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Old 01-23-2019, 03:00 PM   #41
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I think the question of off road and inside issues is what happens when a on road vehicle is taken off road. Most off road trailers are designed and normally have different suspensions and are not top heavy. See here
Two spare tires too. Common sense however, remains invisible and apparently out of reach for some people.
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Old 01-23-2019, 04:20 PM   #42
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Two spare tires too. Common sense however, remains invisible and apparently out of reach for some people.
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Old 01-23-2019, 06:17 PM   #43
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What where they thinking? Looks like recovery is trying to save both from further damage.
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Old 01-23-2019, 06:36 PM   #44
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Like a lot of folks our age, my wife and I were raised to respect and take care of things we worked hard to get. That’s not to say our dads did not believe in building, painting, pushing and rebuilding race cars boats, etc. My criticism comes when folks bend up stuff that’s not meant to be treated that way, get mad when they don’t “win” with their toys and generally lack an understanding of how to keep things meant to be upright, upright.
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Old 01-23-2019, 07:11 PM   #45
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Dave! Maybe they just wanted to give there rig a rest! hehehehehhehe! O I love this forum!
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Old 01-23-2019, 07:25 PM   #46
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This was a relatively flat road too -

https://expeditionportal.com/guy-fli...trail-closure/

and the recovery company had a time lapse video -

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Old 01-23-2019, 07:32 PM   #47
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Old 01-24-2019, 01:51 AM   #48
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Hay guys! Lets go grab a bear!
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Old 01-24-2019, 03:03 AM   #49
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In response to John’s (AnglingMad) question, yes those are the kind of hardware we use to secure our fridge before travel. And though people are reporting here that the newer fridges have better door latches, I wouldn’t chance going without the extra strapping on the roads we travel. The forces applied to the doors as we hit potholes are huge, and amplified by the food carried in the door.

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Old 01-24-2019, 04:07 AM   #50
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I've been just about everywhere with my 2017 17 b over the last year. On about the toughest roads you can imagine taking a trailer on in craggy wash outside lake haves az. The trailer performed very well. I had considered an Oliver but was happy I chose the steel framed escape over an aluminum frame . I ran into some folks who had broken the aluminum frame on their Oliver. I DID end up bending my axle but Dexter shipped me another one for free even though the warranty didn't cover alignment problems. I ended up installing the new axle myself while on the road. Generally I think the trailer is pretty robust. The only complaint I have is that the door doesnt close right but I think this is due to the design of the friction hinge rather than frame or body problems.
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Old 01-24-2019, 05:22 PM   #51
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Hay guys! Lets go grab a bear!
Not sure I’d want to do do that, big claws and sharp teeth 😂
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Old 01-24-2019, 06:15 PM   #52
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O! O! Silly me! Back to spelling school! Beer! I read that and thought big claws and sharp teeth! What are you talking about... That's funny
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Old 01-25-2019, 09:21 PM   #53
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the latches on the double doors on my '14 E21 (sorry, don't know the fridge model offhand) are very secure, have never had it pop open.
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Old 02-06-2019, 09:18 PM   #54
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Just left craggy wash. Camped about 3 miles in. Rough road but my frig door stayed closed!
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Old 02-12-2019, 11:18 PM   #55
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Jim Bennet just posted some great shots of 4 Escape trailers currently traveling down highway 5 in Baja Mexico on the Escape Trailer FB page.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/913917998727810/

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Old 02-13-2019, 01:01 AM   #56
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OK … I give up .... member of what?

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Old 02-13-2019, 01:35 AM   #57
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OK … I give up .... member of what?

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Member of that particular Escape Facebook group. I'm fairly sure you can look without being a member, but that you can't post if you're not a member. Admin has to approve you.

I am a member, but I'm thinking of creating an Escape Facebook group where you have to own a 17B and be named Glenn to join. Must have two 'n's.
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Old 02-13-2019, 05:46 AM   #58
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Jim Bennet just posted some great shots of 4 Escape trailers currently traveling down highway 5 in Baja Mexico on the Escape Trailer FB page.

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That trip does not look too appealing to me, a definite white knuckle drive. Single lane, rocks, pot holes, I'll pass. Two lane paved roads is my vision of roughing it...
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Old 02-13-2019, 06:16 AM   #59
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The Escape Travel Trailers group on Facebook is a closed group. You must be a member to see the discussion, view the photos and post. There's a number of members there that aren't members here. Love the camping photos they post!
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Old 02-13-2019, 10:07 AM   #60
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I am a member, but I'm thinking of creating an Escape Facebook group where you have to own a 17B and be named Glenn to join. Must have two 'n's.
Too funny.

I think Churchill was in a similar sized club.
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