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Old 06-21-2014, 06:57 PM   #1
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"Escape Hatch II" is home!!!

Hi: All... Spent the better part of 4 weeks on the road. First delivering "Our Escape Hatch" 5.0 Classic to the new owners and then trucking off across the prairies and thru the Rockies to Chilliwack BC. to pick up our 2014 Escape 5.0TA. WHEW!!! Attended the Escape rally in Osoyoos BC. Canada's desert then off to Waterton/Glacial International Peace Pk. then Yellowstone Pk. and a race ahead of bad weather all the way back to SW. Ontario.
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Old 06-21-2014, 07:03 PM   #2
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So Alf, you're home NOW? Whatta ya think of the new Escape 5.0TA? Feel free to PM me.

12 days to pickup!
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Old 06-21-2014, 07:52 PM   #3
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So Alf, you're home NOW? Whatta ya think of the new Escape 5.0TA? Feel free to PM me.

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Hi: Donna D... In a word it's "HUGE"!!!
I'm so tired from the trip and crossing 3 time zones and the border 4 times, but I had to get the grime off. It's definitely a two day wash job. Tomorrow I'll do the roof.
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Old 06-21-2014, 08:31 PM   #4
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Understand, get some rest.

I keep thinking it's only four more feet (16' vs 20') but the difference is all 20 feet is interior space, since it hangs over the box. My overall towing package is only going to be itty bitty inches added to the length compared to towing the 16' Scamp and it's all inside useable. SWOON!
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Can't wait to see it in September!
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The new rig looks great. Enjoy!
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Old 06-22-2014, 06:15 AM   #7
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Can't wait to see it in September!
You could come to bolerama in July. We hope to get to see it then. I imagine Alf will have line ups.

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The new rig looks great. Enjoy!
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Hi: Ron F...Thanks!!! You too can have an Escape!!!
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Old 06-22-2014, 06:56 AM   #9
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You could come to bolerama in July. We hope to get to see it then. I imagine Alf will have line ups.

Way to go Alf!
Hi: Roy in TO... Thanks!!! We are booked into site 83 this year. Someone got into 79 ahead of us. With a 160 watt solar panel on the roof, and a 6.7 cu. ft. 3 way fridge, we could have stayed with the group on the bluffs.
I'm still trying to figure out how everything works
I might have to hire someone to do "Crowd Control"
Here's a pic of us hooked up for the first time at Escape Trailer Industries.
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Alf,
That picture taken from the bed with your foot in it is identical to one you took for Escape Hatch I except you are wearing socks in this one!! What kind of mileage did you get with the new unit?
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Old 06-22-2014, 08:24 AM   #11
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That picture taken from the bed with your foot in it is identical to one you took for Escape Hatch I except you are wearing socks in this one!! What kind of mileage did you get with the new unit?
Hi: cpaharley2008... I hate wearing socks with sandals... but my feet get so cold these days!!!
Mpg's are TBD as my wife kept strict details...but I was never good at math. Alf
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Thanks, Roy. I'd love to do it, but have to get my house sold in July. I'll let the crowds die down and see hope to be first in line at Niagara Wine Escape.
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Old 06-22-2014, 11:30 AM   #13
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Alf, is the small bottom step hinged for storage? I'm planning where to store my shoes.
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Interesting idea... if it is not hinged, maybe it's not to late to call the factory and "make it so."

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Might suggest you see if the fire extinguisher can be put in a recessed holder too. If that is what it is between the steps and door.
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What a beautiful trailer! I like how the truck striping matches it. I see you'll be in Algonac in September. Joanne and I will be in the crowd waiting to see it. Congratulations!

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Alf,
That picture taken from the bed with your foot in it is identical to one you took for Escape Hatch I except you are wearing socks in this one!! What kind of mileage did you get with the new unit?

You are right Jim and you can certainly see the difference in size especially the width. But despite your comment to me about seeing a TA in the future for us I think we are in Dave and Sandy's camp on that where we would rather not spend more to move up but with limited retirement funds would rather spend more time south in the winter!
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And speaking of Dave and Sandy we are following in their footsteps from their recent MN trip. This was this afternoon. Click image for larger version

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Sorry Alf did not mean to turn your thrill to be home with EH2 into a travelogue
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Alf, What kind of extended mirrors are those on your Frontier (I can't tell from the photo in message #9), and are they wide enough to suit you with the new 5.0TA? Also, how is your Frontier handling the additional weight of the new camper, and does it have enough power to push through the tandem axle tire slide when turning sharply - especially backing up? We're looking into getting a Frontier as our next TV and just wondering how yours is handling the extra weight and maneuvering with the tandem axles.
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