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Old 09-27-2015, 09:20 PM   #101
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Just wanted to say thanks to all the folks who opened up their trailers and were so patient with our questions. We had such a great time seeing all these variations in real life. I think it might have been us causing the traffic jam at Eric and Mary's trailer-- when Escape opens up ordering again, I'm pretty sure we'll be reserving a 17b.

And next year's rally at Thompson is only about 10 minutes from our house...but we'll still be waiting for our trailer...
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Old 09-27-2015, 09:29 PM   #102
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We are at our daughter's in KS after a nice day's drive from the rally. Unfortunately Jim the two others who were at Niagara could not stay at Fisherman's corner due to family issues. So we were the only ones who did both.

If I get the pic right you can see us right by the water. For two nights we had three tents on our site, occupied by three canoeists.kayakers who were paddling from the headwaters to the gulf, looking at suitable landing/camping spots for disabled vets.

We had representatives of 17-21 and 5.0 classic but unfortunately no 5.0 TA as they cancelled. A good time had by all I believe, we certainly enjoyed the weekend, weather was great.

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Old 09-27-2015, 09:32 PM   #103
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Well that was two of the three river voyageurs I shall try again for our trailer right on the river...

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Old 09-27-2015, 09:34 PM   #104
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One more try...
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Old 09-27-2015, 10:01 PM   #105
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And if this works one more of the paddlers leaving yesterday morning...
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Old 09-27-2015, 10:26 PM   #106
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Thanks to all who participated, we had seventeen units at the rally and nearly a dozen visitors for the Saturday tour. There were many things I brought back from the rally. First and foremost were the new friends I made of all the attendees.. What a great group of owners, and to my surprise we talked a lot about things other than Escape.

My second observation was, that in real life, just as on this forum, fiberglass owners are members of a cult, we love our fiberglass homes and are fanatics in real life just as here on the forum.

Third, even though we love fiberglass, we all use it differently. It was very apparent to me that it is easy to think all owners or prospective owners will use their fiberglass trailer just like me. The rally, rather the individuals at the rally, made me realize how diverse we are. Beware, that among us, one size does not fit all.

Finally, I was surprised at the visitors. They made a good showing and demonstrated to me how important these rallies are to Escape Industries. These visitors came from significant distances, armed with tape measurers and pages of questions, they were hungry for information. I helped as best I could, as I am sure every owner did. There were a lot of demands put on everyone to show, enlighten and answer questions. It was great to be a part of it.
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Old 09-27-2015, 11:02 PM   #107
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Paul, it was great to meet you and several other fiberglass owners even though we couldn't stay and camp. You are certainly right about the diverse backgrounds, varied interests, and uses for their trailers. I am continually amazed when people start talking fiberglass trailer history and when I offer up the few facts I know to be true about something that happened 40 years ago, these history buffs are so eager to learn and share. Fisherman's Corner was no exception. Hope to make the rally next year and as I promised, I'll step up for some kind of duty.
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Old 09-27-2015, 11:28 PM   #108
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Had to do some research on next year's location. It's just down the road a piece from a regional icon biker establishment the famous Poopys, at Savannah, Illinois. And although not the actual Carroll Country Porter Waggoner was singing about, a good reason to sing a great country song, The Carroll County Accident. Pretty nice little casino on the other side of the river in Clinton Iowa too, they tell me.
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Since Paul mentioned "American Pickers" I thought it was only fair to post a few pictures.
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