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Forum: General Chat 08-06-2017, 03:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,271
Posted By Marv
Non-Facebook users can't see it?

Non-Facebook users can't see it?
Forum: Fulltiming in a Molded Fiberglass Trailer 01-29-2017, 03:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,713
Posted By Marv
Hi Sarah, We had the earlier 5.0 (single...

Hi Sarah,

We had the earlier 5.0 (single axle) and we lived in it for four months once while traveling. We did fine; it has everything you need, although very compact.

Like a lot of folks here...
Forum: Money Matters 07-22-2016, 08:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,934
Posted By Marv
There is a Used FiberglassRV Evaluation Check...

There is a Used FiberglassRV Evaluation Check List on this forum. If you were looking long-distance at a trailer offered by an individual, maybe ask them to fill out the form. If I was the seller, I...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 07-22-2016, 08:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,808
Posted By Marv
Hi Daniel, That is a nice-looking trailer. I...

Hi Daniel,
That is a nice-looking trailer. I really like that style. Good luck with your project.
Forum: General Chat 06-03-2016, 02:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,415
Posted By Marv
This is good information. Maybe it can be made...

This is good information. Maybe it can be made into a sticky and then we'll have our own Where-Can-We-NOT-Go? database.
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 05-27-2016, 06:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,009
Posted By Marv
Hi Dale, We just took delivery of a 3.5 EB...

Hi Dale,

We just took delivery of a 3.5 EB with 36 gallon tank and BLIS. First, we won't get much use from BLIS, it only operates when you are not towing. Also, I only peeked at the tank once but...
Forum: Classified Archives 04-23-2016, 08:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,676
Posted By Marv
Hi Elaine, This is a great trailer, similar...

Hi Elaine,

This is a great trailer, similar to ours, but probably nicer. Go for it!

Marv
Forum: General Chat 04-08-2016, 02:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,262
Posted By Marv
Bryan, That looks like a lot of work, but...

Bryan,

That looks like a lot of work, but you will be glad you did. Storing a fiberglass trailer inside really keeps it looking like new.
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 04-01-2016, 05:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,946
Posted By Marv
Tim, Certainly no need to apologize. Very easy...

Tim,
Certainly no need to apologize. Very easy to be misled by our instruments. Looking forward to your dry-camping test results.
Forum: Classified Archives 04-01-2016, 05:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,324
Posted By Marv
I wish I had a few more to sell. Very popular...

I wish I had a few more to sell. Very popular item.
Forum: Classified Archives 04-01-2016, 02:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,324
Posted By Marv
The Escape is sold. Thanks, everyone!

The Escape is sold. Thanks, everyone!
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 03-30-2016, 09:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,946
Posted By Marv
Tim, thanks. Very interesting thread.

Tim, thanks. Very interesting thread.
Forum: Classified Archives 03-30-2016, 08:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,324
Posted By Marv
Yes, the U-shape dinette area is great for...

Yes, the U-shape dinette area is great for entertaining. The table slides forward and you can seat six people around the table (as long as you are all good friends).
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 03-29-2016, 01:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,946
Posted By Marv
Hi Tim, I'm not sure I understand. Are you...

Hi Tim,
I'm not sure I understand. Are you saying that on a sunny day you expect to gain about 14 percent of capacity? I would have thought that 200 watts with MPPT would give much better...
Forum: Classified Archives 03-28-2016, 05:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,324
Posted By Marv
:blush Stop it you guys! I am going to have to...

:blush Stop it you guys! I am going to have to pay you.
Forum: Classified Archives 03-24-2016, 12:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,324
Posted By Marv
Thanks. I hope the next folks enjoy it as much as...

Thanks. I hope the next folks enjoy it as much as we have.
Forum: General Chat 03-23-2016, 03:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,058
Posted By Marv
What do mean 'Nothing you need?' I need it all!...

What do mean 'Nothing you need?' I need it all! That stuff is way cool.
Forum: Classified Archives 03-19-2016, 02:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,324
Posted By Marv
SOLD 2011 Escape 5.0 $27,000

We are selling our Escape 5.0 single-axle fifth-wheel. It is in great condition, no smokers, no pets, garage kept and looks like new. It is specially setup for dry camping and being pulled by a full...
Forum: General Chat 01-27-2016, 02:05 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,435
Posted By Marv
Yeah, she's better looking than me. Morris,...

Yeah, she's better looking than me.

Morris, Not sure what you want to know. I sent you a private message.

Marv
Forum: General Chat 12-06-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,435
Posted By Marv
Floyd, you're right, in that situation the Scamp...

Floyd, you're right, in that situation the Scamp would be great. I have heard of folks installing a curtain across the bedroom entryway for privacy in the 5.0 but I like your idea. I can see curling...
Forum: General Chat 12-06-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,435
Posted By Marv
At one time we had a Scamp 19 on order (and then...

At one time we had a Scamp 19 on order (and then cancelled it); we currently have an Escape 5.0. There is more difference in the sleeping areas than just the queen bed. If you get the front bath...
Forum: General Chat 10-26-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,133
Posted By Marv
Hi Rob, Our 5.0 (which will soon be for...

Hi Rob,

Our 5.0 (which will soon be for sale) is in Canyon Lake. It's a bit of a drive but you are welcome to come see it anytime. We will be in Caddo Lake State Park in two weeks, if that helps....
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 10-09-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,131
Posted By Marv
I replaced a Forester with an Outback (same...

I replaced a Forester with an Outback (same engine and transmission in both) a few years ago. The Outback was a slug compared to the Forester. It's probably powerful enough for your small trailer but...
Forum: General Chat 01-25-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,321
Posted By Marv
Donna, You are absolutely right. We got...

Donna,

You are absolutely right. We got skinned by the exchange rate when we bought four years ago. But so what? It's over. That just means we have to go out and enjoy the Escape more now to make...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 01-18-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,093
Posted By Marv
Airbags have a different function than WDH....

Airbags have a different function than WDH. Airbags raise the rear end to compensate for added weight. WDH transfers trailer tongue weight from the rear to the front axle, to help regain control.
...
Forum: General Chat 04-12-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 22,761
Posted By Marv
Hi Donna, You are going to love it! Looking...

Hi Donna,

You are going to love it! Looking forward to seeing it at the OG. Better prepare to show it practically 24/7.

Marv
Forum: General Chat 10-07-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 921
Posted By Marv
If you go to Casita's website, on the FAQ page,...

If you go to Casita's website, on the FAQ page, that tiny Casita among all the balloons was ours. Great, great time. Lots of early mornings, though.

Marv
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 05-08-2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,082
Posted By Marv
Certainly. I think Coleman recommends as little...

Certainly. I think Coleman recommends as little as six square inches of ventilation. Not very much. We don't use it overnight either.
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 05-08-2013, 08:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,082
Posted By Marv
Hi Linda, You might find that Mr Heater is...

Hi Linda,

You might find that Mr Heater is too warm for a small trailer. I believe their smallest model is 4K BTU with no thermostat (it's either on or off). We used a Coleman cat in our Casita...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 05-08-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,844
Posted By Marv
Here is a quote from the class-action litigation...

Here is a quote from the class-action litigation website:

The settlement resolves a lawsuit about Nissanís obligation, if any, to pay for repairs to 2005-2010 model year Nissan Pathfinder,...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 05-06-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,844
Posted By Marv
That 4-liter Nissan makes a nice tow vehicle. I...

That 4-liter Nissan makes a nice tow vehicle. I had a Pathfinder and it worked well. They have had one systemic issue since the current generation appeared in 2005. The coolant can leak into the...
Forum: General Chat 04-30-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,086
Posted By Marv
Hi Carol, I was really just referring to...

Hi Carol,

I was really just referring to Vicki's possible choices. The 5.0, while something over 19 feet long, adds just under 15 feet to my towing length.

Vicki, see, you're getting there...
Forum: General Chat 04-30-2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,783
Posted By Marv
People ask me if they can walk around the bed in...

People ask me if they can walk around the bed in the Escape fifth wheel. I tell them, "Sure, if you are 1.5 feet tall.
Forum: General Chat 04-30-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,086
Posted By Marv
Hi Vicki, I think the models are more...

Hi Vicki,

I think the models are more similar than different. Things like the components, quality and price are pretty much the same. So, just answer a few simple questions and you're there.
...
Forum: General Chat 04-07-2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,445
Posted By Marv
Hi Donna, Thanks for all the inciteful and...

Hi Donna,

Thanks for all the inciteful and helpful contributions.

Marv
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 03-28-2013, 09:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,033
Posted By Marv
I had a Hepvo in our Casita. It always worked...

I had a Hepvo in our Casita. It always worked perfectly, even though we froze it at least once. The morning it was frozen, the shower water backed up for just a couple minutes, then it thawed the...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 03-28-2013, 09:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 994
Posted By Marv
Hi Sharon, One huge thing you have going for...

Hi Sharon,

One huge thing you have going for you: when you are camping, you will be surrounded by the friendliest, most helpful people you can imagine. In the campground, ask most anyone for help...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 09-16-2012, 11:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,307
Posted By Marv
Hi Jan, We will probably be at Pineknot with...

Hi Jan,
We will probably be at Pineknot with our Escape 5.0. We'll be happy to show it to you and discuss towing, etc. I can tell you the fifth wheel tows very well. We tow with an F150 and the...
Forum: General Chat 08-27-2012, 08:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,792
Posted By Marv
Hi Cathy, Actually, we are back in the lower 48...

Hi Cathy,
Actually, we are back in the lower 48 now, at Grand Teton heading south. But you are right, the Alaska weather, especially on the coast, was "anti-summer." Nights were 40ish, days were 60s...
Forum: General Chat 08-25-2012, 10:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,792
Posted By Marv
Hi Laura, On our Escape 5.0, the most narrow...

Hi Laura, On our Escape 5.0, the most narrow walkway point is between the sink and the fridge cabinet. It appears to be at least three feet; I can measure it exactly if you want.


As to storage,...
Forum: General Chat 07-23-2012, 02:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,171
Posted By Marv
Hi Becky, We're here, too, in our Escape fifth...

Hi Becky,
We're here, too, in our Escape fifth wheel. Currently in Haines, leaving for Sitka tonight. We'll watch for you.
Marv
Forum: Plumbing | Systems and Fixtures 05-01-2012, 02:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,804
Posted By Marv
John, Check out West System (here...

John,

Check out West System (here (http://www.westsystem.com/ss/)). They have a ton of info about repairing and building using glass and epoxy. Browse their Epoxyworks online magazine at the same...
Forum: Plumbing | Systems and Fixtures 04-30-2012, 09:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,804
Posted By Marv
Here are the pics of the rinser. The first view...

Here are the pics of the rinser. The first view is inside the left forward cargo bay on the Escape 5.0, showing the rinser installed in the black tank. The second view shows the water inlet mounted...
Forum: Plumbing | Systems and Fixtures 04-26-2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,804
Posted By Marv
Greg, Escape sells a modified wand cleaner....

Greg,

Escape sells a modified wand cleaner. It has two sets of holes, one set angled to clean the black tank sensors and one for the gray sensors. I have used it to clean my gray sensors and it...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 04-24-2012, 07:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 926
Posted By Marv
Tom, Amazon has everything you need about as...

Tom,

Amazon has everything you need about as cheap as anyone. I checked Curt's website and they don't show quick-install kit for the S-10. They do have the universal kit, which will probably work...
Forum: General Chat 04-10-2012, 04:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 12,014
Posted By Marv
That sure looks like a nice trailer. We had a...

That sure looks like a nice trailer. We had a Chalet back in the '90s (before fiberglass) and the Rockwood brings back a lot of memories. The A-frame was a great weekend camper for us. Have fun with...
Forum: General Chat 04-10-2012, 04:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,792
Posted By Marv
Cathy, Congratulations on the purchase! It...

Cathy,

Congratulations on the purchase! It looks like you got a beauty. You will never be sorry you chose an Escape.

Laura and Rick, we are going (I believe three Texas Escapes will be there) ....
Forum: General Chat 04-01-2012, 06:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,669
Posted By Marv
Herschel, Congrats, that looks really cool. I...

Herschel,
Congrats, that looks really cool. I am sure you will love it! What is the weight? It looks like it would be light enough to be towed be a car or small SUV.

Marv
Forum: General Chat 03-26-2012, 04:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,508
Posted By Marv
I recommend also doing the gray tank vent mod. It...

I recommend also doing the gray tank vent mod. It will drastically increase the usable size of the gray tank. You will be working right in that area when you install the Hepvo on the shower drain and...
Forum: General Chat 03-25-2012, 09:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,376
Posted By Marv
We camped next to a big-rig couple while we were...

We camped next to a big-rig couple while we were traveling to Alaska. He had a binder like you describe. He was afraid of getting into a tight spot that he couldn't out of. So he had Google Maps...
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