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Old 08-25-2014, 11:42 AM   #21
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I always carry a hydraulic jack and rather than a regular tire wrench I carry the appropriate deep socket (one for the trailer and one for the tow vehicle if they are a different size) and a long handle breaker bar. Tire wrenches are notorious knuckle busters.
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Old 08-25-2014, 04:57 PM   #22
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Harris/Ellen - call ETI and ask them to send you the build pics. Ours were delayed with their staff changes but wifey wanted to see how the fabric (direct shipped) and the formica paired together so I called and received them the same day....................
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Old 08-25-2014, 05:21 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by Ellentob View Post
This is exactly where we are on our Escape timeline. One week away from heading west and two weeks away from orientation. I hope everything is proceeding as planned. We've only received one set of build pictures so far.

It has been a long wait. We agonized over the options and hope we made the right choices. We sold our Casita in April and missed an entire camping season. This six or seven week trip with the new Escape should make up for that.

We never needed any kind of special Anderson type hitch for the Casita so we are assuming we won't need one for the new 19. We tow with a Honda Ridgeline. We will fill the truck bed with what we need to set up the new trailer. We are primed and excited. I wish we had more pictures.

We put a lot of thought into our build. Ad vice and suggestions from this board was most valuable. We'll report back as to what works and what we wished we'd done.

Bon voyage
Harris & Ellen
I'm sure you'll be fine with your choices. Even the stock 19 with no options is a great rig! I also don't think you'll need any special hitch arrangement towing with the Ridgeline. Give it a while and see how it goes.

Happy travels, and congrats on your long wait being over - (almost).
"You can't buy happiness, but you can buy an RV. And that is pretty close."
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