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Old 10-31-2018, 05:25 PM   #1
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2019 Price Increase - TARIFFS

As Escape Trailer Industries continues to monitor the new trade tariffs and the impact they are having in our industry, we are faced with limited options, and the decision to impose a price increase to compensate for the increased costs.

Over the past couple of months, we have received price increases on several products used in the manufacturing of the Escape Travel Trailer. The third phase of Tariff increases will see another increase in product manufactured outside of Canada and the US. Although, we have done our best to mitigate the impact of the escalating tariff increases the third stage has forced us to implement a Tariff Surcharge along with some new pricing.

Effective December 1, 2018 Escape Trailer Industries will be increasing the base price of each Escape Trailer by $1,200.00cdn. This increase will affect any Trailer Sale received on or after December 1, 2018. Customers will also see some changes to Option Prices, the new pricing will be applied to new orders, as well as those customers who have not yet selected their options. (Please note if an option has been selected it will not be affected)

Tariff pricing will remain in place until such time that the tariffs are eliminated or adjusted.

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Would be great if ETI could find Canadian sources for some of their components. Totally unrealistic to find everything I know but we've become very dependent on other countries supply chains. Maybe tariffs will encourage more Canadian manufacturing.
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Would be great if ETI could find Canadian sources for some of their components. Totally unrealistic to find everything I know but we've become very dependent on other countries supply chains.
I agree that it would be great, but it's probably unrealistic to find Canadian manufacturers for any of the appliances or other major components. Even in the ten-times-larger U.S. market, there are few manufacturers and a high concentration in only one area. All of the Canadian RV manufacturers put together don't have enough production volume to justify a manufacturing plant for something like furnaces.
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I offered Escape to use my US address as their ancillary US location, that could save these fees but they politely declined.....
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I offered Escape to use my US address as their ancillary US location, that could save these fees but they politely declined.....

I note that Tammy did indicate in the post "outside of Canada and the U.S.". So, the address is of no consequence. Much of the stuff we want comes from overseas.
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It’s too bad that Escape can not find a way to import the products they need directly from overseas into Canada and not from the US into Canada thus avoiding the tariffs
Escape and their customers are both paying the price , hopefully things will return to normal in the near future
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It’s too bad that Escape can not find a way to import the products they need directly from overseas into Canada and not from the US into Canada thus avoiding the tariffs
Escape and their customers are both paying the price , hopefully things will return to normal in the near future

Wouldn't help. U.S. already has an eye on preventing steel from being dumped into Canada en route to the U.S.

U.S. would apply tariffs when trailer is imported.

It's why you can expect to pay more for cars and trucks. The parts go back and forth across the border during manufacture.


Also, price from manufacturer would go up because quantities would be "small".
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Just got a blurb today on other companies raising prices due to tariffs...
I have some important news for you that we just found out Friday...

Forest River, Heartland and Keystone have just announced to us that a “minimum of 3% price increase is coming effective January 1st, 2019”.

This is due to the 3 rounds of tariffs that have been applied to a wide range of goods imported to the United States. This has impacted the cost of many products used in the RV industry including steel, aluminum, electrical, appliances, fabrics, as well as a wide range of other components.

Buy now to avoid the price increase that will be a minimum of $900 on a $30,000 RV. You can't wait till spring this year!!! Reply to this email or call 877-877-4494 to let us help you to save big on the RV you want now!

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I'm going to buy my next Escape Trailer at the Duty Free Store in SeaTac Airport. Its also my understanding that the Tariffs will go away in November 2020.


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Story on this morning's CBC news says Prime Minister Trudeau expects tariffs to be gone this month.
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Story on this morning's CBC news says Prime Minister Trudeau expects tariffs to be gone this month.
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I'm going to buy my next Escape Trailer at the Duty Free Store in SeaTac Airport. Its also my understanding that the Tariffs will go away in November 2020.


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Coffee shop wisdom is January of 2021 as I understand it. I wonder where the wood comes from on the stick builts? Probably cottonwood like the high class furniture frames.😜
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Coffee shop wisdom is January of 2021 as I understand it. I wonder where the wood comes from on the stick builts? Probably cottonwood like the high class furniture frames.😜
Hi: Iowa Dave... Sure it isn't Canadian soft would? Alf
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The famed mosquito bombers of World War two were built of Sitka spruce which came from British Columbia. The really big Sitkas are getting difficult to acquire. I woodn’t know that but I was a forestry student back in the day. Wood Tech 380
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Wasn't the Spruce Goose built that way also?
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I think my friend Howard got the spruce for his plane out of the pacific NW, USA. The tree grows all the way from Redwood
Country in Northern California up into Alaska all along the coast. We were in the redwoods a couple years ago and saw a couple signs pointing out the Sitka Spruce.
They are huge and the really big ones are pretty old. I’ll drive quite a ways off the beaten path to look at timber trees that I had to learn in school but never saw in person. We had a lot of Engelmann spruce where we worked in Idaho and the fresh cut limbs really smelled good when the buckers and limbers were cutting on them. Now most of the old growth on public land is protected but we won’t discuss that as right or wrong. Too political.
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Watch it folks. Banter is fine, just don't let it stray into politics.
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Forestry 300 for me, including lectures saying how good clear cutting was.

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"Characteristics of Wood" for me, in a furniture making, not a forestry, program at a vocational college. Probably a different curriculum, since we were more concerned with sawmill practices and kiln drying techniques than clear cutting or forestry management.

You learn the damnedest things. I turned a mallet out of lignum vitae at one point. That stuff will dull an edge in no time. The longest production cycle of any managed timber in the world is some high altitude spruce somewhere in Austria or Northern Italy used for piano soundboards. Over 100 years, IIRC. Or maybe the instructor was just blowing smoke up our collective skirt. And so on. Interesting.
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