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Old 04-15-2014, 08:30 PM   #11
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Please don't leave out those of us with "Guest" status, whose Escapes haven't hatched yet, out of any "open house" plans. You'll all be welcome to tour ours at next year's rally.

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Old 04-15-2014, 08:49 PM   #12
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Robin and I thoroughly enjoyed the rally last year, but had one thought that we think would improve our experience. There didn't seem to be an organized way to visit the inside of trailers and see how owners had decorated, made modifications, arranged things, and so forth. We would have liked an "Open House" opportunity to tour the inside of trailers. We're a bit bashful and don't feel right about just knocking on doors and asking for a tour.

So, here's what we're thinking. We're going to buy about 100 4 inch by 6 inch Canadian flags that have small stick on the side and deliver them to Tammy for distribution at registration. When people are available for an Open House for their unit, they just place the stick flag next to their name/trailer placard and everyone knows they are available for inside tours. If no flag is out, then they don't want to be bothered for tours. Of course, Saturday night after dinner would seem like a great time for a whole lot of folks to conduct their Open House. Might be fun to wander through the park!

What do you think?

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Old 04-16-2014, 12:00 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by SpokanEscape View Post
Darn! We forgot to install a VHS player in Bon Oeuf
Don't need one. Now available on DVD. My buddy Chuck and I inquired of the NFB about Caravaners on DVD and they said they were converting movies to digital, as consumer demand required.
So, we both sent emails, and shortly after were informed that it was now available on DVD.
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Old 04-16-2014, 05:57 AM   #14
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Is that not where you viewed my Escape 19 last year, Ray?
Afraid not, we saw a 19' at the rally in 2010 - the only one we went to.
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Old 04-16-2014, 07:40 AM   #15
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A simple idea that would work great, Jim. Maybe Escape could provide little Escape Trailer flags?

I have never been bashful about asking to view a trailer, but I know a few that wanted to see things I did were a bit hesitant.

I would not focus on any one time though, especially Saturday night, as it is when folks are gathered together having cocktails and socializing.
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Old 04-16-2014, 08:14 AM   #16
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Hi: JimJ... At Niagara Wine Escape we designate Sat. am. for "Open Door" tours...but it seems that anytime during the rally that the door's open tours are avail. Doing a 5 cent tour thing you can make enough change to buy lunch!!! LoL Alf
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Old 04-16-2014, 09:54 AM   #17
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Yes, as long as the door is open and we are dressed. you are welcome to visit, we will even leave the light on for you at night…..
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Old 05-03-2014, 08:05 PM   #18
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I like the "flag" idea. Some folks may not feel like opening up their trailer. This would give those who would like to check out different models an easy way of knowing when they are welcome to visit. I liked the idea of an assigned time as well, breaking it into two periods (even, odds or whatever). We have usually found that if folks are "home," they are quite welcoming to any who have wanted to take a look. But with so many folks at the rally this year, I think a bit of organizing this would be great.
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Old 05-03-2014, 08:09 PM   #19
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The small flags have been purchased and sent to ETI. Tammy will distribute them with your welcome packet and you can display it whenever you want to welcome guests.

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