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Forum: General Chat 01-30-2020, 12:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,021
Posted By Fred762
Talking LOL

Escape is planning..[I heard]..to open a US distributorship+ manufacturing facility IN the USofAye soon. It is reportedly to be somewhere in the South West..maybe in the Phoenix area. I figure it...
Forum: General Chat 01-30-2020, 12:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,144
Posted By Fred762
Red face Twin beds?

Our Casita Independence 17' had two rear twin rear beds..31"X83" and was great for TWO ADULTS....and had under-bunk cabinets AND even a storage compartment at the rear... on which we had two largish...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 01-25-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,305
Posted By Fred762
Yup

Agreed..the YT vids we watched and the Casita intro stuff we read all said 1. switch to propane for frig if you are not gonna be back to the camper in 30 minutes and 2. unplug the 7 prong to save the...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 01-19-2020, 11:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,184
Posted By Fred762
Port Townsend WA Ferry

Anybody taken a trailer on the ferry from Coupeville WA to Port Townsend, WA?
Any tips? Suggestions? Cost?
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 01-15-2020, 12:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 881
Posted By Fred762
Talking sshelter

We have usd our 5 sided Gazelle for two seasons so far and love it. WE bought the add-on solid side flaps to use a wind breakers in coler weather. The screens are no seeum size too.
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 12-31-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,010
Posted By Fred762
midsized

Our 2017 Frontier dbl cab truck has the long bed option..6'1" as opposed to the std 4 foot bed. We really like & use the extra bed space for camping. They still call it a mid-size truck..it is only...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 12-30-2019, 10:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,010
Posted By Fred762
Question Upsizing tow vehicle..what if??

Picking up our new Escape 21 this Spring.
Had many fine, easy miles towing our Casita 17 with our Frontier dbl cab, long bed, V6 truck and I really like having the midsize truck.
But..if we find...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 12-25-2019, 12:27 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,479
Posted By Fred762
Talking Tow mode?

WE towed our Casita 17' with our Frontier dbl cab long bed V6 2wd truck for 2 seasons w/o tow mode. About 10,000 miles in 2 yrs... Smokies x several, VT, FL x several, etc etc...

Never had any...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 12-25-2019, 12:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 790
Posted By Fred762
height

mine was about 22" as well. It was a Casita Independence Dlx 17' & dropped the ball about 3/4 inch when hitched up on my Frontier dbl cab long bed truck
Forum: General Chat 12-10-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,191
Posted By Fred762
warantees??

3K miles is the way to go on oil, esp if towing. ..always has been for me. I have had a buncha vehicles over the years..longest one was a 14 yr old Jeep Cherokee I sold at 149,000 miles. a couple...
Forum: General Chat 12-07-2019, 10:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,065
Posted By Fred762
Camping with 4

WE used our Casita Indy for two seasons..about 85-90 nights at least in 2 yrs..the conclusion we came to was that there was not going to be any real way to outfit it for four.. WE liked it w the 2...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 12-05-2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,065
Posted By Fred762
Talking LOL

He is still in the ER..he apparently drilled a hole in the tongue thingie into which he puts his balls at campgrounds.
Forum: General Chat 12-05-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,517
Posted By Fred762
Unhappy Leave it??

FWIW we left our trailer extra days at several CGs.. over the past 2 seasons..never had a problem. WE always leave some 'stuff' out ...as if we are still around, and timers on lights, etc.

I wd be...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 12-02-2019, 10:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,272
Posted By Fred762
Wink Windows

We too had the same problem w or Casita , but finally figured out that one window locked by pushing DOWN and two locked by pushing UP..the odd man out was the one wh was opening sometimes. Pain the...
Forum: General Chat 11-30-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,809
Posted By Fred762
Talking Microwave system over the Med

146 miles of straight line transmission over water. FWIW this IS a controversial subject:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqEe7a9YQa8&list=PL9JK-HA6DrRGH_i_nHAYdLcu0pm69bk0W&index=5

On a 'ball...
Forum: General Chat 11-30-2019, 12:44 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,809
Posted By Fred762
Flat earth

Well, there is a bunch of info out there which calls into question the 'ball earth' belief. Here is just one bit: ...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 11-27-2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,065
Posted By Fred762
Unhitched??

Glad things worked out OK. Sounds like a 'false hitch' to me..easy to do if the clasp closes over the ball, it can still look like a true hitch. WE always look, then rock our rig back and forth a bit...
Forum: General Chat 11-27-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,809
Posted By Fred762
Meanwhile, I in my very clean IC truck will 100%...

Meanwhile, I in my very clean IC truck will 100% refuel in 5 minutes and be 40 minutes on down the road. Oh, and did I mention that we IC owners can and do carry extra fuel when we desire. ..plus our...
Forum: General Chat 11-27-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,809
Posted By Fred762
EV hoax

Do not fall for the EV hoaxers! EVs are basically expensive baubles, costing 2X as much as comparable, very "clean" IC vehicles.
EVs have short range and take 45 minutes to "refuel" up to 75% at...
Forum: General Chat 11-23-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 882
Views: 517,743
Posted By Fred762
Red face Thanks

ETI has been super about making the changes we asked for in this build. Cabinetry is their optional maple
The extra big second 'wardrobe' is an option, as is moving the MW to a spot under the...
Forum: General Chat 11-21-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,225
Posted By Fred762
New Escape-21 build, near finished

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Forum: General Chat 11-14-2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 882
Views: 517,743
Posted By Fred762
Talking E-21 interior is done!!

Hope these open..our "on order" Escape-21 is nearing completion! I guess we bought a bit too much material for the cushions. This is the new maple interior and the wood never matches until it ages...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 11-14-2019, 01:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,802
Posted By Fred762
Talking cover??

WE just use a free Kroger grocery bag..easy peasey and free.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 11-11-2019, 10:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,271
Posted By Fred762
selling scams??

We sold our Casita last summer to a guy in E TN..we transferred the thing at a bank and received a cashier check drawn on that branch
I made 2 copies of a contract I had revised from a sale of a...
Forum: General Chat 11-11-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,462
Posted By Fred762
Check lists

WE use both, but as has been said the Departure Checklist [DC]is more imp than the Arrival Checklist [AC]. here is an example I had from last June.

our last activity at a campsite is to go thru...
Forum: General Chat 11-08-2019, 10:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,064
Posted By Fred762
Indy?

Nice mods. WE recently sold our 2018 Indy..for family reasons..we have a buncha new grandkids and there was zero room for more than 2 of us..Cassy was a good trailer to be our start-up but things do...
Forum: General Chat 11-04-2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,225
Posted By Fred762
Exclamation 23'

Last floor plan I saw was possibly rear twin beds (like our old casita) and front dinette w driver side bathroom. Sounds ok but I'd hate to lose the storage and room betw the kit counter and the...
Forum: General Chat 10-30-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,225
Posted By Fred762
DFW area wd B right in the face of Casita, wh is...

DFW area wd B right in the face of Casita, wh is 40 mi SW of Dallas.., one of ETIs main competitors for FG trailers. Sure wd be nice not to have a 2600 mile trip just to go up there to pick up our...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 10-25-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,132
Posted By Fred762
Hint

1. I agree w WD40

2. get a roll of 2" white Gaffer Tape.. and use it from now on..it stix well and is formulated to NOT leave a sticky residue. We had a couple of strips on our outside storage ...
Forum: General Chat 10-10-2019, 11:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 851
Posted By Fred762
Wink dragon's tail?

Didn't go on it..way too many fast cars and bikers, but there is a great campground nearby, at Indian Boundary a few beautiful miles eastwards of Tellico Plains TN. WE stayed there last July and will...
Forum: General Chat 10-10-2019, 11:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 851
Posted By Fred762
Wink dragon's tail?

Didn't go on it..way too many fast cars and bikers, but there is a great campground at Indian Boundary a few beautiful miles eastwards of Tellico Plains TN. WE stayed there last July and will go back...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 10-05-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,075
Posted By Fred762
water leaks

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WE had a fitting on the upstream side of the water pump in our Casita Independence 17' leak after 8 months [from build] last...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 09-27-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,266
Posted By Fred762
steep

WE tried to back our "hi-lift" Casita 17 into my wife's brother's driveway in the summer..to show him how he could put his trailer to bed if/when HE bought one.
WE could not get it in..the drive is...
Forum: General Chat 09-27-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,646
Posted By Fred762
Smile bar?

Umm..handcuff the wife to so she will finish washing the dishes?
Forum: General Chat 09-25-2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,087
Posted By Fred762
Red face wot?

All fine and dandy..but we live in a rural area which is considered one of the best biking areas of our part of the state..and the idiots we see nearly every day prove there are many ways to do dumb...
Forum: General Chat 09-19-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,087
Posted By Fred762
yup

I get whatcha mean, but really that 60% was given to me as a GUIDELINE by an experienced camper a couple of yrs ago. Something to hang my hat on as it were...to remind me that just because the truck...
Forum: General Chat 09-19-2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 693
Posted By Fred762
catch

Yup..gvt bureaucrats being at least 3 years behind any trend. What I always ask is this..who the heck gives these lobrow fools the power to issue gvt fatwas anyways?

Helmet laws, for instance. ...
Forum: General Chat 09-17-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,087
Posted By Fred762
Towing methods?

Truck in front.

Seriously we were new to RVs/TTs a couple yrs ago..got alotta tips from this forum and the MFR at pickup (Casita in TX) Sold her a month ago and awaiting our new Escape21 We...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 09-16-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,030
Posted By Fred762
Alarm

Ours did this in our 2018 Indy Casita17..nothing worked..except vacuuming the thing..wh helped for awhile. Finally got tired of the alarm and removed the fuse. Told the new owner all about it. He...
Forum: General Chat 09-08-2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,220
Posted By Fred762
CYCLES?

How about a dedicated "Toy Hauler" trailer??.
Forum: General Chat 09-08-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 32,806
Posted By Fred762
Name

Our new Escape-21 will be "Bed, Bath & begone" but I'm not sure we will paint it on..we ordered the thing w/o decals. WE hate fading, chipping decals!:D
Forum: General Chat 09-08-2019, 07:02 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,094
Posted By Fred762
USE?

Picked up our casita Independence Dlx April 2018..used it 55 nights in 2018, incl 2 trips to FL and a 3 week boondock i northern VT. This season we used it about 25 nights b4 cancelling out planned...
Forum: General Chat 09-04-2019, 11:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 32,806
Posted By Fred762
Smile Names?

LOL we are calling our new Escape 21 "Bed Bath and Be Gone
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 08-31-2019, 11:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,820
Posted By Fred762
Unhappy louvers??

Still looking for the plans I did up last year for the new louver design. IF I can find them, I will try again to get some demos made. I have cleaned out my garage and shop since then and dang if I...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 08-29-2019, 08:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,484
Posted By Fred762
Red face WDH??

WE hauled our Casita 17 Indy dlx ~5500 miles last year and about the same this year b4 we sold it last month..., in prep for getting our new Escape21..only used the antisway bar, but we were towing w...
Forum: General Chat 08-29-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,220
Posted By Fred762
Talking cycle?

Truck bed? I've seen several just this summer w dirt type or 'dual sport' types in the bed..of course this does not apply to 5th wheelers.
WE haul our two kayaks ON the truck bak-Flip w a full load...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 08-27-2019, 12:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,820
Posted By Fred762
Cool contacted

K Corbin, I e-mailed yr buddy....we'll see what develops. The thing I designed is simple & needs no glue or screws or tape..we'll see .
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 08-26-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,820
Posted By Fred762
louvers??

I designed a complete set of louvers for our casita 17'...and tried several times to get somebody interested in mfr'ing them, but kept running into walls. The problem seemed to be finding someone who...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 08-23-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 678
Posted By Fred762
water line leak

WE found water under the back center "seat" of our Casita Independence once last Spring..about a half pint it was. Turns out we found a slightly loose screw on a clamp on the feed line INTO the pump...
Forum: General Chat 08-22-2019, 11:52 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,024
Posted By Fred762
Question room AC??

How could this work w/o outlets to outside air??

https://www.prime8.com/cool/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIgM7ii5-Y5AIVDm7BCh0gzQyEEAEYASAAEgKyY_D_BwE
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