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Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 12-05-2021, 11:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,038
Posted By Jim Bennett
If a solar port is required, it is a real easy...

If a solar port is required, it is a real easy add on.
Forum: General Chat 12-03-2021, 07:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 888
Posted By Jim Bennett
The ideal layout will differ from person to...

The ideal layout will differ from person to person. For me, the Escape 5.0TA was the best for us given our style of camping and where we intended to go. And for how long.

We love the separate bed...
Forum: General Chat 12-01-2021, 05:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,311
Posted By Jim Bennett
Please help me with this. I see way more...

Please help me with this. I see way more disadvantage to using a hitch on the front of a vehicle to reverse it than a the normal way.

How do you see where the trailer is going? Using mirrors you...
Forum: General Chat 12-01-2021, 07:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,311
Posted By Jim Bennett
For the past few years I have rented a parking...

For the past few years I have rented a parking spot off an old back alley. What other spot is a decent size, reversing while turning hard in is not that easy. I am quite Adept at reversing a trailer,...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 11-29-2021, 04:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,038
Posted By Jim Bennett
What I am wondering is how this services your...

What I am wondering is how this services your trailer. I plug the portable solar lead into the connector on the trailer and away it goes charging the trailer batteries. Being used to doing it this...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 11-29-2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,038
Posted By Jim Bennett
I have one I use for my trolling motor. I attach...

I have one I use for my trolling motor. I attach my portable solar right to the trailer batteries. Do you do this to get additional battery storage?
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 11-28-2021, 05:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,632
Posted By Jim Bennett
My daughter uses it a lot and are real happy with...

My daughter uses it a lot and are real happy with it.

I determined the location by how it deployed at that location. I used big washer on the inside for strength.
Forum: General Chat 11-14-2021, 04:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,184
Posted By Jim Bennett
Too much political discussion on this thread....

Too much political discussion on this thread. Something not allowed on this forum. The thread is now closed.
Forum: General Chat 10-30-2021, 08:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 368
Posted By Jim Bennett
It appears there is some very nice planning and...

It appears there is some very nice planning and engineering. Stuff that costs though, but I would bet it would appeal to a certain customer willing to pay for quality over price.

I would love to...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 10-26-2021, 08:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 603
Posted By Jim Bennett
I bought a window rock quard from the Trillium...

I bought a window rock quard from the Trillium dealer here in Calgary and installed it on a Trillium 1300. Maybe something similar is available near you
Forum: General Chat 10-23-2021, 05:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,420
Posted By Jim Bennett
Filling your 5 gallon jugs with filtered water in...

Filling your 5 gallon jugs with filtered water in Quartzite is quite cheap.

I hope to make it to the rally in Quartzite again soon, but it will at least be a year out. I know Canadians can cross...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 10-20-2021, 05:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 603
Posted By Jim Bennett
To be honest, I am not up to speed on Scamp's way...

To be honest, I am not up to speed on Scamp's way of building and the parts they use. I bet there are plenty of other Scamp owners here who know what is needed. For the jalousie windows on the...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 10-20-2021, 04:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 603
Posted By Jim Bennett
I assume you are referring to the river window...

I assume you are referring to the river window trims. Glazing is the glass or the act of replacing glass. That rubber properly maintained should last 20 years or so, so no doubt there is good reason...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 10-12-2021, 06:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,042
Posted By Jim Bennett
The reason I have a "pet must be well trained"...

The reason I have a "pet must be well trained" policy. :)

Sorry, but I too have no ideas on Scamp screen doors, though my first Escape did have a sliding screen door, as John's must have.
Forum: General Chat 09-14-2021, 08:01 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,409
Posted By Jim Bennett
I bring a utility knife, a Leatherman and Swiss...

I bring a utility knife, a Leatherman and Swiss Army knife.

My wife brings a good selection of kitchen knives. For this reason, among others, I don't mess with her. :)
Forum: Forum Admin, News & Announcements 08-28-2021, 09:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 259
Posted By Jim Bennett
Yep, what Jon said. Mark it sold and we will...

Yep, what Jon said. Mark it sold and we will eventually see it. You can also send a message to any moderator and it will be archived where commenting is not turned on. It is just a reference place...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 08-23-2021, 05:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 686
Posted By Jim Bennett
If you are removing it from the fibreglass shell...

If you are removing it from the fibreglass shell and it is not painted, then acetone will work well as it does not affect the fibreglass or the gelcoat which is basically a coloured poly resin.
...
Forum: General Chat 08-03-2021, 07:04 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,127
Posted By Jim Bennett
Did you read my last post with the calculations? ...

Did you read my last post with the calculations?

I am not a math teacher like Jon, but did ace ask math in school, both primary and secondary taking engineering. Not that I don't ever get a wrong...
Forum: General Chat 08-03-2021, 11:30 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,127
Posted By Jim Bennett
I did agree with the answer of math spelled out...

I did agree with the answer of math spelled out gordon, something that was confirmed by you, I still feel one last post for all to read explaining the math is for some reason still necessary.

X =...
Forum: General Chat 08-03-2021, 11:14 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,127
Posted By Jim Bennett
As well, the math is wrong. The added before...

As well, the math is wrong. The added before multiplying which is backwards.
Forum: General Chat 07-24-2021, 07:58 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,127
Posted By Jim Bennett
I figured it out in way less time than reading...

I figured it out in way less time than reading this would have taken, but did come up with the same answer, 89. [emoji41]
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 07-20-2021, 06:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 523
Posted By Jim Bennett
I would start with contacting Escape. It's they...

I would start with contacting Escape. It's they can't supply fire soma reason they could maybe suggest a route to take.
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 07-06-2021, 06:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,637
Posted By Jim Bennett
I went with a 120V and use an inverter when we...

I went with a 120V and use an inverter when we watch TV, something that is rare when camping. I have no issue with dying this at all, it works great.

I too would forgo a DVD player as it is now a...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 06-27-2021, 06:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,040
Posted By Jim Bennett
You might have to carefully lift on the shell in...

You might have to carefully lift on the shell in addition to having the tour of the ground.

It does seem like the axle is allowing too much drop of the frame and shell. I would check it out as you...
Forum: Plumbing | Systems and Fixtures 06-26-2021, 10:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 376
Posted By Jim Bennett
As long as you cleaned the threads, applied joint...

As long as you cleaned the threads, applied joint tape or dope, and snugged it good into place, it will be fine.

It is very common with pipe thread joints to have some thread left showing. Almost...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 06-18-2021, 01:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,069
Posted By Jim Bennett
My is used on flare fittings. Just tighten snug....

My is used on flare fittings. Just tighten snug. Only pipe threads is tape or dope sealing.
Forum: General Chat 06-16-2021, 03:25 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 17,612
Posted By Jim Bennett
I used contact cement to glue the ensolite on and...

I used contact cement to glue the ensolite on and it holds real good.
Forum: Hi, I am.... 06-14-2021, 05:03 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 13,738
Posted By Jim Bennett
There are a couple Trillium dealers and even...

There are a couple Trillium dealers and even though the manufacturer here sold moulds to the US guy, it was Tom Young in the US that acquired the copyright to the defunct name. It was likely through...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 06-14-2021, 03:20 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 13,738
Posted By Jim Bennett
Bigfoot does, Trillium here in Calgary doesn't,...

Bigfoot does, Trillium here in Calgary doesn't, and have never heard anything about Escape doing it either.

I have been an Escape owner for 12 years and start up to date on things. Where did you...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 06-11-2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,069
Posted By Jim Bennett
It is against RV codes to have a valve installed...

It is against RV codes to have a valve installed inside. Copper in an RV is better than rigid pipe as it conforms to shapes and handles on road vibration better. There is a reason manufacturers use...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 06-11-2021, 09:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,069
Posted By Jim Bennett
Reace, the previous owner of Escape, explained it...

Reace, the previous owner of Escape, explained it to me. RV standards they are obligated to follow. Much safer for something rambling down the road.

You can cheat this if you wish, but why? I...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 06-11-2021, 08:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,069
Posted By Jim Bennett
Yes, even though there is not a big chance for...

Yes, even though there is not a big chance for leakage done right, the purpose is to minimize the chance of leading inside. Besides, it is quite easy to run in a straight line underneath. There is a...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 06-11-2021, 07:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,069
Posted By Jim Bennett
Beyond the two stage regular you need 3/8" copper...

Beyond the two stage regular you need 3/8" copper line run under the body. You can put the line in a rubber tube for protection, very good to have on the exposed first part from the regulator where...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 06-06-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,035
Posted By Jim Bennett
For us, this is an automatic task. We both do a...

For us, this is an automatic task. We both do a walk around looking at everything there is to check, which is actually quite quick. Jasper is already in the tow vehicle at this point.
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 06-05-2021, 11:02 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,035
Posted By Jim Bennett
I have canoed at Myrtle Lake west of Blue River a...

I have canoed at Myrtle Lake west of Blue River a few times, and spent lots of time throughout the rest of Wells Grey PP I have seen lots of grizzlies and black bears.
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 05-31-2021, 05:02 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,035
Posted By Jim Bennett
People have a right to an opinion. Others have a...

People have a right to an opinion. Others have a right to disagree. What no member has a right to do is to judge another member and post negative and disrespectful comments about them. Let's all try...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 05-31-2021, 07:34 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,035
Posted By Jim Bennett
I primarily rely on training. Any dog I have had...

I primarily rely on training. Any dog I have had has never been allowed to pull on a lead, either when heeling or when tied out. This allows us when required to tie him to just about anything nearby...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 05-20-2021, 07:27 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,304
Posted By Jim Bennett
Me neither. Not terrible, but nothing like a...

Me neither. Not terrible, but nothing like a fresh ground cup extracted many great ways.

A funny not is that when finishing up a kitchen remodel for a customer, they came in with a few cases of...
Forum: General Chat 05-17-2021, 07:37 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,573
Posted By Jim Bennett
I too like the idea of the twin beds as it allows...

I too like the idea of the twin beds as it allows a Usuals upper set of cabinets around the sleeping area.

Escape is far from slow, they are ramping up productivity constantly, as much as they...
Forum: General Chat 04-30-2021, 05:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,909
Posted By Jim Bennett
I too just tether to my phone. Only one time did...

I too just tether to my phone. Only one time did I have to buy some additional data when travelling with 2 trailers and 4 of us all using our plan.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-28-2021, 09:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,079
Posted By Jim Bennett
While Gorilla Tape has good uses, in my opinion...

While Gorilla Tape has good uses, in my opinion this is not one of them. When it wears out in a few years, what then.

Buying the T-moulding and installing is cheap and easy. Looks good too.
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 04-23-2021, 07:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,325
Posted By Jim Bennett
Glad that this worked for you. I am curious...

Glad that this worked for you.

I am curious though, as it seems to be straight and clear, what is the issue with reversing the trailer into place. I am probably missing something.
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 04-21-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 703
Posted By Jim Bennett
I just use the middle step sitting on the lower...

I just use the middle step sitting on the lower step to hold it, the same with the upper holding the middle one, and an open drawer to hold the upper. Quite easy actually.

Should that not appeal...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 04-09-2021, 02:55 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,082
Posted By Jim Bennett
We always need to stop living in the past. We...

We always need to stop living in the past. We flexible solar to use videos that are old as a reference, instead of investigating newer technologies, disallows the use of these newer, and much...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 04-03-2021, 02:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,082
Posted By Jim Bennett
I hear folks putting down flexible panels, yet...

I hear folks putting down flexible panels, yet almost all I hear about the Lensun is great, including my experience. Older flexible panels from when they first came out definitely had issues.

Like...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 04-03-2021, 02:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,082
Posted By Jim Bennett
Eterbond tape. VHB tape works to.

Eterbond tape. VHB tape works to.
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 04-02-2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,082
Posted By Jim Bennett
I've had Lensun panels on my trailer for 4 years,...

I've had Lensun panels on my trailer for 4 years, and they are going strong.

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Forum: General Chat 04-01-2021, 07:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 615
Posted By Jim Bennett
A really good idea for those with limited tow...

A really good idea for those with limited tow capacity who want a trailer. Kinda limited in features though, but probably handier than a tent.

www.hitchhotel.com
Forum: General Chat 03-24-2021, 07:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,071
Posted By Jim Bennett
Facebook, like any online resource, is just fine...

Facebook, like any online resource, is just fine if used properly. Sure there are people on there who would like you to send funds their way for nothing in return, but that is the case in many...
Forum: Forum Admin, News & Announcements 03-01-2021, 09:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 683
Posted By Jim Bennett
I was having trouble accessing the site via...

I was having trouble accessing the site via Tapatalk. Site admins rebooted it, and voila. [emoji106]
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