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Old 07-09-2018, 12:01 PM   #21
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They parked me crosswise after everyone else loaded, with both ends hanging over the sides of the ferry!

How does that create more space?
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Old 07-09-2018, 12:15 PM   #22
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How does that create more space?
Space creation has nothing to do with his comment, it was probably the only area big enough for him and the trailer.
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i just took the ferry to Lopez island- very easy except the cost and waiting for the return ferry! drive on drive off ....and turn off propane!
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i just took the ferry to Lopez island- very easy except the cost and waiting for the return ferry! drive on drive off ....and turn off propane!

And don't forget to turn it back on after driving off the ferry. Otherwise, the frig. will be on 12V, and you'll have a low battery at the end of the day. Don't ask.
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Old 07-09-2018, 01:37 PM   #25
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And don't forget to turn it back on after driving off the ferry. Otherwise, the frig. will be on 12V, and you'll have a low battery at the end of the day. Don't ask.
Don't get that discussion started again.
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Ros, if you do manage to purchase and export an Escape to Ireland, be aware that in many European countries, you may have to do some substantial modifications to make it towing legal or to change the electrical system. Seef had to do a number of things when he exported to the Netherlands.

Not that it can't be done, but just be aware of the possible additional expense and time in modifying it. I would check Irish laws regarding how the trailer must be equipped, type of coupler, brakes, lighting requirements, etc. After all, getting it there is no good unless you can use it.
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Old 07-09-2018, 08:00 PM   #27
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i just took the ferry to Lopez island- very easy except the cost and waiting for the return ferry! drive on drive off ....and turn off propane!

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And don't forget to turn it back on after driving off the ferry. Otherwise, the frig. will be on 12V, and you'll have a low battery at the end of the day. Don't ask.


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Don't get that discussion started again.

Sorry, I'm too late to edit, now. I should have said "YMMV".
The whole story was, We turned off the propane to take the Port Townsend Ferry, then stayed in Olympic NP, where we only saw the sun for an hour at noon, because of the beautiful, but dense forest, so the solar panels had little opportunity to do their thing. It was after that, that I noticed low battery voltage, and the reasons why. Now our general practice is to rely on propane for heat for the absorption refrigeration unit.
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Old 07-11-2018, 04:32 PM   #28
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How does that create more space?
Since the ferry loaded from the sides, it would have been difficult to pull on & park the trailer in the traditional bow to stern rows (like the other cars). I was just commenting that since the tow & trailer were parked sideways, if I was a foot longer, I wouldn't have fit. At least they unloaded from the RAV4 side so I didn't have to back off the boat!
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Old 07-11-2018, 04:43 PM   #29
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Got ya. Thought they would load from bow and stern.
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Old 07-12-2018, 04:27 AM   #30
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Seef, I cannot find any of your Escape pictures in Tuscany. Speaking of container fun, I remember lots of it towing onto the Anacortes "container." Picture makes it look easy.
I believe i have 1 or 2 pictures taken on the roadtrip to Tuscany with the 5.0 in it, furthermore only scenery pictures.

Will dig through my archive one of these weeks.
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