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Old 03-04-2016, 01:32 PM   #101
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Improvements and changes are driven by many factors.
- poor performance of existing
- changing trends
- better function of new
- customer desires
- availability of product
- more cost effective for manufacturing
- and many more

Escape does a good job of making these improvements, and does so more often than most manufacturers.
One of the things I like about Escape is that they keep improving their products! It shows that the company is alive and vibrant.
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Old 03-04-2016, 03:32 PM   #102
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Sounds like a good plan. Travel and work combined.

However, I would need to pull a cargo trailer with tools and supplies behind my trailer. That is legal in Alberta, but not everywhere.
Larry (Little House Customs) just finished refitting a step-van (Sprinter?) as his mobile shop, tow vehicle, and store for working on trailers at rallies. Seems to work well for them........
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Old 03-04-2016, 03:36 PM   #103
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Larry (Little House Customs) just finished refitting a step-van (Sprinter?) as his mobile shop, tow vehicle, and store for working on trailers at rallies. Seems to work well for them........
But I go to rallies to party, that wouldn't work.
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The whole point of retirement is to have plenty of time to complain.
If you work part time, you'll have to listen to complaints and have no time for your own.
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Old 03-04-2016, 03:48 PM   #105
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Sounds like a good plan. Travel and work combined.

However, I would need to pull a cargo trailer with tools and supplies behind my trailer. That is legal in Alberta, but not everywhere.
Or, you put the shop in the tug, as Charlies suggests:
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Larry (Little House Customs) just finished refitting a step-van (Sprinter?) as his mobile shop and store for working on trailers at rallies. Seems to work well for them........
Of course, the problem is that Jim is getting a 5.0TA. You can't tow that with a van, so you would need something in the style of a ToterHome, but with shop (not RV coach) on the truck ahead of the 5th wheel... and smaller than most, of course. Here's a reasonably small one:
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Old 03-04-2016, 03:52 PM   #106
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..guessing Escape had to make a mold change for these type windows if it has a similar mounting design requirement like many fiberglass truck caps had to deal with.
As with most windows in moulded fiberglass travel trailers, there is no provision in the shape of the shell (and thus the mould) for the windows, other than providing a flat area. The size, position, and number of windows can be changed without leaving obvious "blanks", or requiring mould changes. These windows might mark a departure from that approach, but I doubt it.

Most RV windows are installed in flat panel walls, so even though some windows require specific wall shape preparation, there should be lots of choice of windows that just clamp into an opening in a flat wall (as the current windows do).
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Old 03-07-2016, 04:48 PM   #107
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frameless windows...seems to be where the horse is headed for 2017 thermal option...at least it appears to be glass...hopefully 2017 model photo release date will show them installed.
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Old 03-07-2016, 05:20 PM   #108
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The whole point of retirement is to have plenty of time to complain.
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Old 03-07-2016, 05:40 PM   #109
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New 2017 Escape Photo

I have obtained a leaked photo of the new 2017 Escape. No tow vehicle required and if the campground is full you just set it on hover.
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Or with the optional 2000000 watt microwave, pick ANY spot you want...
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