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Old 02-19-2007, 04:02 PM   #1
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Hello:

I have been looking long and hard at a lighter 5wh to use when I find a buyer for my MH. I have a 1999 Ford F250 SuperDuty XLT4x4 and know of the concerns on truck height that I ran into on the Scamp 19 5Wh. I'll need the factory "lift" kit for the Scamp and must order with 14" tires.

Can one of you folks knowledgible on the Escape tell me the largest tow truck being used or the height requirements for the escape? I know that the Escape is standard with 15" tires and has a different (standard) hitch point. Beyond that I know nothing

TIA for any pointers.

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Old 02-19-2007, 04:36 PM   #2
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Since I think there is only one Escape 5th wheel traveling the world and its being pulled by a Tundra I think the only thing we know is a Tundra works. Reace, the owner of Escape, answers email. He's the best person to ask. If any mods have to be made to work with your truck, he'd be the one to get involved. If you click on his name in one of his posts here, there is an email link for him. You can also contact him via his website: http://www.escapetrailer.com
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Old 02-19-2007, 08:21 PM   #3
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And Bill, when you get a definitive answer from Reace could you please post back in this topic and give us all a heads up, please. I have an Escape 5.0 in my future and sure would like to know the answer. I'll be buying a new truck at the same time, so it's important.

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Old 02-19-2007, 08:35 PM   #4
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Now Donna... how are you going to attach an Escape fiver to your an-ti-cew Chevy panel?

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Old 02-19-2007, 08:37 PM   #5
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It's a FORD Roger

Nah, the 5th wheel is a future trailer...4 years, 3 months and 9 days in the future. But I believe in planning ahead.
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Old 02-20-2007, 01:54 AM   #6
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Hi: Donna...Iam with you only I have 7yrs less a day
Plan A... Escape 5.0/Ranger 4ltr. V6
Plan B... See plan A
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Old 02-20-2007, 07:37 AM   #7
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Hi: Donna...Iam with you only I have 7yrs less a day
It's gonna go fast Alf, I started the count down at 10 years and although some days crawl by...time itself is flying! As soon as I hit retirement, I'm gonna find a way to put the BRAKES on it
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Old 02-20-2007, 08:22 AM   #8
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It's gonna go fast Alf, I started the count down at 10 years and although some days crawl by...time itself is flying! As soon as I hit retirement, I'm gonna find a way to put the BRAKES on it
I've been retired for 6 years and have found the time goes faster, if you find the formula would you post it for your ole (spelled rite) fiberglass buddies
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Old 02-20-2007, 09:23 AM   #9
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I've been retired for 6 years and have found the time goes faster, if you find the formula would you post it for your ole (spelled rite) fiberglass buddies
Bill the clocking stopping (or slowing) formula actually comes from my parents. It starts with living each moment of everyday to it's fullest. As comfortable as a recliner might be, time is slipping by to make memories while sitting on ones bottom. There is a new memory to be made around every corner of the road. Seek and ye shall find. Live simply. Big houses and Big yards make Big work....unless you have Big cash to pay to have those assets taken care of. This seems to be working for my folks. My dad is 93 y/o and my mom 83 y/o. They're both more vibrant that a lot of 60 year olds I know.
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Old 03-03-2007, 09:14 PM   #10
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Since I think there is only one Escape 5th wheel traveling the world and its being pulled by a Tundra I think the only thing we know is a Tundra works. Reace, the owner of Escape, answers email. He's the best person to ask. If any mods have to be made to work with your truck, he'd be the one to get involved. If you click on his name in one of his posts here, there is an email link for him. You can also contact him via his website: http://www.escapetrailer.com
Well, un fortunately it's been a week with no reply.... do wish there was a normal email way to contact him?
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Old 03-04-2007, 10:55 AM   #11
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265 more days (working days) for me and an Escape IS in my plans as soon as I can re-convince Rease of the necessity to do a 'Mini- Escape'
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Old 03-05-2007, 10:32 AM   #12
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Well, un fortunately it's been a week with no reply.... do wish there was a normal email way to contact him?
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Hi Bill...

I have tried a few times to return your email but it continually gets returned as undeliverable.

In response to your question....

I can lift the axle an additional 1 1/2" which would put the nose section approx 56" off the ground with the trailer sitting level. Your measurement from the ground to the top of your box rails should be 52-53" at the most. There are many units travelling down the road with the nose a bit higher due to the issues you are running into. It is not a bad thing, only it is not very comfortable to use unless you unhook.

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Old 04-30-2007, 08:09 PM   #13
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Hello:

I have been looking long and hard at a lighter 5wh to use when I find a buyer for my MH. I have a 1999 Ford F250 SuperDuty XLT4x4 and know of the concerns on truck height that I ran into on the Scamp 19 5Wh. I'll need the factory "lift" kit for the Scamp and must order with 14" tires.

Can one of you folks knowledgible on the Escape tell me the largest tow truck being used or the height requirements for the escape? I know that the Escape is standard with 15" tires and has a different (standard) hitch point. Beyond that I know nothing

TIA for any pointers.

bill
FURTHER INFORMATION: I have located a possible alternative for those of us with larger tow vehicles to be able to still tow either the Scamp 5wheel or the Escape. Go here: http://www.hitch-buddy.com/default.aspx and see what you think. A bit pricey but taking into consideration what we'd have to pay for trailer mods etc.... well, see what you think.

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Old 04-30-2007, 10:15 PM   #14
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That is really one good idea for towing a gooseneck and looks like it will really work good with all the features it has...... I read alot about it and can't figure out if the tow dolly's wheels turn in unison with the TV or stay straight all the time..... trying to figure if the tow dolly would skip when makeing a tight turn.... drove semi's 30 years and some have a spread axle which when making a tight turn it would drag one of the axles sideways across the road when making a very tight turn and i have even pulled one off the rims when the weight was too heavy..... but they sure do seem to have a good track record so i will have to read a little more.... by the way i saved it in my favorite places....very interesting concept.
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