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Old 01-30-2015, 10:03 PM   #1
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15' Escape Update

Effective February 1, 2015 Escape Trailer Industries will no longer be accepting orders for the 15 Escape.
Over the past two years Escape Trailer Industries has added two new larger trailers, expanding the product line to five models. With the addition of these new trailers we have adapted our facility to accommodate the manufacturing requirements needed to produce these larger, more popular models. These modifications to the production line combined with; increased manufacturing costs, the changing economy, and increased demand for the Escape Trailer overall has resulted in our decision to suspend production of the 15 Escape Trailer.
We believe this decision will assist us in balancing the needs of our customers with our ability as a manufacturer. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
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Old 01-30-2015, 10:46 PM   #2
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Well, damn.
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Old 01-30-2015, 10:49 PM   #3
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While I understand the reasoning behind this business decision, I find it a sad commentary that, in general, bigger has gotten to be seen as better and more desirable in the trailer world. I've seen a change even in this forum during the last few years as the tenor of many discussions has changed with regard to the options race.

I second the above expletive.
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Old 01-30-2015, 10:52 PM   #4
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Sorry to see it go the way of the old 13. But if demand is not large enough then so be it. The buyers of the larger units will get delivery sooner then. Maybe my delivery date for the 5.0ta can get pushed ahead. Keeping fingers crossed.

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Old 01-30-2015, 11:05 PM   #5
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Not too late to get one. Escape has three 15's for sale on their website.

It is a sad day. The 15b is one of my favorites of the entire lineup.
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Old 01-30-2015, 11:41 PM   #6
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While I understand the reasoning behind this business decision, I find it a sad commentary that, in general, bigger has gotten to be seen as better and more desirable in the trailer world. I've seen a change even in this forum during the last few years as the tenor of many discussions has changed with regard to the options race.

I second the above expletive.
I concur, and ditto the expletive.
Wow! I really don't know what else to say.
So, I'll have a 17A this summer, yet unnamed. I could call it
The Lesser Escape.
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Old 01-30-2015, 11:47 PM   #7
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Escape has three 15's for sale on their website.
Guess that says something.
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Old 01-30-2015, 11:53 PM   #8
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While I understand the reasoning behind this business decision, I find it a sad commentary that, in general, bigger has gotten to be seen as better and more desirable in the trailer world. I've seen a change even in this forum during the last few years as the tenor of many discussions has changed with regard to the options race.

I second the above expletive.
I see your point. If it were just me I would be happy with the smallest trailer I could fit in. With four of us , that is either a 19 or a 21. I did notice that when I started to shop options I quickly developed "option fever". I kept thinking "if I'm already spending $$$, why not just spends $$$$$". Sad to see the 15 leave the lineup, but businesses survive, and thrive, by best meeting the needs of their customers.
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Change is hard but touring the Escape plant last September, it was quite evident that Rease was running out of room. And so many times when you log on to this forum, someone is announcing their order for a new trailer in one of the larger sizes. I have also taken notice that a 15 has been for sale for a while but a 21 was snapped up hours after it was posted. I am also sure ETI can feel the pinch from the falling value of the Canadian dollar as a lot of its materials must come from the US. If you do not constantly monitor your bottom line you won't have a business. You've got to do what you have to do to survive and prosper. And I think we all want ETI to stick around and take care of us. Loren
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Old 01-31-2015, 02:53 AM   #10
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It's amazing how expectations change so much. Back in the late 1950s, my family was thrilled to rent a small trailer for the four of us (I don't know where my sister was in this pic) as an upgrade from a surplus canvas army tent. You know...the four-person umbrella tent? What luxury! And now some wonder how we can survive without a bathroom in the trailer. We had the best of times in rental trailers. Absolutely silly what we think we have to have now.
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