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Old 07-12-2018, 08:46 AM   #61
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My least favorite posts are ones that tell a life story in one long non-stop, no space post. Usually my eyes glaze over and I stop reading.
Agreed. When there are big blocks of type without separating point into paragraphs, my eyes start to go buggy, and often I just skip the post.
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Old 07-12-2018, 08:52 AM   #62
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With regards to the step, if you ever feel you have to force it, it will likely jamb on you. You should be gently lifting it keeping it square (not twisting at all) and it will slide out fine. It should also have a bit of wiggle room on the way out. I use one hand or a foot lots, you just have to be careful that it is balanced as you pull it out.

If there is still an issue a wee adjustment might be needed. I have never needed to using this same step on my last 4 trailers over the last 22 years.
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Old 07-12-2018, 10:26 AM   #63
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I agree with the two hand method.
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Old 07-12-2018, 12:03 PM   #64
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I am sure you are correct about being gentle and squared, but there was definitely issues with fitment on ours.

With a little modification, it works, but as you all mention, it must be gentle and squared up.
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We picked ours up and have had 2 windows replaced (one leaked & one didn't close evenly) and eti also placed weatherstripping from hehr over each window at the hinge to prevent water from getting to the hinge. So far so good. Our kitchen window keeps opening now so duct tape is on the knob as a quick fix. My propane hatch door is not aligned properly and the top right corner misses the inside frame but catches enough of the weatherstripping to seal. I wish I would have noticed in Chilliwack but we're in Whitehorse now so I'll fix it when I get home (not sure how yet). I have a couple other issues but they are minor like spots of adhesive on the vinyl floor that need to be removed somehow and an the on/off button on the maxx fan does not work. Reece caught a missing exterior rivet on a hatch on his own. I'm most concerned with the windows at this point and will need to come up with a mod to prevent them from opening as we are going down the road.
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Old 07-12-2018, 02:43 PM   #66
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Mike,
Can you post some pictures of the Hehr weatherstripping over the window hinges installed by ETI? Thanks....
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Old 07-12-2018, 03:38 PM   #67
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On our previous trailer (a 24 ft. HiLo) we found these to be helpful:

https://www.hitchinrods.com/

And using the acronym G.O.A.L. is helpful as well (Get Out And Look)!
Those rods look good. I use these to align my 5.0 TA by myself. https://www.amazon.com/Camco-44603-M.../dp/B007772HG4
It makes alignment a piece of cake with my Anderson hitch.
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Old 07-12-2018, 03:52 PM   #68
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Can you post some pictures of the Hehr weatherstripping over the window hinges installed by ETI? Thanks....
Here is a cell phone photo zoomed in that might work otherwise I'll grab photos tonight.

Reece mentioned my trailer was the first one he put them on but thought he was going to make it a standard part of every build with frameless windows. I have driven around 2k miles since installed and they are holding well thus far. I don't even notice they are there but it's not great advertising for hehr's manufacturing that they can't reliably produce a watertight seal on the hinge.
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I have something similar to those hitching rods, but mine are telescopic and fit easily in the glove box.
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Old 07-12-2018, 05:02 PM   #70
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Here is a cell phone photo zoomed in that might work otherwise I'll grab photos tonight.

Reece mentioned my trailer was the first one he put them on but thought he was going to make it a standard part of every build with frameless windows. I have driven around 2k miles since installed and they are holding well thus far. I don't even notice they are there but it's not great advertising for hehr's manufacturing that they can't reliably produce a watertight seal on the hinge.
I have already ordered e-z-gutters to place on top of my windows, with this being done, may have to skip that mod. Now if he can just extend it another 2-4" to cover the corners I'd be a happy camper.
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Old 07-12-2018, 06:01 PM   #71
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Did we see the news on fb, about the upcoming changes?
Truly shows how much care ETI has about their trailers and customers!
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Just went over there, it is a closed group, you have to be approved to see the posts.....
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Old 07-12-2018, 06:39 PM   #73
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Just went over there, it is a closed group, you have to be approved to see the posts.....
Try another site....I just went and looked at it and clicked on Follow Here it is:
https://www.facebook.com/EscapeOwnerX3/
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Old 07-12-2018, 06:52 PM   #74
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Just went over there, it is a closed group, you have to be approved to see the posts.....
You are probably thinking of the Facebook Escape Travel Trailer users group you just joined.
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Old 07-12-2018, 07:12 PM   #75
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Facebook has pages and groups. You do not need permission to see a page, which is a place where a business, public figure, or organization posts its news, and postings and comments are limited. A group is where group members get together electronically to share thoughts and comments. Most groups are closed and you must ask to join. This is done to reduce spamming.

In the case of Escape, ETI has a page where they publish things like the recent awning and window announcement at https://www.facebook.com/EscapeOwnerX3/.

There is also an Escape Group, Escape Travel Trailers, at https://www.facebook.com/groups/913917998727810/ and you must be approved to join this group and see its posts.
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Old 07-12-2018, 07:14 PM   #76
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got them both now, jeeesh, I'll never get to sleep now.......
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got them both now, jeeesh, I'll never get to sleep now.......
At least no worries about your new Escape! Awning and windows will work like a charm
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Did we see the news on fb, about the upcoming changes?
Truly shows how much care ETI has about their trailers and customers!
Me . . . I absolutely do not no way Facebook. IMNSHO, you can sell your soul to the devil.
No, I'm not religious, but I'm not so sure about all this "social media." I could go on, but I'd need another shot of Oban.

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Me . . . I absolutely do not no way Facebook. IMNSHO, you can sell your soul to the devil.
No, I'm not religious, but I'm not so sure about all this "social media." I could go on, but I'd need another shot of Oban.

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Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but you ARE on social media by being a member of this forum. The EscapeForum is owned by Social Knowledge LLC, a for-profit company.
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And, why not go here: Escape Trailer Industries – Chilliwack, British Columbia
for information from the source. Click on the Escape Trailer Industries logo on the right side of the page.
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