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Old 12-21-2016, 03:36 PM   #41
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Where did you find on of those, they stopped making the TraVaSak
Possibly here RVSuperbag.com
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Old 12-21-2016, 03:56 PM   #42
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Any preference for brand of Step cover? I see two on Amazon. Camco and Presto Fit, the latter being more expensive.
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Old 12-21-2016, 04:00 PM   #43
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a new home.... Prairie Schooner has a new place to call home and travel to and fro...
Hi: cpaharley2008... Home is where you park your trailer!!! Hope you had a smooth move. Alf
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Old 12-21-2016, 04:02 PM   #44
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Those slip on covers will not work not stay, I ended up buying self stick treads, to cover the holes, try this https://www.amazon.com/Tape-King-Bla...ad+safety+tape
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Old 12-21-2016, 04:04 PM   #45
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Hi: cpaharley2008... Home is where you park your trailer!!! Hope you had a smooth move. Alf
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Alf,
I did not move, I just meant the trailer got a new home, sorry bout the confusion.
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Old 12-21-2016, 04:09 PM   #46
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Those slip on covers will not work not stay, I ended up buying self stick treads, to cover the holes, try this https://www.amazon.com/Tape-King-Bla...ad+safety+tape
Oh, good, I can get that up at the hardware store.
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Old 12-21-2016, 04:18 PM   #47
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The other thing my trailer wants for Xmas is a stovetop cover. It's a 3 burner stove. Preferences?
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Old 12-21-2016, 05:01 PM   #48
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Nice! You're going to love towing with the 2.7L EcoBoost. We went 2WD as well, so we don't have to carry around the heavy transfer case and suspension components, and get slightly better mileage.
We love towing with our 2.7 as well but we did get the 4wd and am glad I did I needed it Monday to drive from home to Thunder Bay. Hwy was in great shape in MN but not in MB or in ON, used 4wd most of the way and gas consumption was barely more.

Yes our Escape is getting something but can't tell as it's a stocking present for Beth.

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Old 12-21-2016, 05:31 PM   #49
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P.S. Santa, all I really want for Christmas is to see pics of the new 2017 5.0TA.
With how far they are with it, I imagine there will be some photos soon. The first one is nearing being done, and there are a 3 or 4 more in the early stages. Mine will start soon.
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Old 12-21-2016, 05:49 PM   #50
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With how far they are with it, I imagine there will be some photos soon. The first one is nearing being done, and there are a 3 or 4 more in the early stages. Mine will start soon.
Um, why didn't YOU take photos?!?!??! I'm sure many were hoping that you would. Some anxious new owners waiting with bated breath.
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Old 12-21-2016, 06:52 PM   #51
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Um, why didn't YOU take photos?!?!??! I'm sure many were hoping that you would. Some anxious new owners waiting with bated breath.
I did take some photos, but am leaving it to Escape to reveal their own trailer. It will still look the same tomorrow.
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Old 12-21-2016, 07:16 PM   #52
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Old 12-21-2016, 08:42 PM   #53
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Nice! You're going to love towing with the 2.7L EcoBoost. We went 2WD as well, so we don't have to carry around the heavy transfer case and suspension components, and get slightly better mileage.
We've only gone about 1,000 miles, but like it very much. A little disappointed in the gas-mileage (getting 14.6mpg driving mostly interstate at around 60mph) the 3.73 differential may be part of it.
The 2WD bed is a couple inches lower and 4WD costs about $4,000 more.
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Old 12-21-2016, 08:59 PM   #54
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We've only gone about 1,000 miles, but like it very much. A little disappointed in the gas-mileage (getting 14.6mpg driving mostly interstate at around 60mph) the 3.73 differential may be part of it.
The 2WD bed is a couple inches lower and 4WD costs about $4,000 more.
FWIW, my 3.5L EB mpg went from 17-18 non towing drive around town to 14 the last month or two. Don't know how much of that is winter gas or just that the engine takes more juice when it gets cold.

My mpg also got somewhat better as the truck got some miles on it although I don't recall how much it took, maybe 10k. Be interesting to see if yours picks up come spring.
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Old 12-21-2016, 09:08 PM   #55
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A little disappointed in the gas-mileage (getting 14.6mpg driving mostly interstate at around 60mph) the 3.73 differential may be part of it.
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FWIW, my 3.5L EB mpg went from 17-18 non towing drive around town to 14 the last month or two. Don't know how much of that is winter gas or just that the engine takes more juice when it gets cold.
I'm a bit surprised. We average about 25.7 mpg not towing. 2WD, SuperCrew, 5.5 bed, stock gear ratio.

I do however keep the gauges set to the mpg bar graph, and I make an effort to keep the bar as high as possible when driving. It does change your driving habits.
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We have a saying in the trades, "If you haven't heard a rumor by noon it's time to start one." Sooo....

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I did take some photos, but am leaving it to Escape to reveal their own trailer. It will still look the same tomorrow.
.... Jim, are you officially starting the rumor that ETI will post pictures of the new 5.0TA tomorrow?
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Old 12-21-2016, 09:20 PM   #57
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.... Jim, are you officially starting the rumor that ETI will post pictures of the new 5.0TA tomorrow?
Tomorrow never comes.

Just sayin' it will look the same no matter when photos are released. I just don't think it is my place to do it.

It does look great, like I said the difference to the past model is similar to the changes in the other 3 models. The mould makers did a really good job with the transition of the loft to the trailer, I think that seems to have a bit cleaner lines.

It is safe to say, that I am now finally getting excited about getting my trailer. Heck, it has only been a 1 1/2 year wait so far.
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Heck, it has only been a 1 1/2 year wait so far.
Piece of cake, Jim.
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Piece of cake, Jim.
Yeah, but I want the cake, and eat it too.
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