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Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 08-24-2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,552
Posted By rbryan
Tracy, for what it's worth, we love our Instant...

Tracy, for what it's worth, we love our Instant Pot, but we don't even take it with us if we're going to boondock. Just uses way too much power for our solar setup - 160W panel, dual 232Ah 6V...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 02-17-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,030
Posted By rbryan
Same here. Our Carefree Fiesta awning is quite...

Same here. Our Carefree Fiesta awning is quite sturdy even in some serious wind and rain, provided it's only deployed out a couple feet. We weathered a very strong storm a couple of years ago down...
Forum: Camp Cooking, Food & Recipes 02-02-2019, 12:48 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,953
Posted By rbryan
I think it depends on how your galley is equipped...

I think it depends on how your galley is equipped as well. We cook probably 50/50 indoors and out, but I've done the SAM-1 Range Hood Fan conversion, and also installed a Dickinson Marine cooktop. So...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 11-23-2018, 12:11 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 16,352
Posted By rbryan
Impressive. Looking forward to more updates and...

Impressive. Looking forward to more updates and photos.
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 10-21-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,722
Posted By rbryan
One minor point here. I think it's a misnomer to...

One minor point here. I think it's a misnomer to call an airbag a "capacity increasing device", because they don't increase the published capacities. While they may reduce or eliminate squat, the tow...
Forum: General Chat 10-12-2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,226
Posted By rbryan
Have they worked out the issues with the shell...

Have they worked out the issues with the shell cracks? The earlier ones I saw looked pretty bad.
Forum: General Chat 09-29-2018, 10:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,164
Posted By rbryan
It sometimes gets to the point of annoying how...

It sometimes gets to the point of annoying how many people want to ask us about our Escape. But then I remember when I was curious about fiberglass trailers and my "helpful and patient side" kicks in...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 09-29-2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 226
Posted By rbryan
I've no idea, but you might get better responses...

I've no idea, but you might get better responses if you title the thread "How Do You Drain the Water Tank on a 13 Foot Trillium?" instead of titling it with your name.
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 09-26-2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,050
Posted By rbryan
I'm told that sway is primarily caused by low...

I'm told that sway is primarily caused by low tongue weight. I wouldn't know because my trailer is inherently stable even at higher speeds and I've never had a bit of sway. That's probably because...
Forum: General Chat 09-14-2018, 11:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,561
Posted By rbryan
Let's be fair. An Oliver isn't just "4 more feet...

Let's be fair. An Oliver isn't just "4 more feet of trailer" compared to a Casita, a Scamp, or even an Escape. It's a big step up in terms of quality all the way around. Having said that, their floor...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 09-13-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,077
Posted By rbryan
I agree, they are kind of clueless about Alaska....

I agree, they are kind of clueless about Alaska. They are in the heat of Texas after all, and many folks here who've never been to Alaska think of it as nothing but frozen white Arctic. I recall...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 09-13-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,679
Posted By rbryan
For what it's worth Mike, Many folks have run...

For what it's worth Mike, Many folks have run their 13.5K BTU AC with a 2200W generator and the MicroAir EasyStart. In fact, they have run a 15K BTU AC as well. Talk to the folks there and they will...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 09-12-2018, 11:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,944
Posted By rbryan
He pled guilty recently and paid a fine and...

He pled guilty recently and paid a fine and restitution.

https://www.justice.gov/usao-ut/pr/andersen-pleads-guilty-defacing-corona-arch-agrees-pay-fine-and-restitution-blm

The scratches on the...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 09-12-2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,193
Posted By rbryan
I know I keep saying it Dave, but don't be...

I know I keep saying it Dave, but don't be surprised if some day this Texan shows up at your door in New Jersey with a mini-split unit in the back of his truck and a forlorn "help me" look on his...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 09-12-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,077
Posted By rbryan
Not to sound argumentative, but a Scamp 16 does...

Not to sound argumentative, but a Scamp 16 does not have "R-15" insulation. Not even close. Nether does my Escape, or a Casita, or any other single hull molded fiberglass units with either a thin...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 09-12-2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,522
Posted By rbryan
This is a point that many forget. It's not just...

This is a point that many forget. It's not just the ability to stand upright inside, but to stretch out and sleep comfortably. Many smaller trailers don't have adequate bed length for taller people -...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 09-12-2018, 07:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,679
Posted By rbryan
I'll be the broken record here and recommend a...

I'll be the broken record here and recommend a Honda - particularly the eu2200i. Superb generator, powers the AC, lightweight, and super quiet.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 09-09-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,320
Posted By rbryan
For what it's worth: we have traveled on a few...

For what it's worth: we have traveled on a few very rough washboard roads with no ill effect on our Escape 19. But, I take two precautions. One, lower the tire pressure, as others have suggested; and...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 08-30-2018, 09:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,939
Posted By rbryan
Wow, you've been busy! Nice work on the interior.

Wow, you've been busy! Nice work on the interior.
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 08-27-2018, 10:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,632
Posted By rbryan
Tell that to Dave (Rubicon) on the Escape Forum....

Tell that to Dave (Rubicon) on the Escape Forum. He installed a mini-split Fujitsu unit in his 19 over two years ago, and it still performs flawlessly. He did have one leaky fitting a few months ago,...
Forum: General Chat 08-26-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,533
Posted By rbryan
A quick read through of the Nest owner forums...

A quick read through of the Nest owner forums shows numerous reports of serious deficiencies and defects. Holes in the shell, large cracks appearing in numerous places, thin layup, numerous leaks,...
Forum: General Chat 08-25-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 825
Posted By rbryan
If you're talking about a compartment door...

If you're talking about a compartment door holder, they're common. My trailer came with one, but you can pick them up at Camping World or just about any place that sells RV accessories. Pop Rivets...
Forum: General Chat 08-20-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,444
Posted By rbryan
I'm thinking even that estimate is a little high...

I'm thinking even that estimate is a little high Zach. Probably 2 percent at best. We've stayed at very large RV Parks/Resorts maybe two or three times in the last several years. Hundreds of stickies...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 08-18-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 516
Posted By rbryan
Looks to be in good shape, with the fix ups the...

Looks to be in good shape, with the fix ups the previous owner did. But imho those white cabinet doors have got to go...lol.
Forum: General Chat 08-18-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,054
Posted By rbryan
On my F150 it's capless, but we've never had a...

On my F150 it's capless, but we've never had a problem with the nozzle getting stuck. Perhaps it's a slightly different design.
Forum: General Chat 08-17-2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,711
Posted By rbryan
Very nice, congrats Batdude! We truly love our 19...

Very nice, congrats Batdude! We truly love our 19 and we're sure you'll enjoy yours too.

Speaking of bats, Bracken Cave is about 4 miles east of us. Largest Mexican Freetailed colony in the world....
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 08-17-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,898
Posted By rbryan
Very nice work. Love it when someone just jumps...

Very nice work. Love it when someone just jumps in and uses some common sense to tackle whatever comes up.
Forum: Hi, I am.... 08-15-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,745
Posted By rbryan
Have to say that depends on the charger. The one...

Have to say that depends on the charger. The one that came with my WFCO converter/power station is only a 3 stage, and it maintains the batteries fairly well. We leave the trailer plugged in when...
Forum: Classified Archives 08-12-2018, 06:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,450
Posted By rbryan
Contact the site team. They will archive it for...

Contact the site team. They will archive it for you.They won't be able to edit the post or the post title if it's been that long. Better to just contact the site team.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 08-12-2018, 06:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 535
Posted By rbryan
That's just your standard 1" vinyl trim insert....

That's just your standard 1" vinyl trim insert. It's available in numerous places online. You can even get different colors besides black, as we did in the photo below.

A simple search for "1 inch...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 08-11-2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,397
Posted By rbryan
It's a claim made often by unethical or...

It's a claim made often by unethical or misinformed salesmen, but it's still incorrect and very bad advice. When it comes to matching a tow to a trailer, it's not opinion, it's math. The numbers for...
Forum: Classified Archives 08-11-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 2
For Sale: 2015 F150 4x4 $25k
Views: 686
Posted By rbryan
It might also be helpful to post the trim level...

It might also be helpful to post the trim level of the truck. From the low res photo it appears to be an XLT with the Sport package, but you might want to confirm. Thanks.
Forum: Hi, I am.... 07-30-2018, 12:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,603
Posted By rbryan
One Ventura is a great find, but two right next...

One Ventura is a great find, but two right next to each other is truly unique. I'll be looking forward to the thread on your rebuild!
Forum: General Chat 07-06-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,944
Posted By rbryan
Nope, but I have a smaller Staub, and in terms of...

Nope, but I have a smaller Staub, and in terms of cooking performance, materials and the quality of the porcelain, can't tell a difference.
Forum: General Chat 07-06-2018, 07:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,944
Posted By rbryan
Yes, and I have found a few things less expensive...

Yes, and I have found a few things less expensive through AFEES online than on civilian sites. Picked up a very nice 8 quart porcelain enameled dutch oven comparable to a Staub, for under $150!
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 07-05-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 901
Posted By rbryan
That's good advice KC. Don't stretch it, just set...

That's good advice KC. Don't stretch it, just set it in the channel. It also depends on what type of band you use, how tightly it fits in the channel, and whether the ends are allowed to float or are...
Forum: General Chat 07-03-2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,502
Posted By rbryan
I like the fact that there are so few of us....

I like the fact that there are so few of us. We're "special". They're not cranking them out in a few hours like those Jayco's, I know that much. And the eggs will still be around and in good use when...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 07-01-2018, 11:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 791
Posted By rbryan
Don't knock yourself. After all, you're not a...

Don't knock yourself. After all, you're not a professional painter. I think it looks great.

Sent from my SM-N950U using Fiberglass RV mobile app (http://r.tapatalk.com/byo?rid=84328)
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 07-01-2018, 11:10 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,269
Posted By rbryan
Ugh. Another "its dangerous to run the fridge on...

Ugh. Another "its dangerous to run the fridge on propane while towing" thread. Bring on more misinformation.

Sent from my SM-N950U using Fiberglass RV mobile app...
Forum: General Chat 06-28-2018, 11:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,944
Posted By rbryan
You need a CAC, a retired military ID or a base...

You need a CAC, a retired military ID or a base pass to get on base. A pass is issued for official purposes and that means you must have a POC on base. They don't give base passes to veterans at any...
Forum: Hobbies & Passions 06-23-2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 12,664
Posted By rbryan
I'm very sorry to hear that Mary. I know she was...

I'm very sorry to hear that Mary. I know she was a well loved and long time companion.
Forum: General Chat 06-18-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 9,313
Posted By rbryan
Yep, you're right. What exactly does "tried...

Yep, you're right. What exactly does "tried tested and true" mean? That's not data. I also chuckled about his comment concerning 15" wheels. My Escape has tandem 15" wheels and is in the same weight...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 06-17-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 9
Poll: TIRES
Views: 636
Posted By rbryan
You're right. Very arid places with hot weather...

You're right. Very arid places with hot weather especially, like Arizona. Tires seem to last longer here in TX, because although it's hot, it's not as dry.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 06-17-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 9
Poll: TIRES
Views: 636
Posted By rbryan
The general rule of thumb, at least what I've...

The general rule of thumb, at least what I've read from a couple manufacturers, is that they should be replaced every 5 years regardless of tread wear.

It's kind of hard to pull the trigger when...
Forum: Hobbies & Passions 06-17-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 12,664
Posted By rbryan
I suppose it varies Gordon, but around here...

I suppose it varies Gordon, but around here they're quite specific about it. No pets inside the car or truck overnight.
Forum: Hi, I am.... 06-17-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 40,210
Posted By rbryan
They're not "rules", just best practice. We all...

They're not "rules", just best practice. We all learn from others here, and it's much easier to find what you're looking for if there's a thread with a relevant title.
Forum: Hobbies & Passions 06-17-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 12,664
Posted By rbryan
I think he's referencing that most campgrounds...

I think he's referencing that most campgrounds strictly prohibit pets being left in the vehicle overnight.
Forum: Camping, Campout Reports 06-15-2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,880
Posted By rbryan
As others have mentioned Kathleen, you can't...

As others have mentioned Kathleen, you can't control the weather. Nothing will put the kibosh on a great trip faster than that.

One thing that we figured out several years ago is that we like our...
Forum: General Chat 06-13-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,211
Posted By rbryan
Why would you be surprised that a stickie (albeit...

Why would you be surprised that a stickie (albeit a high quality stickie with aluminum superstructure) hasn't entered the discussion on a molded fiberglass forum?
As has been mentioned, a Bigfoot...
Forum: General Chat 06-13-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 9,313
Posted By rbryan
They bear little resemblance. And the floor plan...

They bear little resemblance. And the floor plan is entirely different. Having a front bath and a side dinette, the Oliver floor plan is pretty much identical to a Casita, only longer.

As I and...
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