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Forum: General Chat 02-15-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,014
Posted By Fran L
Had Scamps, switched to Escape

We had a Scamp 19 standard (which has the transverse bed) and then replaced it with a Scamp Deluxe (which has the front to back bed) and then replaced it with an Escape 5.0 single axle.
Spouse is...
Forum: General Chat 12-15-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,104
Posted By Fran L
Low tech warmer

My go-to is a 2 liter hot water bottle in a fleece cover...lasts all night and takes no power other than heating up the water. Works great at home or camping! Just look for 'hot water bottle with...
Forum: Plumbing | Systems and Fixtures 02-28-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,539
Posted By Fran L
Glad you found it helpful!!

Glad you found it helpful!!
Forum: Plumbing | Systems and Fixtures 09-11-2017, 03:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,539
Posted By Fran L
Well, I've made a start...at least there is one...

Well, I've made a start...at least there is one photo of the Escape!
Forum: Plumbing | Systems and Fixtures 09-11-2017, 02:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,539
Posted By Fran L
Why we switched to Escape 5.0

Well, we initially had a 16' Scamp and then moved up to the Scamp Deluxe 5th wheel mostly for the queen bed separate from the living area. However, while we could both sort of fit in the sideways...
Forum: Plumbing | Systems and Fixtures 09-10-2017, 09:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,539
Posted By Fran L
You are so very welcome! Really glad it turned...

You are so very welcome! Really glad it turned out to be helpful for you!!
We've since moved on to an Escape 5.0 (first generation 5th wheel) but the lessons learned with the two Scamps we had...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 04-25-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 622
Posted By Fran L
We bought a 2008 Escape trailer from a seller in...

We bought a 2008 Escape trailer from a seller in British Columbia. The Escape company helped out with the paperwork and it worked out fine. We could NOT get a NM tag ahead of time to bring up to BC...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 04-08-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,794
Posted By Fran L
You are right the pex stuff is pretty easy to...

You are right the pex stuff is pretty easy to work with.
The nice thing about the Sharkbite fittings (even though they cost more) is that it does not require the crimping tool. Just a little...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 04-08-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,794
Posted By Fran L
When we did this mod on our Scamp we did not have...

When we did this mod on our Scamp we did not have to disturb that 'sealant'. But I believe it was some sort of silicone...it was solid, not soft like plumbers putty.
On our Escape, we had to...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 03-29-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,210
Posted By Fran L
Mike, Not sure how to answer your postcard...

Mike,
Not sure how to answer your postcard question....
We mounted it in the back window of the pickup truck since it would be natural to use the rear view mirror to look behind you while driving. ...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 03-29-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,210
Posted By Fran L
Here is a link to a previous thread about this...

Here is a link to a previous thread about this topic:
https://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f55/rear-view-camera-question-66253-3.html


We use the Peak CorB camera and monitor...one of our entries...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 02-23-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,592
Posted By Fran L
We have one of those that you place against the...

We have one of those that you place against the window. I think it is this one:
Amazon.com: Winegard Company FL-5000 FlatWave HDTV Indoor Digital Flat Antenna - Made in USA: Electronics...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 02-23-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,592
Posted By Fran L
We use these two items...seem to work fine. ...

We use these two items...seem to work fine.
Amazon.com: Ergotron Quick Release LCD Bracket (60-589-060): Electronics...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 02-20-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,953
Posted By Fran L
Your are welcome! I got the idea from another...

Your are welcome! I got the idea from another Escape owner. Here are the instructions I wrote up and it includes the parts list. Plus another photo or two to make it clearer.


I don't have any...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 02-20-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,953
Posted By Fran L
And if you want to add smaller awnings over...

And if you want to add smaller awnings over windows, along with the cording you can also get the plastic tracks from Sailrite, use 3M car molding tape to hold it on place. A bit of PVC and canvas and...
Forum: General Chat 11-13-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,275
Posted By Fran L
We have one of those folding mats too but most of...

We have one of those folding mats too but most of the time we don't put it out...especially if only staying for a day or two. But we had 4 extra Dri-deck tiles so we made a 2' x 2' mat and ALWAYS...
Forum: General Chat 09-18-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,781
Posted By Fran L
Carl, My only experience is with Scamps and...

Carl,
My only experience is with Scamps and Escapes. We sold our 19' Scamp and got our 5.0 Escape Classic (used). We liked our Scamp a lot but there were things we liked better in the Escape...
Forum: General Chat 09-18-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,781
Posted By Fran L
What brand trailer are you planning to purchase? ...

What brand trailer are you planning to purchase? The Escape trailers have that certification sticker on them already. Others might also...if you reveal the brand perhaps current owners of that...
Forum: General Chat 09-18-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,781
Posted By Fran L
Check out the Escape Forum: Selling private...

Check out the Escape Forum:
Selling private Canada to US - Escape Trailer Owners Community (https://www.escapeforum.org/forums/f33/selling-private-canada-to-us-4448.html)
Forum: Hi, I am.... 09-18-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,117
Posted By Fran L
Ideally one would want to mount it over the axle...

Ideally one would want to mount it over the axle so as not to take weight off the front axle and impact handling. However, with these lightweight 5th wheels there is a little more leeway...we're...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 09-17-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,117
Posted By Fran L
We had a 19' Scamp deluxe and towed it with a...

We had a 19' Scamp deluxe and towed it with a Nissan Frontier crew cab short bed (5'). We needed to position the hitch about 8 inches behind the axle and had no problem. We are currently doing the...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 09-07-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,875
Posted By Fran L
WE use the PK0RB camera system and mount the...

WE use the PK0RB camera system and mount the camera temporarily in the rear window of the Escape (did the same with our previous Scamp). Works well for us. Amazon.com: Peak PKC0RB Wireless Back-Up...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 08-23-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,853
Posted By Fran L
We use an Word file table for our gear list - but...

We use an Word file table for our gear list - but it also identifies WHERE each item is located - coded for specific cabinet/closet/hatch.

Most food items are on a separate list depending on...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 08-11-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,095
Posted By Fran L
If you are not trying to support something heavy,...

If you are not trying to support something heavy, try using the clips/hooks designed for office cubicles. They have 2 straight pin like 'hooks' that pierce through the rat/fur and underlying...
Forum: Camp Cooking, Food & Recipes 07-27-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,285
Posted By Fran L
We've got this little collapsible tea kettle: ...

We've got this little collapsible tea kettle:
Amazon.com: Better Houseware Collapsible Tea Kettle, Lime Green: Teakettles: Kitchen & Dining...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 07-27-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,364
Posted By Fran L
We used that same one (VideoSecu) in our Escape...

We used that same one (VideoSecu) in our Escape but added the Ergotron Quick release:
Amazon.com: Ergotron Quick Release LCD Bracket (60-589-060): Electronics...
Forum: Money Matters 07-03-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,915
Posted By Fran L
If dealing in person with a local person you...

If dealing in person with a local person you might also consider a PayPal transfer of funds on site (assuming web access). Confirm receipt of the funds before releasing the trailer. Takes just...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 06-12-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,839
Posted By Fran L
No problem with the rivets while we had it but it...

No problem with the rivets while we had it but it is almost inevitable in the long run....a maintenance kind of thing. But we'd just as soon not have to worry about it happening...that's just us. ...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 06-12-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,839
Posted By Fran L
Gail, We had a Scamp 5er Deluxe and did not...

Gail,
We had a Scamp 5er Deluxe and did not have problems with air circulation. As someone mentioned...a small fan positioned appropriately solves this. We had a battery operated one and it was...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 06-04-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,674
Posted By Fran L
Very nice - I like that they gather into such a...

Very nice - I like that they gather into such a small bundle too!
Forum: General Chat 06-04-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,632
Posted By Fran L
Someone on the Amazon site reviewed these and...

Someone on the Amazon site reviewed these and said, in a similar setup with a Casita, that they had a problem in that the sensor alarms are set for all 4 tires and since the trailer tires were at...
Forum: General Chat 05-14-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,269
Posted By Fran L
And Escape trailers too.

And Escape trailers too.
Forum: Rallies, Get-togethers, Molded Meets (Archive) 05-07-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,927
Posted By Fran L
Hopefully someone going to the Rally will help...

Hopefully someone going to the Rally will help get this word to Patti. I'll try to call her today. We have to cancel. Close friends who move to NM a year ago are having a medical crisis and we...
Forum: Rallies, Get-togethers, Molded Meets (Archive) 05-03-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,927
Posted By Fran L
We're planning on bringing shredded pork carnitas...

We're planning on bringing shredded pork carnitas sliders....unless we hear otherwise.
Thanks,
Fran & Dave
Forum: Rallies, Get-togethers, Molded Meets (Archive) 04-08-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,927
Posted By Fran L
Wonder if it would be of interest to have each...

Wonder if it would be of interest to have each attendee do a 15 minute presentation on one modification they made to their trailer. Everyone could gather at the trailer. You could solicit the name...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 03-20-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,305
Posted By Fran L
We had a custom graphic made for our spare tire...

We had a custom graphic made for our spare tire cover. We supplied the design and they worked with us. We were happy with the product and service. The place we used was...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 03-20-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,305
Posted By Fran L
Would be interesting to see if this works! Plus,...

Would be interesting to see if this works! Plus, you could change the color of your rock guard whenever you felt like it!
Forum: Classified Archives 02-28-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,709
Posted By Fran L
Knowing KB we can second that! This Scamp will...

Knowing KB we can second that! This Scamp will have features that the manufacturer never dreamed of...and done well!
Good luck Bob - You'll need to keep us posted on your next 'chapter' or,...
Forum: General Chat 02-18-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,789
Posted By Fran L
We made window awnings ourselves following...

We made window awnings ourselves following instructions from another Escape owner.
Used tracks and edge cord from Sailrite and our own fabric. Not difficult...especially if you have a heavy duty...
Forum: Rallies, Get-togethers, Molded Meets (Archive) 02-12-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,927
Posted By Fran L
Glad to hear you are coming Dave! It looks like...

Glad to hear you are coming Dave! It looks like there will be at least 3 NM Escape trailers! It will be nice to meet you in person.
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 02-11-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,551
Posted By Fran L
We purchased a plain white spare tire cover and...

We purchased a plain white spare tire cover and then ordered a custom graphic adhesive decal from APPLIEDGRAFFIX.COM
It was very reasonable and they will make whatever you want and will give you a...
Forum: Rallies, Get-togethers, Molded Meets (Archive) 02-11-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,927
Posted By Fran L
Can you provide a list of who you have already...

Can you provide a list of who you have already confirmed so everyone will know if they are confirmed or not?
Thanks!
Fran
Forum: Rallies, Get-togethers, Molded Meets (Archive) 02-04-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,927
Posted By Fran L
Wow - that will be cool! Looking forward to...

Wow - that will be cool! Looking forward to comparing the Classic 5.0 to the 5.0TA!
Forum: Rallies, Get-togethers, Molded Meets (Archive) 02-04-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,927
Posted By Fran L
Alan, It sounds like you are going to see...

Alan,
It sounds like you are going to see almost every kind they make! Only ones missing will be the 17 and 15 and maybe some of those may sign up too!

We had a 16' Scamp and then a Scamp...
Forum: Rallies, Get-togethers, Molded Meets (Archive) 02-04-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,927
Posted By Fran L
A 5.0TA?! Whose will that be? I didn't think...

A 5.0TA?! Whose will that be? I didn't think there were any off the line yet...
Even without a new 5.0TA we will have quite a nice Escape representation: 19, 21 and a couple of 5.0 Classics.
Forum: Rallies, Get-togethers, Molded Meets (Archive) 02-03-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,927
Posted By Fran L
Thanks for the update. We are still planning to...

Thanks for the update. We are still planning to be there for the 3 nights. If I understand your note correctly, it is a per person fee so that 2 people in 1 trailer would be a total of $21 for the...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 02-02-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,182
Posted By Fran L
We've towed 1 bumper hitch 16' Scamp and two 5th...

We've towed 1 bumper hitch 16' Scamp and two 5th wheelers (Scamp and Escape). We definitely prefer the feel of the 5er for towing. It is neither more nor less a hassle to level or stabilize at...
Forum: General Chat 01-27-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,369
Posted By Fran L
A VIN number check and decode could confirm the...

A VIN number check and decode could confirm the year.....
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 01-21-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,002
Posted By Fran L
That's cool! What are you using to attach it to...

That's cool! What are you using to attach it to the wall? Doublestick tape...Velcro....?
Forum: Rallies, Get-togethers, Molded Meets (Archive) 01-21-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,927
Posted By Fran L
We're planning to come too!

We're planning to come too!
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