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Old 01-05-2020, 12:01 PM   #1
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Questions for pickup day??

Planning begins for our E-21 'pickup day' wh is not until Late April..Ahhhhh.
Several ??s have come up and a 'search' was not helpful, so here are the ??s:

1. What size socket do I need for my ratchet wrench [or power drill] to adjust the Stabil Jacks?? Long or std socket? mm or inch? etc I assume 3/4" is about right, but nowhere did that get mentioned, even in the videos I saw. This for a new 2019 E21

2. What does it mean when they mention ..'check the torque on all wheel lug nuts frequently'.... on new trailers? Do I really need a fancy torque wrench? What size sockets fit those wheel nuts?
3. we opted for the middle option..the "WD hitch w sway bar" as recommended by some and by ETI.. What do I need besides the brake controller, Class III receiver and 7-pin 'female ' recepticle which I already have on my truck?
4. do I need to bring a class 3 ball mount and a new ball with me, or does the hitch I ordered have that already? IF I need to bring a new ball, what size: 2" or 2.25" OR 2.5" ?

Thanks in advance. Fred
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Old 01-05-2020, 01:04 PM   #2
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for your 2nd question - torque wrench

Hi Fred,

Congratulations on your new E21! We love ours.

We were also told to check the torque on our tires at 60, 120 and 180 miles. We were very glad we did - they loosened much more than we initially expected.

My approach was to buy a simple, cheap torque wrench from Harbor Freight Tools (something like: https://www.harborfreight.com/12-in-...nch-63882.html). Harbor Freight frequently comes out with coupons, so I think I got my torque wrench for around $15. I leave it in the trailer.

As for sockets, I found a 13/16" deep socket worked well for the tires.

For our trailer, we got the upgraded tire rims, so we opted to get spend $25 at Amazon to get some wheel locks (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1).

One more bit of information you might find useful. We had purchased a couple padlocks for the front storage bin. However, we found that the hole for the lock's shackle was smaller than expected. if your shackle is .25" or smaller, you will be OK. However, many padlocks are .30" or more, and these will not fit.

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I was talking to a fellow at the rally a few years ago who was “adamant” about traveling with his favorite 9mm handgun. He told me that he stopped in a gun store in the USA before crossing the border into Canada and left his gun with the owner for a thorough cleaning and they arranged the day and time when he would pick it up on his return to the USA. Said it cost him like $25 and he felt it was well worth it. There used to be aN IGA store in the US town before you went into Canada at Osoyoos that had storage lockers but they closed a few years ago. Might be an option in one of the US cities south of Chilliwack but it makes your re-entry tied to the same way you went in. Just a couple ideas. DO NOT mess with those border guards, like a badger, they will bite if angered.
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Planning begins for our E-21 'pickup day' wh is not until Late April..Ahhhhh.
Several ??s have come up and a 'search' was not helpful, so here are the ??s:

1. What size socket do I need for my ratchet wrench [or power drill] to adjust the Stabil Jacks?? Long or std socket? mm or inch? etc I assume 3/4" is about right, but nowhere did that get mentioned, even in the videos I saw. This for a new 2019 E21

2. What does it mean when they mention ..'check the torque on all wheel lug nuts frequently'.... on new trailers? Do I really need a fancy torque wrench? What size sockets fit those wheel nuts?
3. we opted for the middle option..the "WD hitch w sway bar" as recommended by some and by ETI.. What do I need besides the brake controller, Class III receiver and 7-pin 'female ' recepticle which I already have on my truck?
4. do I need to bring a class 3 ball mount and a new ball with me, or does the hitch I ordered have that already? IF I need to bring a new ball, what size: 2" or 2.25" OR 2.5" ?
5. we, [like about half the campers I know] travel the lower 48 states & camping with a personal, LEGAL firearm. I realize A. most firearms cannot be taken to Canada and B. that we still have to go to Canada for the orientation b4 coming back to USA to finally pick up the trailer. So not wishing to run afoul of Canadian or US laws, what do you guys recommend we do with legal gun(s) for the day in Canada?
NO, we do not wish to travel from TN thru the Rockies & all the way to WA and then back, while camping in many remote places w/o protection..so are there any options for safe storage of a firearm in Sumas [or nearby towns] while in Canada?

Thanks in advance. Fred
I Stayed at the B&B Inn In Sumas. Not the finest Inn around but clean and friendly. Hard to contact as they rarely answer the phone personally. At least, that was my experience. I noticed there were several box pickup places in town that could be rented. Could be a solution if you did not want to spend the nite.

They (B&B) had no objection in my leaving my stuff (weapon) there while I went to ETI for pickup. Hooked up at Bob's Burgers and back to the Inn to load up. No Problem!

The Can border guy was very inquisitive. I must have triggered his profile type.

Numerous questions.

(Gun? Nope), (Taser? Nope), (Gas? nope diesel, he was not amused), (batons? nope). (Where did you stay? B&B Inn), (Leave anything there? Yes). (What? My stuff), (Gun? Yes), (what kind? Glock 21), (If I called there would they verify? No Idea).

I resisted the impulse to explain the difference between a 'gun' and a (weapon).

I then assured him I was totally defenseless, except for a lucky rock. Again, no sense of humor. I think he finally realized I was not impressed by him practicing his 'command' attitude and sent me on my way.

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As far as firearms, leave at home as there is a lack of reciprocity in some states that you will be traveling through. You maybe be questioned about it anyway at the border and possibly searched, as you will be in the NCIC register if you have a state permit. But before discussing any further, firearms are not to be discussed here on the forum....period.
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As far as firearms, leave at home as there is a lack of reciprocity in some states that you will be traveling through. You maybe be questioned about it anyway at the border and possibly searched, as you will be in the NCIC register if you have a state permit. But before discussing any further, firearms are not to be discussed here on the forum....period.
Do we simply stick our heads in the sand? There are predators who select their prey based on appearance. Who better than old folks? I have to look no further than Corpus Christi a few weeks back. Couple killed camping at the beach there.

I understand it's a very volatile subject. Ignoring it is not an answer.
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We are not ignoring it, we just can not discuss it. Forum rules....in person is another story or via email.
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We are not ignoring it, we just can not discuss it. Forum rules....in person is another story or via email.
Ignore ? Not Discuss?, Is there a difference?

I know rules are needed. I accept that. My last post on this.
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Do we simply stick our heads in the sand? There are predators who select their prey based on appearance. Who better than old folks? I have to look no further than Corpus Christi a few weeks back. Couple killed camping at the beach there.

I understand it's a very volatile subject. Ignoring it is not an answer.
I am an old white guy who has had spine and total knee ops and therefor walk w a limp. I cannot run from trouble......and a cop is too heavy.....
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I personally am here to discuss our trailers and camping, not bad stuff. I like being happy.
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and strumming my guitar and drinking fine coffee.

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and do not forget the cold beer..........
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I read somewhere that the hasps/latches on the front locking storage bin are such that a std padlock hasp is too big to fit. So, can someone tell me what locks to buy that will fit the latches of a 2nd gen E-21 front storage box Thanks.
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The front storage lock clasps can take a padlock with a shackle up to .25 inches in diameter. -Bea
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I just put a skinny toy grade carabiner through them to ensure they won't come unlatched. any lock that would fit them is a joke and could be snipped with a small hand cutter, worse that area is subject to a lot of road spray and I'm afraid a padlock would get jammed up and not want to unlock. I just carry chocks and blocks and a hammer and a few spikes in there, not much else. my sewer gloves and dirty hose.
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I just put a skinny toy grade carabiner through them to ensure they won't come unlatched.

Excellent advice. If you make it difficult to open, it will just result in more damage than the contents are worth.
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I bought this set of 4 locks 7 years ago and they are still in use
https://www.amazon.com/Master-Lock-P...57WR9JB13Z7E0W
you will need 2 for the front box and 2 for your sewer tube, all keyed alike
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We use 2 padlocks on our front storage box and 2 carabiners on our sewer tube .
When we headed West to pickup our Escape , we only brought along what was absolutely necessary to get her home safely / legally . You could try and plan for every possible “ What if “ but being that paranoic kind of takes the fun out of life .
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