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Old 02-12-2015, 10:00 AM   #1
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Used Buyers be Aware

For all you buyer's considering buying a late model trailer (2013 or newer) please be aware, that with the exchange rate where it currently is at $1.25 CDN for $1.00 US , a new $37,000 Escape (which is almost every option) will only cost $29,600 US.

Escapes' 2 year warrantee is not transferable nor is any of the warranties on the appliances.

So if you're looking at spending $29,000 (or close) on a used trailer and you can wait you might want to consider buying new!

Used 2013 Escape 19 - $29,000 USD - $36,250 CDN
Used 2014 Escape 5.0 TA - $29,500 USD - $36,875 CDN
Used 2012 Escape 5.0 - $25,000 USD FIRM - $31,250 CDN (non Tandom Axle)

I bought a NEW Escape 5.0 TA since sellers don't seem to understand this.

FYI, I am in no way affiliated with Escape Trailers Industries. Just trying to help you fellow buyers get a fair deal!
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Old 02-12-2015, 10:07 AM   #2
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So really you mean "Used Buyers Beware"........., Harold, welcome to our Escape world, you may want to update your avatar and tell us something about yourself. By the way, there will be atleast 6 Escapes at the Townsend Tennessee Rally in April discussed here 8th Annual Eggscursion-Townsend, TN April 16-18, 2015
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Old 02-12-2015, 10:15 AM   #3
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Right now, as of this morning, the loonie is at .80, which means for a $20,000 trailer from Escape, you would pay 80%, or $16,000 in USD. I'm wondering if buyers/sellers of used trailers are converting the prices, as I'm seeing trailers advertised w/o telling if the price is in CAD or USD, and 20% is a big diff.

On a 20k trailer (CAD), a one cent drop in the loonie means a $200 savings for a USD buyer. Those with Escape trailers in the US who want to sell are now going to have to compete with the fact that a buyer can get a trailer for 20% off if they're willing to wait awhile for it to be built (assuming they pay in cash now and don't wait, as the loonie's value will change). I can see this hurting US sellers who are used to seeing their trailers hold their value. Of course, a lot of people want them now and are willing to pay asking price, but I think price negotiations will become a bit trickier.

The loonie is predicted to fall even more (some are saying as low as .71), but if I were buying a trailer from Escape, I think I would pay it in full now (I'm not a gambler). It was down to .79 yesterday and seems to track with the price of oil.
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Old 02-12-2015, 10:25 AM   #4
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Should we really be trying to thwart the attempts of our members to sell their trailers for what they can? Doesn't seem right to me.
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Old 02-12-2015, 10:25 AM   #5
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We had the same thought . A new 2015 19ft Escape with $7500 worth of options ( Total $33,000 CND ) is only $26,070 USD at today's listed exchange rate. The price new is considerably less than the price used .If one is willing to wait the build time now is a great time to buy .. I believe many of the used trailers for sale were purchased when the exchange rate was not so favorable to the US and the sellers are just trying to break even. . There are allways winners and looser when the exchange rate gets too far out of whack
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Old 02-12-2015, 10:28 AM   #6
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Should we really be trying to thwart the attempts of our members to sell their trailers for what they can? Doesn't seem right to me.
There's a fine line between someone educating others and attempting to thwart a sale. I think it's best that someone goes into a deal knowing all the facts, as then they're less likely to feel cheated when they do find out. Used Escapes will continue to command high prices, as people will continue to want them now and not wait. But they should make that decision based on knowing all the facts about the situation.

Let me add that I just sold a used Escape for not much less than what a new one would be, but I talked to the buyer and discussed the exchange rate and the facts. He was fully aware of the exchange rate situation but chose to go ahead with the deal because he wanted a trailer now.
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Should we really be trying to thwart the attempts of our members to sell their trailers for what they can? Doesn't seem right to me.
Hmm. I'm gonna have to disagree. This forum has been an invaluable source of information on options, build sheets, trailering and camping tips, and yes - financial matters. The post above wasn't on one of the 'for sale' threads. The OP is giving those in the market information to help them get a fair deal. I appreciate that very much. Of course, if I were trying to sell at this time, I might be whistling another tune.
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I think it's best that someone goes into a deal knowing all the facts, as then they're less likely to feel cheated when they do find out.
I do agree, but also firmly believe that this is something for them to figure out for themselves. I think folks are smarter than some believe them out to be, is all.
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Old 02-12-2015, 10:36 AM   #9
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Hmm. I'm gonna have to disagree. This forum has been an invaluable source of information on options, build sheets, trailering and camping tips, and yes - financial matters. The post above wasn't on one of the 'for sale' threads. The OP is giving those in the market information to help them get a fair deal. I appreciate that very much. Of course, if I were trying to sell at this time, I might be whistling another tune.
Yeah, but saying to buy new, instead of used, shows disrespect for those trying to sell their trailers. If I was selling a trailer right now, I would certainly be miffed. I guess my concern for these sellers is a little misguided, but it is just how I feel, and as much as others feel it is right to steer folks away from used, I have the right to feel otherwise.
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The other issue, just as important is... time. Will or would you be willing to pay more to have something "now" versus 12 months from today. What is that saying "Time is money....."
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