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Old 12-05-2014, 12:20 PM   #41
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Merging the trailer naming topic and the metric topic (it is a Canadian-made trailer, after all), how about "Kilo'scape"? Or would that be a thousand trailers lined up nose-to-end instead of the thousandth one?
It would be 1,000 trailers. But I am not sure if they should be lined up lengthwise, sideways, in a circle, or randomly. I do know they should not be stacked on top of each other.
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Old 12-05-2014, 12:36 PM   #42
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It would be 1,000 trailers. But I am not sure if they should be lined up lengthwise.
If we took 19' as an average then that would be 19,000' or 3.6 miles or for the other 99% of the world; 5719 meters or 5.8 kilometers

Any way you slice it, pretty impressive.

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Old 12-05-2014, 12:42 PM   #43
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A slightly off kilter fact:

1000 Escapes with an average length of 17'0" would make a line just over 5km long. Which is the approximate distance of ETI world headquarters to the major shopping mall area to the east. Aka Lickman to Vedder roads.



Ok, Ron beat me to it ... I was fighting google.
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Old 12-05-2014, 01:44 PM   #44
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And if they did circle them the diameter would be 1.145 miles!

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Old 12-05-2014, 01:53 PM   #45
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Hi: All... It shouldn't matter how many trailers Escape has built. As long as the one they build for you... is the best they can do!!! Congrats to ETI on your 1000th unit. Alf
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Old 12-05-2014, 01:57 PM   #46
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WAIT a minute. Canada is metric - right?

What is with this Escape numbering scheme - I do believe it is expressed in FEET!!!!

And can Canadians catch 2 foot-itis?
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WAIT a minute. Canada is metric - right?


And can Canadians catch 2 foot-itis?
OK, now I have an excuse from going from a Scamp 13 to an Escape 19, I got confused in the metric conversion.

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Old 12-05-2014, 02:19 PM   #48
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Story is on Escape Trailer Industries site ( right side of this page ).
Or, Our Escape Story
Glenn, thanks for posting that, I'd never paid any attention that it was there. Tammy told me some of the story when we picked up the trailer, but it's fun to read the whole story.
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Alaska is not a country ;-)
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Old 12-05-2014, 04:38 PM   #50
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Are we talking about the map? It shows only three non-metric countries: U.S.A., Liberia, and Burma - as shown in text labels (no label for Alaska). All bits of the US are coloured to match - I suppose Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands are all pink if you can make them out in the map's resolution; they're not separate countries either.

How did we get from Escape History to metric system use? Don't answer that...
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Old 12-05-2014, 04:41 PM   #51
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Merging the trailer naming topic and the metric topic (it is a Canadian-made trailer, after all), how about "Kilo'scape"? Or would that be a thousand trailers lined up nose-to-end instead of the thousandth one?
I think a "Kilo'scape" (which I think should be Kiloscape or maybe Kilo-scape) would be a thousand times the size of a base Escape - ten times wider, ten times longer, and ten times taller. Imagine the kilotug!
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Old 12-05-2014, 04:42 PM   #52
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Hi: All... It shouldn't matter how many trailers Escape has built. As long as the one they build for you... is the best they can do!!! Congrats to ETI on your 1000th unit. Alf
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Right on Alf. As far as I'm concerned ours is the first!
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Old 12-05-2014, 05:39 PM   #53
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It was really interesting to see them all lined up in various stages of construction and with addresses for all over North America. Reace said the line moves forward every 8.5 hours. The paperwork is taped to the side of the trailer with any special instructions. With only a thousand spread out and most of them in the Northwest, if I spotted one here in the Midwest, I would feel like I won the lottery. But by this time next year there will be three that I know of in the KC metro area. Loren
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Old 12-05-2014, 05:40 PM   #54
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Are we talking about the map? It shows only three non-metric countries: U.S.A., Liberia, and Burma - as shown in text labels (no label for Alaska). All bits of the US are coloured to match - I suppose Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands are all pink if you can make them out in the map's resolution; they're not separate countries either.

How did we get from Escape History to metric system use? Don't answer that...
I'll bet we are taking about food soon...
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Old 12-05-2014, 05:42 PM   #55
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It was really interesting to see them all lined up in various stages of construction and with addresses for all over North America. Reace said the line moves forward every 8.5 hours. Loren
ETI is definitely doing well if they are to the point where they can complete almost 1 trailer a day!
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Old 12-05-2014, 07:55 PM   #56
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I'll bet we are taking about food soon...
Is poutine really food?

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Old 12-05-2014, 08:12 PM   #57
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I'll bet we are taking about food soon...
At the next Escape rally, everyone brings their favorite dish, a
kilopotlock, yes! But, every one really does have to come.
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Old 12-05-2014, 08:37 PM   #58
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Brian, I just read the legend and took it literally. HAHAHAHAHA
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At the next Escape rally, everyone brings their favorite dish, a
kilopotlock, yes! But, every one really does have to come.
I don't have a favourite dish, I like all food. Yes, some is better though.

I think every Escape owner should come to the rally, though we might have to find a bigger venue, as I has sure seen it grow over the years, since that first one.
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Old 12-05-2014, 09:14 PM   #60
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Boy, you guys south of the 49th sure do love to complicate measurements, eh?

I am fairly well versed in both imperial, and metric, and would just love to go all metric, but alas, with our economy so tied to the much larger US market, we must give in to using both.

I am still miffed that the US has not adopted the metric system, even after my 5th grade teacher, Miss Kessler, promised me that it would be happening very soon. That was in 1960.

I am a cyclist, so I changed all my bicycle computers to show speed and distance in kilometers rather than miles. I am much faster now -- I average "25" instead of "15". and I go much farther now too. When I rode across the country, my blog reported all my distances in kilometers, which drove dear wife crazy until she finally figured them out.

I would be very happy to have a 6.5 meter trailer rather than a 21...
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