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Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 11-20-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 941
Posted By Ice-breaker
I have driven in northern winter conditions my...

I have driven in northern winter conditions my entire life and am quite comfortable driving in snowy and icy conditions. I have towed trailers in northern winter conditions as well. However, if given...
Forum: General Chat 11-20-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 826
Posted By Ice-breaker
Two years ago, we bought our used 2013 Escape 15B...

Two years ago, we bought our used 2013 Escape 15B sight unseen and then travelled about 1600 km (1000 miles) each way to pick it up. Was a leap of faith on our part, but the condition was almost...
Forum: General Chat 10-23-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,487
Posted By Ice-breaker
Not a generator noise story, but similar. A few...

Not a generator noise story, but similar. A few years ago, we were camping at Dead Horse Point State Park in Utah and on a very hot day were enjoying the air conditioner running in our Escape off of...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 10-02-2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,961
Posted By Ice-breaker
“Out of all the things I have lost, I miss my...

“Out of all the things I have lost, I miss my mind the most.”

― Mark Twain
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 09-30-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,888
Posted By Ice-breaker
My son has half the miles on his Cherokee that I...

My son has half the miles on his Cherokee that I have on my Toyota and has had orders of magnitude more issues than I have (transmisssion, rear differential, radiator, corrosion, gas tank, etc). I...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 09-10-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,823
Posted By Ice-breaker
I hate scrubbing the bugs off of the front of my...

I hate scrubbing the bugs off of the front of my Escape. I have often thought about constructing a wind deflector for the roof of my FJ just for the purpose of reducing the numbers of bugs that I...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 09-09-2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 947
Posted By Ice-breaker
I cannot imagine how you would even be able to...

I cannot imagine how you would even be able to load a kayak on top of a camper trailer or a 5th wheel trailer without a lot of effort. And having to take the trailer to the takeout and put-in each...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 09-09-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,549
Posted By Ice-breaker
My 2018 Rav4 is the Trail Edition (4 cyl) which...

My 2018 Rav4 is the Trail Edition (4 cyl) which comes with a 3500 lb tow capacity. Although I have not yet towed our Escape 15' with the Rav4, we should be able to do so.
Forum: Hi, I am.... 09-04-2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,549
Posted By Ice-breaker
With no doubts, my own preference based on what I...

With no doubts, my own preference based on what I have seen and read would be the Armadillo over the Trillium Outback.
Forum: Camping, Campout Reports 08-28-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,743
Posted By Ice-breaker
Doesn't look too bad. A little Bondo and spray on...

Doesn't look too bad. A little Bondo and spray on a bit of gel coat and you will never know there was an issue!
Forum: NEW Fiberglass RV Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Trade 03-28-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 12
For Sale: 2011 Escape 15B
Views: 2,083
Posted By Ice-breaker
Best of luck with the sale of your 2011 15B. We...

Best of luck with the sale of your 2011 15B. We have a 2013 15B purchased a couple of years ago (in addition to our 19') and enjoy them both tremendously. Escape makes great trailers!
Forum: General Chat 03-07-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 38,710
Posted By Ice-breaker
Unless you know the actual time required to...

Unless you know the actual time required to construct a trailer, it is not possible to predict the "real lead time" with the information provided in your 3 bullets. However, given that Snoozy is no...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 10-26-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,522
Posted By Ice-breaker
Since most trailers use propane anyways, you...

Since most trailers use propane anyways, you could go with a propane fireplace such as the one sold by Dickinson Marine (http://dickinsonmarine.com/product_cat/propane-fireplace-heaters/) for use in...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 10-25-2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,108
Posted By Ice-breaker
I couldn't imagine camping without the propane....

I couldn't imagine camping without the propane. In our Escape we use propane for:

1) Fridge
2) Hot water heater
3) Furnace
4) Stove/oven
5) BBQ
6) Firebowl

Eliminating propane? I cannot...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 10-22-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,824
Posted By Ice-breaker
Or if you drive on gravel roads in the way that...

Or if you drive on gravel roads in the way that this guy did with his new Escape, you may want to put on some added protection right away:

rock protection - storage box vs mud flaps vs ... -...
Forum: General Chat 09-26-2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,806
Posted By Ice-breaker
You would need some kind of rack or padding on...

You would need some kind of rack or padding on the roof of your trailer to keep the canoe from damaging the fiberglass gelcoat. Tie down points may also be challenging to find. Furthermore, unless...
Forum: Fulltiming in a Molded Fiberglass Trailer 09-20-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,364
Posted By Ice-breaker
Yes boots outside the door no longer work. The...

Yes boots outside the door no longer work. The latest trick is to hang up a huge pair of men's underwear on a clothes rack outside the door.:eek:
Forum: General Chat 09-20-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,588
Posted By Ice-breaker
Come now Glen, as of this date Alberta is still...

Come now Glen, as of this date Alberta is still part of Canada, no matter what many in other parts of the country would like to believe. You are correct though that different provinces have different...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 09-18-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,374
Posted By Ice-breaker
I have two fiberglass trailers each with solar on...

I have two fiberglass trailers each with solar on the roof, one has an expensive Calmark cover and the other is a much cheaper Expedition cover (kind of like an Adco cover). Both are about 5yrs old...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 09-18-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,165
Posted By Ice-breaker
Doesn't really matter whether a trailer is...

Doesn't really matter whether a trailer is designed to have a front bath or not. In the design stage, consideration must be given to the as-built distribution of load within the trailer. Components...
Forum: General Chat 09-18-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,865
Posted By Ice-breaker
I am not really surprised that one of our...

I am not really surprised that one of our FiberglassRV members is unhappy with his new Escape. In order to be happy with a fiberglass trailer purchase (or any brand of camper trailer for that...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 09-18-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,165
Posted By Ice-breaker
A well designed and properly loaded trailer...

A well designed and properly loaded trailer should not show any signs of sway. Both my Escape 19 and Escape 15B exhibit no signs of sway even at relatively high speeds of 80mph.
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 09-14-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,639
Posted By Ice-breaker
I would also recommend the Tekonsha Prodigy RF...

I would also recommend the Tekonsha Prodigy RF wireless brake controller. I have been using the Prodigy RF wireless brake controller on my FJ Cruiser / Escape 19' combination since 2013 with zero...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 09-12-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 562
Posted By Ice-breaker
Summer 2017 I purchased a 2013 Escape 15B in USA...

Summer 2017 I purchased a 2013 Escape 15B in USA and imported it back into Canada. Process was mainly painless, except to my wallet. You need to pay GST on your purchase at the border and then you...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 08-30-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,564
Posted By Ice-breaker
I tow with a 2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser. On the FJ,...

I tow with a 2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser. On the FJ, towing in "4" is recommended in the manual over towing in "D", as this helps to reduce the temperature of the automatic transmission fluid. I use a...
Forum: Camping, Campout Reports 08-30-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,456
Posted By Ice-breaker
:loltu:loltu:loltuYou know how it is. Everyone...

:loltu:loltu:loltuYou know how it is. Everyone wants to have the holidays off. So when a holiday does arrive, there is no one around to look after the foreign tourists and we are forced to shut down...
Forum: Fulltiming in a Molded Fiberglass Trailer 08-29-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 9,290
Posted By Ice-breaker
Having never stayed in an RV, I would suggest...

Having never stayed in an RV, I would suggest that Montana Bob spends a few nights in cold weather sleeping in a tent on hard ground, followed by a few nights in a rental RV. That should go a long...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 08-15-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 655
Posted By Ice-breaker
Easiest solution is ear plugs. Many variations to...

Easiest solution is ear plugs. Many variations to choose from. Pick one that works for you.https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71BwK9endzL._SL1220_.jpg
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 07-19-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,799
Posted By Ice-breaker
Kind of like when I look in the mirror every...

Kind of like when I look in the mirror every morning and hope that I will be better looking than the day before. :( Never seems to work.


I do have my own experiences with doing dumb things. I...
Forum: Jokes, Stories & Tall Tales 07-13-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,032
Posted By Ice-breaker
Used to be a daily occurrence a few years ago to...

Used to be a daily occurrence a few years ago to see trailers like that hauling heavy oilfield equipment up into northern Alberta, often for use in oil sands facilities.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 07-12-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,559
Posted By Ice-breaker
When you buy used, you must expect that there...

When you buy used, you must expect that there will be things that you have to fix. From your description, it doesn't seem to me that the sellers were trying to pull one over on you with respect to...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 07-06-2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,896
Posted By Ice-breaker
I have a "canoe rack" that I constructed out of...

I have a "canoe rack" that I constructed out of two 2x4's that are fastened to the factory roof rack on my FJ Cruiser with U-bolts. Takes about 5 min to bolt them on and rack is ready to go. My...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 07-06-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,896
Posted By Ice-breaker
You can also just put a "twist" or two into your...

You can also just put a "twist" or two into your cable straps and that will solve the singing problem.
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 06-07-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,696
Posted By Ice-breaker
I hear you Carl. Occasionally through my work, I...

I hear you Carl. Occasionally through my work, I have to go back and read through engineering reports that I wrote numerous years ago. Sometimes I will have little recollection of the content in some...
Forum: Fulltiming in a Molded Fiberglass Trailer 03-16-2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,228
Posted By Ice-breaker
If you are looking for big and roomy, the 21 is...

If you are looking for big and roomy, the 21 is superior to the 19, as it is both wider and longer than the 19. The 21 was not yet available when I bought our 19, so I didn't have a choice. I really...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 03-08-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,950
Posted By Ice-breaker
Of course, you now have that large new storage...

Of course, you now have that large new storage box on the back of your Escape 5.0TA that allows you to carry larger quantities of beer home from your trips. :)

Be careful though, or your figure...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 03-08-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,950
Posted By Ice-breaker
I keep my solar panels fixed to the roof of my...

I keep my solar panels fixed to the roof of my trailer, a cheap hitch lock on the front of my trailer, and a cheap cable lock on my bicycles (whether they are on the roof of the truck or leaning...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 03-05-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,857
Posted By Ice-breaker
Did a fairly long trip last August to pick up my...

Did a fairly long trip last August to pick up my 15B. Drove from near Edmonton, AB to Casper, WY and back (about 3300km - 2050miles) in a weekend, with myself as the sole driver. That was not...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 03-01-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,870
Posted By Ice-breaker
The hitch extension may be ok, BUT by extending...

The hitch extension may be ok, BUT by extending the hitch as you have done, you are definitely increasing the bending moment that acts on the structure. As an example, fill a grocery bag with 10 lb...
Forum: General Chat 02-26-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,649
Posted By Ice-breaker
I usually spend quite a lot of time camping in...

I usually spend quite a lot of time camping in both Banff and Jasper in the summer months. It seems that in the last 10yrs, both of these parks have become extremely busy, which is really degrading...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 11-24-2017, 08:36 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,847
Posted By Ice-breaker
The standard unit of fuel measurement in Canada...

The standard unit of fuel measurement in Canada is the litre, with fuel consumption typically reported as litres per 100km. Prior to Canada switching to the metric system (many many years ago), we...
Forum: Fulltiming in a Molded Fiberglass Trailer 10-17-2017, 07:29 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,090
Posted By Ice-breaker
Nice picture. Looks like Athabasca Falls near...

Nice picture. Looks like Athabasca Falls near Jasper, AB.
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 09-29-2017, 07:27 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,660
Posted By Ice-breaker
Bringing the girlfriend along could also make...

Bringing the girlfriend along could also make your wife a little pissed! You may have to bring both of them along!
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 09-19-2017, 12:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 45,126
Posted By Ice-breaker
This is a pretty old thread that you are...

This is a pretty old thread that you are responding to Josi. The most recent previous post was made in 2010!
Forum: Hi, I am.... 09-15-2017, 10:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,226
Posted By Ice-breaker
LOL. My intent was not to give the impression...

LOL. My intent was not to give the impression that it was for sale, rent, or for loan. Just wanted to show that the 15B could be suitable for accessing some hard to get to sites. This trailer is...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 09-15-2017, 09:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,226
Posted By Ice-breaker
My "lifted" Escape 15B is short enough and high...

My "lifted" Escape 15B is short enough and high enough that it would work well for mild off-road ventures. May need beefier tires than what are currently on it though....
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 09-14-2017, 07:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,043
Posted By Ice-breaker
You are very welcome to come on up our way and...

You are very welcome to come on up our way and experience our winter roads. The winter road maintenance crews put down gravel to improve traction on the icy surfaces. The gravel is thrown up by the...
Forum: General Chat 09-13-2017, 01:02 PM
Replies: 881
Views: 512,812
Posted By Ice-breaker
Recently purchased this Escape 15B

Recently purchased this Escape 15B
Forum: General Chat 09-13-2017, 07:37 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,588
Posted By Ice-breaker
Just a couple of weeks ago on a trip south from...

Just a couple of weeks ago on a trip south from Alberta to WY to pick up a new (to us trailer), we drove on our second day from Great Falls, MT to Casper, WY, and then back with the trailer from...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 08-30-2017, 07:50 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,908
Posted By Ice-breaker
The owners manual for my FJ Cruiser recommends...

The owners manual for my FJ Cruiser recommends towing in 4th gear rather than in Drive (D). I use a ScanGage in my FJ to monitor transmission fluid temperatures at two sensor locations while I tow....
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