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Old 01-24-2021, 09:36 AM   #21
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Name: Dana
Trailer: Escape 21C
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Originally Posted by Jane P. View Post
First of all congrats! Use it in the best of health! If this is your first travel trailer, get ready to have a blast!

I’m not sure why you can’t pick it up in person. Can’t take off from your job/want to save vacation time? Hesitant to travel due to Coronavirus? Not yet set up with a hitch sustenances/Tow Vehicle?

But the best thing you can do is pick it up yourself. Scamp will be able to fix up your hitch system, show you how to join your brake controller system with the trailer, provide orientation to the trailer & towing advice. There is a camping area nearby and it would be very helpful to “shake down” your trailer by camping there 1-2 nights. I’m sure the Scamp people will be opened to discussing your camping experience with the trailer.

If you absolutely cannot travel to Scamp, Flatbed is preferable. Less chance for accident on highway under tow, less exposure to road salt, potholes, etc.

The best way to “test” your new trailer is to try out the components while in your driveway (electrical hookup, stovetop, lights, propane system, cabin storage); then take it camping.

Not sure where you live in So Cal, but it’s a good idea to ID a reputable repair shop or mobile service.

Best of luck!
I like Donna's answer. I just had my new Escape 21C delivered from Chilliwack, BC to Las Vegas via flatbed for the reasons Donna gave. There were two trailers on the flatbed. When my trailer arrived it did have some slight "grime" on the outside, but nothing underneath or to the level it would have been had I towed it home. I also didn't want salt on my fairly new 2020 F-150. If it was spring or summer I would have gone to Sumas, WA to get it. Cost to deliver was $699.
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