2009 Escape 19' Needs Repair $5995 Portland Oregon - Page 2 - Fiberglass RV


 
 
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Old 10-27-2010, 07:35 PM   #15
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I believe the accident was caused by the additional water tank installed by the trailer's owner. The factory installed water tank is under the body; noted that in one of the pictures there is an additional tank in the under-bed storage held "in place" with two metal straps. With TWO filled water tanks in the rear (and designed for only one tank) it was the tail wagging the dog so-to-speak that caused this accident.
Actually, it may not be an extra tank. Escape has put the water tank under the bed to accommodate winter campers. Perhaps this trailer was one of those.
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Old 10-27-2010, 07:37 PM   #16
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And did Reece give any opinion on it's potential for being brought back to life?
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"I believe that the water tank in the trailer is not an extra tank but the original one put there for safe keeping. The "missing" parts may be there too."

Actually, it was an additional water tank, not the original tank.
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Rolled? Onto it's side?

I think of rolled as in all the way over and this clearly has not happened to this trailer.
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Old 10-28-2010, 03:06 PM   #19
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Just quoting Reece. Marina
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Old 10-28-2010, 08:20 PM   #20
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I followed Roy's photobucket link above and you can see a much better picture there. It does look like this trailer did at least one half revolution.

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Old 10-28-2010, 11:15 PM   #21
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Talking Buy it.

That'll buff right out!

Just kidding.



Actually, I wouldn't buy from someone who is obviously trying to hide the damage. Why does he not show a curbside front view?
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Old 10-28-2010, 11:51 PM   #22
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Unfortunately we never did hear exactly what caused the trailer to go off the road...we do know that the family was ok! This unit was factory equipped with the fresh tank inside for winter use rather than under the body.

It is definitely worth rebuilding....if you have those all-round skills, patience and a large garage. Fiberglass is relatively easily repaired or a new front corner section could be spliced in. It looks like the hitch is bent, but if the rest of the frame is ok, the hitch can be cut off and a new one welded on. The front upper cabinet would need to be replaced...but minor. Again...I am only going off the photos, so it could be worse. Hopefully the axles are ok. The cabinet doors seem all there...the missing one's are drawers and are probably on the floor.

If someone takes this project on...I would love some before and after photos!


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Fiberglass is relatively easily repaired or a new front corner section could be spliced in.
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That is what I was thinking, could you provide a new front corner section to splice in? Or would it be easier to repair what is there?

I was thinking the splice would be easier since the damage seems to involve a lot of areas where the FG is not "flat".

And you could provide the right colour gelcoat for repair.
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Again...we are only looking at a so so photo....it might be easier to repair the fiberglass as it is. If it is too far gone, then a replacement corner would be the best.

I can supply any parts required for the rebuild and of course a bit of info if necessary.

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I have revised my own post here to remove the details of a dispute concerning the sale of the trailer in question.

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According to Tort law a verbal agreement is as good as a signed contract.... if you have documentation. It appears you do based on the e-mail from "Eugene." Contact the Oregon Attorney General and file a consumer complaint: Oregon Department of Justice - How to File a Consumer Complaint do this if you cannot reach a satisfactory conclusion with the seller.

BTW: I am NOT an attorney, just took a very good business law class in college here in Oregon.
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Lots of peaple are interesting in this thing ;-)
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Matt,

I am so freakin sorry this is happening to you! I would not "go quietly into the night"--even if I had to show up with NEWS CREW in hand!


Yes, Bob, that's what I noticed------
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