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Old 03-24-2021, 06:44 PM   #1
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Picking up my Escape next week! Am I ready?

Picking up my Escape next week!


I have the following!



1) Honda Pilot 4WD (4500lb Tow Capacity). Has 7 pin connector and 2" Receiver
2) Tekonsha P3 Brake Controller
3) E3 Fastway Hitch (Provided by Escape at time of pick up)

4) 3 Day Vehicle Permit
5) Added trailer to insurance.
6) Torque wrench and 13/16" deep socket
7) Location and time for deliver
8) A nearby hotel room for the night before delivery.


Am I missing anything?

Thanks!

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Old 03-24-2021, 06:49 PM   #2
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Need 5 or 6" extension for torque wrench. Might as well pick up a breaker bar and also a 1 1/16" socket for removing the anode in the water heater next year.
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Old 03-24-2021, 07:05 PM   #3
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did you get the starter package where they purge and fill your propane tanks? If not and the tanks are empty you’ll have to get them filled or go without propane appliances.
Also a small tool kit with some screw drivers, pliers or channelocks, a small hammer, stuff like that.
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Old 03-24-2021, 07:10 PM   #4
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Old 03-24-2021, 07:39 PM   #5
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AWESOME! Keep them coming!


I can get the gas tanks filled on my own as I only live 6 hours away from the pick up area and do not plan on needing to use the tanks until, our first overnight.



Will bring along or buy wine....


Right now I think our first trip is likely to be the rally at Maryhill Park Wa, where I will pester everyone about the things I do not know.
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Old 03-24-2021, 08:00 PM   #6
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Old 03-24-2021, 09:33 PM   #7
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Oh....and don't leave home without it

Your credit card, or a sizable fist full of money.

Congrats and Bon voyage
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Old 03-24-2021, 09:58 PM   #8
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Your credit card, or a sizable fist full of money.

Congrats and Bon voyage
I just took care of the biggest sticker shock the other day.
More expenses will now ensue....

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Old 03-25-2021, 07:00 AM   #9
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No matter how I prepared, I still wasn't ready. I freaked for the first 13 miles and then camped. It got better, but I had to learn a lot right after the driver asked me if my truck was 'ready for some weight'.

Oh brother. Wasn't ready for that. But if you continue to prepare like you are, and people keep helping, you will do fine. After a day of rest and trying to understand what I just bought, I drove it across the North Cascade Hwy. It opened for the season the day before. It was fun!

Go slow, think every minute, go thru the checklist, torque your wheels and be kind to your partner, and you're good.


Here are some notes from a previous discussion. Read the whole thing!

https://www.escapeforum.org/forums/f...tml#post371536
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Old 03-25-2021, 09:27 AM   #10
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Right now I think our first trip is likely to be the rally at Maryhill Park Wa, where I will pester everyone about the things I do not know.
When is that?
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When is that?
I can't find where paulw posted the Maryhill 2021 information here on the EscapeForum, but did find this at FiberglassRV. Hope this helps. Direct link: https://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/...1-a-93429.html
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Old 03-25-2021, 10:21 AM   #12
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Make sure you have chocks! I got the starter package and they had left them out. Had to find some big rocks.

Keep the manual handy. I was so excited during orientation I couldn’t remember how to turn on the water heater!
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Old 03-25-2021, 11:15 AM   #13
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I just took care of the biggest sticker shock the other day.
More expenses will now ensue....

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Hi: MBtigger... You've only just begun, but it gets easier. After a few seasons you'll have to purge all the stuff you didn't use!!! Alf
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Old 03-25-2021, 11:58 AM   #14
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AWESOME! Keep them coming!


I can get the gas tanks filled on my own as I only live 6 hours away from the pick up area and do not plan on needing to use the tanks until, our first overnight.



Will bring along or buy wine....


Right now I think our first trip is likely to be the rally at Maryhill Park Wa, where I will pester everyone about the things I do not know.
See you there!
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Old 03-25-2021, 12:02 PM   #15
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Can you refill those tanks? I did not know this...........
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Old 03-25-2021, 12:04 PM   #16
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Can you refill those tanks? I did not know this...........
No, as I understand it, you have to buy a new trailer when the propane tanks are empty.
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Old 03-25-2021, 12:05 PM   #17
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No, as I understand it, you have to buy a new trailer when the propane tanks are empty.
That has been my "modus operandi" ...........
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Old 03-25-2021, 12:34 PM   #18
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No, as I understand it, you have to buy a new trailer when the propane tanks are empty.
Comparable to my Dad's "We'll buy a new car when the ashtray's full".
My first LOL for the day. Thanks for that...
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Old 03-25-2021, 01:06 PM   #19
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No, as I understand it, you have to buy a new trailer when the propane tanks are empty.
This endeavor just got a LOT more expensive!
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Old 03-25-2021, 01:48 PM   #20
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Defective

Trying to stay out of trouble here
A person walks into a saw shop and buys a big new chainsaw. It comes with a manual
He takes the saw home and spends the rest of the day cutting wood.
He thinks he should have been able to cut more than he did so he returns to the store and tells the owner that the production was very low.
The shop owner opens the fuel cap and sees the tank is empty
Tank filled, he sets the controls and pulls the rope.
Saw starts and chain runs freely over the sprocket.
New owner exclaims “What’s that noise?”
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