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Old 02-20-2017, 10:34 PM   #21
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Canadian border guard: "Do you have any guns with you?"
Me: "No."
BG: "Do you have any guns at home?"
Me: "No."
BG: "But you're from Florida! You MUST have guns at home!"
Guard to me: Do you have any guns with you?
Me: no.
Guard: do you have any guns at home?
Me: yes.
Guard: do you have a handgun license back in Texas?
Me: yes.
Guard: Where is your weapon now?
Me: Back home in Texas. I didn't bring it because I knew I had to travel to Canada.
Guard: ok.

Others advice is sound. Know the law, abide by it, and tell the truth. Zero problems.
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Old 02-21-2017, 07:33 AM   #22
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When you apply for a concealed weapon permit your information goes worldwide on various law enforcement computers. Thus when you give them your tag info it comes up on their screen, the same for a routine traffic stop. They know you have a permit and may be carrying, thus the 3rd degree and they want to see if you lie about anything.
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Old 02-21-2017, 11:25 AM   #23
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When you apply for a concealed weapon permit your information goes worldwide on various law enforcement computers. Thus when you give them your tag info it comes up on their screen, the same for a routine traffic stop. They know you have a permit and may be carrying, thus the 3rd degree and they want to see if you lie about anything.


I had a concealed carry permit in NH before I moved to Florida in 1985, and have one in Florida and have NEVER been asked any such question at the border, only "Do you have any weapons?"


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Old 02-21-2017, 12:18 PM   #24
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Guard to me: Do you have any guns with you?
Me: no.
Guard: do you have any guns at home?
Me: yes.
Guard: do you have a handgun license back in Texas?
Me: yes.
Guard: Where is your weapon now?
Me: Back home in Texas. I didn't bring it because I knew I had to travel to Canada.
Guard: ok.
Crossing into Mexico.

Guard: Do you have any guns with you?

Me: No, I'm Canadian, not an American.

Guard: Laughs and waves me on my way.

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Old 02-21-2017, 06:58 PM   #25
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Are the wheel studs an an escape 9/16's or 1/2 inch? I'd like to get a set of wheel lug locks for my 17B before it's delivered this March. Thanks
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Old 02-21-2017, 09:38 PM   #26
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Are the wheel studs an an escape 9/16's or 1/2 inch? I'd like to get a set of wheel lug locks for my 17B before it's delivered this March. Thanks
1/2"
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1/2"-20 is the nearly universal thread for wheel studs in this capacity range of trailer axles. That's 1/2" diameter, 20 threads per inch.

The correct wrench size for nuts with this thread would typically be 13/16", but a 21 mm socket usually fits adequately.

But of course, Escape can confirm or correct this.
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Here is a link to the Dexter Torflex Axle which I believe is used on the 21'.
3500 lb. Hub
Wheel nut is as Brian thought, 1/2" -20 Thread per Inch. Quite standard for trailer axles...
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... Escape uses the Torflex #10, which includes the 3500 pound capacity (per pair) hub group, with 5 on 4.50 bolt pattern and electric brakes.

The Cerka diagram looks like some version of the one from the application catalog from Dexter Axle, with their version of the parts list with Cerka part numbers. (If looking for parts from other suppliers, use the Dexter part numbers.) Dexter offers some variations, so not all of them are the common configuration (thus the several bolt patterns), but in this case it looks like there's only one stud choice, so that's clear now. Other Dexter hubs have at least a choice of studs versus threaded for bolts, but we know Escape doesn't use those.
I have updated the link target for the application catalog in the above post, because Dexter Axle has changed their web site.
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Old 02-23-2017, 08:47 AM   #27
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Guard: Do you have a gun in the vehicle
Me: No
Guard: When was the last time you had a gun in the vehicle?
Me: Earlier this morning.
Guard: Where is the gun now?
Me: Stored at the IGA Brumleys store about there hundred yards back up the road
Guard: Do you have paperwork:
Me: yep, here it is.
Guard: Wow, that is cheap storage. Here are your papers. Have a safe trip in Canada.

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Old 02-23-2017, 11:21 AM   #28
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I don't bother myself, but found that you can run the safety chains through the propane tank handles and padlock them.

...and that is what I do. Not perfect, but convenient and better than nothing!
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Old 02-23-2017, 01:06 PM   #29
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I got a call Monday night from a Casita owner who wanted to buy my Honda generator. He said his was stolen the night before during a thunderstorm in a nice neighborhood in Austin Texas. The thieves cut through thick cables.
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Old 02-23-2017, 01:08 PM   #30
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We have added some cheap cable and locks that set off an alarm to our strong cables and locks. Can't remember where we got them, but I had done a search online.
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Old 02-23-2017, 05:37 PM   #31
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advenas, after you get into the 1/2 x20 locking lug screen do you know what locks to choose from looong list of choices? 1/2" x 20 Tapered Seat Lug Nuts, Wheel Locks & Lock Sets
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Old 02-23-2017, 05:44 PM   #32
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Doug Smith suggested the California Immobilizer and we bought one, spendy and a lot of piece of mind...our trailer is parked in our driveway in Seattle. It isn't going anywhere. The company is in Nanaimo, BC and the owner delivered to ESCAPE for us so it was there for pick up at orientation...just remember to take it off before you start to drive away..haha...we almost left it on last week!
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Old 02-23-2017, 06:53 PM   #33
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advenas, after you get into the 1/2 x20 locking lug screen do you know what locks to choose from looong list of choices? 1/2" x 20 Tapered Seat Lug Nuts, Wheel Locks & Lock Sets

I actually hadn't got that far....wow....lots to choose from. Would love to hear what others have chosen or a better site.....etrailer.com?
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Old 02-23-2017, 07:53 PM   #34
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Propane tank lock

This looks pretty slick...

RV, Trailer, Towable Propane Tank security locks - Fortress GasLock | Torklift International
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Old 02-23-2017, 09:19 PM   #35
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Hello Rubicon.
Thanks for the tip regarding lock for propane tanks.Used a fat plastic coated cable with padlock on my 17.This is tidy and slick.
Also used Torklift batterybox on my 17, on the tongue, room for two six volts.
Loved it.On our 21 the batteries are inside rear bench in u-shaped dinette.
Seems that I can pick up the lock at western travel trailer sales in Lynden WA.
Will get them on our next trip down to the U.S.
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Old 02-23-2017, 11:02 PM   #36
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etrailer carries the propane lock. They can ship many of their items out of a warehouse in Ontario. Have to call customer service to check availability of a specific product,

http://www.etrailer.com/dept-pg-Prop...-TorkLift.aspx
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Old 02-24-2017, 08:40 AM   #37
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I like the Tork Lift propane lock but they come in two sizes based on the size of the threaded rod - 1/2" or 3/8". I don't have my 19' 2017 yet (only 2 weeks to go...), does anyone know the size of that threaded rod holding the propane tanks in place?
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Old 02-24-2017, 10:12 AM   #38
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Wouldn't a bolt cutter make short work of the threaded rod?
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Old 02-24-2017, 10:18 AM   #39
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...), does anyone know the size of that threaded rod holding the propane tanks in place?
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1/2" x 13 threads/inch
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Old 02-24-2017, 10:29 AM   #40
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Thanks. There is no way to keep a determined person from stealing things, but the idea is to make it more difficult.
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