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Old 07-24-2014, 10:46 AM   #15
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One of the primary reasons I chose Escape over Oliver and Parkliner is the lesser dry weight of the Escape when compared to similar layouts of the other two. When fully loaded for camping, others with a 21 footer have weighed in at 4100-4300 pounds.

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Old 07-24-2014, 11:12 AM   #16
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It is good to know that the folks in BC do not indulge in intoxicants!
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He never said any, just those of a differing variety. I have partied with my fair share of intoxicated B.Cipians.
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Old 07-25-2014, 07:26 PM   #17
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One of the primary reasons I chose Escape over Oliver and Parkliner is the lesser dry weight of the Escape when compared to similar layouts of the other two. When fully loaded for camping, others with a 21 footer have weighed in at 4100-4300 pounds.

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So far the Parkliner only comes in a 15fter.
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Old 07-25-2014, 07:58 PM   #18
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I would have purchased my Escape 5.0TA if it were made in Boise, Idaho. To me, it was about fit and finish and layout. I'm just fortunate enough to be 5-6 hours from the factory in Canada. PLUS the customer service is OUTSTANDING! Let me repeat that... OUTSTANDING!
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Old 07-25-2014, 09:14 PM   #19
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Well Dave if all the stuff in Ontario is crap. Why are the trilliums you have made in Ontario? At least all the early one's I have seen.
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Old 07-26-2014, 12:01 AM   #20
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Well Dave if all the stuff in Ontario is crap. Why are the trilliums you have made in Ontario? At least all the early one's I have seen.
Perhaps you are missing the humour is Dave's post?
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Old 07-26-2014, 06:04 AM   #21
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I'm not sure there's as much difference between countries of manufacturer as there is between companies that produce FG trailers. Pick a model you like, and make it yours. I've seen some pretty nice trailers on the forum built on both sides of the border. I'm also glad all the popular choices come from North America, and not China. Not so sure about all the appliances in them?

I'm typing this on an Apple (Chinese) laptop.

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Old 07-26-2014, 06:14 AM   #22
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Actually, Dave didn't say BC doesn't imbibe intoxicants at all, rather, he seems to suggest, their "variety" is different than that of the rest of us across this great big country. Having tried a tibbling in all eleven provinces, and both territories, including Newfie Screech, I can assert that there is quite a difference in the variety of favourite intoxicants from end to end to side to side. I just never considered the effect that might have on our manufacturing processes. Hmmm. Good to know.
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Old 07-26-2014, 06:36 AM   #23
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OK, I give up Bizzian. I can figure out the Newfie part, but what is "Screech" ? Would that be a local name for moonshine?

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Old 07-26-2014, 06:47 AM   #24
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We have owed at least seven Trilliums, 5 Westies, 1 Unik and 3 pop-top(foldout) rigs. Currently there is a 40 year old 4500 Trillium in the parking lot and I seriously think it will be my last one. We are in pretty good shape for our age. I think that, like the VWs, Trilliums [and me] are now having problems because no one ever expected them to last this long. Today's FG rigs are probably the same but the bottom line is now the driving force in manufacturing so something has to suffer.
The worst rig we had was a new Flagstaff pop-top. Cheap material and poor workmanship. e.g. wiring was short-routed through and across storage space instead of being tacked down at the back or sides.
Stitching was poorly done on the upholstery and the trailer frame was so thin that you could not attach sway bar pins or use a jack under it. You could put a dent in it with a C-clamp. Just MHO. Scouter Dave.
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There are many legends, stories and myths about Newfoundland Screech.
Schooners carried salt cod to the Caribbean and brought back kegs of rum. It was once a rather disreputable brand of dark rum that had a unique flavour all its own. Today it is a more refined concoction that still has the same effect. If you visit the island you can get "Screeched In" and take home a certificate to prove it. They don't make it like the used to.
On occasion we can buy empty rum barrels from the Liquor Board and we make 'swish'. You pour a few gallons of boiling water into the empty keg , tap the bung back in and swish it around for an hour or so. Then you set the keg on its side for a week. Then you roll it a little and let it sit for another week. Then you roll it and let it sit for another week etc. etc. Next you do top and bottom and then you drain the liquid, strain it and your 'swish' is ready to try. You can cut the barrel in half and make planters or break it up and burn it for the sweetest smelling campfire you have ever enjoyed. Scouter Dave
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There are many legends, stories and myths about Newfoundland Screech.
Schooners carried salt cod to the Caribbean and brought back kegs of rum. It was once a rather disreputable brand of dark rum that had a unique flavour all its own. Today it is a more refined concoction that still has the same effect. If you visit the island you can get "Screeched In" and take home a certificate to prove it. They don't make it like the used to.
On occasion we can buy empty rum barrels from the Liquor Board and we make 'swish'. You pour a few gallons of boiling water into the empty keg , tap the bung back in and swish it around for an hour or so. Then you set the keg on its side for a week. Then you roll it a little and let it sit for another week. Then you roll it and let it sit for another week etc. etc. Next you do top and bottom and then you drain the liquid, strain it and your 'swish' is ready to try. You can cut the barrel in half and make planters or break it up and burn it for the sweetest smelling campfire you have ever enjoyed. Scouter Dave
Scouter Dave, two questions. 1st, is there any alcohol in the swish? and 2nd, will you be able to smuggle a taste or two to the Algonac Rally? Sounds interesting.

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Screech & swish

The empty rum barrels are made of oak. They are used repeatedly for bulk storage so the oak is well seasoned by the rum. It leaches out when the barrel is swished and rolled and it does contain alcohol. How much I do not know but the less water you put in the barrel, the stronger the drink.
I will bring a bottle of Screech with me but as I said earlier, it is just a decent quality dark rum nowadays. It is sold as far west as Ontario now.
Even the label is not the same. Unfortunately it is now printed in two different languages.
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We are now way off the mark from the original thread. Did the original question get answered to the satisfaction of the poster?
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A Good Canadian Intoxicant

Looking forward to that Dave. Drive safe, you have a long trip ahead of you. If the duty and taxes are too great, we do have rum here in the states.

I remember our first of many annual fishing trips to northern Ontario. We heard how expensive alcohol was in Canada, so my buddies and I brought our own LaBatts Blue. We brought so much we were charged duties. We didn't drink it all and were taxed to bring the remainder back to MI. We learned our lesson and bought it up there from then on. Ask me about Canadian Night Crawlers sometime.

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