What did you do for your Escape today..... - Page 61 - Escape Trailer Owners Community
Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×

Go Back   Escape Trailer Owners Community > Escape Me | General Topics > General Escape
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 11-11-2020, 11:33 AM   #1201
Senior Member
 
escape artist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: St. Thomas not BVI., Ontario
Trailer: 2014 Escape 5.0TA / 2016 Ram Eco Diesel 4X4
Posts: 7,265
Quote:
Originally Posted by jadams View Post
Window Frames Cleaned, inside and outside.

Before & after of the kitchenette window which was the dirtiest. I'll be replacing all those corroded interior screws on the windows soon. Already did the bathroom window.

Feels so good to get these clean prior to covering our 17 B.
Hi: jadams... Our 5.0TA has self cleaning windows. If I want them cleaned I have to do them myself!!! Alf
escape artist N.S. of Lake Erie
__________________

__________________
Quote Bugs Bunny..."Don't take life too seriously, none of us get out of it ALIVE"!!!
'16 Ram Eco D. 4X4 Laramie Longhorn CC & '14 Escape 5.0TA
St.Thomas (Not the Virgin Islands) Ontario
escape artist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2020, 11:39 AM   #1202
Senior Member
 
jadams's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2019
Location: Salem, Massachusetts
Trailer: 2017 17 B
Posts: 221
Quote:
Originally Posted by escape artist View Post
self cleaning windows. If I want them cleaned I have to do them myself!!! Alf
escape artist N.S. of Lake Erie
This is why I'm generally able to find more enjoyable things to do! I'm telling myself I'll keep these really clean now, probably won't happen.
__________________

__________________
Joel & Michelle Adams
2017 17 B & 2016 Honda Pilot EX-L AWD
Our 17 B Mods - https://www.escapeforum.org/forums/f...7-b-18568.html
jadams is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2020, 12:14 PM   #1203
Senior Member
 
jadams's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2019
Location: Salem, Massachusetts
Trailer: 2017 17 B
Posts: 221
Installed a New Front Window & Rock Guard

This post is a teaser , more details in post #50 and #51 here....
https://www.escapeforum.org/forums/f...tml#post361965
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_5726.jpg (225.8 KB, 12 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_5727.jpg (326.4 KB, 10 views)
__________________
Joel & Michelle Adams
2017 17 B & 2016 Honda Pilot EX-L AWD
Our 17 B Mods - https://www.escapeforum.org/forums/f...7-b-18568.html
jadams is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2020, 02:25 PM   #1204
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: North Van., British Columbia
Trailer: 2014 Escape 19, sold; 2019 Escape 21, Sept. 2019
Posts: 6,080
Wow, you're definitely in the "can do" category now. A lot of folks would have shied away from a job like that.

Ron
Ron in BC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2020, 02:33 PM   #1205
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: North Van., British Columbia
Trailer: 2014 Escape 19, sold; 2019 Escape 21, Sept. 2019
Posts: 6,080
I previously carried my swiveling tilting solar panel on the spare tire holder. Since I wanted my new cargo box to be close to the bumper it had to go. Made a vertical replacement for it to attach the tabernacle to. This allows me to put the panel on the 6' tube and swing it up rather than have it on and try to hold it up in the air and set it onto the vertical tube. I've done it but if it's windy.....

I hadn't planned on actually carrying the quadrant for the solar panel there but I put it in place, sort of, and that's probably where it'll end up. That'll be good, the panel will be in the box so everything will be more or less in one place.

Ron
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMGP0026_resize.JPG (328.6 KB, 15 views)
File Type: jpg IMGP0028 (2)_resize.JPG (181.7 KB, 14 views)
File Type: jpg IMGP0029 (2)_resize.JPG (180.0 KB, 13 views)
File Type: jpg IMGP0030 (2)_resize.JPG (171.7 KB, 22 views)
Ron in BC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2020, 03:47 PM   #1206
Senior Member
 
jadams's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2019
Location: Salem, Massachusetts
Trailer: 2017 17 B
Posts: 221
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ron in BC View Post
Wow, you're definitely in the "can do" category now. A lot of folks would have shied away from a job like that.

Ron
Thanks Ron! Dustin at ETI reviewed with me what the install would consist of. After chatting with him I felt a bit more confident.

What was tricky was getting the window aligned and square as there's some space between the wall window cut out and window. Repeatedly measuring from the belly band to the bottom of the window frame did the trick prior to final lock down of the many retention screws. I was happy our Escapes have belly bands.
__________________
Joel & Michelle Adams
2017 17 B & 2016 Honda Pilot EX-L AWD
Our 17 B Mods - https://www.escapeforum.org/forums/f...7-b-18568.html
jadams is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2020, 04:34 PM   #1207
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: North Van., British Columbia
Trailer: 2014 Escape 19, sold; 2019 Escape 21, Sept. 2019
Posts: 6,080
Yes, it's good that the belly band provides a good reference point. Not only for the measurement but also it's a very visible element and the window bottom parallel to it is important.

It's also lucky the belly band is there to act as a reliable reference point because sometimes getting one from a f.g. molded object is tricky. For example a molded ridge on one side may not be exactly in the same position relative to the one in another area. The intent may have been to have them the exact same distance from some other point but sometimes during the plug and mold making process small differences creep in.

What's next?

Ron
Ron in BC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2020, 01:57 PM   #1208
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: North Van., British Columbia
Trailer: 2014 Escape 19, sold; 2019 Escape 21, Sept. 2019
Posts: 6,080
Today was pretty much the last step in the cargo box project.

Installed webbing anchors so I can strap down the contents which are: one 100 watt solar panel, one zero gravity chair, one directors chair, two camp tables, one camp chair and the kayak gear bag holding everything needed for the two kayaks.

Don't know when I'll actually be able to take it on the road. Right now I feel like I'm all dressed up with no where to go.

Ron
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMGP0033_resize.JPG (224.9 KB, 27 views)
Ron in BC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2020, 02:14 PM   #1209
Senior Member
 
Patandlinda's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Ventura County, California
Trailer: 2013 19 Escape
Posts: 7,066
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ron in BC View Post
Today was pretty much the last step in the cargo box project.

Installed webbing anchors so I can strap down the contents which are: one 100 watt solar panel, one zero gravity chair, one directors chair, two camp tables, one camp chair and the kayak gear bag holding everything needed for the two kayaks.

Don't know when I'll actually be able to take it on the road. Right now I feel like I'm all dressed up with no where to go.

Ron
Very nice storage box , Ron ! Here you on all dressed up with no where to go Pat
Patandlinda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2020, 02:40 PM   #1210
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2019
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Trailer: 2019 Escape 19
Posts: 114
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ron in BC View Post
Today was pretty much the last step in the cargo box project.

Installed webbing anchors so I can strap down the contents which are: one 100 watt solar panel, one zero gravity chair, one directors chair, two camp tables, one camp chair and the kayak gear bag holding everything needed for the two kayaks.

Don't know when I'll actually be able to take it on the road. Right now I feel like I'm all dressed up with no where to go.

Ron
Nice. A well thought out, light weight, and functional design.
Mark B1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2020, 03:02 PM   #1211
Senior Member
 
Eggscape's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Kelowna, British Columbia
Trailer: 2018 Escape 19
Posts: 2,170
That would make for a real nice outdoor kitchen as many people like.
__________________
So many modifications...so little time.

https://www.escapeforum.org/forums/f8...ape-12918.html
Eggscape is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2020, 03:44 PM   #1212
Senior Member
 
MyronL's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: ..., New Mexico
Trailer: 2013 Esc19/'14 Silvrado
Posts: 3,720
Ouch, Ron, and here I sit, stewing in serious quarantine, scrambling, yawning, thrashing about for something, anything, to do for my trailer and-- this is the best I could come up with.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg hubcaps.jpg (91.2 KB, 33 views)
__________________
Myron
"A billion here, a billion there...add it all up and before you know it you're talking real money." Everett Dirkson
MyronL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2020, 03:50 PM   #1213
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: North Van., British Columbia
Trailer: 2014 Escape 19, sold; 2019 Escape 21, Sept. 2019
Posts: 6,080
Quote:
Originally Posted by Eggscape View Post
That would make for a real nice outdoor kitchen as many people like.
Maybe for some folks but reading all the posts about BBQs, cooking and eating outside we're in the minority. We've always cooked and mostly eaten in the trailer.

On the other hand we did get a nice pop up shelter and used it to eat outside a couple of times this summer. Eating outside without bugs made it more enjoyable. So I guess it's never say never.

Ron
Ron in BC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2020, 03:54 PM   #1214
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: North Van., British Columbia
Trailer: 2014 Escape 19, sold; 2019 Escape 21, Sept. 2019
Posts: 6,080
Quote:
Originally Posted by MyronL View Post
Ouch, Ron, and here I sit, stewing in serious quarantine, scrambling, yawning, thrashing about for something, anything, to do for my trailer and-- this is the best I could come up with.
Well aren't those real pretty. If you were going to paint the hub caps I'd expected a person with your artistic talents to have put a Jackson Pollock paint job on them. Might look very interesting when they're twirling away on the highway.

Ron
Ron in BC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2020, 04:03 PM   #1215
Senior Member
 
MyronL's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: ..., New Mexico
Trailer: 2013 Esc19/'14 Silvrado
Posts: 3,720
After I painted them I thought they looked a bit to "girly" to me, but.... That can of plastic spray paint ("sea Foam,") was the only one on the shelf. You use what you got.
__________________
Myron
"A billion here, a billion there...add it all up and before you know it you're talking real money." Everett Dirkson
MyronL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2020, 04:11 PM   #1216
Senior Member
 
escape artist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: St. Thomas not BVI., Ontario
Trailer: 2014 Escape 5.0TA / 2016 Ram Eco Diesel 4X4
Posts: 7,265
Quote:
Originally Posted by MyronL View Post
After I painted them I thought they looked a bit to "girly" to me, but.... That can of plastic spray paint ("sea Foam,") was the only one on the shelf. You use what you got.
Hi: MyronL... I used Dover white Krylon on the range hood!!! Alf
escape artist N.S. of Lake Erie
Attached Images
File Type: jpg P1050273.jpg (58.5 KB, 8 views)
__________________
Quote Bugs Bunny..."Don't take life too seriously, none of us get out of it ALIVE"!!!
'16 Ram Eco D. 4X4 Laramie Longhorn CC & '14 Escape 5.0TA
St.Thomas (Not the Virgin Islands) Ontario
escape artist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2020, 05:25 PM   #1217
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: North Van., British Columbia
Trailer: 2014 Escape 19, sold; 2019 Escape 21, Sept. 2019
Posts: 6,080
Well before I put the box away on its storage rack I thought that I'd see if a couple of more items would fit.

So I added 2 sets of kayak and one set of SUP paddles and the mattress for my zero gravity chair. All up weight of the box and contents is 115 lbs. Net increase on the back end, with the spare tire moving forward, is 73 lbs. Since the box of the truck will have room for some of the items, except for the solar panel and zero gravity chair. The box is their home.

Ron
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMGP0034_resize.JPG (267.7 KB, 14 views)
Ron in BC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2020, 05:58 PM   #1218
Senior Member
 
HABBERDABBER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Madison area, Wisconsin
Trailer: 2016 Escape 19
Posts: 718
Inflatable kayak

Ahoy, Ron,


So what brand of inflatable kayak do you have? Just curious, and a long time 'yaker.


I acquired a Seylor inflatable this year and used it on a couple of Escape trips. It floats, it's 2 steps above being a pool toy, and is comfortable to boot. Nice for an early morning paddle, cup of coffee along, mist rising off the water and the loons calling about.


I got a bit too old to hoist an 80 lb 17' tandem fiberglass 'yak atop a full size van. Still can do, I think, but it's sketchy.


bon voyage,
HABBERDABBER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2020, 06:46 PM   #1219
Senior Member
 
Iowa Dave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Benton County, Iowa
Trailer: 2013 Escape 21 Classic Number 6, pulled by 2018 Toyota Highlander
Posts: 6,224
Hi Tom
I find that if I drink about a half a bottle of piestengel , German for Rhubarb, it gives me near super-human strength. I needed it this week to put a rough sawn 4”X12” by 8 feet of American Black Walnut about head high in my wood rack, but alas, I was out of the juice and did the deed without assistance of Piestengel steroid. I’ve had an Old Town canoe, square stern aluminum canoe, Folbot kayak all years ago. Too old now.
Iowa Dave
__________________
Strike while the iron is hot. Live every day as if it were your last and one day you will be right.
Dave
Iowa Dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2020, 07:04 PM   #1220
Senior Member
 
HABBERDABBER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Madison area, Wisconsin
Trailer: 2016 Escape 19
Posts: 718
What are you gonna do?

Dave,


With that cache of timber, what is your plan? Going to build something?



I could make another swell cheese serving tray with some of that wood.


You still need to receive your Windsor cheese and drink tray.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Winsor tray.jpg (220.1 KB, 15 views)
__________________

HABBERDABBER is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Escape Trailer Industries or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:50 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.
×