who would like to show their trailer at Bluebonnet will have them open on Friday. Half the park in the morning and half in the afternoon. A good opportunity to see lots of styles. There will be at least 140 trailers there of different types. Lots of Escapes this time.

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Old 04-21-2015, 02:55 PM   #32
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Thanks again, Robbie! Your trailer's beautiful! Seeing it helped us with several decisions.
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